Thursday, February 27, 2014

Stenciled Hall Reveal & Giveaway CLOSED

Hey friends! I am so thrilled to be able to share this space in our home with you all today!  This space was not without its challenges (plus I am the worst decision maker ever) so this progress has been nothing short of amazing and I already anticipate some tweaking here and there.
You may remember awhile back, in the fall, I stenciled our entry using a gorgeous wall pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. Well, last month they got back in touch with me and offered to send over one of their new designs. We all unanimously chose this Otomi stencil based on Mexican tribal textiles.

This stencil was huge (which has both pros and cons) and has a definitive hand drawn feel.


Here is what our upstairs hallway looked like after I had cleared out the space, patched up holes and touched up paint. I know. BORING.

Here was my inspiration for the room. I wanted something classic to the home, but that would give the space character and personality.

Also, just in case you are wondering, here are the colors for the space...

Anyway, I decided to just stencil the upper third of the walls. It's a bold and busy pattern and I didn't want it to take over the room. The easy part of the stenciling was that I was just able to use a small roller over the majority of the space.  This was super quick and efficient. I had a little bit more difficulty getting along the doorways and in the tighter spots, so my husband helped out by holding some of the stencil for me while I painted (remember, I told you it was seriously, huge)!
I think that the Collingwood is a nice compliment to our almost white Cloud Cover Walls.


There were a few places where I had to adjust/touch up my stenciling, but overall I was super pleased with the results.

Also, you may notice the board and batten! Squeal! Since I only wanted to stencil the top portion of the room we came up with this option for the bottom. I'm not going to write another post with details of it as we used the same materials and techniques as in our Planked Dining Room Walls (just different measurements).

Also new, is this sideboard I recently painted. I'll share way more of it next week because you just have to see the before and after.


One last thing...would you like a stencil, too? Cutting Edge would love to give you one! The winner will receive one stencil of their choosing (value up to $50). Open to U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY! To enter just leave me a comment below telling me which stencil is your favorite. Giveaway will be open until Thursday, March 6th at 9 a.m. EST.