Continuation of the office/closet painting makeover.
Originally I'd thought that I would paint all the walls blue in the closet, but after applying the white primer, I realized that I really liked how bright the white made the room look. I decided to paint the back wall white and the two side walls the blue color - Lighthouse Shadows by Valspar.
I checked into putting pretty wall paper (allen + roth Sea Breeze Floral Trail wallpaper) on the back wall, but it was to expensive for my budget with a price tag of $59.96 a roll. We're already spending more in this room than we first had planned by adding new baseboard and trim. I opted to stencil the wall instead. In the photos below you can see my test spots.
Jones Design Company - a hand painted wallpaper.
The second is a stencil I found on line at Hobby Lobby. It was $16.99 but using an online coupon and free shipping made it $10.20. I ended up choosing the Hobby Lobby stencil even though I liked the painted wall paper. The thought of painting all the lines by hand seemed very labor and time intense. Note the white paint over the blue, which was my first thought for the painting project.
In the photos below, you can see the process of painting the stenciled wall using the blue paint over the white. I followed the instructions and stated at the top of the wall in the center. To make sure the stencil stayed straight on the wall I used a level and worked across the wall horizontally. I continued this process working my way down the wall.
Here's how it looks once the side walls were painted and stenciling was completed.
Oh, so much better !
I'm loving how the closet is turning out. Stay with me; and I'll continue to show you the process for the rest of the closet and room.