I wanted to share a little bit of our master bedroom progress today, because I’ve shown the stenciled wall a little bit on Instagram, but not here on the blog! The last time I showed bedroom’s progress, the accent wall was just painted a gray/black color. You can see that post [here].
I wanted to liven it up, though, and was thrilled when Royal Design Studio said they would send me a stencil to use. I went with the Zahara Moroccan Stencil and was nervous about the project because I hadn’t ever used a stencil to paint a wall. But this one came with plenty of directions and I just went for it…and I love, love, LOVE how it turned out!!
Sidenote: Sometimes I’m tempted to wait until a project is finished to show it here on the blog, but that wouldn’t be authentic because let’s be real…projects tend to take a while with a toddler! There has never been a time we’ve lived in this house without a project (or five) going on, so it only feels right to show you things “in progress”…because that’s how we live!
So here’s our stenciled wall! And maybe you all can help me with my dilemma: should I paint that little strip at the top near the ceiling, or leave it as-is? Royal Design Studio sent a special ceiling stencil just for this little part, but I can’t decide if I want to fill it in or if I like it with the strip at the top. What are your thoughts?
FYI: Colors used are Valspar’s Mark Twain Gray Brick (black), Sherwin Williams Dover White (white), aaand…a color I mixed up myself from several other colors (gray). I know that last one’s not helpful, but sometimes I like to mix up my own paint colors from stuff I already have. LOL!
We’re obviously not going to leave the bed in the middle of the room – it will be pushed over to the right side (so the stenciled wall is its backdrop). So I have another dilemma: do I also stencil the little window nook on the left side or leave that as-is? I don’t want the room to look too busy and will most likely hang curtains over that window…so I’m not quite sure what to do here yet either.
The stenciling is definitely NOT perfect but I’m seriously so impressed with how it turned out, especially because I was a complete beginner. Plus, when the whole wall comes together it’s hard to spot all of the imperfections! ;)
Stay tuned for more updates on our master bedroom. We have some other fun stuff planned!
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