I'm so excited to share my quick half bath makeover with the help of paint and the Feathers All Over Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils.
I wanted something bold and fun for our tiny half bathroom. Also very hard to take pictures of this space so please excuse the quality.
Cutting Edge Stencils was so kind to send me this Feathers All Over stencil that I chose. When I first saw the stencil I knew it would be great and I was picturing exactly how it turned out.
It even came with a smaller feather stencil and a few other small stencils!
I used White Dove OC-17 to paint the upper part of the walls and Cheating Heart 1617 for the lower walls and the feathers both by Benjamin Moore. I actually painted the ceiling first which brighten the space even more.
I used a long level and pencil to help me mark and measure and then frog tape for even lines.
The stencil design went across the wall 5 times and I only had to fold the edge for the end of the wall just a bit...and the stencil is so well made and it easily bends to fit awkward areas. I however should of move it down more so the bottom row was closer to edge and not so much space left.
The bathroom before was painted in Timothy Straw by Benjamin Moore. Its not a bad color but I honestly do not know why I chose it so I was happy to repaint. I love that I chose to do a half wall and to go dark and add a fun pattern.
This is what you see when you first open the door, I had this pallet cubby shelf I made a long time ago with a bunch of random items displayed on it and decided I wouldn't put it back.
In the after photo you can see a dark spot in the upper left corner of the wall, well with the registration marks that are on the stencil I by mistake started painting it even though I new I was not even stenciling that wall....oops. I since then have fixed it.
Stenciling can be a lot of work and this feather stencil was a bit tricky with all the details. It took time but I have a few tricks that help.
I used the Cheating Heart by Benjamin Moore in eggshell the same color as the lower wall. Cutting Edge Stencil sent me there Stencil Essential Kit and it includes a foam roller, stencil level and a stencil brush. The level was great for making sure the stencil was even because are wall to ceiling is not even.
I did however ended up using a smaller foam roller and It worked better with the tiny details on the feathers edges and I used the stencil brush provided to help with those details.
I used a small tray and a paper plate to roll off excess paint, painters tape to hold the stencil up and a repositional spray adhesive, that is totally worth buying and using when stenciling. Basically you spray it lightly over the back of the stencil wait 60 seconds and it sticks great to walls. I used a Krylon brand from Michaels.
The picture shown top left is using the stencil level, but I actually had it up top on the stencil first ( see picture below ). Its best to attach it first then spray the adhesive...otherwise its hard to get on.
Then I roll the roller in paint and then roll on the paper plate so there is not a lot of paint on the roller and then I roll over each feather separately. You defiantly have to keep adding paint because you can not add a lot at one time and Its best to work with one area at a time and move on to the next.
Then I used the stencil brush to paint the edges of the feather, that the roller could not get.
Because I chose a dark color I needed to do two coats. So this is when a blow dryer comes in handy. I set it to warm not hot and it helps dry it quickly. I then added the second coat of paint and moved on to the next section.
This took me a few days to complete but thats because I could only do it when Harper was napping or sleeping at night.
The best part about these stencils are the registration marks. You just paint them and when your ready to move to that section you match them up.
Here is the stencil level attached to the top of the stencil
up close and working on the bottom row.
I even updated the mirror, light, towel and toilet holder all in gold spray paint. Gold goes so well with this dark navy color.
Eventually I'd like to get a longer mirror and a new light. But for a $8 can of spray paint this will do for now. I need to add art and find some type of shelving for above he toilet.
Here is end of the wall and the area I had to fold the stencil a bit.
This project took me a few weeks but the bathroom looks amazing and it was only some paint and a great stencil thanks to Cutting Edge Stencil to do this makeover...and I completed it in time for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Cutting Edge Stencils has a great selection of wall, furniture, pillow stencils, craft and more. They have videos, tutorials and ideas to help. The quality of the stencil and easy to read instructions.
I would recommend them for anyone who wants to add some fun to there walls.....I love the paint a pillow sets they carry as well and craft size stencils.
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*Disclosure: I received this product to review. All thoughts and opinions of it are my own. Cutting Edge Stencils has sponsored this review and giveaway.