The stencil wall in my bedroom is finished! Hooray! I loooooooooooove the result, but I think next time I do any stenciling, I will do something smaller than a 21 foot wall. After putting this accent wall design dilemma to a vote I bought the Cascade stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I have never stenciled before, but Cutting Edge Stencils has some pretty good tutorials that I followed.
By best advice when painting a stencil?
- Make sure you LEVEL everything, every step of the way.
- Get a book on CD or some awesome music because it’s going to be a while.
- Don’t use too much paint, light, multiple coats is totally the way to go.
It took me about 10 hours total, the wall is 9′ tall and 21′ wide. I think if you tackle a stenciling project without waiting for the kiddos to go to sleep or worse them running around, you could knock out a stenciling project this size in eight hours. Here are a few more pics:
My biggest fear was that it would make me dizzy. I’m about the dizziest person in the universe. I can thank pregnancy for that treat. You know the Space Needle Restaurant in Seattle that rotates like one inch every 10 seconds? Ya, well, I was so dizzy I almost threw up there and had to go down the elevator with an escort. I am happy to report, this stencil does not make me dizzy at all! Hallelujah! Just some character in a boring room.
And Monday, it’s back to the crab shack and BARN DOORS. You’ll definitely wanna see this one!