9.10.2012

How I Created My Laundry Room Wall (and a Giveaway)~

The first thing that I wanted to do in my laundry room makeover was to add some color.  And I also really wanted to use a trellis pattern.  However, the idea of investing a lot of money in trellis wallpaper for the space wasn't very appealing.  So I decided to try my hand at stencilling. 

Cutting Edge Stencils offered exactly the pattern I was looking for (The Allover Trellis), so I decided to give it a try.  I had done some stencilling before, but I had never tried an all over pattern like this one, so I was a bit nervous.  Turns out I didn't need to be.  It was actually pretty easy.  The instructions that came with the stencil, as well as the video instructions offered by Cutting Edge (you can find those here), were extremely helpful.  And today, I'm going to share with you how I used their methods to create my fab.u.lous wall.






First things first, I had a bit of an obstacle to contend with that most people wouldn't have when stencilling a wall, and that was the shelf that was already there.  I couldn't remove it, so I had to work around it.  I was lucky in that the placement of the shelf was just about perfect as far as the measurement of the stencil went, so it was kind of like I stencilled two separate walls instead of one that had a shelf on it.  (Whew!)



Supplies...

1. Stencil
2. Painter's Tape and Spray Adhesive (not pictured)
3. Small Foam Roller
4. Paint Brush  - I would have a few sizes on hand
5. Paint - I used the existing wall color as my background color, but just  make sure that whether you paint both the background color and the pattern color, or just the pattern color, you have some of the background color on hand for touch-ups.
6. Paint Pan or Dish
7. Paper Towels
8. I also used a clip-on level to keep  my stencil straight.

Process and Tips...

1.  If you are using a fairly large stencil like I did, it will come rolled up in a mail tube.  Make sure you unroll it and allow it to uncurl for a while before you stencil.    This is not a completely necessary step, but it will make your life much easier (trust me.)



2.  I found it to be easiest to start from one corner of the wall at the top.  You can choose to use either painter's tape or spray adhesive to attach the stencil to the wall.  I actually used a combination of both because I found that it worked best in my particular situation.

3.  Once you have the stencil in place, load your roller with paint.  Then make sure you unload as much as possible, by rolling the loaded roller over a paper towel.  If you have too much paint on the roller, it WILL bleed underneath the stencil and you will end up having to do quite a bit of touch up.  (Not that I learned that the hard way or anything.)



4.  Once you have rolled the paint to the color you like, you can go ahead and remove the stencil, no need to allow the paint to dry first. 



5.  You DO need to allow it to dry to the touch before you can replace the stencil next to it (this is only the case if you use an allover stencil like I did, because part of the pattern actually interlocks over the previous stencil in order to create the seamless look).    But once you have run the same stencil a couple of times you can move back and forth by doing one run below and then one to the side and so on, which makes the process move much more quickly.

6.  For the bottom, edges, and top of the wall, I'm going to refer you to the video instructions from Cutting Edge, because I think they can do a better job of explaining it than I can.  :-)



I will tell you that the process is really quite easy...even for a beginner like me.  But, I will also admit that I had to do a bit of touching up because I didn't unload my paint roller as much as I should have.  However, if you have a small brush and extra base color, touching up isn't too difficult.  I would suggest trying the entire process out on a large piece of cardboard or something similar first, just to help you get the hang of it before you start working on your wall.   

Oh, and one final note on my personal experience.....I was worried about cleaning up the stencil.  I thought it would be a  long process.  But it was actually very easy.   I went ahead and let the paint dry on my stencil, and then I was able to simply peel most of it away.  For the little bit of paint that was left - which was mostly on the edges of the cut outs - I simply ran the stencil under warm water, and used a rubber scraper to easily remove the paint. 

THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
So, now that I have *hopefully* convinced you that you want to try stencilling, I've got a great GIVEAWAY for you from the good people at Cutting Edge Stencils!



They are offering one reader of The Shabby Nest a free stencil of their choice (valued at up to $50) from the Cutting Edge website! 

