When I shared my design board for a Palm Beach prep bedroom, the plan was to paint the walls white. So paint I did. I had big plans for the rest of the room, but it was still filled with old furniture and future projects, Are you ready for this beauty?
My poor guests.
Luckily, the lovely Regina over at Royal Design Studio sent me a stencil of my choice to fix my sad, sad walls! I had never stenciled anything before, and to be quite honest, I thought I had seen one too many here in blogland. But once I got the stencil and started painting, I knew that it was just PERFECT for this room. The final reveal isn't finished yet, so I'm going to leave you with a teaser...but wait until you see this delicious pattern!
Here are the steps I took:
(don't be worried that I'm doing this dangerously close to the carpet. If you can't tell, the carpet is awful and is being removed).
I chose the Camel Bone Weave Moroccan Stencil in small, because it reminded me of bamboo, which I thought tied in perfectly with the Palm Beach feel I was going for!
Unfortunately, through no fault of the stencil and the complete fault of the paint, the color I chose required two coats, which made the process a little longer. I would roll, wait for it to dry a bit, roll again, and then move the stencil.
There are some places where I taped when the paint wasn't quite dry, so I used a small brush to make some touch ups.
And here's a little sneak peek! If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my flamingo friend before. I painted him with watercolor a few months ago, with a vision in my mind of how this room would look. I think it's really going to come together!
Sorry for the small peek, but I promise it will be worth it when I'm done. We've hit a snafu with the bed, but I have some other projects going on in this room that I'm going to share next week, so stay tuned!
What do you think of the stencil? Isn't just a gorgeous pattern?! Royal Design Studio has so many to choose from, it really was hard narrowing it down to this one. The process has taken longer than I thought, but is going to look so much more amazing than I had ever imagined. I love that it looks like expensive wallpaper. Thanks, RDS!