Cutting Edge Stencils Shares A Retro Flame Stenciled Bathroom!
Good Morning, my DIY bathroom renovators! Is your bathroom looking a little dull these days with those white fixtures, plain walls, dull tiles? We know a full bathroom renovation is just not in the budget and trust us it’s not needed. Before you throw in the bath towel, Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help you add some interest to your space using stencils!
We’d like to introduce you to Gabbi, the creative DIYer behind the blog Retro Ranch Renovation. Gabbi has an eye for decor and creating gorgeous spaces in her home. You might remember her bedroom that we shared on Facebook.
This teal, gray, and white beauty was super popular! Well, her bedroom isn’t the only space that’s looking pretty good these days. We are a little smitten with her stenciled master bathroom. Gabbi had painted her bathroom but then the space kind of just sat there and months seem to go by without any decor updates. Gabbi said, “It definitely needed “something”. My brain was telling me the answer was a wall full of tile, but my bank account was telling me that a stencil would work just as well. ;)” Here is the bathroom before its stenciled makeover.
She’s right, it does need a little something. Gabbi started looking at stencils online and selected our Retro Flame Allover pattern because she loved the zig-zag pattern. The bathroom was painted a cool minty hue, similar to Benjamin Moore’s crystalline AF-485. She decided to paint the modern geometric design in a soft gray, similar to Benjamin Moore’s sterling 1591. Gabbi used a removable spray adhesive and blue painters tape to adhere the stencil to the wall and a dense foam roller to paint the pattern. Gabbi shared this painting tip, “Remember, when you are stenciling, less is more. The more paint you try to gob on, the more it will bleed under the stencil. You can “off-load” some paint by rolling your roller onto a paper towel before you paint the wall..” Here’s a shot of her working through the stencil process.
After the stenciled accent wall was complete, Gabbi hung the bathroom mirror back up and was ready for the big reveal. Here it is folks! She had this to say about her newly stenciled space, “It adds a lot more interest, don’t you think?” We totally think it does!
Here is a close-up of the stenciled accent wall. We love her color choice for this zippy pattern.
Tell us, do you agree that stenciled accent walls can add interest? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew