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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

DIY - Wall Stencils

For a while, I was trying to figure out an alternative to tile for the kitchen backsplash. I mean, I would love to get a real deal in a form of, let's say, a cool glass mosaic tile, but not with the cabinets that we have right now. If down the road, we decide to stay in this house for several years, then I would want to get some nice custom cabinetry with a backsplash to go with it. But for now, I wouldn't want to spend money on the tile backsplash that will be ruined if we decide to change the cabinets.
Anyway, last fall it finally came to me and I thought that geometric stencil might actually do the trick.
While looking for the right pattern I came across these two cool websites that sell stencils and I decided to do yet another stencil project. Hey, since I'm on a creative roll here, why not, right?

I finished both projects some time ago, but only got to uploading the photos of the process and the result a couple of days ago. I gotta say, I'm pretty pleased with the finished product!

So, here is the before and after kitchen backsplash. I used bronze stencil cream and dry brushing application method. I got my stencil here -  Royal Design Studio.
Dry brushing method takes a while… Plus, it gets a bit challenging going around the outlets and switches.


And here is the second stenciling project I did on the staircase wall between the first and second floor. 
This project was a lot easier and took way less time to finish, since there were no obstacles on the wall and I was able to use a foam roller for application.
I used Metallic Silver Paint and I got my stencil here - Cutting Edge Stencils
                          

                          

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