Wednesday, October 9, 2013

one room challenge...week two

So, I have got to be the all-time worst at estimating how long a project will take!
I was guessing one day for painting a base coat, and a couple days stenciling,
and I'd be ready to work on Week 3....ahead of the game! HA! In my dreams!

Reality...two days and two coats of base paint,
days of stenciling,
including painting over stenciling mistakes,
waiting for paint to dry,
re-stenciling,
more painting over more mistakes, more waiting, more stenciling!

Yes, my David Hicks La Fiorentina wallpaper look-alike is an all over stencil. :)


I know what you're thinking - hurts your eyes, makes you dizzy??
Just wait, a LOT of it will be covered up!



It needs tweaked in the corners and finished at top.
 Working on that pretty ceiling fan/light combo, too.


It's a metallic finish, but since my room is north facing it doesn't 'shine' unless the
 light is coming in just right and you're at the right angle. I tried to get a shot for you.


I used the Alexa Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils
Behr Premium Plus Ultra - color matched to Benjamin Moore Simply White
Martha Stewart Living - Precious Metals Specialty Finish - Kiwi Peel

The Precious Metals finish is thinner than paint, making it harder to achieve a
consistent solid color, I liked the mottled appearance. Also, bleeding under the stencil
was an issue. I tried a stencil adhesive, but it didn't hold well, and I ended up using tape
 to keep it in place. In the close up above you can see some of the bleeding, after I get art,
 mirrors, etc. in place I'll go back and clean up the edges with some white paint.   

Glad to be moving on.... :)


Check out what the other bloggers were up to this week:




   

59 comments:

NN Bartley said...

O Honey! This looks like a PROJECT!!! Beautiful, but tons of work. Can't wait to see the finished room.

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Looks very cool, but boy have you got to have patience for a project like this one. Can't wait to see the finished room.
By the way I saw that the High School near you is in the finals. Hope they win. They did an amazing job with the video. Ana

gina said...

I love it! It doesn't hurt my eyes at all. Can't wait to see it all completed.

Cathy Wall said...

Now that is a big project!!! Love how it looks and the color you chose, very flexible as is the classic pattern. Excited to see what is in store here....

Kim said...

Does not hurt my eyes ... makes them dance with happiness!! You are one patient gal and this looks absolutely gorgeous!! xo

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Oh my word, you are one ambitious (and awesome!) lady!! All over stencil - wow!! Can I just tell you how much I adore the metallic paint you chose? It's so subtle and fabulous. So looking forward to seeing this progress! Hang in there!

Julia Konya said...

Wow so much work but it looks awesome and it does NOT hurt my eyes ;)

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

girl, you have been BUSY! That pattern is one of my all-time favorites!

My Notting Hill said...

Wow, that's alot of work but it paid off - it looks great!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love it...do not think it is busy especially once you place the furniture and artwork in the room....all that hard work will be so worth it!!

cindy @ a curious gardener said...

Love how it looks, not busy to me! I admire your patience.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

This gorgeous!!! Love where you are going.

Calypso In The Country said...

Pam, it's gorgeous! You have much more patience than I do...I could never handle a project like that!
-Shelley

Beth Connolly said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. I can only imagine the hours of work involved.

Dana Frieling said...

Oh you have the patience of Job! It's going to be nothing short of fantastic. So looking forward to the finished product!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I am so excited to see the stenciling coming together and that you went with a metallic paint. Reminds me of my dining room. It looks gorgeous, so far, Pam! Well worth the time and effort.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

That's unbelievable!!!!! You really gave yourself a huge project!
It looks great. I can't wait to see it accessorized!

Unknown said...

WOW! It certainly doesn't hurt my eyes. It's gorgeous and the color is perfect. You have the patience of a saint. This ranks up there with your nailhead ceiling. I can't wait for next week. Have a restful weekend.

Lori

Peggy W said...

OH Pam, you are a brave, brave girl! It looks incredible! My dear I am IMPRESSED because I've used stencils in the past... far in the past as they take a little more patience then I seem to have these days. ha ha! I can hardly wait to see the finished room! Just as long as you are enjoying the process. Have a wonderful day!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Oh my stars!!! That is absolutely amazing. I can't believe how much work that must have been. You are a tireless DIY'er and you inspire me everyday! Can't wait to see what comes next!

Jessie said...

You did a great job on the stencils! The design you pick looks fantastic, well worth the time and effort. Excited to see progress next week!

Erin said...

Oh my goodness... the amount of work here is crazy! Looks fab!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Whoa, that was an ambitious project! But EEEEE!!!! It's so good! The gold metallic makes such a great statement! I want to see more, more, more!!!!

