My Stencil Wall

by Jesse on October 21, 2010

I really can’t believe I doubted how much I would love this.
You know, I just couldn’t commit to putting up wallpaper,
mostly because this isn’t my forever home. So, a stencil
was the next best thing. I loved the pattern, and realized
how much after I painted the cabinet. The paint color
on the walls is a flat, so I thought it would be fun to do the
stencil pattern in a high gloss one shade lighter. In the evening,
when just the lamps are on it really give the
prettiest glow.

My Stencil Wall

My Stencil Wall

My Stencil Wall

I am still wanting to find two smaller mirrors or something round
to put on either side of the larger white mirror. And I am so ready for some
different type of TV stand. I am just not sure what. Funny thing is, when
I finished the stenciled wall it made the TV stand look better! LOL
I guess the wall was just that pretty. =)

Living Room

What do you think? Have you done wallpaper or a stencil
wall in your home?

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KrystleNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I’ve done neither but I love the way your wall came out!!! Did you just do the one wall? Is there a tutorial for how you did this to get clean lines? I’m thinking of doing it to my coffee table…Not sure yet, though.

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:08 am

Krystle, I did do just the one feature wall. I used a stencil I downloaded free from Jones Design co blog and used a small craft paint brush. You should go for it!

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WeeshaNo Gravatar February 26, 2011 at 12:28 am

Can you Post a link for the stencil. I want to do a feature wall with it.

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JesseNo Gravatar February 27, 2011 at 2:44 pm
ValNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm

Seriously, YOU ARE AMAZING!!! I love everything about it. Great taste, momma. Hugs!!!!

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karen@strictlysimplestyleNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 2:33 pm

It’s fab-u-lous Jesse! I didn’t even notice the tv until you mentioned it, the stencil really takes center stage here.

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LaurelNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I’m so worried that my perfectionism would kick into high gear doing this – how is it? How are the lines? How could I ever convince my husband?

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JoiNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

It looks fabulous!!! : )

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SarahNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

This wall looks amazing. Well done Jesse. Will you come to CA and do this for me? ;)

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Kellie CollisNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm

That wall is definitely gorgeous! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

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LindsayNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm

I LOVE this! Is it the Jones Design Pattern? I might have to get the colors you used. :) LOVE IT!

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

It is girl! That made it so easy!

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nikki @ nikkisnacsNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm

It is beautiful! One day when we aren’t renting I plan to do this somewhere.

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emilyNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 8:01 pm

So perfect for that space! I hope you had fun with the project too …

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BriNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Can I hire you to do my family room with this stencil!?? :) Was it difficult? It makes such an amazing statement!

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:10 am

It really wasn’t hard. More time consuming. But the finished result is so worth it.

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Milk and Honey HomeNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 9:27 pm

You did SO good–love this stencil so much (I’ve referred it to a client). You know I love both–but I love stencils in bathrooms and laundry rooms so the paper won’t warp.

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LeahNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 10:29 pm

Oh man I thought I was going to premier this! lol
I am so excited to show this off you did an amazing job!!!!!

I LOVE!

Luvs!

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:11 am

hehe, I thought you might have been too!

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KariNo Gravatar October 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

Wow, this is completely eerie! That is the exact design I’m doing in our master bedroom, in the exact same fashion. High gloss against flat paint. We are moving in in two weeks and I can’t wait to get to work. Great minds think alike :)

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:11 am

Can’t wait to see it!

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sharstinNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 1:42 am

it looks amazing! love it girly~

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JesseNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 2:05 am

Thanks! You guys are so great!

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SandraNo Gravatar October 22, 2010 at 8:42 am

Wow! That looks fantastic! I’m half way through doing my hallway using this stencil. I’m not too sure about it though… I think I need to do a second coat cause it’s a bit ordinary, I think my paint is a bit too thick… You’ve inspired me to keep going and finish it off!

