Let me introduce you to my favorite room in The Mad House. Though it’s not finished yet, the walls alone are enough to make me love it most. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I was able to try out the Chez Sheik stencil (affiliate) from Royal Design Studios to create this allover look on my dining room walls. The stencil was easy to use and produced amazing results, even though I was a first-time stencil user.
I kept the stencil above the dining room chair rail, but I stenciled all four walls. Even though I did this stencil project myself, it only took me one afternoon to complete. I just followed the instructions for using an allover stencil on the Royal Design Studio site, except that I used a small, foam roller instead of a stencil brush. I was pleasantly surprised with how easy it was.
My dad and I first painted above the chair rail using a light grey paint in a matte finish. The matte finish slightly speeds up the drying time of the stencil and provides a good contrast for the stencil paint. With the stencil, I used a semi-gloss paint that was one shade darker on the same paint chip as the matte grey. I love the way the semi-gloss catches the light.
Although there isn’t much contrast in paint color between the two grey paints, the difference in the finishes creates a sophisticated and subtle look. And I love it.
Just for fun, let’s take a look at the before and after of our dining room.
If you are excited to try out a stencil in YOUR home, keep an eye on the blog. I have a delightful surprise for you coming up!
I received this complimentary product for my honest review. I was not otherwise compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.