The sewing machine is set aside for a while as I spend a crazy amount of time painting our dining room. I’m using the Herringbone Shuffle stencil by Royal Design Studio, but because of our heavily textured walls I’m having to trace the stencil, then fill in with paint by hand. (The picture above shows about ten hours worth of work.) It takes AGES, but because of my stencil painted headboard, I knew what I was getting into:
Thankfully our china cabinet is really large and really only fits on that one wall of the dining room, so I’ll only be painting on either side of it.
I think what really drew me to that stencil design is that it’s similar to this quilt that I’d love to make someday. I’ve been semi-planning a gray-and-brights color scheme for the dining room. Soon my table runner will finally fit in!
Well, semi-soon-ish. Painting with little brushes on textured walls is a pain.
Love the wall stencil and think it’s kind of cool as is like it’s disappearing.
Thank you, Laura! I love how it kind of falls away down the wall, too — but it’s going to be filled in more when I’m done. Well, at least part of it will. The stencil’s called Herringbone Shuffle and it has kind of random blank spaces. Filling it in by hand lets me make it even more random than if I was able to use the stencil directly on the wall, and I think I like that even better, too.
You are amazingly patient and it is going to look sublime! And I agree with the first comment that it even looks great now. The headboard wall is stunning and that runner! Fabulous!
I’m so glad you like it! I had thought of painting the china cabinet a very pale turquoise or apple green, but with all this color happening on either side of it, I think I’ll leave it. Your blog has helped encourage me with paint and color — it’s a very happy place! :)
Your comment makes me giddy, thank you! And actually I think you have a pretty good handle on colour….
Holy amazing, batgirl! Seriously!
Lol!! Thank you, that made me laugh out loud! :D I’ve made a little more progress than this, but it is pretty slow going.
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