Thursday, April 26, 2012

Laundry Room Re-Do!

You see blogging about my DIY projects has become an addiction.  I used to be addicted to shopping for my wardrobe and now it's all about creating a sense of style for my humble abode.  I get this itch three, sometimes four times a week and have to scratch it! ;-)

Recently I thought my laundry room needed a mini-makeover, so I went upstairs to start brainstorming.  I've seen several awesome laundry rooms on Pinterest, but I have a tiny little space to work with so I didn't plan on spending top dollar for this one {or any other project for that matter}!

After browsing some of my Pins I thought to myself--hey instead of just painting the walls a "purty" color...STENCIL IT!  And that I did!  I made a trip over to Michael's after work and found the perfect damask stencil, Martha Stewart spray adhesive, and a (3) pack of foam dowels.  I had purchased some accessories for the space during my previous trip to the Thrill of the Hunt that I was super excited to display! 

So here's the down and dirty on stenciling:

I used the  Martha Stewart Craft Stencil Adhesive Spray from Michael’s to spray the back of the stencil. This helped the middle parts of the stencil stay close to the wall and not bend out for a nice crisp line. I repositioned the stencil three or four times before re-spraying it.  And you'll want to use a drop cloth to spray the back of your stencil so you don’t get sticky stuff all over the floor (which I'm guilty of, lol!).

I sprayed the adhesive to the back of the stencil and positioned it in the middle of the wall and worked outward from there.

I also used good ol' blue painter's tape for holding the stencil up at the top and bottom.

I used the small foam dowels to apply the paint.  I just dipped the foam dowels in the paint and dabbed around the paint pan to remove the excess paint before applying it to the stencil.

Before repositioning it on the wall for the next application I would lay it on my drop cloth on the floor (face down) and wipe the back with a dry folded paper towel to remove the excess paint.

After repositioning the stencil about a thousand times...this is what I came up with.


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  1. This inspired me to want to do this! I want something creative for our laundry room.

    1. I love when my projects inspire others to try something new. I would love for your to share your project with me once it's complete. Good luck!

  2. Looks great! I have an old house with lots of tiny spaces so I love anything that makes a small space look bigger/better! Great job!

    1. Thanks Amy! I'm glad that you were inspired by my post-that's exactly why I blog!

  3. I LOVE the stencil you used on the wall! So cute! Can't wait to see it all done! Thanks for sharing this also at Thursday's Temptation.

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