I’ve mentioned before that subtle colours and calm spaces are normally my thing, colour and pattern is well… not so much. Maybe it’s the freaky spell of good weather we’re having at the moment but something crazy came over me recently and I completely fell in love with the idea of geometric print wall.
There are quite a few tutorials on Pinterest but I knew I didn’t have the patience to create my own stencil or possess the talent to paint freehand neatly! For us a pre-made stencil was the only option. We went with this one which arrived fairly quickly and was made out of a light weight plastic. It says reusable but by the end of doing this wall the stencil had started to curl so I don’t think we’ll be using it again.
We began by folding the stencil over at the top so that the pattern started at the very top of the wall, and then affixed the stencil to the wall with masking tape.
Simon sprayed the wall completely from the front – this meant that the paint didn’t get under the edges of the individual shapes, and saved him from having to stick each segment down with masking tape!
It was a bit nerve-racking pulling the stencil off…
But I absolutely adored the effect! So I gave Simon the go ahead, left him to it and went downstairs to make dinner (the fumes from the spray paint give me really bad headaches, Simon seems to be immune). I checked back at intervals and this is what it looked like about half way through…
This is what it looked like once the whole wall was sprayed…
And this is what it looks like with the gold frames we sprayed recently (I should rename this blog the spray paint addicts).
I really love the impact this has had on the room, and when I come up the stairs and glimpse it through the doorway I can’t help but smile!
(Yes, this room does need a new light…)