A Tea House Allover Stenciled Accent Wall Using Chalkboard Paint
Good morning, my little DIY darlings! What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about the start of a new school year? Did you just say chalkboards? We thought so! While your kidlets might be holding onto the last moments of summer, we have a DIY idea that we know you’re going to totally embrace. Today Cutting Edge Stencils has a gorgeous accent wall in a study that was painted using chalkboard paint and a stencil. Yup, you read that right. Come take a look.
We’d like to welcome Angela, the creative DIYer behind the blog Number Fifty Three. Angela had given her study a makeover and had painted a fun graffiti wall using chalkboard paint. Here’s what it looked like:
Cute, right? Well, Angela felt it lacked a little something. She wanted to find a way to unify the white walls and the chalkboard wall in the study. This is what the other side of the room looked like.
Rather than paint the whole wall, Angela opted to give it a stenciled pick-me-up. She chose our new Tea House Trellis Allover pattern, geometric design with an Eastern influence. She used blue painter’s tape to help hold the stencil in place and then painted the trellis pattern using a dense foam roller. Angela painted the pattern using the same chalkboard paint that she had used on the graffiti wall. Here she is working through the stenciling process.
Once the Tea house Trellis pattern was painted on the wall, Angela put the items in her study back in place. Here is her newly stenciled accent wall!
AH-mazing! Angela had this to say about her stenciled study, “I am so thrilled with the results.”
Here is a close-up of the pretty stencil pattern. Since she used chalkboard paint, she can write fun messages along the painted design.
Tips Stenciling with Chalkboard Paint
1. Keep in mind that stenciling with chalkboard paint can be a bit of challenge so have patience.
2. Remember to off load your roller or paint brush on a folded paper towel until it looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. This is especially true for chalkboard paint.
3. Keep baby wipes on hand to clean up any imperfections while the paint is wet. Once it’s dry, use a small brush to touch up the wall.
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew