Thursday, August 21, 2008

My daughter's new french walls...the process

First, Sara chose what she calls, "Paris pink". Actually, it's a Laura Ashley color and I can get you the exact name if you're interested.
My silly Sara.
Okay, from here I cut out our own stencil of a damask design. It was actually on a plate here at the house. I took the plate to Kinkos, enlarged it, traced it on a blank stencil sheet, cut it out, and put Sara to work.

Okay, so stay tuned for the big "Reveal". : )
Reveal below:
Well, I figured everyone has waited long enough. By the end, we had revised our plan 5 0r 6 times! We just couldn't decide on the right placement or which size of stencils to use. Fortunately if you don't like it, just get out the old paint brush, and you have a new canvas to work with again.
We intended all along to only stencil two walls and paint the remaining two a very soft shade of grey. The grey will happen over the next week I hope.
The interesting hanging lamp came from Ikea. It's leftover from Sara's old "funky" bedroom, but I love the soft glow it casts on the desk. We've seen this lamp in several movies. : )
So you notice how there's three stencils? As mentioned before, I cut out the biggest one myself but the two sizes of the other one came from JoAnn's. I thought they complimented each other very well. The mirror was from an antique store, but only cost me $50. It was a gold color, but I spray painted it the cream you see here.

The word, Princess, is made out of "pearls". Sara's name actually mean Princess. : ) No wonder she's always loved lots of "jewels", crowns, and tons of bling-bling!

This is a cute little cabinet (above) we bought about 5 years ago. It reflects all ages of Sara's interests. : )

Linking to:
Funky Junk Interiors


Self Confessed Lamp Tramp said...

I love it, can't wait to see the reveal. The damask stencil is beautiful, very clever that you did it yourself. Looks like you girls are having fun. How old is daughter?

a boy, a girl and a pug said...

oh how cute!! what a great idea...can't wait to see the big reveal! thanks for stopping by my blog :-)

Hannah E. said...

Oh my! SO cool! I might be a little too lazy for a project like that though. =) Can't wait for the big reveal.

Shelly G and Hope P said...

I really like the color of the walls... and I love the way the stencil turned out... Thank you for sharing the process:)

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

That is looking great and your daughter is so cute!

~ Sarah

Victoria said...

Wow, I love the stencil! It is beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Seriously AWESOME...I just love it. Thanks for sharing at the party. Have fun!

Rebekah and Kandi said...

I love your daughter's room, the walls look great! Thanks for coming over to our blog and checking us out tonight.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your daughters room is adorable, and the walls are FABULOUS!