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TinaNo Gravatar October 23, 2010 at 2:08 am

impressive! if only i had the patience you girls have to do this. painting stripes in my son’s nursery ruined me for a few years. all that laser leveling!
in case you didn’t see, i replied to your movie comment. totally get it!

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Lauren @ 31 diyNo Gravatar October 23, 2010 at 2:22 am

Wow, that is soo gorgeous! It looks like it actually is wallpaper with how perfectly aligned the pattern is. Nice job!

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Stephanie@cre8tiveNo Gravatar October 23, 2010 at 2:42 am

I just saw your link as I was browsing Tatertots and Jello weekend party and I must say, you did a fabulous job on this. It looks so good! My daughter wants me to do this for her house, this gives me the push I needed. Beautiful.

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JesseNo Gravatar October 23, 2010 at 3:14 am

Oh I am so glad! It really is easy. You girls will love the results. =)

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KelliNo Gravatar October 23, 2010 at 3:53 am

I love this. I have been trying to talk my husband into letting me do this forever. You’re wall looks amazing. Maybe the pictures of your’s will convince him!

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sara@augustfieldsNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 2:24 am

i. love. it. jesse….this looks amazing!!!

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AmandaNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 3:03 am

Holy COW! How did you have patience to do this? It looks straight out of a magazine. So wonderfully beautiful!

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JoannaNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 11:11 am

This is gorgeous and so elegant – I love it!
So happy I just discovered your blog! I am your newest reader!
Have a lovely weekend!
xx

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CherylNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Where did you get that stencil? I love how this turned out!

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JesseNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Thank you, I found the pattern at Jones Design Company blog. =)

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hiyaluvNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 2:47 pm

wow! i love it! so classy chic! how did you get it to be so even? :)gina
http://hiyaluv.blogspot.com

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JesseNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I wish I had a better answer for you. But I just eyeballed it. I started in the center of the wall and went from the floor to the ceiling. Then out from there.
=)

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EmilyNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

How did I not already comment on this? It looks fabulous! I love the colors. Great job!

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EmilyNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Oh, and when I showed my husband your pictures (so he could see how I hope our bathroom will turn out), he said “oh look, she has a ginger jar and the Domino book too.” :)

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JesseNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm

LOL Em! Just means we both have good taste. =)

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cleverlyinspiredNo Gravatar October 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm

I so love this!!!!! Perfect for that room! Your newest follower!

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MichelleNo Gravatar October 25, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Great job! I have this template downloaded on my computer to put on my tv wall. How did you get all of your lines even (the same width)? BTW love your blog and I will be following! Michelle at Dibble Dabble Life

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JesseNo Gravatar October 26, 2010 at 1:28 am

Thank You Michelle. I wish I had a more technical answer for how I kept my lines all even, but I really just eye-balled it. I started at the top and center of the wall. And worked all the say down to the bottom. When I went back up to the top of the wall for my next line I matched the rounded edge of the stencil to the other round edge and worked all the way down.

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LaurenNo Gravatar October 26, 2010 at 3:11 am

Decided I’m definitely doing this to a wall in our dining room! I love it! Where did you get the jar? Also that Domino book is fantastic!

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LondenNo Gravatar October 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm

This is amazing!! I have been wanting to do something like this. How was it? Did it take you forever?

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Stancie @ Fig+SageNo Gravatar October 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I LOVE IT!!! It looks AMAZING! I’m totally inspired & have to do this in my home somewhere…home office? master bedroom?? Can you tell me the paint colors you used?? Thanks for the inspiration :-)

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BromeliadNo Gravatar November 1, 2010 at 12:25 am

You did a fantastic job. It looks just like wallpaper.

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MeganNo Gravatar November 1, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I LOVE THIS! I’ve seen it on Jones and Co. but haven’t been able to convince myself to spend so much time on it. Unfortunately, I have way too many projects going on. Still, seeing this makes me want it even more! You’ve done such a good job on it!

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NatalieNo Gravatar November 2, 2010 at 3:03 am

I LOVE it! Oh my gosh it look so good!!

