Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Memorial Day Makeover

Hey, long time no see huh? Last week was a CRAAZZZYYYY week at school, and since we only have three days left, it's starting to settle down just a little bit. I had a long weekend mostly by myself ):, so I was able to finish two projects. I got a new Coastal Living mag last week and I saw something that caught my eye and gave me a good idea for my guest bedroom.
Here it is below, I just painted it this blue that coordinates with the colors in the bedspread and pillows; but the walls needed something else-something more. (Besides curtains..I know.)


Here was my inspiration...a beautiful white pool fence....and here's what I did with it....




I drew out the pattern on thick paper, cut it out, and traced it over my accent wall.




I used the original wall color, but I just added a tiny bit of white, to add a small contrast...and this is what I got.



LOVE the difference it makes in the room.









14 comments:

E said...

Seriously?!?! You are incredible! Beautiful!!!

Ben and Emily said...

Very pretty!!

maine_girl10 said...

This is such a great idea, how on earth did you make that work when you painted?

KT said...

I kindof did the same thing with my bedroom...yellow walls with a lighter yellow stencil on top. http://www.flickr.com/photos/10672820@N00/4667251528/

Michael - Innkeeper said...

wow! amazing! love, love, love it!

Robyn Nisi said...

Great idea--I can't imagine how hard it was to hand-paint over the wall...good work

casey at loft and cottage said...

Looks fantastic. I'm in total admiration--would love to try something like this but I have no patience!

Millie V said...

Wow! So you hand painted each one after with a lighter blue paint?

Theresa said...

Wow! what kind of brush did you use to do that delicate paining?

Amber said...

I found you on Design Sponge. Wow! I LOVE this! I have been hemming and hawing over my entry way wall. I've been wanting to make it kind of a feature wall but I really cannot afford expensive wallpaper (because of course the ones I live are way out of my price range!)I thought about doing some kind of stencil pattern but haven't found anything i like. I really really like this! I may steal your idea! I can't believe you painted it by hand! That must've taken days! Great work!

Jennifer said...

I also love it! And you inspired me to do something similar with my bedroom wall. Thank you for showing us! I'd also like to know more about how you did it.

Design Blooms said...

Thanks ya'll!!! I just used a medium sized painting brush. Not like a brush you would paint a wall with, but an artist type brush. Yeah, and I hand painted them with the same wall color just added white to it! Thanks for the kind words!

Jodi said...

Impressive! I could never even imagine painting all of that by hand

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Oh my gosh! That looks amazing! I'm so impressed! I absolutely love the idea!