After hours and hours of tracing and painting and with the onset of possible carpal tunnel, I am finally ready to reveal my bedroom wall stenciling project. I have to tell you, I am in love with it. Like, head over heals in love. But, before I show you, let's take a stroll down memory lane...
Here's the before circa July 2009; before we even owned the house. Curse that blue trim:
Soon after we moved in, we painted the bedroom "Apple Blossom" from Benjamin Moore. Much better and no blue trim to be found.
It's been just over a year, and I a little embarrassed to admit that our bedroom hasn't changed much with the exception of different bedding and a little wall art. We're still kickin' it college style with no headboard, dinky window treatments and minimal accessories. We've been so busy renovating the kitchen, creating a man room, decorating the living room and countless other projects that our bedroom has been neglected. Consider it our red headed step child.
I couldn't take our dull bedroom anymore and wanted to spice 'er up. Since the hubs isn't home much these days, the only spicing up in the bedroom that I could count on is decorating. Our "step child" was screaming for some attention, and I had to appease it. Via stenciling of course. It was a long process, which I will explain tomorrow, but I just can't wait to show you the final result! Like I said, our bedroom isn't decorated yet so please pardon the decor, and lack of bedding (it's laundry day) and feast your eyes on our not so neglected
I am loving the personality that the stenciling has added to an otherwise "blah" space. It's the first step to creating a bedroom that the hubs and I will love. Best part, I've completely transformed our bedroom with an *almost* free project. Score!
Anyone else out there stenciling these days? How'd it work out for you? Are you suffering from carpal tunnel like me or did you find an easy way to get 'er done? I'd love to hear what you think!
*editor's note: this post was not intended to offend any red headed step children that may or may not be reading this blog ;)