Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Royal Design Studio. All opinions are my own.
I’ve been making over all of our bathrooms (on a budget) little by little, and this time I’m working on our playroom bathroom. Our playroom serves as a second guest room, and while the room itself is still a work in progress, I thought it would be nice to make the bathroom a bit more welcoming since guests use it when they visit. I already painted the vanity, and now with the help of Royal Design Studio, I stenciled the walls!
I’ve always loved the idea of stenciled walls, because you can get the look of wallpaper without the hassle of removing it later. When you’re tired of the pattern, simply paint over it instead. (I’m still working on wallpaper removal in one of our other bathrooms.)
Here’s a “before” shot of the bathroom.
I opted to go with the Modern Moroccan Lace Wall Stencil, and I really like the pattern.
First, I painted a coat of Behr Marquee in “White” as the base color for the wall. Then, I stenciled in Benjamin Moore’s “Gray Owl” lightened by 50%. (I had some left over from our downstairs bathroom makeover.) I wanted to use light colors to create a subtle pattern.
I used the Flocked Stencil Roller Set to apply the paint. I used painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place (you can roll a bit of tape and stick it on the back of the stencil to attach it when you’re working in the corners or near the edge of the wall). The registration marks on the stencil make it easy to line up your pattern and repeat it across the wall. It also came with a handy ceiling filler stencil (a smaller, narrow strip of stencil) to finish off the pattern at the top of the wall near the ceiling line.
I know you’re wondering, and the answer is yes, I do always look that glamorous when I’m working on a DIY project. Haha!
Royal Design Studio has lots of resources on their site as far as stenciling instructions and guidance, which I found really helpful since I’ve stenciled furniture before but never a whole wall.
I love the pattern of this stencil because it’s quite forgiving. Stenciling in general was easy, but it was a challenge working around the light fixture and toilet (super narrow spaces), so I didn’t do a perfect job, but you can’t really tell unless you inspect it closely. Overall, I’m really happy with it and it completely transformed the look of the room.
This bathroom is tiny and quite difficult to photograph, but hopefully you’ll get the idea anyway!
Here’s what the bathroom looks like now:
I still plan on framing out the mirror and adding a little rug and a towel rack. I removed two large towel racks that kept falling down and patched the walls, so now I need to add a small one for a hand towel, plus maybe a hook on the back of the door. I’m also going to paint the rest of the playroom the lightened Gray Owl color to coordinate with the stenciled wall and lighten up the current tan scheme that we’ve got going on in there.
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