Sunday, October 13, 2013

Updated Stenciled Entry


I know I'm seriously late (for me) for posting today, but I just had to jump on to share this awesome (albeit, quite nerve wracking) project I recently finished.
 
 


 
 
The awesome people at Cutting Edge Stencils were nice enough to send me out a stencil to try out in our home.
 
I was super excited because I have been wanting to do an accent wall (particularly in our entry) for a long time now, but didn't want to make the financial commitment of wallpaper. But, the more and more that I researched options, the more that I realized that stenciling has come a seriously long way and that you could really achieve a wallpaper feel by just using a stencil and a little paint.



For my project I chose the Harlequin Trellis because of its classic vintage feel and light overall pattern.
 
 
 
Remember at the beginning of my post when I said it was nerve wracking? Well, that was totally self induced, because stenciling is rather easy and gives a quick and dramatic result. This was honestly my very first time stenciling a wall and I don't think I could have picked a tougher one with its small windows, large radiator and curved door. Did I mention my house is old and seriously crooked? Good thing Cutting Edge Stencils sent me a level that clipped right on to the stencil! In fact, they sent me the large stencil sheet, the top stencil sheet and a single stencil along with the level, roller and brush. Other than some painters tape and paint I was ready to go.
 
Here is my before wall...so boring!
 


 
And the after! This project took me just a day to complete.



 I kept the base color of my walls (BM's Cloud Cover) the same to blend in with the rest of our space. For the stencil, I just used an inexpensive gold metallic craft paint. Love this combo!
 
Notice the worn feel of the stencil? I was going for a time worn wallpaper look, almost as if this area had been papered when the house was built. To achieve this I lightly sanded the entire wall after it has dried. Bonus: this also erased any imperfections I had made.
 


 


 
 
Just a reminder that the rest of my entry/sitting area looks like this...
 

 
Loving this space now and I sort of think I might just be hooked on stenciling!
 
 

 


 
 

 



Linking to: 
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27 comments:

  1. That looks fabulous!! Your entry is so pretty Angela!

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  2. I love how your entry wall turned out! It ties in beautifully with your settee arrangement. Isn't stenciling just so fun? I loved doing a review for CES too , but I was too nervous to do a whole wall ~ just did a couple of pillows. Your's turned out great. You may just have inspired me to give it a go too.
    Have a great week!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  3. looks awesome, angela! the color you chose for it is perfect!

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  4. I am really wowed by this - it totally transformed the space, looks hip and modern, and looks like wallpaper! I love it!

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  5. Oh, the gratifying results surely are addictive! You did a fabulous job!! I love the color and pattern for the wall. I've been trying to find the courage to stencil my entry...maybe some day! ;)

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  6. Angela, I am quite impressed with the difference. I have wanted to do some stenciling but, not courageous enough. This is awesome, love it.... Cathy

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  7. it looks fantastic, as does that dresser by the door with the wood drawers. love it

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  8. Pretty!! It makes such a huge difference. Looks so custom!

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  9. What a great improvement! I love stencils I'm just never brave enough to go for it. Kudos to you! I would love you to share this at Modern Cottage Mondays at Http://www.curatebycarriecorson/

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  10. You did such a wonderful job, your first time to stencil a wall? Sure looks like a professional did it. Great job. Sure inspired me to want to stencil a wall. What a difference that very subtle design made, love it so much. I like idea of the metallic gold paint also, great choice. Now just have to decide what wall and what stencil to use. I really like the trellis stencil. Wish Cutting Edge Stencils would send me that stencil, etc. Ah well I'll have to decide first what wall and stencil, plus color of paint. Happy week

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  11. I love this stencil and I love your entry. Arched doors are so enchanting! Great project!

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  12. Love the stencil - I'm thinking of doing the same in my entry... one of these days!

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  13. You did a great job and yes it really does showcase the entry. I have been thinking about stenciling a wall or two and you have inspired me to go for it.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  14. The wall looks great! I can feel for you on the crooked old house...ours is old too and nothing is straight or level! Drives me crazy! Love your eclectic style, what a pretty space!

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  15. Great job - it looks wonderful. I have stenciled a room before so I know the nerves it takes to go forth and stencil. It really highlights the beautiful door.

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  16. visiting from Redoux. I love your new entranceway

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  17. I always love seeing your beautiful entry! And the new accent wall is perfect!

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  18. I love the stencil and how you only put it on one wall. Alaina

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  19. Great makeover! The stencil pattern complements your entry perfectly!

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  20. Your entry looks FANTASTIC!!! Love the pattern you chose and the metallic paint! Such a transformation!

    Melissa @ Shabby Love

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  21. The stencil looks fantastic, Angela - looks wonderful! So delighted you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  22. OK, this is incredible how much difference this has made. LOVE it, it's so interesting and unusual. I'll be featuring this post on Be Inspired this week!

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  23. This looks wonderful! I remember stenciling an accent border of sorts years and years ago where I used to live and it was fun! :)

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  24. Great job! It looks fantastic. I have only stenciled my swimming pool but you have inspired me to try with a room. Congratulations!
    Besos from Argentina,
    Silvina

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  25. Angela, it's gorgeous! I've often thought of trying to stencil a wall. You've inspired me. Great job!

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