Monday, March 11, 2013

Stencil Dilemma

Because I was super lazy this week-end.  (I’m going to blame the gloomy weather.)

Because I can’t make up my mind.  (This I can’t blame on the weather.)

Because everyone loves surveys.  (It’s true.)

Because people like to tell other people what to do. (Super true.)

What should I do with that white wall in my craft room?

Craft Room

If you’re new/catching up on the craft room, the walls are Sherwin Williams March Wind. The buffet is Sherwin Williams Agate Green. The buttons are a mix of white, coral, green and grey.  The sewing table is white with a Sun Bleached stain. The chairs are getting a paint job but I think they depend on my wall choice.  I plan on replacing the light (get over it Nate) and adding some colorful art above the sewing table.

That white wall is confusing me.  I have two stencils options that I am pondering.  Royal Design Studios Modern Chevron and Royal Design Studios Hollywood Squares

(This is not a sponsored post.  I won the stencils by entering our powder room into a Craftbaby contest.  RDS will offer up a stencil for a giveaway if I get my act together and get to stenciling.  Think of that as motivation for helping me out.)

Stencil Woes

I just can’t commit. Design paralysis. I’m probably just overthinking this (in true Michelle fashion). I just can’t decide.

Do I do coral chevron?  Or grey chevron (I would use March Wind.  I have decided that much.)?  But chevron is so overdone.  But I like it.

The squares are really fun but will probably take me 100 years to finish.  But grey squares. I can see it.  Or coral.  Coral is always good.

Or I could leave the walls white, find a fun fabric for a curtain and call it done.

What would you do with that white wall? 

Thanks for helping out an indecisive blogger.

37 comments:

  1. I have the chevron stencil too and another one, the moorish circles actually and haven't used them yet because I can't make up my mind. I know chevron is overdone but I still love the look too. You could also buy curtains and stencil them instead with the coral or grey.
    I'm sure regardless, it will look awesome.

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  2. I'm usually not a huge fan of chevron (I think I've been overexposed to it) but I really like it in your inspiration image. I say go for it!

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  3. I kind of lied in my vote. I voted coral chevron, but what I would ACTUALLY do is curtains. Because I am lazy. And stenciling a wall sounds like a crapton of work. But it's probably more fun if we do it together, so you have 2 weeks to figure this out, k?

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    1. I was thinking curtains myself. Once you use the room more you could decide if you need more cabinets or shelving that could go on those walls. You could also try wallpaper, but working with a pattern could be challenging (I did it, but made mistakes). Good luck. Your room is looking great.

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  4. I would go gray chevron - that's what I voted - and add coral curtains. That way you get the stencil without color committment but also a pop of color from the curtains. That way if you don't like the coral after a while, it is easier to paint the gray.

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  5. I don't think you can wrong with any of these options... I do like the gray chevron though.

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  6. I also "lied" with my vote. I said "curtains" but what I really think you should do is build a wall of built-ins with a window seat. I never, ever have enough storage space in my junk, I mean sewing/craft room.

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    1. This is exactly what I was thinking too! I second this vote.

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  7. Before I even scrolled down the the stencils I immediately thought "CORAL" (yes, I shouted that in my head). I also love the Chevron pattern (the squares seem too busy for me).

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  8. I voted for curtains because I would never, ever, not in a million years, ever stencil. That sounds like the worst job EVER. And I would never want to repaint the wall that I stenciled if I got bored with it, because I wouldn't want to cover up all my hard work. If I got bored with curtains I just go buy new ones. :-)

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  9. I vote for a grey pattern on the wall. I voted for the squares, because stenciling is a ton of work, and I would get tired of the chevron faster. Then perhaps you can sew some curtains from this coral chevron fabric to get your dose of coral & chevron. http://www.fabric.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=b596df6b-aded-49c0-b45c-1952208e83c9

    Or is that too much pattern? Then I'd just go with painting the wall the same grey as the others and adding these curtains. (You can always stencil something else.)

    Sarah

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  10. I voted for a white wall with fun curtains - but any solid color as an accent wall would be fun too. Adding a fun area rug in a bright color (maybe coral?) would be a fun way to amp up the room as well.

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  11. I don't care if chevron is overdone...I still heart it. And I heart stenciling. Okay well maybe not actually stenciling, but the results after. If I lived closer, I'd totally stencil your wall for you! :)

    PS-I'm jealous of your RDS partnership. I got our hallway stencil from them. Loved it! :)

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  12. I like the idea of grey square stencil, with a coral-patterned curtains!

