WhisperWood Cottage earned its name from the natural wooded environment surrounding it.
Since it's too cold to be outside, I thought I'd bring some outdoors in!
AFTER (above) & BEFORE (below)
I was intimidated by the large stencil at first, but I found the process easier than anticipated. Here's how I did it...
- Birch Forest Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils
- Clip-on Stencil Level from Cutting Edge Stencils
- Dense Foam 4" Roller with Handle from Cutting Edge Stencils
- Dense Foam 4" Roller from Cutting Edge Stencils
- 1/2" Stencil Brush from Cutting Edge Stencils
- Custom color from Mythic Paint
- Washed Clay (color 158-5) from Mythic Paint
- Purdy Paint Brush
- painter's tape
- painter's tray
- paper plates
- step stool
1. I started by touching up the walls with my custom color from Mythic Paint and Purdy paint brush. The custom color was ordered to match the existing wall color that I have throughout many rooms in the cottage. What I like about working with Mythic Paint is that winter painting indoors is a breeze without the paint fumes that would normally wreak havoc on my senses! 2. I placed the stencil level on top of the stencil and placed it on the wall staring in the bottom right corner. While it normally recommended that you start at the top of the wall, I thought I best to start at the bottom due to the angle of the ceiling. Using the painter's tape, I did my best to get it in a fixed position.
3. I poured the Washed Clay color from Mythic Paint into the paint tray. I filled the 4" foam roller with paint and rolled it onto a stack of 4-5 paper plates so that it was wet but not dripping with paint. This prevents it from bleeding under the stencil. I rolled the paint onto the stencil. Magic!
4. I repeated the process 3 additional times to cover the entire wall space in this nook.
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