Vintage-Looking Farmhouse Wallpaper Made With Wall Stencils

4 Materials
7 Hours

Cutting Edge Stencils gorgeous Farmhouse and Cottage Stencil Collection will transform your home into a charming, yet stylish space filled with character. Wall stencils are quickly replacing age-old wallpaper in the DIY community, and now the homes of people who LOVE to keep up with the hottest trends. In this blog post, we are going to teach you TWO super easy painting techniques that will transform your home into a chic county dream. Save money & time with stencils for you next DIY home improvement project!

You’re going to want to start with a blank canvas and what’s better than a big white wall?! Our first step is to create a textured appearance as a base coat before we begin stenciling. Pour Behr’s “Bamboo Shoot” paint in a flat latex finish onto a paper plate. Then take a microfiber rag a scrunch it real tight. Dip the microfiber rag into the paint and offload just enough onto a paper towel so the rag is still lightly covered with paint.

Now blot it onto your wall creating a textured looking basecoat. Using this rag technique is a quick and inexpensive way to paint your wall like a faux finisher! 

For this wall, we are going to be using the Jacobean Allover Wall Stencil. Apply repositionable spray adhesive to the back of your wall stencil before you begin. This will reduce your chances of any paint seepage that might occur under the stencil.  Attach a Clip-On-Stencil Level to the bottom of your floral wall stencil to make sure that it hangs straight.

Mix Raw Umber acrylic paint and Black acrylic paint to create a dark chocolate brown color. Take a ¾” Professional Stencil Brush and gently dab your paint in random sections on the stencil. Now, take a 4” Dense Foam Roller and lightly roll Benjamin Moore’s ‘Bermuda Turquoise” over the entire wall stencil. Blend the blue and dark brown really well. 

We want to give our stenciled accent wall a subtle vintage feel. We took a 2” Dense Foam Roller and rolled over the stencil with Bamboo Shoot lightly in some areas.

Then blend it with the Bermuda Turquoise with your dense foam rollers. It's okay to use the same roller when blending. I personally liked this technique more than the others because it tones down the turquoise color and the stencil pattern looks a bit smoother.

Once the paint dries after about two minutes, realign the stencil with the previously painted registration marks and repeat! 

Stenciling is an inexpensive and FUN alternative to applying farmhouse wallpaper in your home. You can customize your stencil colors and pattern to fit your personal taste. Did we mention the number of compliments you’ll get from your guests when they find out YOU stenciled that trendy wall design! Check out our stencil ideas gallery for more stenciling inspiration on our website

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  • Tammy Carnes Tammy Carnes on Nov 07, 2019

    I like the rag look without the stencil, & I don't like flat paint I like to be able to wash my walls down, so what kind of paint would I use then?

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