Friday, May 13, 2011

Painted Wallpaper

I wanted to do something to one of the walls in my dining area. I thought of painting stripes, but I didn't think the wall was big enough for stripes to make an impact. I searched the internet and found a painted wallpaper tutorial that I absolutely loved. You can find the tutorial and stencil needed to complete the wallpaper here. I only needed a pencil, ruler, paint, paint brush and stencil. It required little patience and time (it took about 10 hours) to complete but it was totally worth it and I would do it again in a heart beat. I think it would look great in a bathroom.

Here are some pictures of the process.

You can kind of see the stencil marks in the background.

Almost done...

Finished product.

The pictures aren't the best (taken with my phone) but I was really happy how it turned out. There were a few things I learned in the process:

1. Start tracing the stencil at the top of your wall (I started in the middle but was lucky enough for it to come to a point at the top of the wall)

2. Get a good paintbrush. I ended up going through a couple before using a make-up brush that worked out great.

3. Trace the stencil in a downward diagonal manner. I did have to erase some and start over because I went across the wall and not down diagonally.

1 comment:

lindyegalloway said...

Love seeing the process! My favorite wall EVER!

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