When I first bought my home, the previous owners had not done much with it….
The worst part about the boring, blinding white bathroom was the only thing that wasn’t white (minus the picture I hung up), the tanish-brown Berber carpet–not cool. I knew when I bought the house that this room was going to need an overhaul and it all began with my inspirational piece, the candle chandelier (candle because apparently it’s a fire hazard and against housing codes to have an electrical fixture over your bath tub=)–smart thinking. I have always loved the idea of a chandelier over a tub because of the romantic, shabby chic quality it adds to a bathroom. Then, when I decided that I wanted a shabby chic bathroom, a damask statement wall was definitely a MUST!
-blue painters tape (just a small amount to hold stencil in place)
–damask stencil of choice (the stencil above is not the exact one I used, I borrowed my stencil from my mom who did her entire living room)– I have also been wanting to put up some birch wood tree decals in my guest bathroom.. I’ll get back you on how that goes
-paint color of choice (I used one of my FAVORITE Sherwin William colors, Latte with a mocha colored background).
-stencil paint brush
(I used the foam one)
-paper towel (to wipe of excess paint on the stencil itself from previous use)
-measure the wall and find the center (I started in the center at the bottom of the tub)
-tape the stencil flat against the wall and check with the level to make sure its not crooked–don’t get lazy on this part!
-dip your stencil brush in paint color of choice (dab the excess off) and while holding the stencil flush against the wall, dab paint directly onto the stencil filling in the entire thing while holding your brush WITHOUT any angle
–and Ta Da!!! 1 stencil complete. Now you MUST wipe off excess paint with a paper towel before repeating the process until you fill the wall. I put one inch in between each of my stencils allowing for 5 of them to equally fit width wise across the wall. Unfortunately I had an odd shaped wall, so as you can see in the picture above, the top row of my damask stencils are in half.
Please let me know if you have any questions of comments! I love hearing from you =)