Damask Stencil Wall for Daughters Bedroom

Just recently I redecorated my daughter’s bedroom from its prior hot pink princess look and feel to a more serene setting with shades of blue, green and rose.

As blogged here, I’ve finished most of the redesign, I now just have a couple of finishing touches.

First task on my list, the accent wall that just seemed a little bland. With a little bit of internet searching, I decided to stencil the back light blue wall with a silver damask to spruce it up a bit.

I ordered one from Cutting Edge Stencils, a source I found online, and chose the Verde Damask. This stencil measures 17 inches wide and 22 inches tall, just the perfect size to cover her 10x10ft back wall.

I bought some silver acrylic paint from Michaels on clearance for $2.99 and watered it down a bit to it would have a translucent effect. I purchased a large sponge brush from Lowe’s (only $6) to apply the paint. You can actually use a roller brush, but I just felt like I had more control with something handheld.

I practiced my technique on a sample board first which I highly suggest to get your color combination right and to get comfortable with the stencil. Once I was content with my sample board, I started with the left hand side of the wall, about 2/3 of the way up (I decided on this strategy since I knew I had shadow boxes that would be placed on the wall at a certain height). I taped the stencil with blue painter’s tape and applied my first coat with a stencil sponge.

I peeled up the stencil every so often just to check that I was using the right pressure. I wanted a subtle effect, but needed to make sure it was even across the stencil.

When I was finished with the first round, I let it dry for a couple of minutes then I slowly peeled up the painter’s tape. The stencil has built in guides to lay the next piece so you can’t mess up the alignment.

The whole process when very smoothly! It only took me about 4 hours to complete the entire room, but mostly because this was my first time stenciling and I was going quite slow to make sure I wouldn’t mess up! I let the paint dry for 2 hours then moved back the furniture. It looks great! And I love how the light reflects off the metallic silver from the window and ceiling lights.

So the total cost of this project: $46 for the wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils with shipping (get 20% off when you use the promo code SPRING), $6 for the paint and $6 for the paintbrush. Under $60 total!



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  1. says

    That looks so gorgeous! You really did a fabulous job and it is something that will grow with her for sure. I love her bedroom furniture too…so feminine and lovely. :-) Thanks so much for coming by this week and sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday…we look forward to seeing lots more of you in the future!


    STUNNING! I love a stenciled wall & yours is beautiful. I’m putting your room in the PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.

  3. says

    I am late posting today due to weather (LOVE and NEED some rain)….BUT wanted to say to you…
    Thanks for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville’s Thrifty Thursday, my friend!
    I appreciate your link….and your “presence”!
    It’s not a party without you!
    You will be featured on my Friday post, set to publish in mere moments. :)

    Tales from Bloggeritaville

  4. says

    This is great and what a coincidence…. I have just bought a similar stencil and I will be using silver paint too!!! Gives me more confidence to try it, instead of just looking at it!!! You did a great job.

  5. says

    What a lovely room. The addition of the stencil is perfect. I also really like the carpet and how it pulls all of the colours together. Happy 4th!

  6. says

    hi! so glad you liked my ice cream party! thanks for the nice comment. :) i literally just gasped at the sight of this project.. it is amazing!! i love damask and the color combo is perfectly serene. great job! i have a daughter and i don’t think i’ll be able to get this out of my mind when redecorating comes around.. :)

  7. says

    I love the damask print! The paint is the perfect it for it! The wall is wonderful. Great, great job! And can I just say, I love the lines of the dresser next to the bed. Awesome!

  8. says

    Your stenciling looks wonderful. Your daughter must be so pleased with her new decor!

    I used a stencil from this company last summer and was quite pleased with the end result.

  9. says

    This is a truly beautiful project! You must have felt such a sense of accomplishment when you saw how beautifully it turned out! And thanks for linking up with Mommy Club Wednesday! We loved your project so much it will be featured in the post for this weeks Linky!!Hope it gets you more exposure- we’d love if you’d grab our button to let others join in the fun! You can find it here: http://milkandcuddles.com/2011/08/2700/


    ps. I’m your newest follower:)

    • howtonestforless says

      Thanks Shannon! So honored to be featured on your site! I grabbed your button and put it on my blog. ps. I’m your newest follower, too :)

  10. says

    What a gorgeous room! Love the steciling and how you lined the artwork on that wall. I am especially smitten with the color combo. Pat yourself on the back. Great job!

  11. Krista says

    The Before & After transformation in this room is amazing! It looks wonderful! Wish I had a girl to do this for, but alas, I have two boys… Love your blog. Glad I happened across it today!

  12. L.Johnson says

    You did a wonderful wall!!!! I was wondering where you got the rug??? Love the colors & design!

  13. Judy H says

    Very pretty effect. I’ve always wanted to try somethink like this and always assume I would mess it up. Maybe now I’ll give it a try.

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