Create a beautiful living room accent wall with a stencil and your favorite color of paint.
Have you noticed all of the beautiful stencil painted walls showing up everywhere? They are everywhere! Every time I saw one I would say to myself “I’ve got to do that!”. I have been drooling over all of the designs and I even knew what perfect wall to put it on.
The wall behind my tv is a dark green and while I loved it, it was time for an update.
Painting the Stencil on the Wall
I started by painting all of the other walls a light grey and then the soon to be stencil wall blue. I should have taken a picture before I started stenciling, but I was too excited to get started. Here is a picture of me working on it.
Sadly, this stencil is no longer available, but you can find all sorts of fun Large Wall Stencils on amazon. They have just about every style imaginable! (except this one 🙂 )
The stencil is about 18 x 18 inches and I felt like I moved that thing a bajillion times. I used a sponge to apply the paint. It looked really pretty but if I got too much paint on the sponge it would seep behind the stencil so I had to be very careful. I would use the stencil 4-5 times and then take it to the sink to clean it completely so I could start with a clean stencil.
This isn’t a very big wall, it’s about 10 by 8 feet and it took me ALL DAY. About halfway through I was getting tired and flustered and at one point I called my husband in tears and said “This is stupid! Why am I doing this to myself!” I was ready to be done and paint over all of my hard work. But I really did like how it was turning out, it was just a bit harder than I expected it to be.
After a break to gather my strength and patience, I persevered and finished the wall! I really am so glad that I finished because I love how it looks.
Finished Stenciled Wall
I love the look of my new living room and since the dark green is gone, it looks so much bigger.
I think part of the reason I love this wall is that I know how much sweat and real tears went into it. But I didn’t let it take me down. I don’t know if I’ll be stenciling another wall anytime soon, so, for now, I will just admire this one.
Have you ever painted a stencil wall? Did you love it, hate it or do you have any tips? Share and let me know in the comments!
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