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Friday, February 3, 2012

My Stenciled Entry

Today I want to share a project I completed before Christmas. Due to the busy season I am just now getting it posted.

There are so many beautiful stencil projects in blog land to inspire, here are a few of my favorites…


eclectic entry by Janell Beals - Isabella & Max

You can see why adding a stenciled wall (or ceiling) to your home is a great way to add interest and style. I had been wanting to re-paint my entry way and decided a stencil would be the perfect touch. Once again, Janell over at Isabella & Max Rooms, was my favorite inspiration. After seeing her “how to” post on stenciling a wall, I was motivated, and ready to begin! I purchased the Mirium stencil from Whitewall & Co. Check out her step by step tutorial here.

I decided to use the same colors of paint I used in my hallway on the horizontal stripes project seen here. The base color is Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki - SW 6150 and the stencil color is Sherwin Williams Shoji White – SW 7042.

I am really happy with the results…



Since my entry does not get a lot of natural light, I opened the door in the above shot. Adding the stencil has amazingly “opened up” the space and actually makes it feel larger. I love it when that happens!
I like the way the shadows move around the space during the day and cast different light on the newly stenciled walls…



These are the very first pictures I have taken with my new camera! Still learning how to use all the features – but so far I love it!

Hello Kitty!


  1. I love the one from Shabby Nest (and the pillows too! I wish I could find that fabric...I should check online...hmmm) Oh! Anyways! Really enjoying reading your blog and look forward to all your future posts! I am one of your new loyal followers! When you have a chance come on by and check out my blog (and make sure to say hi!). If you like my blog, I would love it if you would follow me back! Cath @ Home is Where my Heart is: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/

  2. This is really, really well done -- kudos! I love that you "went big" with the stencil; it has such an impact that way. Also, I adore that mirror!

    Congrats on the camera, too. I just got a new one recently too and it has been a bit life-changing.... :)

  3. Just beautiful! I love the design you chose, and I love that mirror too!

  4. Love it! I love the stencil you choose and it looks great with your wall color. Beautiful!

  5. What a great job!! I want to stencil somewhere in my house, but after doing the stripes on my bathroom walls, I'm not sure I have the patience to tackle another project like that just yet! :)

  6. I just love your entrance and going up the stairs. The stencil makes such a impact, so pretty!
    Thanks for linking up!

  7. Thanks Gabbi! I am really happy witht the results too!
    Your bathroom looks great!
    I know how challenging painting stripes can be...I recently updated my hallway


    It was alot of work but so worth it!
    Thanks for visiting ~ Laura

  8. I love the statement this big stencil makes. You did a fantastic job.


  9. Wow! Nice work! I've tried two different stenciling projects and they were both failures, so I'm super impressed with a good stenciling project. It's not easy!

  10. Wow, high impact. I haven't stenciled in years (when did my little girls' room)


  11. Oh I love it Laura! I think I will keep it like yours...sort of mono chromatic! Thanks for the inspiration photos!


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