For a few months, I’ve been thinking of adding a splash of color to the entrance. I spend hours on Pinterest looking for nice color, wallpapers, interesting pattern….you know, every 5 pins I found a nice idea, but nothing how really match my taste and the space. Until I found the Otomi stencil from Royal Design Studio. This is the perfect Mexican touch for the entrance.
The first step was to paint a coat of white, to work on a clean surface.
I choose to work with 4 different colors:
And then, I start to paint. It took me a little time to figure out the best way to stencil. I didn’t pick the easy way: a very detailed stencil, different colors and a textured wall.
Here is what I learn:
- Read the Royal stencil studio information sheet before you start (I usually never read instructions…but I’m glad I did it this time)
- A good brush really matter! Don’t work with a cheap one you will lose time and patience.
- Pour the paint in small containers (I took disposable plates)
- Put a little (very little) paint on the brush and apply with small pat on the wall. You can apply multiple coats if necessary.
- Using a sponge to stencil is a very bad idea, believe me, it doesn’t work!
- Royal Design Stencil has small laser cuts on the edges to help you reposition your stencil to continue with the pattern. Very helpful!
- If you use different colors, I will suggest you to have one brush for each ton. If not, just clean the brush on paper towel without soaking in water.
- Begin by placing the stencil in a corner near the ceiling.
- Use blue tape to hold the stencil in place.
Look at the fat green reindeer on the top right, stencil with a sponge doesn’t work!
Use the laser cut to move and position perfectly your stencil! So helpful!
Apply little paint with a small pat on the wall. It’s a work of patience.
Things start to look nice.
To paint the edge, tape the side of the wall you don’t want to stencil. Position the stencil with blue tape on each side of the wall. Hold the shape again the wall to stencil properly.
It’s done, happy dance! I love the stencil and the colors!
I took me around 6 hours to complete the wall stencil. The fact that I used several colors plays on the time achievement. But it’s totally worth it.
At the same time, I put new coat hooks.
I smile every time I go into the house. This pattern makes me happy!
My 5 years old girl makes the best compliment ever: Mom it’s so beautiful that I want to sleep in the entrance. So sweet, she makes my day!
Thank you to Royal Design Studio for offering the Otomi allover damask stencil.
I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for
review purposes. This post was written by me, all opinions are completely my own based on my