Friday, February 11, 2011

To stencil, or not to stencil

Computers are fixed. Here are the pictures of what I finally decided to do in the bathroom. I'm pretty indecisive when it comes to home decor because I feel like I have to live with it forever, although repainting is certainly not that difficult. Especially when DH is the one who does the painting. He's pretty good at it. 

So right after I asked you all for your opinions on stripes I decided to go with a stencil. I wanted to find one that looked something like this from some towels I picked up.


I found the perfect stencil on Fresh Crush. I traced the pattern on some poster board, cut it out with an exacto knife, and then got to work.


 

What do you think? It's exactly the same, is it not?





This one small wall took me three days and I still have to go back to do touch ups. I love the way stencils look, but on our textured walls they are really labor intensive. By the way, I really want to know what is this state's obsession with textured walls? I'm not sure there is a house in Alaska with normal, flat, non textured walls. They drive me crazy! Next time I say I want to do a stencil, someone talk me out of it, ok?

7 comments:

  1. It looks fantastic Beth!! Miss you guys!!

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  2. Thanks Karin ;) Miss you too!

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  3. I admire your resourcefullness!! Looks beautiful!

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  4. ditto on what your mom said!!!

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  5. I tried to leave comments a couple times, but my PC hasn't been allowing me to do so either here or at other blogs. I'm trying with my netbook now.

    About your computer now liking your flash card: did you try hooking the camera directly to the computer with the USB cable that came with the camera? My PC won't recognize anything larger than a 2G card, so that's what I have to do.

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  6. That's what I discovered, Gullible. We have one flash drive that I can use that will read my 4 and 8 GB cards. I was using the wrong one. I can't keep up with all this technology. Good thing I have DH!

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  7. Oh, and thanks Mom and Aunt Linda ;)

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