The Stencil has Arrived!

28 Oct

The other day I had a special delivery on our doorstep….the chain link stencil I purchased here.  Yahoo!  I was super excited it got here so fast.

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Last week I said I wanted to stencil our 1/2 bath…

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but I wasn’t sure what color to go with.  I decided to try out a few different acrylic paints from JoAnn’s.   I started by painting a board “Sea View” by Benjamin Moore, and I gathered my supplies.

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I read quite a few mixed reviews about using spray adhesive on the stencil, so I wanted to test the spray out also.  I bought Aleene’s Tacky Spray from JoAnn’s (with a 50% off iphone app coupon-score!) and a cheap stencil to practice with.  I went with the Tacky Spray instead of an actual spray adhesive because I thought maybe this would be less likely to remove the original paint from the wall (the major complaint from those people that said don’t use a spray).  The Tacky Spray  does say that it is permanent adhesive, but it also says that it is not for heavy duty projects.  The first time I used the little floral stencil on the practice board I loaded up the stencil with spray; this resulted in a gooey residue on the board after I removed the stencil.  I am glad I thought to try it out first!  The residue did rub off the board, but I am not sure that would have worked as well on the actual wall.  I was able to reapply the stencil a couple more times before I re-sprayed it (lightly this time).

Let’s take a look at the four paint samples on the Sea View Blue…

Up first, we have Metallic Ice Blue Folk Art Paint.

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Then we have Metallic Champagne Folk Art.

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Next is Pearl Finish Ceramcoat.

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And Lastly Sparkle Glaze Delta Ceramcoat.

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And here are all four…

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I was able to eliminate two of them right off the bat; can you guess which two?  I went back and forth about which color to use.  Kevin like one of them and I liked a different one.  It wasn’t until I tacked the actual stencil to the wall that I decided.

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Which one would you choose?  What do you think I went with?

I have only stenciled about 1/2 of the largest wall, and I hope to finish it up sooner than later.  I ran out of paint and unfortunately the JoAnn by our house only had one additional bottle (shoooot)!  Have you ever had to put a project on-hold because you couldn’t find the supplies you needed?  I ended up just ordering 5 more bottles on-line from Hobby Lobby instead of going on a wild goose chase for $2 paint!  Hopefully it arrives soon and we can get this chain linked.

I can’t wait to show off the finished room…until then, have a beautiful weekend (can you believe this is the last weekend in October!!).

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8 Responses to “The Stencil has Arrived!”

  1. Ainhoa October 28, 2011 at 7:59 am #

    I like them all! But I think I would pick the one of the right because it looks more subtle, at least in pictures. Either way you can’t go wrong!

  2. Mandy October 28, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Oh goodness, I have no idea which one you picked! Any of them would look fabulous! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  3. Claire October 28, 2011 at 9:44 am #

    that’s going to look soooo good!! i actually like the last one, but not sure how that would look in real life. but either way, i think they all look great.

    (ps – thanks for commenting on my blog – and i’m happy to find yours! i love your stencil idea for my dresser ! )

  4. Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic October 28, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    I think you went with 1 of the last 2, but I’m pretty sure they would all look great!

    I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

    Also, thanks for opening my eyes on online ordering from Hobby Lobby. I don’t have 1 in the area and this will be a way for me to get their stuff!!

    Have a good weekend!!

  5. Melanie @ Mailbox Journey October 28, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    I love the last one, the really silver one. I can’t wait to see the bathroom when it’s complete! PS: Adding you to my blogroll links, for sure 🙂

  6. Regan @ RenovatingRothenbergers October 29, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    I think you went with the pearl finish . . . Looking forward to seeing the results! You really can’t go wrong with any of the colors 🙂

  7. Stephanie@cre8tive October 31, 2011 at 10:15 pm #

    Typical Joann’s. I get so frustrated with them and michaels on their service and stock, frustrating isn’t it? I wish we had a local hobby lobby, I think you went with one of the two in the middle. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  8. DIY Addict November 9, 2011 at 7:47 pm #

    Hi Kelly, I like the first one from the right. I also like the stencil. I can’t wait to see the finished half bath. thanks for visiting me and leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. Great Blog you have. Keep it up. see you!

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