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  13. I agree that chevron is overdone. Because I am not you, and not the one doing the work, I can honestly say that I would do the squares in both coral and grey! Like the inside squares coral and the outside grey. : )

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  14. I voted keep it white. I'd add coral curtains for a punch of color. Sonce you'll surely have writing or drawings up on the chalkboard wall, that will read as a pattern. It might be too busy with the stencil. I do love me some stencil action though. Perhaps stencil the squares in a very light coral so it's subtle.

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  15. I like the gray chevron. Yes, it's overdone, but it wouldn't be that awful to paint over later if you change your mind. That and coral curtains are my vote!

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  16. Stencils intimidate me because of the time commitment, but I love when other people use them. And I love coral, so I voted for that in any form. Coral squares or coral chevron or coral silhouettes of Homer Simpson. (Wouldn't that make Nate feel better about replacing the light?) You're welcome for the brilliant idea. ;)

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  17. If you go grey chevron you can do fun pops of color with accents. If you go coral chevron you can do with grey accents. I'm no help. Wait. I say coral chevron. There. Done.

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  18. I'd start with the fun curtain and see if it's enough. If you're still not happy with it, then try one of the more time consuming finishes.

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  20. I vote for grey chevron with coral curtains. I definitely think you should use more coral in the room but I think the grey chevron will be easier to work with down the line if you want to change up the scheme.

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  21. My immediate thought upon viewing that wall was "built-ins." Find some white cabinets to combine into a wall of storage, or hack some Billy bookcases into something nifty. But unless there is a ton of storage in that room that isn't shown, you need it, plus it's visually interesting once you get it loaded up with all your stuff.

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  22. I voted coral chevron but I think grey chevron with coral curtains would be gorgeous too! I think you can have a lot of fun with it since it is a craft room! :)

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  23. What about doing the stencil in the same color as the wall but just use glassy paint? I've been seeing that lately and love it! Maybe add a white bookshelf in front and a plant for added color...Just a thought! Can't wait to see what you do!

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  24. You are making this a democracy. And then hen you don't like how it turns out, you'll totally pick something else, won't you. Silly Michelle. I voted coral chevron because if there is anywhere to be uber trendy, it's this room. And it was your original idea and you are second guessing it.

    But at te very least, I think that wall needs a stencil.

    Good luck!

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  26. I vote hollywood squares!! I do like the chevron, but i feel like chevron is the damask of 2008=played out

    now i feel rude.

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  27. White walls are practically against my religion, I am a color wall girl all the way! I would paint the walls coral and use the stencil of your choice on the curtains!!! That would make for one warm and creative craft room!

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  28. ok, now that I see the chairs in your room I retract my comment in an earlier post to leave them untouched, I am sure painting them one of your button colors would pull the room together well. as to the walls, I say 'quilt them'. by that I mean do big color blocks with or without a painted stitch line. kind of like this http://www.designdazzle.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/paint-ideas-kids-rooms2.png, but bigger blocks and not a simple grid (and very muted tones). just a crazy thought...

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  29. I just did a stencil wall in my nursery using the Endless Circles Lattice Moroccan Stencil from RDS. I painted the ceiling coral and the accent wall coral and then stenciled the light grey over top. It is turning out awesome. I just need to finish the edging. The other three walls in the room are grey. Paint used was Sherwin Williams light french grey lightened to 40%, and Sherwin Williams charisma. Ooh, and Michaels has some great stenciling brushes in the Martha Stewart collection. Good luck!

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  30. I vote for bookshelves on either sides, a window seat below, and crown above the shelves to look like a built in. Wait, that wasn't an option, was it? ;-)

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  31. I love the squares! It would add so much to the room! But I'd say to do them in a darker grey (similar to the picture) to add some contrast in the room.

    If not then coral chevron! :)

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  32. LOL....the results of your survey are no help at all! Good luck making a decision :)

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  33. I said coral squares but I do love the idea of a fun curtain on the blank wall. I kinda really love it. That's no help.

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  34. I love the idea of a fun curtain-- it takes much less time and can be swapped out if you hate it! Plus, the curtain could incorporate one of the stencil patterns you're thinking of.

    Erin @ The Great Indoors

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