Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Stenciling le toilette room



stenciling le toilette room in the master bath was a nasty job...
too many things to stencil around
toilette
urinal
towel warmer
window
telephone
but mostly
~corners~

the stenciling in the little toilette room
was the final thing left to do in a
master bathroom makeover


i bought this stencil quite awhile ago
it's a swirly fun pattern
called Scroll Wall from
stencilease
i thought that would be easier having a big one...
thinking now
~not~
next one will be smaller
couldn't get the corner thing figured out
and the stencil is pretty thick plastic
 doesn't like to go around corners....
waiting on my uber talented dil to do that for me
she will probably do it free hand....

since my walls are
10 feet high
&
the room is
8'x7'
wallpapering was going to cost a fortune
i wanted an embossed white wallpaper
that I could paint over
~$500~
yikes...too much
so i thought what the heck i can do this stenciling thang...
i learned a lot!!!!
i read this post on stenciling from
young house love's blog
that my dil told me about
very helpful

it wasn't pretty as i am not an artistic person
~AT ALL~
luckily i chose a pattern that is very forgiving
what with so many swirly thingies going on
it is hard to tell where it starts and where it stops




oh the color was an issue too
i got a can of paint that was the same color as the wall
just had it made in high gloss thinking this would give a good contrast
~nope it didn't~
so my
~dil~
gotta check out her crafty blog
bowl of oranges
 just kept adding white until we got the color right
there is lots of fixing to do
from when i left the stencil on too long
or took it off too quick
like i said  i learned lots,
~however~
i love stepping into the room now 
&
i loved stepping out of my comfort zone
and going from calculators
 to
sponge brushes....

linking up to
Savvy Southern Style's
Wow us Wednesday's
Party

big reveal tomorrow
the master bathroom make-over
that took almost a year

sneek peek
(my new pocket door)

5 comments:

  1. Kathy....I missed you!
    Your bathroom must be gorgeous and I'll be looking for the reveal. Welcome back!

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  2. Hello, sweetie.

    I thought I left a comment on this post a while ago... I guess it didn't go through.

    I love your stencil wall. How cool is that?!

    Oh, my goodness, Kathy. You worked so much in this bathroom. It's looking great. are you enjoying it?

    Thank you so much for your comment and tips. I'll call someone to drop by and see what we can do about these "stations". We need them!!!

    Oh, you're right. I'm traumatized, and I'm not kidding. :-( :-)

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

    xo


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