Continuing on with my adornment of the Milton House walls, this week I will show you the back hall project I just completed. Here you see the "before" picture, with that "w" word I hate to use, wallpaper.
My favorite painter, Warren, was on the scene before me to strip off this paper and apply the base coat.
The first layer was a soft gold metallic glaze.
That was followed by this great stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I have been drooling over their selection of stencils for some time now, so was delighted when my client picked this one! I had them enlarge their original design by 20% because I wanted an over-scaled look here. The stenciling was done using a metallic green.
When I ordered the stencil, I also ordered this great new tool... a clip on level! For those of you who use these all over repeat patterns, this is a real time saver and I highly recommend spending the extra $10 for one. I did not want to use spray adhesive on this stencil, so that is why you are seeing so much blue tape.
Here's a closer look at my little level at work!
This design works up very quickly.
Of course, I did all the easy sections first. :-)
This stencil is a very good weight and was easy to wrap around the corners.