Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Stenciled Wall


We're having guests over for Thanksgiving so I thought this would be the perfect time to start putting the formal dining room together.  People will actually be eating in there so it has to look somewhat presentable.  I love the look of stencils so I thought I would give it a try.  I ordered the Moroccan Dream from Cutting Edge Stencils.  The process was fairly easy, but took a few hours to complete. 

The stencil is made of sturdy 12 mil clear plastic.  It is very large and was easy to work with.  I taped the stenciled to the wall and used the clip on level to make sure it was straight.  Very important to use the level.  If the first stencil is un-level, the rest of the wall will be crooked.  I worked in rows from the wall out to the edge.  I started by painting the room in Behr Brown Teepee like the rest of the downstairs.  After it dried overnight, I stenciled the left wall using Behr Decorator White in Satin.  Ignore the tape still up.  I started snapping pics before I pulled it all down.















Before
 
It's amazing what a little paint will do for a room.  Now I just need to add some accessories and hopefully the room will be ready by Thanksgiving. 




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53 comments:

  1. Looks great! I want to use that same stencil in my pantry. Your guests will like it!

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  2. Looks awesome! Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  3. Awe, I love it! I want to do this so bad, I just can't decide which one I want to do.

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  4. Awesome job! I've been wanting to stencil something.. but just not sure what!

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  5. This is so pretty! Can't go wrong with your choice of colors. I love Cutting Edge Stencils. I tried a couple, but haven't tried the all over wall one yet. I am a new happy follower! My from Space 46

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  6. oh that looks SO good I've been wanting to stencil my ceiling I'd love it if you would add this to my link party at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com/2011/11/what-i-wore-wednesdays-1.html

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  7. That looks amazing! Perfect pattern choice!

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  8. Your wall looks great Andrea! Are you going to do the entire room? I think doing the one wall is perfect! I've been considering adding a stencil pattern somewhere in my home, so I appreciate your tips!

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  9. Andrea,
    This really looks great. You must be so excited by how well it turned out. I have bought a stencil from that company too and I was so pleased with it.
    Thanks for linking up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful and have a Happy Thanksgiving in your beautiful dining room.
    Pam

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  10. Your stencil wall is so pretty! Love how it turned out.

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  11. This looks great!! I am thinking of using the same stencil in my guest bath so its great to see it "in action"...hope you will stop by Magnolia Lane--we are giving away the cutest polka dot pillows this week!
    www.11magnolialane.com
    Amy

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  12. Wow! That adds a lot of punch to that whole room. I love the way it looks. I would never have guessed that you did it "by hand."

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  13. I hopped on over from Homemaker on a Dime so see your lovely work! This project is on my list for the large back wall in my bedroom. The Moroccan Dream is my favorite. Thanks for sharing your experiences in using it. I hope my project goes as well.

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  14. I love your stencil job. It's not too much...but enough to add a pop of WOW! Thanks for sharing...

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  15. I love this stencil design. It looks great on your wall.

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  16. The wall looks great! You have a lot of patience to do all that!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. wow, this turned out great, you have such patience xxx

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  18. Very nice! I'm getting the Casablanca stencil from them, how long did it take you to do the wall?

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  19. turned out awesome and you are so talented! i'm hosting a grab bag giveaway over at my blog and i'd love for you to stop by and check it out- http://www.thelovelypoppy.com/2011/11/21/giveaways-galore-part-four/ xoxo nicole

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  20. Love the sophistication the stencilled wall adds to your dining room!
    Shannon

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  21. Beautiful! I think I'm in love just a little bit :) I've been swooning over wallpaper in my local hardware store lately and wishing I could do an accent wall, but we're renting and we'd have to take it down before leaving. I never thought of stenciling, love it!

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  22. Looks amazing. I'm planning on stenciling a wall in our Master here soon. Hope it looks as good as yours. I love your blog. I'm your newest follower.
    Would love to see you DIY Home Sweet home.
    Jamie
    http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have another giveaway going on right now. Would love you to stop by and check it out.
    P.P.S. I have a linky every Monday. Would love for you to stop by and link up.

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  23. It turned out gorgeous!!! I'm getting ready to do one on my master bedroom wall with similar colors. Seeing yours makes me want to start today :D

    Shelley
    www.westermanfam.blogspot.com

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  24. I love this! I recently stenciled my entire powder room and I'm about to do an accent wall in the my master bedroom. I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back but no pressure!

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  25. This is gorgeous! I'm not sure I have your patience, but I'd love to try it!

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  26. Beautiful job! I love the base color of the wall, too - well done

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  27. That really came out great. I love the impact a stencil can have on a room. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign's Fall into Fall party.

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  28. The wall looks great! I also just recently finished a stencil project, so I know it's time consuming but worth it in the end! Kudos to you! :)

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  29. Your wall turned out great! Love both of the colors together. I bet you are going to get lots of compliments this Thanksgiving!

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  30. That is just gorgeous! I've been wanting to do the same in my entry - must go order that stencil!

    Rhonda @home.made.

    Visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays...

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  31. you are crazy! i've heard how hard these are, what a challenge. it looks amazing! you make stenciling look easy!

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  32. It looks amazing! You make it sound/look so easy. I've been wanting to stencil my entry wall, but I'm chicken...

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  33. Linking up via Savvy Southern Style. I am a new follower. Love the work you have done - makes a statement and is pretty. I recently purchased some stencils from CE as well (ikat) and am planning to do my dining room. Went ahead and ordered the level last week because I am sure it will help tremendously. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  34. Visiting from the COM linky party - LOVE your wall!!

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  35. Wow! This is amazing! I might have to try this on my new bathroom wall. ~Delores

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  36. This is just lovely. It adds such a nice touch to your dining room.

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  37. Andrea, that's so impressive looking! You made it look easy!

    Thanks for linking your lovely project to Potpourri Friday!

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  38. Beautiful! I'm in the process of choosing a stencil for a project. Thanks for sharing yours...Hmm...I really like that design!

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  39. this came out great!! might use the same idea on my painted kitchen floor!

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  40. OMG - are your serious? People just amaze me more and more every day! This looks so good and it doesn't seem too hard, just a little time consuming! You should come and enter my Vanilla Bean Paste giveaway http://eatcakefordinner.blogspot.com/2011/11/vanilla-bean-paste-giveaway.html

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  41. That looks great!!! Love the stencil you chose! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays! :) Especially during a busy Holiday weekend!!!

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  42. Wow! This is amazing! You did a wonderful job. New follower here. Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my link party going on right now :) http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-10.html

    Have a great week!!

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  43. FABULOUS!! Love this and I love how you did just one wall as a statement wall. Great job!! Love your stuff!!

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  44. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Great job!

    Hugs,
    Melanie

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  45. Aw!! I have been wanting to do this so bad... wanna sell your stencil?? Kristyfey@yahoo.com

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  46. Love your wall! I also recently did my dining room wall with a cutting edge stencil, love them, and will probably do another room soon. Your room turned out great!

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  47. This looks awesome! I love using stencils. They make such a huge impact with such little cost. Great job. I'm your newest follower.

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  48. I am a smitten kitten when it comes to stencils! They've come a long way, don't you think? Such a great alternative to wallpaper and it gives the great graphic punch without the wallpaper commitment! Mthanks for linking up to Room Evolutions!

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  49. I love Cutting Edge Stencils and your wall looks gorgeous! Great job!

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  50. I love the stencil you chose. It adds so much to the room. I'd love for you to share this at my link party {It runs Tues-Sat} http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/04/terrific-tuesdays-10.html
    Rachel

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  51. Do you let the paint dry before you do the next section or just match it up and keep going?

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    1. When stenciling you only need a small amount of paint on your roller. By the time you're on the next section, the previous one is already dry.

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