I mentioned yesterday that this week I am working on my daughter’s room. Ella is about to turn 13 and has outgrown her bunkbeds and sweet pink walls.
We spent some time together on Pinterest and came up with the following:
The main inspiration –
a bed along these lines –
and, for the walls, the stenciling in this pic –
Sweet child…she has a lot of confidence in her mother’s abilities! She also wants to paint the floor (above) but I’m still a bit undecided.
We went to Home Depot with a tin of Annie Sloan’s Provence and had them color match it. After painting the walls in the Provence and Behr’s Gentle Rain (a soft grey), we are happy with the colors. Ella chose Martha Stewart’s metallic gold paint for the stencil color and we decided it would look better on the Provence versus the grey.
I’ve spent the afternoon stenciling and here are a few tips. The glue to hold the stencil in place is critical in this process – it would be pretty impossible without it. Another tip – start from the middle of the wall and work outwards. I started in the middle, then added another stencil to the right of the center stencil and then one to the left. This allowed the paint to slightly dry in between and there was less smearing. If you just continue in one direction – say, down – the edge of the stencil will cover the wet paint and it can smear. I did this in the beginning (see pic below) and learned from my mistake.
The gold looks amazing and I am sure that Ella will be pleased when she gets home. It is a long process and I’m heading back upstairs to have a go at it again! Wish me luck to finish this before she heads off to college 🙂
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Looking good! What a lucky girl! If you decide to paint her floors, make sure you allow plenty of time for the paint to cure before putting her furniture back. (Big mistake I made many years ago!)
Glad to see the Emerald Chest was located…and hopefully safe in its new home!
Looks fantastic. No wonder I haven’t heard from you for a while – hope to see you by Thanksgiving!! Seriously, I really love it and will pop over soon to see it in person.
Absolutely beautiful Suzanne! I love the idea of stenciling like that in lieu of wallpaper which is tedious. This room is done with care and love……an artful space is conducive to an artful mind. 😉
love the inspiration! can’ twait to see!
Love how the stenciling is turning out. Your daughter is going to LOVE it! Thanks for the tips…I’m in the process of making a DIY stencil to stencil on a china cabinet…so your advice is help!
I love it!
LOVE IT!!! Where and what is the name of stencil you are using?
Can you tell me the break down to the annie sloan provence color match? Would to have some made…thank you so much.
Hi Amy, I actually took the lid of the AS Provence tin with the dried paint on it and had the guy at Home Depot color match it. It is the perfect match. Thx!