I need your opinion, so be sure to make it down to the end of this post – - -
If you’re my fan on Facebook, you know I spent all week working on my bedroom. It’s nowhere near done, but of course I can’t wait to show you – - so check this out:
Let’s remember what it was before – I might call the color “terra cotta gone bad” – - you can see more pictures of my awful room AT THIS LINK.
So obviously the star of this wall is the amazing stencil – it’s from Royal Design Studio and it’s called Chez Sheik. I have never done an all-over stencil, but it was really easy to use – - it has these marks on the edges so you can line up the stencil correctly from one spot to another (see them in the corner):
My first one on the wall
Now, to me it looks like the dark blue is the background and the gray is on top of it, even though that’s not how it goes on. But to make the blue truly look like the background, it needs to go all the wall to the ceiling – see how it doesn’t:
Well, I felt like a genius when I figured out how to do it – - see, the top looks better, right?!?
For the corners, I could mangle and fold the stencil into them, but I didn’t think I could do that for the ceiling. And I only needed a couple of inches of stencil. So I traced the part I needed onto contact paper and used it – worked great!!
I painted the bottom half of the wall white and then painted some casing (put on upside down) and some 1×4 boards and had Trevor attach them to the wall for me – he’s good to put up with stuff like this….
I’m currently waiting for stain to dry on my dressers and frantically searching craigslist for a bedframe. Now, question for you – - I have yet to paint the ceiling inset thing – you can see the clashing light brown in this picture:
Thoughts on what color I should paint it?? Is the same dark blue too matchy-matchy?? the walls are light gray, should I do that?? I plan to accent with an applish green color, but I think that’d be too crazy to paint on the inset – or would it?? THOUGHTS?? I need lots of ideas, so let me hear um!
Color palettes I’m aiming for (sorry, I cannot get these to line up right!)