A while ago, Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me to see if I’d like to review one of their stencils (ummm…. yes)!!!!
This bedroom hadn’t received much attention since we moved into our home, nearly 2 years ago, yikes! I can’t believe I waited so long to create an inviting atmosphere in our room. It literally has changed the way we sleep, the way we can relax, etc…. I won’t make that mistake again! Next time we move, I’m working on our bedroom first! Our bedroom isn’t quite finished, but here is the progress I’ve made.
(oooo, this is painful plastering this picture on the internet. so sad)!
It is so fantastic. I love everything about it! My mom even loved it. Thank you Cutting Edge!!!
It all started when a friend gave me a can of leftover gray paint. (Thanks Nollie)!! I was excited to have gray walls. Then Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me, and I knew I wanted to do something really cool in our room. I took the plunge and ordered the fanciest looking stencil (even though they recommend sticking with something easy for your first project). Then I got even more adventurous and used METALLIC paint. It was a big risk, and I was super cautious with my painting. I’m sooo glad I went for it.
My wall is pretty big (30 feet maybe). I worked on this project at night after my kids had gone to sleep. It took 2 nights, staying up until about 3am, blasting country music from my tin can computer speakers. Around 1am I think I began getting delirious, but I kept on stenciling. My poor husband had to sleep on the couch. And yeah, I was tired the next day. But… it was worth it.
(comes in a small pot, was only $5. I used 2.5 pots)
The sheen that this paint gives off is so beautiful. It looks different from every angle, and I can’t stop looking at my wall. I almost don’t need to make a headboard because my wall is so pretty 🙂
I was extremely grateful that along with my stencil, Cutting Edge also sent a sponge roller brush, a bristled brush, and a level. The only other things I needed were painter’s tape, a cheap paint tray (you could easily use a paper plate), and the paint.
I read and followed all the instructions on how to stencil a damask pattern. I also watched a YouTube video which was helpful, (found at the end of this post). The one thing I wish I had done is start the stencil at the top of the wall. I started at the bottom, to experiment, but once I got the top, there were about 2 inches where the stencil didn’t cover, which is fixable, but would have been easier had I started at the top and worked my way down.
Here is the video I recommend watching before starting a stencil job. It’s really short, and helpful!
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