Can you guess what song is in my head today??
Before I get into stenciling madness, I want to announce the KROME PHOTO BOOK WINNER!
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Now to the stenciling…
The front entry way of my house has a very small wall that needed a little something. Coat hooks mainly, but I wanted it to be “pretty”. So I picked out this stencil on etsy. I also picked up some paint in the same color as my living room wall, but instead of getting it in flat, I had it made in high-gloss. For the coat hooks, I was inspired by pinterest:
Luckily, I watched the “how-to” video that Cutting Edge Stencil recommended, it was a bit harder than I thought. Tedious is the best word to describe it. When it was complete, a few people recommended doing a larger wall with the pattern and I instantly said “Oh hell no”. Even thought it wasn’t exactly a party to do, I love the results:
I like that the difference in paint is subtle (almost shadow like, like I said it is the same color as the wall paint, just in high-gloss instead of flat). Like I said, the stenciling was not difficult, just time-consuming.
Little did I know, the difficult part would be the frames. I figured all I would do was take off the back, the glass would fall out, and viola! But no, the glass was glued to the flippin’ frame. I attempted to scrape the glue away, and then decided on the “quick” method. I put the frame in a bag and hammered the heck out of the glass, shattering it away. Then, I realized there was not a good way to hang the frames on the wall. I ended up drilling holes through the frames and then painting the screws to match.
Then, I centered the hooks in the frames
I figured this project would consume one of HJ’s nap times, but it took up about 3 (dang). But I still love it and would definitely recommend stenciling a wall to “pretty” it up a bit.
Oh, and I also jazzed it up a bit for Christmas…
Has anyone else tackled a stenciling project? Did you sing “Everyday I’m Stenciling” while doing it (highly recommended) or is that just me?
Side note: Elf on the Shelf has taken over our house. Or, as he has been named, Mr. Bo-Jingle-Jangles. Anyone else doing that this Christmas?
Side note part 2: When I hit spell check, I found out stenciling is not a word, my apologies. It is used around 10 times in this post and I can not think of the proper verb form of present tense stencil, so I am sticking with stenciling.