My stenciled foyer walls are almost all the way done. I still need to stencil the last part around our front door but the majority of my foyer is finished. Wow, stenciling is extremely time consuming! I made a video on the process (bottom of post) and had a question regarding how I do the corners. Basically, I line the stencil up and fold it around the corner and then apply the paint. It is tricky and adds to the time that the process takes. I do think that it is well worth it!
Remember the “before” in the post, Stencil or Paper? Here is the after!
The last part will be around the door (as I mentioned above) and painting the stairwell wall in Benjamin Moore Revere Pewter. We can then put the banister back up on the wall…and then the hallway upstairs will need to continue the color…it never ends!
If interested, here is the post on my daughter’s stenciled room that I did a few years ago: Ella’s Room and a Gold Stencil
If you are brave enough to give this a try 🙂 then here are a few tips for you!
Linking To: Lost in the Found, Silver Pennies, The Interior Frugalista, The Crowned Goat,
Beautiful. That is a tremendous amount of work.
Thank you, Dee – oh my, yes it was!
Vicki @ EntriWays
Really pretty. I also like the gray stain you used on your stair treads. What did you use?
Hi Vicki, I gave them a wash of AS Old White and did a post on it. It’s held up for years even with 3 kids and a dog!
Beautiful! Very fancy!
Absolutely fantastic. I LOVE it. Great job and great decision. Fabulous!!!!
Thanks so much, Marcie!
I really like the way this turned out – ties the space together beautifully. One suggestion and not a criticism: I think I would cut (yikes!) or bend the stencil so that you could run the pattern all the way up to the ceiling. It is finished across the baseboards and IMHO it should be finished up at the ceiling so it looks less like stenciling and more like a subtle wallpaper. Again, my opinion only and you have inspired me to stencil my own foyer which is a bit too bland. Thanks Suzanne!
Hi Katie, yes I had thought of that too. I didn’t want to attempt it with the wet paint stencil (risk getting the gray on the ceiling) so I passed for now. I had to start a bit further down to make sure I was level and not using the ceiling as my level. I may do it when I have had a chance to recover from the project lol! Cheers!
Thank you, Carol!
That’s really beautiful.
I love it! The color is beautiful and makes your foyer look stunning and elegant. Good job, Suzanne!
Thank you so much!
Wow, it’s gorgeous! I love it.
Thank you, Kim!
Stunning! One of your blog followers asked about doing stencil with textured walls. I have done borders before and it is time more time consuming that regular stenciling, but it gives it even more depth. Now I want to do the wall behind my bed!
Yes, she asked and I wasn’t sure (having never done any) but can imagine it would be more work to really get the paint into the wall. Glad I didn’t have it to deal with ?
Love the work, love the color…especially with the dark colored (navy or black, can’t tell) front door.
Thanks, Jeannie – it’s black and does look almost navy in the pic! Appreciate it!
WOW is all I can say!
Robin from RPK Interiors
Girl, can you please bottle up some of that energy and send it down to me, please? Is there no project that is beyond your talents? 🙂 This turned out beautifully! xoxo
Thank you Robin lol! This was a bit over the top (even for me)!
Love it!!! It’s so beautiful!!
It looks beautiful, Suzanne. Thank you for answering my question about the corners. Looks difficult, but so worth it.
A true labor of love, it is truly beautiful
Nancy F Lambert
Your walls are beautiful, I’m glad you went with stencil instead of wallpaper.
Hi Suzanne – your Foyer looks stunning with the stencil 🙂
Hi Cyn Benson – it was me who asked about stencilling a textured wall – so thank you for your advice and think I will give it a go – this is for behind my bed – good luck with yours 🙂
Lucy @ Patina Paradise
Love the color and pattern you chose to stencil but my eyes are also drawn to the tables you have in your foyer. And your styling of the space too! So much eye candy! ;o)
Cynthia Chilson Finger
Wow, Suzanne! Your foyer looks amazing!! All your hard work certainly paid off. 😀