Goodness, the last week has been crazy. I'm actually staying at my parent's house for a few days, and am blogging with photos I uploaded before I left. I thought I'd show you a fun project I pulled together a few weeks ago. I wanted to stencil a wall in our master bath, but needed to do it as cheaply as possible.
I read about Mandy at Vintage Revivals making her own stencils...and thought that I could do that. I took some thin vinyl binder dividers (thanks for the inspiration, Holly!) and traced the design I found on What I Made Today. Then, I cut it out with my exacto knife.
Using Elmer's Spray Adhesive, I tacked the stencil on the wall.
Using my trusty foam roller and the antique white paint we had on hand, I started painting.
I could paint about 3 times, and then would have to wash the stencil off and start the next row. I traced a faint straight line with my level to help keep the design straight. I started the next row from the bottom to create a bit of an offset in the design. The one spot I couldn't reach was behind the TP holder. I just hand traced the design and painted it with a brush.
It came together so well. It's not perfect, but I love it. It made a dark little room a happier spot.
Total cost: $10. Not bad huh?
I'll be busy helping my parents for a few days, so blogging and email will be sporadic. Please be patient, and if you have a chance, keep my parents in your prayers. I haven't written much about my parent's health, but things are really difficult at this time. Thanks so much for reading and all your fabulous support.
p.s. The Kilz Clean Start Giveaway ends tomorrow! Be sure to enter!
Sharing with Blue Cricket Design, Tatertots and Jello, and Southern Institute for Domestic Arts.