Top of the mornin’ to ya!
I’m excited to FINALLY show you a finished project today… one of the things I’ve been slaving away at in the evenings when Nick is away at work.
Based on my love of stenciling, you can imagine my excitement when Royal Design Studios offered to send me one of their stencils FOR FREE to review! Pure awesomeness! I got to choose any stencil from their wide selection. I knew I wanted an ‘all over stencil’, and when I saw this circle lattice design… I knew it was THE ONE.
THEN… a couple days later, I was looking at my pins on my Pinterest Boards and noticed that I had pinned projects with this same design not once but TWICE! (here and here)… guess I’ve been subconsciously loving this pattern all along! It was meant to be.
I knew just where I wanted to use this pattern too… you see our stairs and hallway are so. very. BEIGE.
So I decided to stencil this wall at the top of the stairs to add some texture (both when walking up the stairs, AND toward the stairs from the upstairs bedrooms).
I started by painting this wall white.
And then whipped out my sweet stencil!
Royal Design Studios provides great instructions, tutorials, and how-to videos on their website… so you JUST CAN’T GO WRONG!
I have to admit… this whole job took a lot longer than I planned on, because I’m such a perfectionist. I ended up doing some touch-ups (which you’ll have with any painting job), but the more I ‘touched-up’ the more KEPT TOUCHING UP! I needed to just walk away because unless your nose was 6 inches from the wall, you wouldn’t even notice the little things *I* was noticing.
But I absolutely LOVE the finished product. It was so totally worth the time put into it!
And it adds such a pop of interest and texture in what’s arguably the most boring and BLAH part of our whole house. I have plans for curtains and a chandelier up next… SO EXCITED!
Here’s the view from upstairs:
You guys… the best news YET? Royal Design Studios has agreed to do a GIVEAWAY for our readers. Stay tuned for that one week from today!
I was not paid for this review, only provided with their product to try out for myself ! All opinions are 1000% my own !