Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Painted Wallpaper



This project I had been planning for over a year. That's right, over a year and a half to be exact. I only started to work on it a few weeks ago though. It just took that long for me to find the right design, and have some extra time in between naps, feeding a toddler, taking care of my husband and house, and all of the other things that come with being a stay at home mom. (Don't get me wrong, though. I wouldn't change what I do for anything ever.)


Anyway, I found this template from here. I just printed it off, cut it out. Then I decided that it would take waaaaay to long to do with that itty bitty thing, so I traced it onto a 12 x 12 paper, then cut that out. 
This is what my room looked like when we bought our
condo, this pic was taken with our crappy camera so
you can't get the full effect of the ugliness that was this
particular color of yellow-ish-p



Here is my stencil all cut out, you'll notice that it got
ripped by a certain little boy... I just taped it, and it
worked just fine.

I love the grey color on my walls, but it was just so
boring, remember I have been living with BLANK walls
for a year and a half, I seriously needed some
decorating rehab.


Make sure to use a level, otherwise, your stencil will
turn a bit, and then make your wall looked like it is
bending, you don't want that...

Here it is, all penciled on!

If you must stop, make sure that you feather the paint
off, so it doesn't leave a line in the paint. I am OCD about
stuff being straight, and pretty much perfect, so that
really bothers me.
Oh how I love the finished project. Imagine artwork of
some kind on the wall, then a bunch of pillows on the
bed, and hopefully I can get those little babies
done soon!





19 comments:

MoM B. said...

That's amazing !!

Sandy said...

Holy moly, that looks awesome!! So cute!

Michele said...

WOW! That looks amazing. I can't wait to see it in person.

JoAnne Dittmer Photography said...

Fantastic work!

Stefanie Thomson said...

That looks so freakin good Erin!! I love it and I know that was a crazy amount of work for ya! Love it!!

Eileen said...

WOW! I would love to see that IRL.

Lori said...

Wow. You are my hero.

lulu said...

I love this! Great job. I may have to tackle this project sometime.

shermt said...

Truly exceptional. Shows a lot of your mothers talent.

Ali @ Let's Decorate said...

Hi! Wow - looks fabulous & very clever to make your own template! I've seen the ones you can buy but how did you ever find that template to print out?

Ali @letsdecorate.blogspot.com

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! It looks wonderful. I've always loved the look of wallpaper, but hated the thought of pealing it down when I'm tired of it. This is a great (and very chic) solution.

Jennifer said...

Wow! I wish I was as amazing as you at decorating, I LOVE it!!! I need to find something like this for my room!

AntiqueChase said...

That is PURE skill! amazing!!

brighton said...

Erin! this is amazing! you are so crafty.

Erin said...

Thanks everyone! I love my wall, it took a while, but way worth it. It wouldn't have taken so long if my 2 year old wasn't asking for snacks and asking to re-watch Cars for the bajillionth time. haha Those little breaks are great though!

Adam, April & Aidan said...

I just used her same template to do my bathroom. I traced the whole thing! You will have to check it out! You did a great job! It's such a labor of love isn't it?

http://adamaprilaidan.blogspot.com/2011/03/bathroom-make-over.html

Sarah said...

That is amazing, I thought that was a picture from a magazine honestly. Great work! Thanks for sharing :)

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Erin said...

Thanks for a wonderful comments! I truly appreciate them!

Rachel said...

Erin, you are very talented! I doubt I could do this and make it look straight and even and as nice as you did. That is so very impressive. It must have taken you a long time but great things take work right!? Great job lady!!! I admire your work and skills.

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