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We haven't done much in our laundry room since moving in and we finally decided to tackle it. Sure, it could have been worse but between the floor (which had stains all over it from who knows what) and the blue paint on the walls, it felt very out of place in the rest of our neutral, woods and whites, home.
After creating an inspiration board, I realized that I REALLY wanted subway tile in our laundry room. BUT..... that just wasn't in the budget, so I partnered with Cutting Edge Stencils and came up with a way to fake it.
First things first, the walls got a fresh coat of paint. I am not even sure what the name of the color is because I found it with the mistints and it was $5 for a gallon and I couldn't pass that up!
Next, I used the "Bricks Allover Stencil" and the "Stencil Essentials Kit." Let me just tell y'all, the brush and the clip-on level that come in this kit are AWESOME and helped me so much - totally worth every penny!
I made the mistake of not letting my "base" dry long enough before I started stenciling and that is why there are different tones of white in the brick pattern. At first I was really bummed and thought I would re-do it but the longer I looked at it, the more it grew on me. Now I absolutely love it because it looks aged to me. I used the color "Snowbound" for the "tiles because I had some left over from another project. You can use any color you want!
I continued repeating the pattern until I had covered the whole wall. This stencil comes with the one big one that is shown a few pictures back, a smaller row for the top, and a single brick stencil to help you work in the space you have and fill in gaps.
Because of our window, I wasn't able to lay the stencil entirely flat in a couple places and it caused a few bleeds in that area. I just used the brush that came in the Stencil Essentials Kit and some of the base color to paint over the bleeds. Once I finished the accent wall, I started working on the floor. You can read about that part of this project here. I had planned on this all being one post but it was too long and I had to break it up, sorry!
So stencils are amazing and I wanted to share the joy of stenciling with one of my readers! I have partnered with Cutting Edge Stencils to give someone a chance to win the free stencil (up to $50 retail value) of their choice! Entering is super easy! Just click here to be taken to their website, browse their amazing designs and find a stencil that would be perfect for your project, then come back here and let me know what stencil you would love to win by COMMENTING below on this post! The winner will be announced on Friday, November 18th. (2016)
** CONGRATULATIONS NATAWNI SMITH ON WINNING THE STENCIL OF YOUR CHOICE! **
RULES: No purchase necessary to win. This giveaway is open to readers with US shipping addresses only and will run from 11/14/16 to 11/18/16 at 4:59 pm EST. Void where prohibited by law. Winner will be selected using Rafflecopter on November 18th at 5:30 EST and notified here (as a reply to your comment,) as well as being announced on my social media accounts. If the prize has not been claimed by November 23rd, another winner will be drawn.