Stenciling the wall in that leads up the stairs has made a big impact in our great room, subtle and elegant. The stencil is from Cutting Edge Stencils. I went with the Lilly scroll design since I happen to have this print on my drapes and on the dinning room chairs.
All of their stencils are made from sturdy clear plastic material which made it super easy to work with! You know what I loved most about this stencil, I ROLLED IT ON!!
So here are some tips I learned along the way.
Stencil paint will adhere more readily to flat paint versus a semi-gloss paint.
I mixed Grant Beige add Valspar’s brushed pearl paint to give it a shimmery affect.
Tape everything off
Position your stencil using painter’s tape and a level if needed, then lightly mark the edges with a pencil. Begin stenciling in the least noticeable corner of your room.
OK here is the part where I used my stencil brush and lightly tapped each section and went you have got to be kidding!
If you know me I’m a instant gratification girl, I don’t have the patience for it nor the time.
I picked up my instructions and read you may roll this on with a foam roller! Seriously, the good man upstairs was watching me! I did my happy dance and grabbed a foam roller out of my supplies and went to work. Note…I don’t know if you can roll it on with all stencils but you sure can with theirs!
Push down on the area of the stencil being worked on
And roll over the stencil
Yes, your fingers will be full of paint!
The whole process most likely took a little under 3 hours. Had I used the other method..well, I would say three hours for three days.
The results are stunning and I just love the design. I really hope you will give this a try.