After I had Tonya come over and help me stencil my closet for the stencil tutorial, I was REALLY wanting to stencil something on my own. I had the itch!
I’m not sure why since I can hardly find time to pee these days, but I had my mind made up…I was going to stencil the powder room wall.
On a Friday.
When I had all 3 kiddos at home.
Here’s the before (as Bents shows you his newest big boy skills during my photo opp). I have always HATED this bathroom. It was my blah bathroom. The one that got no attention…yet the one that all of my house guests use.
It was screaming…“make me pretty!”
About 21 minutes in to my project I thought to myself…”What the h*** was I thinking?” Not because stenciling can be hard. Oh no. Stenciling is actually quite easy.
In case you don’t believe me just watch our tutorial.
No, because my 3 little helpers…were extremely all up in my business or my paint or my ladder or my stencil or my adhesive spray or …… (fill in the blank). You get the point. They decided they wanted nothing to do with their playroom and instead…they wanted everything to do with the not-so-roomy bathroom I was trying to stencil. Bents even had to have his snack floor side as I painted away.
The stencil project took my nearly 8 hours when it probably should have been more like a 3 hour job. But, hey, the boys learned to stencil that day and you know what…I might just put them to work stenciling our entryway next?
Do you like?I’m really digging that it added so much character to this small little bathroom!
Everything that I hung on the wall was stuff that I already had, but wasn’t using.
And yes, I hung it all myself (*pat on the back).
My favorite wall piece…this adorable hand written note that my husband wrote to his father when he was little.
And since we’re doing a powder room tour…here’s the mirror from Pier 1 that was the ONLY piece of the bathroom prior to the stencil project that I liked! 🙂
Oh and these cute shelves my dad built! <<COMPLETE TUTORIAL HERE>>
Ok, so maybe I didn’t hate the bathroom. I just didn’t love it.
But now…oh now…I heart it with a capital H!
I also purchased this new rug from Pier 1.
There you have it! The finished powder room – “stencil style”!
There truly are so many different stencil’s you can buy so if you don’t love this one…I would encourage you to check them out at Hobby Lobby and pick one you do like!
Maroon Paint – Valspar Signature Wine Glass CI 121
Light Tan Paint – Valspar Signature Lambs Ear
Rug – Pier I
Corner Shelves – Built by my dad <tutorial>