Are you looking for a quick way to update a room and add a graphic punch? A stencil might be just the thing. When planning our daughter’s room makeover we wanted to keep the furniture and big ticket items she already had like the headboard, the vanity table, zebra hide chair and dresser. After all, we had literally JUST finished making over her old room when we sold our house two years ago. That was the hardest thing about selling that house. Brooks had hand trowelled three layers of venetian plaster, burnished and waxed those walls until they shone like mirrored glass. That room also had our internet famous DIY mirrored ceiling medallion. That project has been “pinned” several thousand times and was also featured in Kelly Edward’s Design Cookbook. You can read more about that room makeover HERE.
So, we loved the pieces we had but just needed a quick update to bring it all together in the new house. My daughter has been begging for a pink room since she could talk. I’ve never been a pink girl. I kept thinking, “If I put her off, she will out grow this love for pink.” Well, she is 13 and she loves pink today as much as she ever did. So begrudgingly, we moved forward with Project Pink. We chose a nice soft pink paint color, Sherwin Williams 6589 Alyssum Pink. Our daughter chose the Chain Link Stencil and Shimmer Pink stencil creme from Royal Design Studio. Here are a few photos of how Project Pink came together.
Notice the subtle Pink Diamonds Brooks painted on the doors of the desk. That guy pushes for the small details. Always. After the walls were base coated the total stenciling time was about 6 hours. So, that’s a quick update in my opinion. And, if you are keeping score the only items we bought for this room makeover are:
- New paint
- Stencil and stencil creme
- New bedding
- New wall sconces
- New “vintage” chandelier
- New curtains
If you’d like to read more about my secrets to designing a great room where I walk through all my design decisions for this room you can check out my post HERE on Paint + Pattern. Including the skinny on where I shop for vintage finds including this Mid Century chandelier. If you’d like to talk to us about adding a graphic punch in your home with decorative painting or stenciling we’d love to hear from you. Please fill out the form below.
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