April 16, 2014

DIY Stenciled Accent Wall Reveal!

Hi friends! Thank you all so much for your kind words about our move. We are very overwhelmed, but very excited! 

I mentioned that I was going to be finishing up projects around the house before we left, but some of those projects had to be cut short, like the plans for the guest room. It didn't make much sense to set up an entire room when we might not even have an extra bedroom in our apartment! Just as a reminder, here's what the room looked like before (hint: bad):


I wanted to go with a Palm Beach feel to the room, and Royal Design Studio was kind enough to send me a stencil to help me accomplish that! I chose the Camel Bone Weave Stencil because it reminded me of lattice or bamboo. I painted an accent wall and left the room pretty bare since I wasn't sure what our plans were. Since I'm not decorating a whole bedroom, I just set up a vignette on the few pieces of furniture that I was planning to use in this room instead!


Please pardon the quality of the first few photos; my 18-55mm lens had been dropped too many times to count. The photo quality greatly improves when I switch lenses about halfway through the post!


I bought the green dresser from the lovely Emily A. Clark. I responded to a post on her FB page about getting rid of it, and the next day I was at her house with a baby in my arms and we were chatting like old friends.





Ok, about the details: the lamp was a $12 Habitat purchase, and I added blue ribbon to the shade. The Matisse lithograph print was another Habitat find (for $10!). I painted the black and white abstract myself, and the palm candlesticks and blue and white jar were thrift store finds. 



I found this large Foo Dog at Ross (of all places) for $6 on clearance. He was black and silver, but there's nothing a little gloss white spray paint can't fix!


He's much more Jonathan Adler now, no?


The palm candlesticks combined with the color scheme really give the space that Palm Beach vibe I was going for.


It's finally hydrangea season!



When I bought the dresser from Emily, she said that someone had spray painted the hardware silver before she bought it (who would do that?) I stripped off the paint and polished the brass back to its original finish with some Brasso. It was quite a task, but it was worth it!




Looking at these photos makes me a little sad that I cannot finish this room. At least I got to enjoy the stencil for a little while!



I big thanks to Royal Design Studio for sending me this stencil. I'm really loving the bright and colorful vibe of this room! And PS- it's staying when we rent our house. Not painting over this baby!



I was not paid to write this post, but I was gifted a stencil. All opinions are 100% mine.

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35 comments :

  1. I LOVE that stencil! It looks like really high end wallpaper and the whole vignette is just stunning! I totally see the Palm Beach look you were going for :)

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    1. Thanks, girl! I was hoping that it mimicked the look of wallpaper. I'm glad you get the Palm Beach look! I love it. :)

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  2. holy moly it's awesome! and love with that green chest!

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    1. Thanks so much, Cassie! I'm in love with it, too. Might be my favorite piece!

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  3. This is perfection. I seriously love it all! xo Kristin

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  4. Love the combo of your stencil and that dresser. Gah! So much gorgeousness! :)

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    1. Haha, thanks lady! I'm going to be sad to leave the stencil.

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  5. Oh damn girl, this is HAWT. Love love love that stencil and the combination of that fabulous green against the deep blue pattern. Oh and gold. And palms. And the little black and white abstract. And the hydrangeas. Just. yeah. Everything. xxx

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  6. This is what I call perfection! I love everything about this!!!!!

    XO,
    Krista
    www.goodwillglam.com

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    1. Thanks, Krista! I had a feeling you might like the dresser! :)

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  7. Oh Shannon, I can't tell you how much I love this! Every single thing is perfection. AND you got Emily's old dresser that I love and can't believe she sold?!?

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer! You are so sweet. I can't believe she sold it, either! I used to have an inspiration photo of it saved to my computer before Pinterest even existed. It was meant to be!

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  8. Love it! That dresser is as great in your house as it was in Emily's. Is that the lamp I posted from Habitat while volunteering on MLK Day? Looks awesome!

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    1. Thanks, lady! No, I got it at the Hickory store over a year ago and I've been hoarding it ever since :)

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  9. What a happy room! I love a combo of navy blue and kelly green.

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  10. I absolutely love your style! Cassie and I are already stalking you since we hear that you are moving to our neck of the woods. ;)

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    1. YES! I love bloggy stalkers! And thank you :) We should definitely have a meet up!

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  11. Holy cow! How did I miss this post? I LOVE how it looks in your house. And, good for you for stripping the hardware. 100% better! Now, I want it back. Ha! :)

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  12. Whoever rents your house is going to be lucky to have such a pretty wall! love it!

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    1. Thanks, Bethany! I hope the renters don't paint over it. I'd be so sad! Haha.

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  13. I love that green campaign chest!!! And that stencil does really look like high end wallpaper. Great job on styling the vignette too. New follower even though I think I've been here before lol.

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    1. Haha! Welcome back, then, Kahli! Glad to have you :)

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  14. Hot DAMN! I love all of this. Wow! The green chest, foo dog, stenciled wall...all of it. And those photographs. Great job!

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    1. Thanks so much, Milla! It was a long time comin', but I think it was worth it! :)

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  15. The stencil wall makes this vignette incredible....love your styling!

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  16. Holy crap! I admire your patience with all that stenciling; I don't know if I could've done it!

    The room looks FAB. I love how you've combined all the colors and patterns. Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much! The stencil took approximately 29861 months to finish. Haha! But I think that it was worth it in the end!

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  17. Hi Jennifer, I noticed you put a rug down on carpet in this room. It looks great and I want to try it in my house. Any tips for keeping the rug in place. When I've tried this years go, the thing always had wrinkles in it and wouldn't stay flat.
    Thanks,
    Melissa

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    1. Hi MJ! I actually just put it down for the time being, and it doesn't slip around since there is no other furniture in the room. I usually like to keep a pad underneath the rug even if it's on carpet, though! I like the rubber ones...they seem to have more traction. Good luck! -Shannon

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  18. Love that stencil--great job! the green dresser looks fabulous with the blue, too :)

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  19. Shannon, the stencil is gorgeous, as is the entire vignette, I love the bright green and brass against the blue & white wall, and your art and styling is perfection! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Nest, I really enjoy your posts!!!!!

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