I found this tutorial and template Friday. I just knew I had to do it.
So I cut out my template, cranked the tunes on my ipod and got to work. Here was my blank wall. My test wall.
And here we have my template. Lovely. Here we go.
And boy did it suck. It was horrible. After about 8 tracings my lines started going all wonky and it wasn't matching up very well. So I gave up and painted over it all.
On to plan B. oops. I forgot to come up with one of those.
So, I went back upstairs and
Another type of stencil?
Painting the whole shape on the wall?
What a minute? What if I made my own sponge stencil type thingee....??
Crazy enough to work? Well I am crazy enough to try, that's for sure.
So I did.
I took some old foam stuff I had laying around. See why I keep random things dear Husby? :)
I cut small strips and hot glued them around my cardboard template. Then I covered it with white paint and went to work...
So far, so good. I am really liking it. So I go into this plan knowing that I am going to fill in the spongey parts with more white paint for a solid white look. But I am actually liking the spongey look...
Oh boy do I love it...Is this really going to work?!?! *giddy with excitement*
It looks kind of aged...
I nearly finished an entire wall in just 25 minutes. I went as far as I could until we can move the freezer for me to get the wall behind it. I also have to cut the template down when I am all done so I can do the top and bottom of the wall too...
I am seriously IN LOVE with it!!!
I have had this stupid grin on my face most the evening. Now I just need to finish the rest of the walls that I am using this technique on, then work on my divider, where I will be doing the opposite look. A white divider and grey shapes on the divider.
I can't wait!!