Welcome to Pumps & Parties! I have been so excited to share this post with you all. I was so excited to do this Peacock Stencil and I love the way it turned out. I was nervous at first about the black wall being too dark but this room has a lot of natural light and because its a tiny accent wall it really stands out but is not too overpowering. Below is the inspiration image I found on pinterest and I wanted to find a stencil that I really loved. Enjoy this post and don't forget to subscribe and follow my boards for more DIY Projects like this.
First you want to tape off all your corners and edges. Don't forget to do your outlet. I bought some cheap drop clothes ($.98 each from Home Depot) to put down on the floor.
The stencil is from cutting edge stencils. They are my favorite company to buy stencils from. Buy peacock stencil here. Here are my paint colors below. Deep Onyx by Gladden and then a Ralph Lauren Gold paint.
I painted the edges first so I would not make the mistake of rolling onto the side walls. I did this with a small brush.
Here you can see it comes in handy when you have a 6'6 tall husband. He didn't even need the step stool to reach the top areas. We let the first coat of paint dry for a few hours.
here is what the stencil looks like up close. You definitely want a leveler which is the black rod at the top. This comes from cutting edge stencils as well so you can add it to your order. I use this all the time for many projects (hanging frames etc) and it helps you line up your stencil.
I like to use the disposable white trays so I can toss them after. This small roller is your stencil roller which can be bought anywhere. Its a high density foam and you don't want to cover it with a lot of paint. You almost want it barely coated so that you go over stencil a few times. If there is too much paint on it then it will bleed through.
Ok so my stenciling has begun! You can see I decided to go from the hardest corner on the lower right and work my way up to the left. This helps keep the stencil even and then it was easy to stencil off the wall on the left!
You can see here below the marks on top of the feather. These are the guideline marks that will match up with your stencil when you move it up to do your next layer.
I love the way it is looking here and you can see how I let the pattern run off the wall to the left. It looks so much like wall paper!
Here is the wall complete! I wanted to leave some black space at the top because I didn't want this pattern to go to the top. It may have been too overpowering.
Here is where the styling fun begins :)
I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed writing it! I am really excited how it came out and I have lots more projects like this to share with you. If you have your own DIY project to share with me then email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I love featuring guest posts. Also don't forget to follow me below and subscribe for more DIY projects like this one. This entire project costs under $100.00. Here is what you will need below:
Base Color: $20.00
Stencil Color: $15.00 (you only need a small amount)
Drop Cloth: $1.00
Painters Tape: $6.00
Brushes and Rollers: $15