Here's how to enter:

1. Please go to the Cutting Edge website, then come back and tell me your favorite stencil design.

For additional entries you can:

2. Like Cutting Edge on Facebook then leave me an additional comment
3. Follow Cutting Edge on Pinterest then leave me an additional comment
4. Follow Cutting Edge on Twitter then leave me an additional comment

The fine print:  Please note that each comment counts as one entry.  So you MUST leave an additional comment for each method of entry in order for it to be valid.    Please also note that this giveaway is only open to residents of the USA.

Thanks and Good Luck!!

*I was given my stencil and stencilling kit for free in exchange for my review.  However, the opinions expressed in this post are are 100% mine.*

xoxo
Wendy


Just in case you missed anything: Here are all the Posts about the Laundry Room Redo:

115 comments:

Danette Dillon said...

I think this bird and branch stencil would go perfect in my newly designed room.

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-decal.html

Danette Dillon said...

Liked on Facebook.

Danette Dillon said...

Followed on Pinterest! Yay! Love me some Pinterest.

Iuliana said...

Love the casablanca!

Iuliana said...

I Like Cutting Edge on Facebook

Iuliana said...

Following Cutting Edge on Pinterest

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

liked on FB!

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

follow on Pinterest

Kim (TheMoney-Pit) said...

I like the diamond damask stencil

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Jocelyn Pascall said...

Loving the Zamira Allover Stencil. Fingers crossed!!

Fancy That Notion said...

I love the "Going to Seed" stencil!:) Thanks for hosting!
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Fancy That Notion said...

I followed them on pinterest!:)
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Honey at 2805 said...

I liked Cutting Edge on FB!

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm following Cutting Edge on Pinterest!

Honey at 2805 said...

All of the damasks are so pretty, and I adore the pear tree and olive branch!

Sew Here We Are said...

Magnolia! I am redoing my sewing room and this would look wonderful!

Lora said...

I love the Spring Songbirds Wall Stencil.

Lora said...

I like Cutting Edge on FB.

Lora said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencil on Pinterest.

Annette said...

I am lovin all the geometric stencils!!

Annette said...

I like on Facebook!!

Annette said...

I am now a follower of Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!!

trek said...

I am a toss up between the little birdie and the winter cardinal Christmas card stencils.

*colette* said...

My favorite is the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil!

lisag said...

liked on facebook!

lisag said...

pinned you!

lisag said...

I'm a copy cat - I pick the trellis stencil or the morrocan one. I'm actually redoing my laundry room and one wall and a closet into office will match yours. Twins!

Designology Interiors said...

I love the lattice stencil you tried out!

*colette* said...

Following on pinterest. Thanks!

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

Love, love the damask stencils! your project turned out so nicely!

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

I follow Cutting Edge on Pinterest.

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

I like Cutting Edge on Facebook.

christina said...

The Allover Paisley is still my favorite!

Katie said...

I love the Rabat Pattern, I'd use it as an accent wall in a bedroom with a metallic base coat.

Katie said...

Liked them on FB!

Katie said...

Following on Pinterest!!!

Katie said...

Following on Twitter!!

Noel Mahler said...

I've used the birch tree stencil and now am trying to pick one for my entry way! Love CES!

Noel Mahler said...

I like CES on Facebook!

Noel Mahler said...

I follow CES on Pinterest!

still gardening... said...

Liked and following! LOVE the stencil you did, GREAT JOB!!!

Glade, Nina and Jameson said...

I loved the Casablanca for a wall but would love to try the marekech on some fabric!

Glade, Nina and Jameson said...

Followed on pinterest!

Glade, Nina and Jameson said...

I like cutting edge stencils on Facebook!

Jinky Winky and Mr. Jinky said...

Liked on facebook. Me love some Cutting Edge Berry Damask stencil, so pretty!

JNW1016 said...

I like Cutting Edge on facebook

Jinky Winky and Mr. Jinky said...

Followed them on Pinterest, too. :-)

JNW1016 said...

I follow Cutting Edge on Pinterest

JNW1016 said...

I follow Cutting Edge on twitter

Ellen said...

Follow Cutting Edge on Pinterest

Ellen said...

I follow Cutting Edge on Twitter.

Ellen said...

Love the Aspen stencil!

Little Ella Lu said...

I love the casablanca one!

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow them on facebook.

Little Ella Lu said...

I follow them on pinterest.

