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May 12, 2011


Melissa Irvin

I have wanted to do this in our hall bathroom for a while. I'm afraid to pull the trigger. Can't wait to see pictures if you take the plunge!


I LOVE the look, but it's a giant pain . . . I tried it in my bathroom and found it kind of impossible to get the stencil to lie flat between the ceiling and the top of the wall. It also takes a long time to get the paint on, because you can only use a little bit, otherwise it bleeds under the stencil. I had better luck doing a stencil border. The all-over patterns require skills that I just do not have!

Karin  Canazzi

My daughter did a design like this but smaller for a stage set and she said it was easy and it did look great. Patience is required I'm sure-if you googled how to's you could probably find loads of tips.

Aimee W

I'm think wallpaper would be easier. They have some beautiful ones out there (it's not your grandmas paper) that look very much like the gorgeous one here. I've hung a ton in homes and offices and could definately do that. Stenciling is really hard, especially I'd walls have any texture at all. Flat walls, much easier.


I did some stenciling in my daughter'r room - overall pleased with the results. But, took a very long time to do, and made the misake of drawing my reference line wiht a pencil (could not get it to erase no matter what I did). Also, I think if you have textured walls it would be harder to get stencil to stay put. I would probably just go with wallpaper! michelle

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