The Blank Canvas

When I was a kid I was obsessed with the sea. Actually I still am! I loved going to the beach and collecting seashells. But since I didn’t really get too many opportunities to actually get to the beach, I brought it to my bedroom instead.

My Mom and I painted the walls turquoise and then she gave me full reign to add whatever other sea inspired touches that I wanted. At the time I thought it would be cool to stencil fish and starfish with bright colours.

My stencil did not look nearly as neat and bright as this one, so sadly or should I say gladly, I don’t have a picture of my artwork.

Since then I have been a bit shy of using stencils again. But they seem to be making a major comeback which has made me question my intial fear of this form of wall design.

And even though I would love to just get someone to come put up some beautifully patterened wallcovering instead, alas it’s too expensive. So I will have to be brave and test out the stencil again. Luckily this time I have the internet to do major research to determine the best and cleanest way to to do it without too many messups.

Good Girl Gone Glad

Jones Design Company

Jones Design Company

Royal Design Studio

Royal Design Studio

Doing a stencil on the ceiling would be interesting, but I”m thinking it will cause some serious neck pain.

Three Men and a Lady

Can you believe someone was patient enough to paint these stencils onto the walls?? After seeing all these gorgeous transformations, I’m motivated more than ever to give it a go! I’m thinking a black wall with a shimmery trellis design.

I’m sure it will take a lot of stress and frustration (my poor husband) but in the end it will be worth it. Wish me luck!

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