First I painted the top half of the walls with
Restoration Hardware Silver Sage
I love this color and I got a gallon for $4 when our RH (which was the original RH) went out of business a while back. I was happy about the price but sad to see the original RH close :(
Then I made my cardboard stencil and began tracing my pattern on the walls
Thank goodness I had NPR and Pandora to keep me entertained!
Next with my favorite shade of white
Ace Royal in New canvas
I began painting over my penciled design with a 1/4" paint brush
Several sessions and some pretty serious hand deformations later and I had gone all around the room
The lower half of the walls are now painted white and awaiting trim to separate the 2 colors
Now I could have used a real stencil and my lines would be perfect but I much prefer the hand painted look even if it does get a little wonky in a few places. In this pic you can see a sample of the trim I want to put all around the room. The trim is a job for the Mr. and I've been warned that it is a low priority so it may be a while before he gets around to it.
Overall the room is much brighter and much more fun! I'll post a few more pics after I get the whole room cleaned up and back together.
I hope you all have a great fall weekend!