Monday, April 4, 2011

Stenciling an Accent Border

Hello hello everyone. It's a big week here at Casa de Farias. We are in the midst of preparing for the big numero DOS for the lil' big man, Bray. I cannot believe he is two. Seems like just yesterday we were bringing him home from the hospital, staring at him and exclaiming over and over.....I can't believe we MADE him....Ahhhhhh!

Since all energy is directed at our weekend festivities.....(yours truly is also celebrating a bday this weekend) stuff has taken a back seat. I did, however, finish two smaller projects that I have been wanting to do FOREVER. The first is adding some detail above our headboard. Let's take a very short trip down memory lane....

Days after we moved in and just days before Miles arrived.

New bedding and new sunburst mirror.
So in my quest for finding the perfect detail to add some pizazz, I started looking in to wallpaper for above and around the headboard. Oh and little plug here for the awesomeness of the Hubs....he made our headboard when we first moved in together. LOVE IT!

While browsing for different graphic prints online, I came across this tutorial for painted wallpaper at Jones Design Company. Interest piqued, I printed out a stencil and begin to lightly trace the outline in pencil above the headboard.

Once I started going I realized that I wanted it to look more like panels of the stencil rather than a solid wall block of it. After the stencil was complete, I used a small paint brush (from a craft kit for a model airplane....class-AYYY all the way!) Although the tutorial has each pencil line painted, I decided to paint between the lines to create a thicker print. You can easily do either version depending on your taste!

Ok so here is the finished product without any other embellishment. Was and am still LOVING it. Stay tuned........


  1. I too love it..Great job..

  2. Colleen @ Red Door AbodeApril 4, 2011 at 8:43 PM


    Thanks Janet!!

  3. Hi Colleen...thanks for visiting my blog. I have followed you back here. I love this pattern and the white pops off of your wall. Well done! ~Ann


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