Name that movie. OK here’s a hint. I share the same exact feelings after I finished stenciling the back wall of my office nook.
Before I could actually get started on the stenciling part, I had to prep the walls. That meant spackling the wall followed by touch up paint.
Then I used Martha Stewart’s Metallic Gold craft paint and a stencil, both from Michaels. I had them on hand already but you can get both for under $20. Much less with a coupon.
This is where I share in progress shots, but I was so eager to get it finished that I didn’t stop to take pictures. Nor do I have a tutorial on how to stencil a wall. I just eye balled it and taped the stencil to the wall with painters tape. One thing to note is that I started from the bottom so I can get a few practice stenciling in before I get to the exposed wall area. I’ll just let the pictures do all the talking.
The spacing isn’t just right, but I like the imperfect look of it. There was also some bleed through, but that’s ok too. I’m going for a organic and natural look so the imperfections makes it stand out better in my opinion. I also couldn’t figure out how to get rid of the overhead light glare, but it shows how the paint shimmers, so I left it.
For my first time stenciling a wall, I think I did ok. I can tell you this place looks 1000 times better than how I started just two weeks ago.
1 more thing to check off the Office Nook checklist.
- clean up the mess
- take down all old shelves
- patch holes and touch up paint
- stencil wall
- look for desk bases with storage
- empty old file cabinet and organize paperwork
- make a desk top
- wall shelves
- remake cork board
- art and accessories
- final reveal!!
I still have lots to do, but I’m really excited to get it done.