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Oh goodness...so much stenciling...but really, it looks great...and it's like most other things paint related, once you get furniture and accessories in you won't notice any of the mistakes that you are fretting about now. Can't wait to see more.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Pam...your poor hand must be sore....that must of taken forever....I cant wait to see what your going to do!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

I know how much work was involved and it's a bear to do but it's beautiful and looks fantastic! Take a deep breathe and hope the other projects aren't so intense! Good luck Pam! Xo Nancy

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I know just how hard those stencils are so I say a huge WELL DONE to you!! I think it looks amazing!

Vel Criste said...

aaaaahhh! Looks super gorgeous Pam!!!!! I'm in love with your walls! I am so giddy with excitement on how your toom will turn out!

Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home said...

Sounds like a tedious process...but it looks GREAT :)

ChicLiving said...

Not what i was thinking at all! I am thinking "amazing, love love love the metallic finish and kudos to you for taking on such a time consuming project!" It looks awesome :)

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Amazing, Pam! Keep up the good work, lady.

The Pink Pagoda said...

Ohhhh my, Pam, this is looking so pretty! Love that you're using the gold with metallic. I can't wait to see it finished!

Leslie said...

Make sure you eat and drink fluids to keep up your energy! Wow Pam.. this is crazy. I like the gold and I know it will look amazing when you are finished. xxL

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

I LOVE it!! Just must have sooo much patience! Well worth it! ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Amazing job on stenciling! I love it Pam!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Holy crap, that is a lot of work. So impressive. I think it looks good as is, but have no doubt it will fabulous as part of the finished design.

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

Wow, what a big project. I'm sure your eyes are hurting. Doesn't scare me as I know you will bring it all together as you always do. I think you've made great progress this week!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

AMAZING! I adore the geometric pattern and color. Can't wait to see what else you do! WOW!

René said...

Oh my goodness! Hats off to you for doing this. What a huge job - looks great!

Holly Phillips @ The English Room said...

What an amazing project. I am seriously impressed. It looks terrific.

Simply Modern Home said...

Holy Mackeral! I am soooo impressed! Looks amazing. Can't wait to see what's next!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh WOW! i can't wait to see where this goes!!!!

Jessica said...

I love the stencil! Even if I hadn't known that was supposed to be a David Hicks mimic, I would have immediately thought it looked like a David Hicks wallpaper.

Henhurst Interiors said...

That looks absolutely fabulous! Nice job; I am very impressed. Looking forward to seeing what comes next!
All best,
Phyllis

Design_Fluff said...

I think the stencil is awesome! Love that you chose gold, and we had the same issue with out stencil, the adhesive not sticking, so I know what a pain in the rear that is. I can't wait to see it all together!

Tricia | 724SouthHouse said...

Gold and White. Perfection! Looks great and what a wonderful alternative to the wallpaper!

SHERRY HART said...

You my friend get the award for patience. I am sure about 1/2 through I would have quit and called a painter. I gotta hand it to you:) Fabulous.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh pam - this is spectacular. i love that you used a gold! and i cant imagine how long that took.

therelishedroost said...

I remember the days of stenciling when I had my painting business.. thats hard work girlfriend!! Kudos to you!!Its turning out fabulous!!
Cant wait to see the whole design!!
Karolyn

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Wow, you did some SERIOUS work. I think it is looking great and I am majorly impressed at your skills. I couldn't have done that in a million years...I am so impatient! Cannot wait to see more!

Kimberly Lemmon said...

Seriously Pam. I am always so impressed by the awesomeness you pull off on a regular basis. Loving the wall treatment! Wish you were my neighbor so I could come visit!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Congratulations!! It looks fabulous! You worked so hard! You have really outdone yourself! I love the pattern you chose. Can't wait to see your progress next week.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

I cannot believe how fantastic this looks and how patient you are. I am like Sherry, and would have given up too. The gold paint is that extra glam.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

You have must utmost respect with that massive stenciling project. It looks fabulous!

Michelle Woeller said...

You go girl! That stenciled wall looks amazing...and looks like SO much work!! I give you lots of credit for tackling that project! Can't wait to see the room completed! Elle

Bethany DeVore said...

I can't believe you stenciled that whole room, it looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Loving it! Crisp and clean. Will make a fabulous backdrop. Can't wait to see what layering you'll do. Such talent! Keep having fun!

Judy G.

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

this is going to be amazing Pam! As always, can't wait to see more!

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Looks great! I love the busy pattern. And the reflective gold is a nice touch ;)

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