Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chevron Stenciled Wall {Craft Room}

This post is to remind myself that I will never stencil again.  Of course, I said this after I finished our powder room also.  I’m a slow learner.  And a sucker for stenciling.

The Pinterest Challenge was announced last week. I’m a big fan of the Pinterest Challenge.  It was just the kick in the buns that I needed to finish my 3/4 stenciled wall in my craft room.  The room isn’t complete yet and it’s totally not styled.  That post will come soon.  But the stenciling is FINALLY done!!!  I thought the day would never come.

Chevron Stenciled Wall in craft room

I used the Modern Chevron Wall Stencil from Royal Design Studios. (Not a sponsored post.  Lord knows I’m doing enough of them this week.  I won the stencil by submitting our powder room in a contest.)  I’ll share more thoughts on the stencil and tips for stenciling in the next week or so.

I know chevron is overdone in blogland. However, here in Iowa only 4% of the population knows what chevron is so my friends think I’m a designing genius.  And I like chevron. 

I’m not done with the room yet but I like how it looks with my Instagram display and rocking chair.

Chevron Wall Stencil and Instagram display

Modern Chevron Stencil

It also lives happily next to the button art!

Chevron Stencil and Button Art

I stole the curtains from the dining room to see if I liked the white.  I do.  I’ll soon purchase curtains at the correct length for this room.  Someday.

Even Ike approves.  Or does he?  He refused to model early this morning.  He’s worn out from his first video appearance.  Check that out on Friday!

Ike Loves Chevron

My Pinspiration was from the lovely Gabbi at Retro Ranch Reno.  The chevron wall in her bathroom totally kicks the room up a notch. Be sure to check out Gabbi’s house.  Their transformation is impressive.  And she has good taste.  And I like her.  Is that enough reasons?

Chevron Stencil Wall Retro Ranch Reno

Unfortunately, I do not have the same patience for stenciling as Gabbi does.  I swore I was going to still be stenciling at age 93.  Luckily I finished at age 31.  Although I feel like this project may have aged me approximately 60 years.  But it sure is pretty. 

Wall Stencil Chevron

Check out our past Pinterest Challenge projects below!

Linking up: Young House Love, Bower Power, Sparkle Meets Pop, Red Bird Blue

Did you participate in the Pinterest Challenge?  Have you stenciled before?  Are you interested in stenciling or does it scare you?

68 comments:

  1. AAAAH-mazing! love the colors in there, love the patterns! and i can't wait for your next stencil project when the pain of this one wears off and you forget this post is here to remind you not to do it again. ;)

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  2. NICE WORK!!! I like Gabbi too. And her house. I can't wait to see your room done, and I am suuuuuuper excited for the vlog. Also, I will never stencil.

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  3. I love the look of this, but wall stencils scare me! Im suck a wimp!

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  4. That wall is amazing & I love chevron too! I'm sad that so many people don't care for it anymore because it's apparently "overdone". It will never be overdone to me.

    Keep on chevron'ing.

    P.S. Your craft room is turning out awesome.

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  5. Gorgeous!! You should link this room up too :) I wish I had a whole room just for crafting....

    http://designerinteal.blogspot.com/2013/05/design-in-your-home-april-features-and.html

    XO Samantha

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  6. LOOOOOOVE it! Awesome job!
    And I'm still a chevron fan too! I actually have the stencil but have never used it.

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  7. Great job - I don't think I have the patience for stenciling! You had me LOL at your comment about 4% of Iowa knowing cheveron. Leave it to us midwesterners to always be behind on the trends :)

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  8. Gorgeous! I'm sure it was tedious, but the benefits are huge. It's a great look on a window wall and is amazing with the other furnishings in the room. Nicely done!!

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  9. It looks amazing and well worth your efforts!! And you even finished more than 60 years ahead of schedule - woohoo!

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  10. This looks REALLY good. And I'm glad you went with the chevron, it is perfect for a fun craft room.

    You nixxed the patterned curtains?

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  11. looks awesome... so worth the hard work and aggravation ( I think ) :)

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  12. I LOVE how it turned out! Your hard work and dedication were totally worth it.

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  13. Looks great! Stenciling seems like a tremendous amount of work, but it looks worth it.

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  14. Nicely done. Nothing like the impending deadline of a good link party to light the fire under a blogger.

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  15. That looks fantastic. I want to stencil my bathroom, so I look forward to your tips.

    Also haha about 4% of Iowa knowing about chevron... I am buying a chevron rug for my kitchen (in Missouri) and I feel the same way.

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  16. Looks so good, its transformed your room. Please share your paint colors. Thanks Emma.

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  17. It sure IS pretty! And the fact that you finished before 93... bonus.

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  18. Looks fantastic!! Your room is turning out so cute!! I know you're scared of coloured furniture but I think that rocker would look amazing in coral. Just saying. haha. Great job on finishing up the stencil! I still haven't been brave enough to give that a go yet...

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  19. Wow! I'm impressed that you had the patience to finish. It looks fabulous!

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  20. I LOVE this wall!!! And those buttons.. perfect!

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  21. Looks great! I was also the victim of a stencil just that took WAY too long. It is almost like birthing a child though in the sense that after you are done you start to forget the pain!

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  22. Gorgeous! It turned out beautifully Michelle! Love love love it!