JNW1016 said...

I like the Nagoya and Fuji

Meaga84 said...

I have been eyeballing these stencils for a while. My favorite was the allover Rabat stencil, but after seeing yours, I think I'm gonna have to go with the trellis! Great Job!

Meaga84 said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook!

Meaga84 said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

Samantha Clark said...

I love the 'trellis all-over stencil' !! So beautiful. I love the look of your laundry room wall too, by the way :)

Samantha
keeperofhome.blogspot.com

Samantha Clark said...

"Liked" them on Facebook :)

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Samantha Clark said...

Following them on Pinterest!

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Samantha Clark said...

.... & following them on Twitter!

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Renee said...

I love the Nadya Damask!!! My favorite and I would love to try it out.

Justine said...

Fugi allover is my fav

Justine said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on FB :)

Justine said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencil on Pinterest

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I love the allover paisley...also the anna damask. Oh, it is so hard to choose!

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I already "liked" Cutting edge on Facebook :)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

Love how your walls turned out!!

I like the Dandelion Stencil!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

FB fan (Shana's Shop)

Debbie @ OtRD said...

following them on Twitter @ShanasShop

Terri said...

Love the Fleur stencil.

Unknown said...

Anna Damask is the best!

Linda said...

I love the Ikat Bukhara Allover Stencil.

Laura @ LPC Interiors said...

I love the Hand Forged stencil!!

Linda said...

Love the VERSAILLES BORDER STENCIL.

Linda said...

I've been a fan of The Cutting Edge on fb for quite awhile.

MoniCue said...

Almost too many fab choices! Right now I lean toward the Moroccan allover wall stencil. I've just about got the old wallpaper down in my BR and have to say a single stenciled wall in a metallic would look great with my vintage metal furnishings.

Monica Agreda said...

I love them all, but I'd like to try the ZAGORA ALLOVER STENCIL for starters.

Monica Agreda said...

Liked on Facebook

Monica Agreda said...

Followed on Pinterest!

kristin m. said...

i "like" cutting edge on fb! kristinmik at gmail

kristin m. said...

following on pinterest! kristinmik at gmail

kristin m. said...

i LOVE the casablanca allover stencil... been eyeballing it for a couple of months now... kristinmik at gmail

Andrea B. said...

I was thinking - either polka dots for my daughters room or maybe the harlequin for my pantry. I love the geometric patterns, it's so hard to decide.

Andrea B. said...

I liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB.

Anjanette said...

I like the Casablanca all over stencil.

Andrea B. said...

I now follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pintrest.

JenniferSmith said...

I love the houndstooth stencil! It would look amazing in my livingroom

JenniferSmith said...

I followed Cutting Edge stencils on pinterest

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I am also a follower and love every stencil they have but especially the bird and branch one and your room turned out lovely

Karen said...

I think I would like a geometric stencil, but it is difficult to choose - love them all!

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

The Connection Allover is pretty cool.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I like Cutting Edge on Facebook.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I like Cutting Edge on Pinterest.

colleen said...

THE BIRCHES PICK ME PICK ME ;)

colleen said...

liked on fb

colleen said...

following on pinterest ;)

sawstrunk said...

I love all of cutting edge stencils but I really have my eye on the shipbo craft stencil for my bedroom.
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sawstrunk said...

I like cutting edge stencil on facebook

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sawstrunk said...

I follow cutting edge stencil on pinterest

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sawstrunk said...

I follow cutting edge stencil on twitter

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Jennifer said...

I'm having a really hard time deciding between the Zagora Allover stencil, and the Anna Damask. So many great choices!

Jennifer said...

I liked cutting edge on Facebook!

Jennifer said...

I followed Cutting Edge on Pinterest.

JoEllen said...

Love the Rabbat stencil!

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Jessica said...

How can I decide on just ONE?! I want the casablanca, nagoya, trellis, AND polka dot. In no particular order! :)

Jessica said...

I follow on FB!

Jessica said...

I follow on Pinterest!

HLMInterior said...

Following on Pinterest and Twitter

HLMInterior said...

I like the Nagoya Allover Stencil pattern the most. I would love to paint the wall behind my bed with this stencil.

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