Well it certainly feels like every day I am stencilin’. I have been working on the new stenciled wall in the bedroom for the past 3 days and I am finally making some progress.
After purchasing the new paint color on Sunday, the boyfriend and I got around to rolling it on the walls on Monday. I immediately knew this was the right color and from now on I just need to pick a shade darker than what I think I want. To my naked eye I thought Cathedral Stone would be too dark but it’s perfect.
The boyfriend even gave up his super cool roller from work for a while and let me roll a wall. What a gentleman.
I let the paint dry for a day and yesterday I started tracing the stencil in pencil when I realized that they were slightly uneven so I had to paint over my pencil marks (the eraser wasn’t doing it) and re-stencil pattern on the wall.
Sidenote: If you want a great stencil for a Moroccan type tile pattern, check out the Jones Design Co. website for a downloadable stencil. I stumbled across this by accident when I was just looking for a pattern to print out and retrace. So far I am super happy with how it looks.
So this evening I spent retracing the pattern on the wall. It’s time consuming but once you get in a groove it’s super easy.
After a got through a section of the tracing I decided I would break out the paint and see how it looked. I mixed a couple colors together to get the desired effect. I went with Martha Stewart’s Metallic in Sterling and Apple Barrel Acrylic in Pewter Grey.
Well that’s all I can show for now! No spoilers! I’m very excited about the final reveal and I am thinking I should be done tomorrow. Nose to the grindstone.