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annieNo Gravatar January 2, 2011 at 12:09 am

Holy wow! this is fantastic!

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Julia (PawleysIslandPosh)No Gravatar January 8, 2011 at 10:31 pm

LOVE this! I stumbled across your blog several months ago and just now refound it and I’m so glad!

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LaurenNo Gravatar January 10, 2011 at 4:38 am

I LOVE this new stenciling craze, but I am so intimidated by it! How did you do it? You should put up a tutorial!

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saraNo Gravatar February 5, 2011 at 12:02 am

AMAZING!!! I must find a wall to stencil ASAP!! Love it!

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edytaNo Gravatar February 5, 2011 at 4:21 am

Beautiful job. The end result is fabulous,,, subtle yet such a statement.

Have a great weekend!!
xo
Edyta
http://edytaandco.blogspot.com/

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DianneNo Gravatar February 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

Hey there! Just found your web site. Love the wall. It did make the TV look better! Can you share where you got your stencil. I find similar ones but not as simple and clean lined. Many thanks!

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JesseNo Gravatar February 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Hi Dianne, Thank you for your kind words. I downloaded my stencil pattern from here, http://jonesdesigncompany.com/decorate/painted-wallpaper-a-tutorial.

Best of luck to you! I think you will love the results. =)

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MindyNo Gravatar February 15, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Your wall l0oks amazing! I was linked here via Made by Girl. I especially love the colors you chose. I searched your blog to see if you ever posted the colors of paint you used, but I couldn’t find anything. Could you tell me what the colors are – the background and the color you stenciled with? Also, were your walls at all textured? Was that a problem?

Thanks!

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JesseNo Gravatar February 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Hi Mindy,
Our walls are smooth. The colors I used are stormy weather and the color the shade lighter on the swatch. Can’t remember what it was called. The brand of paint is Olympic, but I had both colors mixed in Valspar. Just haven’t had good luck with Olympic paint. Also the wall color (stormy weather) is a flat and the stencil color is a gloss.

Hope that helps. =)

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KellyNo Gravatar March 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm

LOVE!!! thanks for the inspiration!

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Courtney {a thoughtful place}No Gravatar January 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm

so gorgeous. would love to share on my blog tomorrow with a stencil giveaway. Hope that is okay!

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Jessica BaehlerNo Gravatar January 13, 2012 at 8:07 am

Would SO love a wall like that!!!!

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stephanieNo Gravatar February 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm

what is the paint colors you used on this wall?

Thanks,

stephanie

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MollyNo Gravatar March 17, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Was wondering where you found that cool vase?

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JesseNo Gravatar March 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Hi Molly,

I found it at Tj Maxx. =)

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AmyNo Gravatar March 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I love that white container on the books. Where is it from?

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JesseNo Gravatar March 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Hi Amy, it’s from TJ Maxx. =)

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AmberNo Gravatar April 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm

What is your wall color? I love it!

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SueNo Gravatar July 3, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Love this look-you did a great job! I really like your paint colors too-do you remember the names of the paint colors?

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TinaNo Gravatar August 19, 2012 at 8:09 am

I love it!!! I just did it to one of our walls and I am so happy with the results!! Thanks for sharing!

http://notsoblandlife.blogspot.com/2012/08/come-stencil-with-me.html

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BelindaNo Gravatar April 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

Hi Jesse, how did you mark the stencil outline on your walls? Pencil leaves a mark the paint won’t cover in one coat. Also, did you free hand the thickness of the line? Do you have suggestions on how to start with a 1/4 of an inch and not end up with 1/2 inch by the end. I should ask how thick is your line?
Your wall looks amazing. I am doing my wall in mint with white glossy lines.

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Lisa starkNo Gravatar September 24, 2014 at 6:39 am

I just got the crazy notion to stencil my foyer. This is perfect–colors and all. Can you please share where I can purchase this stencil and the paint colors you used?

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