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I was LOVING the beadboard I had installed in the dining room! And then I saw this post on Instagram from Molly at TheHonestHome_ and I was obsessed! I went online and found some stencils and ordered them. The stencil pack I purchase is no longer available, but I’ve found some similar ones here and here. In her post, Molly used this Roll-On Wall Texture so that’s what I picked up as well. You can see how excited I was for this mini project!
I picked 3 stencils out of that stencil set I bought that looked like they’d go well together. I planned to randomly place them on the wall and rotate them using both sides of the stencil so they would be facing different directions throughout the design. At first I was holding the stencil on with my hand and then washing it off every time to keep it clean and then moving on to the next stencil.
But then I put painters tape on them and stuck all 3 stencils to the wall at one time. Once I stenciled, I’d take them off the wall and place them in a different spot and stencil again. Every 2-3 times I moved them I would rinse them off, flip them over and use the opposite side. I used this plastic putty knife to smear the texture on the stencil.
I didn’t add any paint to the Wall Texture, I actually like the color it is naturally, it goes well with the Alabaster my walls are painted. This was a bit tedious, I put a few hours into this project over the course of 3 days.
In Mollys stories she did a little test with this wall texture. If you sprits it with water and let it sit for about 5-10 minutes it rubs right off. But if you put the wall texture on and paint over it, it will be hard to remove. She also tried mixing paint in the wall texture before she put it on the wall, it will also come off somewhat easily, but not quite as easily as it is without the paint.
Here is a close up of one I did.
It takes a while to dry, this is what it looks like once the stencil is removed. It doesn’t have to be perfect, I actually love the imperfect natural look of it.
Mia even helped me with a few.
Here’s the dining room without the stencil and after it was stenciled.
Some parts of the day it’s very subtle, you can barely see it. While other parts of the day it’s more noticeable. I love that about it!
What do you think? Is this a project you’d try? I’ll tell you what, it was a hell of a lot easier than wallpaper!
All dining room links can be found here.
Next up, I found a mirror on ore neighborhood Facebook group for free and made it look antiqued.