With each potential renter we show the room to, I cringe at the idea of painting over it, however, I do realize it is not every one's taste. But this is something that everyone can do with your own favorite pattern and colors. You don't even need to make your own stencil...you can start out more sensible than I was and purchase one from this awesome company whose stencils are truly amazing, modern and nothing at all like the stencils that still haunt some "leftover" walls of the 80's and 90's. However, if you venture off to crazy town like we did, you will need to purchase stencil paper from any craft store (use a coupon to make it cheaper..I think it cost us $4 a sheet). We drew the image on the special paper, cut it out with a razor blade (BE SUPER CAREFUL) ;.) and then just used stencil tape to hold it to the wall and the Hubs used a small sponge brush to dab it on. We actually went through quite a few sponge brushes so we went on the day it was 20 for $1 at Michaels. We also made two stencils so that when the paper started to wear thin we could do a magic swaparoo! We started in the center of the wall and worked our way out...it looked like a giant puzzle!
Crazy right? 314 stencil appliques later we were finished...well, he was finished, who am I kidding? To this day he says that I am crazy but admits that it was worth all the trouble because we both just love it and we were totally excited the first time someone referred to it as wallpaper! We can't help but stare at it every time we walk by the room. I really hope the incoming renter can appreciate this labor of love!
What crazy project have you done lately?