Here's a little bit of the process (bad light & cell phone photos...I didn't want to get paint on my camera, sorry):
You have to start somewhere, right? Painters tape, spray adhesive, a small paint roller, a level, Behr Spa paint & an entire Saturday are all you need.
The paint has to be rolled on really lightly. So lightly that it's supposed to dry instantly. I never quite achieved that. If the paint is too heavy, it seeps under the template. Too light & you have to keep going over it. I suspect going over it twice is why it took so long, but it was necessary.
Lining up the stencil wasn't hard at all. Leveling it was a little more challenging.
When I started the first row I really wasn't sure if I was supposed to flip the stencil or keep it the same orientation. I flipped it once...and in the second row, I regretted it. It all worked out, just a little extra challenge.
Am I ever going to be done? I'm afraid not!
The ceiling & corners were the hardest part. I ended up free handing the ceiling line...I just couldn't handle that floppy stencil.
Not perfect, but I don't think anyone will notice. Please ignore the popcorn ceiling. It's not a project I care to tackle right now. (Kendall's on me all the time to remove it...notice I didn't say "Kendall offered to help us remove all that nasty popcorn." Just saying.)
This is the worst of the paint mess. I kinda loved that the paint got so thick I just peeled it off.
I could not have done the corners without Don. Well, I could have, but there would have been a great big meltdown. Thank you, honey!
Will I do this again? Yes! I'm thinking of doing this one in my living room. On the wall with all the photos.