Stenciled Entryway

If you follow me on instagram you got a sneak peek at the beginning of this project.  I’ve never stenciled a wall before so this was definitely an adventure!!  But, man oh man do I LOVE the outcome.

Here is the before of the area.  

I painted it when I painted the family room, and in the same color. 


I love the lightness and brightness and it goes well with our ‘mudroom’ wall. But, it was a little bland. 


These walls were wallpapered when we moved in and I think they must have been from the beginning because these walls have no texture. 
I’ve tried my hand at texturing before and I was not that great at it, so I’ve never tackled this space.  


When I was thinking of ideas to spice it up, the image of Pam’s entry kept popping into my mind. 

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I love the bold statement her entry makes!! I toyed with lots of ideas (including some more bold graphic looks), but it came down this softer look.  


About 1/4 of the way through the first wall I knew without a doubt I had made the right choice. Don’t you love it when that happens??

I used this large stencil from Hobby Lobby and a small foam roller for most of the job. 



I also used a foam brush for corners, or next to wall and trim. (I would recommend that if you are stenciling a wall for the first time to start with a flat wall with no windows, or doors.)

I mixed my own paint by using the wall paint and adding a sample pot of a darker color I had tested for the walls, and a bottle of shimmer glaze I bought at Hobby Lobby. The shimmer is extremely faint. Like, you can’t see it unless you are right on top of it, but that’s okay.  πŸ™‚
One more after shot.

Just enough spice to say “welcome, come on in!” Now, I’m working on the entry outside to make it look as good! If it would stop raining I might get to finish! πŸ™‚

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18 Comments

  1. I love the transformation! I have used a stencil on a wall before but it was a paisley here and a paisley there. Your wall looks like it took a really long time and very careful and detailed work. It was worth your effort. It's beautiful.

  2. It's so pretty! I bought a wall stencil with a similar pattern 6 years ago but of course the last two rentals we have been have a "no painting" rule. Someday… πŸ™‚ Thanks for linking up to The Creative Circle. Hope to see you again this week!

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