Summertime Shake Up

8 Aug

I know that I’ve mentioned that I’ve never been 100% thrilled with the color of the living room and dinning room. I like the idea of the blue but the look is just not quite as fresh as I’d like to feel. Over the past few months I’ve been toying with the idea of repainting it and using a more subtle color palate and the use of pattern or texture. There were thoughts about wallpaper, thoughts about grass cloth, thoughts about adding a wainscoting, but these were all big expensive commitments.

It wasn’t untill a few nights ago, catching up on some Downton Abby that I saw exactly what I wanted to do in Lady Sybil’s bedroom. (Which is also loved by the blogger over at The Handmade Home)

I really, really like the wallpaper. Don’t worry – I’m not going to be using it in those colors but I do really like the pattern, I’ve also decided that I can achieve the same effect using a wall stencil rather than a pricey wallpaper.

Next stop – Etsy.

I came up with a few options for the walls but settled on this design. Its clearly not the same as the print in the paper in Downton Abby but I think it’ll still be a great choice. I ordered the stencil yesterday and it only came out to about 20 dollars which is much, much less expensive than wallpaper would have been.

I’m going to be starting off in the dinning room placing the stencil underneath the picture rail and the moving to the living room and then creating the pattern only on the wall the television set its on. (Thats where the big red Xs are in the picture.)

As far as colors I’d like to do something along the lines of what was done here at House of 50.

Wish me luck!

One Response to “Summertime Shake Up”

  1. Jayne August 9, 2012 at 12:25 AM #

    I think that will look really good. I like the soft gray color too. Good luck!

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