damask fakesy wall paper

My craft room/home office has needed some attention for quite some time now. I love that patterned wallpaper is so in, but I didn’t want to go to all of the work of wall-papering so I started looking for other options. I found a wall stencil from a company called cutting edge stencils through Etsy, although they have their own site at http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/. I have since seen that Hobby Lobby has a few patterned fakesy wallpaper stencils of their own (but not AS big as the cutting edge stencils). Originally, I put it off because I thought it would be a lot of work-but it was so easy!


See? That’s a 6 year old, yo! Easy.

What you need:

Stencil

Paint (I used leftover Behr Ultra)

Small Roller

Painters Tape

Measuring Tape

Let’s not kid ourselves here. I am by no means an expert, and if I can do it so can anyone. I finished my wall in less than an hour. It was as easy as taping the stencil to the wall and rolling the paint over it. I made sure there was never too much paint in the roller so it didn’t bleed into the stencil, but found that if I had to push paint out of the roller that would make it bleed also. I found my groove just by trial and error. Even the tries that I felt weren’t perfect still look good.

Here is the almost finished project..

I’d love to hear if you’ve tried stenciling or wall paper. If you have any questions, post me a comment!