DIY Wall Stencil Under $30!
When I first started drawing up plans for my bathroom reno, I knew I wanted a designer hotel feel with some cool wall treatments. My first thought was wallpaper. Upon doing further research and window shopping, I quickly realized that this option did not fit my budget. Wallpaper for a room this size was still in the hundreds and I just could not rationalize spending that much.
So I went back to the drawing board and searched for some alternatives. Thats when I came across wall stencilling. There are many options when doing stencilling but I will share with you the process that worked best for me.
You could invest and buy a stencil online but I came across this page on Pinterest that had a free pdf of the exact stencil I wanted.
Download it for free here: https://crazylifewithlittles.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Herringbone-Stencil.pdf
Next, I went shopping for some supplies. Here is everything you will need:
1) laminate sheets
2) pen knife and cutting board
3) Painters tape
4) Oil based sharpie paint pens (medium point)
Before you get started, make sure you measure the width of your wall and dry fit the stencil to get the perfect placement. If you skip this step, the last row could end up only fitting a fraction of the stencil which will not look good.
Print off your stencil and put it inside the laminate sheets. Using a ruler (to keep your lines straight) and your pen knife, cut out the stencil. When you cut the stencil, make sure to leave a 1" border on the left and right side. This will help when spacing each row on the wall.
Using your level, draw a straight line down the wall. This will be a guide for your stencil to keep it straight as you go.
Apply a small amount of spray adhesive to your stencil and let dry for 1 minute.
Stick stencil to wall and use painters tape to keep it in place. Then use your paint pen to colour in the lines.
When starting the second stencil below the first one, make sure the first two lines in your stencil overlap on the last 2 lines of the section you already painted prior.
Repeat steps 4-5 until entire wall is complete.
If you make any mistakes, you can use paint to fix it up.
Thank you for following along!