So, I finally got around to finishing my golden bedroom wall though I'm no where near that cozy feeling I've been longing for.
Just for word's sake I'll break down the process a bit.
I started this wall in December. Yep, you read that right. December...when I ran into these problems.
Then my pooch-a-booch made her transition and decorating became the last thing on my mind.
A few weeks later I received some calls for jobs so I had to shake myself off, send some kisses to the sky, and get back to moving.
I then turned to my trusty Amazon Prime account for two-day shipping and ordered two packs of these bristle stencil brushes to avoid anymore hiccups with cheap-o foam rollers, and two more half pints of this Rustoleum's Satin Gold Metallic Paint even though I only needed 1/2 of one of those cans in the end since my first round of paint had already included one can.
Now some of you may be wondering (and some may not care at all) about why I chose to stencil the wall twice. Well, after that first evening of triple foam roller failure, the wall was looking a bit less than perfect. And by a bit I mean a lotta bit.
Honey was all kinds of shades and that just wasn't working for me. At some points she was shimmering gold. At other points she was a hint of beige. It was just wrong.
So stencil-area-by-stencil-area I placed my cutout back on the wall using painters tape and filled in those areas that needed more uuumph. Which means I filled in the whole wall again basically.
The second time around however I left out the spray adhesive. A) Because my stencil was still darn sticky from a month before. B) