Stenciled Wall

Stenciling the wall that leads up our stairs has made a big impact in our great room and it was so simple.
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 it’s so subtle.
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!! 

I mixed Grant Beige and Valspar’s brushed pearl paint to give it a shimmery effect.  
Tape everything off

Position your stencil using painterโ€™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 an 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

The whole process most likely took a little under 3 hours.  

The results are stunning and I just love the design. I really hope you will give this a try.

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  1. So pretty Kristin! Oh and I am with you girl! ROLLER any day. That chalk one I did took for-ever. For just that one section. I think it was a one time affair ๐Ÿ˜‰ This looks so subtle and elegant. Love it!!

      1. Did you use the same color as on the wall originally and just the pearl so it would show up or how did you decide the color?

        1. Hi-
          For the stenciled wall Bleeker Beige was already on the wall. Then I mixed the grant beige which is very similar to Bleeker Beige with the brushed pearl so it would stand out but still be very subtle. Hope that makes sense. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  2. When you stencil with a brush you use a “dry” brush – dab most of the paint off the brush before applying on the wall. How wet is the roller?

    1. Hi Sharon- Yes, dab it on dry and if you decide to use the roller make sure to have most of the paint off the roller before rolling it on the stencil/wall. I always have a brown paper bag handy, perfect for this ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I bought the design and did a practice today using pearl paint and a roller – looks good but not as subtle as I want. What kind of paint would you suggest for a more subtle design than the pearl paint gives it?

  4. Hi – I know this post is several years old now, but I just saw it for the first time. It looks great! I’ve been wanting to do this to a wall, but was hesitant since they are textured. From your pictures, it looks like you wall had texture as well, is that correct? And if so, how was the bleed through? Thanks!

    1. Hi Erin, thank you so much for stopping in again! Yes, they are textured and as long as you keep the stencil secured to the wall while painting, I did not have bleed through.

  5. Hi Kristin,
    I want the EXACT look that you did here! It’s beautiful. I understand this was posted back in 2013, and it appears Valspar no longer makes the brushed pearl (at least from my search). Is there another type/brand of “shimmer” paint that you could recommend for mixing with the paint?

    Thank you so much!

    1. Hi Dee-
      I did a little research and PEARLESCENT GLAZE BY ANNIE SLOAN seems to look to be the closest to the brushed pearl. Do an image search and see if it is something you think you might like. Let me know when you finish your wall, would love to see it.

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