OMG. I was going to wait until I completed my "stencil" project, to give away a special surprise, but because I am SO excited about the project being started, AND the color combo that I finally selected, that I decided to go ahead and give my loyal readers some fun stuff today!!! YIPPPEEEEE!!!!!
So you all know the story, of how Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me waaaayyy back in November? Well, my scale has finally tipped on the side of "balance" ( briefly) and I cant even describe how excited I am to finally get started ( err..RE-started) on this fun project. We are re-doing our "office/playroom/dining area, and I couldn't even start it until I dove head first into stenciling the wall.
Since I am being asked to review the stenciling process, I want to be honest, and let you know that this takes TIME...this was my biggest obstacle in even STARTING!! ( Helloo!! I have had FREE STUFF to use since November!!!) So when you start, just know that, this isn't a quick fix, but I have to say, it is moderately easy. The first attempt was a little awkward for me, trying to get the Stencil to hang properly, then trying to tape the sides, BUT, Cutting Edge Stencils, has an amazing little tool, which is the Stencil Level.(if you are the winner, trust me, ADD this to your order!!) I would not even attempt the stenciling with out it! Once I got into my groove, It was so relaxing! maybe thats because I was gifted with about 6 hours of free time that I wasn't expecting, so anything, really, may have felt relaxing !!haa!! But I really enjoyed it, and it wasn't hard! Let me lay down a time frame for you..I am far from finished..the picture below is what I have accomplished...each stencil sheet took me about 3 to 4 songs on my spotify playlist, so Stencil number one was painted while enjoying Rhianna, Train, Kelly Clarkson, and Mazzy Star, While the second one was done ( while dancing) to Sublime, Eminiem, Nicki Minaj and Pitbull ( because hey, I am diverse) :)
By the third stencil application, I was loving the process, I was seeing my results, I could now tell that the colors that I chose ( Blue Grey is Martha Stewart Winters Day, and the light Grey is Behr Ultra in Burnished Clay) and I had fallen into the groove of painting, dancing, peeling stencil off, and re-applying!!
Here are a few pictures from along the way...