Something fun that we like to do at our home is collage frame our favorite family vacations photos. We have all of these frames hanging in our hallway. It's such a fun idea. However, the hallway itself was looking pretty boring with just plain white walls.
Hallway Gallery Wall Makeover Using a Pineapple Stencil
Our boring hallway before...
I was excited to hear about the new line of stencils from Stencil Revolution. I picked out this adorable Pineapple Stencil and knew that it would make a really fun backdrop to my hallway gallery wall. I also gathered up some supplies needed like sponge brushes and blue painters tape.
My Inspiration for the color palate that I chose for my stencil wall came from a picture of a Hawaiian print shirt that I found online. I really wanted my walls to look fun and tropical.
The first step was to paint the walls a solid bright blue. Once my paint was dry I got to work stenciling the walls. Stenciling the walls was a bit time consuming but I found it to be actually really relaxing and therapeutic.
I loved using this stencil, it was really easy to work with and it's a great quality. I thought that I might have issues with keeping it hanging on the wall because it's got a little bit of weight to it, but I had no problems and the blue painters tape held it into place very well.
As far as applying the paint to the stencil there are a few different options to try. You can use a small roller brush, a stencil brush, or a sponge brush, but truthfully what I found to work well was just some cut up pieces of sponge. I just dabbed the sponge with paint right over the stencil. It worked great!
Every time, after I took my stencil down, I gave the back side of the stencil a quick wipe down with a wet paper towel.
It took some time to get it all finished but it was all worth it in the end. I am so happy with how it all turned out. My family loves it too!
Because one project always leads to another, once my walls were finished I decided to add some fresh white paint to all of the trim and molding.
Next it was time to re-hang all of our family vacation photos. I scattered the frames more this time then how they were hanging before.
Here is a look at my completed hallway makeover!! I think that it turned out so fun and colorful and I couldn't be more pleased with this adorable Pineapple stencil from Stencil Revolution.
Be sure to stop by The Wicker House to see more of my home and crafts!
Disclaimer: I was given a stencil from Stencil Revolution for this post, however, all opinions are of my own