Our walls were painted Sherwin Williams Interesting Aqua for a few years. This color was the base coat for my new paint treatment.
Stenciled and Faux Painted Walls
Our entry way has gone through several changes in the 12 years we've lived in our house. But the latest is my favorite!
We had done the crown moulding and chair rails several years ago so I taped them off to protect them. Make sure to apply your painter's tape correctly for a neat finish.
Then using this paint tray and divided roller, I put 1/3 Interesting Aqua with 2/3 white in one side of the paint tray and a very small amount Valspar's gold glaze in the other side. I then blended these two colors out over my base coat of Interesting Aqua.
I then used a damask stencil and stenciled, very lightly, with Interesting Aqua and a little gold glaze.
Here's the stencil I used. I taped it to the wall with painter's tape and stenciled my design in various spots around the room. I wanted it to look a little asymmetrical.
I spaced my stencils evenly around the room. I then added a little texture on top the give the whole wall an elegant aged look.
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love and blessings~ Lynda
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