Happy Maternity Monday! I am officially 30 weeks along... feeling good and getting really excited about meeting the Little Mister in just 10 short weeks!
As you know, we have been (slowly but surely) busy getting the house ready for baby #2. One of the big items on the to-do list (and one that I have made very little progress in thus far) is getting the nursery “baby ready".
The bulk of the work on the room was done three years ago to make the nursery for Mr. Big Stuff, but in effort to make it feel like a new space for the Little Mister, I am looking for fun and simple ways to make it feel “new” without having to spend much. (or take too much effort!) You can see some of the inspiration here.
This past week, I started the first project in this room and I love the way it turned out! Using a stencil from Royal Design Studio, I stenciled an accent wall behind the crib.
What a difference it makes with the stenciled wall!
The stenciling process was fairly simple and intuitive. The stencil was shipped rolled up in a tube, but laid out flat as soon as I took it out of the tube. It came with great instructions and tips. One of the big tips to remember is to roll your paint brush over paper towels once before applying directly to the wall. (of course I didn’t do this the first time and there was a little bleeding of the paint, but nothing terrible.) Once I used this method, I had zero issues with bleeding.
Here are a couple process pictures. It was simple to line up the stencil and start painting. For this wall, it probably took me about 2.5 hours. But you know how I roll, I did it in a couple installments over a couple weeks whenever I had a few minutes to spare! I love that with the large stencil it only took me 9 different applications to cover this wall.
I still have a tiny touch up to do next to the valance.