Hey, how are ya? I know I have been slow about finishing the breakfast area/ keeping room, but guess what- the painting is finally finished! Mostly. Cutting Edge Stencils was kind enough to send me their new Chelsea Allover Stencil to review, just what I needed to finish the feature wall. Their stencils are already my favorites, so it was a no-brainer to accept the offer. I was given the stencil and stencil supplies, but was not asked to give a positive review- all opinions are my own.
So, I was working like a madwoman this afternoon to get the feature wall in our keeping room completed so I could show you.
I made sure I had a level line along the ceiling while painting the keeping room/ breakfast area last week, because with the Chelsea stencil, it would be really obvious if the pattern isn’t level. Cutting Edge was great about also sending me supplies to make the project an easy success. The clip-on level is now one of my must-have supplies when stenciling walls. Even when I thought I had everything lined up, I would check the level and see that I needed to adjust. Every time.
This particular stencil also includes two smaller stencils for easier stenciling in tight spots. I used the single stencil for getting up close to the window frames.
There is no need to clean between every repetition, but the paint does build up and can start to cause bleeding under the stencil. I cleaned the large stencil three times during the process. A foam roller made the stenciling go quickly, but I have a tendency to press too hard on the roller, and had a few blotchy areas. Not terribly noticeable, though, and I get less picky the more tired I get.
I staged the feature wall with our breakfast table for now, but the table will soon go back to the breakfast area. Richard wants to make this our tv room, but I don’t really care if we have a tv at all, so the final purpose is to be determined.
It took a few tries on my stencil sample board to get the right color for a subtle effect, but I love the result.
The Chelsea stencil has a trellis shape, which I think goes well with the “garden” fabric on the chairs. It just feels so fresh and happy. I have a few spots in the corners that I need to finish up, but I couldn’t wait to show you. Hope you don’t mind that I jumped the gun a bit.
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How is your week going? Stencils- love ’em or hate ‘em?