    I've yet to bite the stenciling bullet, but I have plans...

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  23. That adds so much to the room! Lookin' good! I have my first stenciling project coming up. Never stenciled before so I'm encouraged! xo Kristin

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  24. This room is really getting craftastic. In love. Can't wait to see how you style it!

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  25. Looks amazing. I just painted stripes in my foyer, you are much braver than I.

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  26. I love how this room is coming together. Gorgeous.

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  27. I love how this room is coming together. It looks so good. The stenciling was definitely worth it. Glad Ike approves ;)

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  28. "I know chevron is overdone in blogland. However, here in Iowa only 4% of the population knows what chevron is so my friends think I’m a designing genius. And I like chevron."

    Best paragraph ever. Also your room looks awesome.

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  29. Glad you bit the bullet! It looks great! (though I am with you on the stencil love/hate relationship)

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  30. Haha, after I stenciled a wall in my kitchen, I swore off stenciling for good too... and then a year later I stenciled my family room and was cursing myself once again. Anyways, the wall looks great!

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  31. LOVE it! It looks great. I'm also really tired of bloggers making grand statements of things being overdone. Who cares. If you're tired of it, move on, and let the rest of us enjoy our gorgeous chevron! I'm sad that the patterned curtains have disappeared - did they not work with the chevron? I still think you need colorful curtains on the chevron wall - maybe a solid coral or mint?
    Oh and CONGRATULATIONS on finishing the project. I can only imagine how long it took.
    Sarah

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  32. Wow it turned out great! I love the way it looks with your instagram display too!

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  33. It is so pretty. I am really glad it didn't take you 62 more years! Who knows if blogs will even be around then ;)

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  34. This looks fantastic! I'm totally sad that chevron is so popular now because I love the way it looks. You did such a great job!

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  35. YEAH! That's what I call an accent wall :) I've got a few big ideas swirling around for an accent wall in Max's room...

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  36. Looks wonderful, I love it! That's the nice thing about living in a non-trendy area. I miss everyone being impressed with me/my style/house/projects/etc back in Iowa. Utah's too trendy. I'm coming back.

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  37. I've been pondering stenciling in various locations of our house...and then I remember that it takes 80 years to finish. And that I am pregnant. And yet, I still find myself seriously considering it. What is wrong with me??

    Your wall looks great. :)

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  38. It looks fanfreakintastic. I hate stenciling. I stenciled my dining room once, and I swore I would never do it again. But yours is tempting me like Bathsheba. lol. You did good kid.

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  39. This looks amazing! I can't wait to read your stenciling tips.

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  40. I love your chevron wall! I have a little hallway I have contemplated stenciling several times. I go back and forth between stripes and a stencil.....so it is still plain.

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  41. Your chevron wall looks amazing! And I'm cracking up at the comment about people in Iowa not knowing what chevron is. I'm right on the border in Illinois, so I can totally relate! Haha! :)

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  42. Do you live in Pittsburgh?! I feel like we're always about 4 years behind on trends here too, lol! This wall turned out so GREAT!!! I applaud your patience--it was definitely worth it! Wonderful job, girl! I popped over from The Pinterest Challenge--thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

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  43. Your craft room reminds me out of a scene of Pleasantville (movie shot in mostly black & white, with pops of color). I was trying to figure out the color you painted the chevron (thinking it was a black & white pic, lol). I didn't realize until the pic of wall w/buttons!

    Good job, a lot of work. I'm not sure I'd have the patience for stenciling a wall.

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  44. It looks amazing! I haven't stenciled anything, but I can only imagine how difficult it is! Glad you stuck with it because it's wonderful!

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  45. Wowza!! I can imagine that you are a seriously patient person. Fabulous job!! It looks absolutely incredible so all the hard work was worth it. Great buttons and hutch too:)
    Krista

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  48. Looks great despite the aging process, lol =) Can't wait to see your finished craft room!

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  49. looks gorgeous! I always worry my home looks like every blog I read... but then I remember THAT'S WHY I READ BLOGS. and my friends don't so they think I'm a superstar designer. haha

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  50. Haha, I am loving your statistic about Iowans and chevron walls. We just did one in our nursery and everyone thinks I am a creative genius!

    Love your wall!

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  51. Love it, so worth the labor...than again, I was not the one doing the stenciling ;). I also happen to think Gabbi has good decor taste.

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  52. Beautiful! I swore I would never stencil again after my laundry room, but you're already making me reconsider. i'm a fan of the white curtains too.

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  55. I'm fairly certain you're crazy. Stenciling my headboard chevron was bad enough much less a WHOLE WALL. Katie and I literally got annoyed within 5 minutes of measuring and taping and decided to screw the measuring and just tape wherever we though looked the best. Mad props to you.

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  56. ahhhhh!! This is what I voted for!! Love it!

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  57. It is soooooo awesome! About 150 times more awesome than our bathroom! All that hard work was TOTALLY worth it! :)

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  59. I feel you on the pain of stenciling. I once started to stencil a room, and before I could finish it (after a couple years of thinking I should finish it), the house had to be put on the market and all the stenciling was painted over. Epic fail.

    Your wall looks gorgeous. It makes me believe I can finish a chevron desk project that I started last summer :-)

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  61. The whole room looks awesome! I'm also really glad that I'm not the only one that still really likes chevron!

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