Welcome to our little girl's new nursery!
This is the first tutorial (of many!) so get ready to see this nest get GIRL-I-FIED!
The first wall I tackled in this space was the crib wall, to the right when you walk in the door.
I knew I needed something against that wall because it was big and blank and beat up from the boy previously living in the space!
See how blank she is??
Royal Design Studio saved the day by provided the All-over Honeycomb Stencil and I knew right away that I wanted the stencil to fade in some way across the wall. The questions was how much I wanted the pattern to fade and in which colors.
|Color: Copper Kettle Stencil Crème|
To achieve the fainting color across the design, I put a VERY small amount of paint on the stencil brush, started in the darkest corner and painted a dot in the center of each comb. Then I came back in over top of each and dry brushed the copper onto each space and faded in golds and pinks.
To add in shimmer, I added in gold glass paint here and there, filling some combs completely and the shimmer of the combs changes depending on the light and where you stand in relation to the stenciling - magical!
Here is the wall started in dark copper and fading into pink. At this point, I had to go back and add a little more gold to the coppers and a little more copper to the pinks on the edge/middle. The color faded a WEE bit too quickly as I wanted the design to trip and fall across the entire wall.
That is better!
Just wait until the paint is dry and reattach the stencil over already completed areas to add in more colors and add more combs. I attached the stencil to the wall with a simple painting tape and had no problems with paint peeling off, residue, etc.
Once the stenciling was completed, I added in a couple "falling" combs down to the floor
(see behind the rocking chair?) just to add to the sense of movement.
Next on the list??
Those letters down there are getting a bit of shine and THAT WALL over there needs a little love, don't you think?
STAY TUNED! There are 3 more walls and maybe even a ceiling that need a little attention!
- Royal Design Studio All-Over Honeycomb Stencil
- Royal Design Studio Copper Kettle Creme
- Royal Design Studio Stencil Brush
- Martha Stewart Golden Glass Paint and a bit of the glitter glass paints here and there in that set as well!
- Behr Paint in White Peach
|This space sponsored by Royal Design Studio and the Allover Modern Stencils Collection. |
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Pink links are live and grey links are coming soon!