I have an exciting project to share with you today! Not only is it exciting, but did I mention it was...FREE??! Yep, didn't cost me one penny. However, it did take a little time and my little hand does kinda hurt. More on that in a second. I needed to fill a space in our foyer that I have been wanting to fill for awhile. When I redid our foyer a few months ago (you can see that here) I knew I needed to do something on our HUGE, TALL wall that leads up the stairs. Here it is here:
Blah. I had two sconce thingy's there, but they need to find a new home. So what I decided to do was stencil "The Graham's" and then place pictures around it of our family.
Here is what you need to do this stencil project:
- Card stock
- Exact o-Knife
- Printer & Computer :)
- Paint & foam brush
Now you need to get to cutting! This is where my hand hurt...After trying to be so precise, it hurts.
After you finish cutting, I went and hung it on the wall where I wanted with some tape and left it there for a day to make sure that's where I wanted it.
Then came the "fun" part. Painting the stencil. I used a brown sample paint that I already had (free!) and grabbed my little foam brush from Michael's that I also already had (but if you needed one, they are only .73). Here is what it looked like after one coat. I did two, just to make sure!
So the next step was to break out the old Ikea frames (6 of them) and they were also free since I already them. I decided to paint them a pretty light blue color so the whole thing would blend in with the foyer. The paint was a sample paint I already had. I sanded down the frames and got to painting and they turned out so pretty!! Here is the final product up on the wall. Pardon the quality, I took them at night so I'm not sure they turned out too great.
|This is a view from upstairs|
I think it turned out nice! Especially since everything was FREEEEEE :) I am in love! Hope you guys enjoy it too!
Thanks for reading!