Last week I showed sneak peeks of the stenciled entryway I recently completed for a client. Today I'm excited to share the whole process + final product! Shout out to Royal Design Studio for succeeding AGAIN in making one of the prettiest stencils I've ever seen!
If you're curious about other rooms I've made over with Royal Design Studio's stencils, check out the sweet review they wrote about my design jobs by clicking HERE.
So here's where we begin:
My client wanted to keep the yellow but give the space more life, so she decided stenciling would be the way to go. Since she didn't want a drastic change, I decided the stencil should be done with just a lighter shade of the existing yellow. The beautiful chair rail made a clear divider for where the stencil would end, so after we go the paint & the stencil, I got to work! Queue up #1 Thing NOT To Do When Stenciling Over a Yellow Wall Advice:
This was when frustration kicked in. I stenciled that entire wall, aaaaand can you see it? A little? Barely? Yeah, that's because it's basically invisible! This was something I should have known would happen, but since yellow has never been my specialty on the color wheel (I'm more of a blue connoisseur) - I didn't predict that when I was done, you wouldn't even notice I had done ANYTHING!! Fortunately my client was very sweet and understanding AND open to the idea of outlining. I suggested outlining in gray, and she agreed to give it a try.
Just a couple outlines on those leaves and I could tell this was going to fix everything! It's still subtle, but it's pretty, unique, feminine, and best of all - NOTICEABLE! ;)
It was a lot of work for a small space, but in the end it was worth it because it turned out lovely! My client was happy and so was I - especially after knowing that I could fix my silly mistake!
I love the way this turned out! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out my other room transformations by
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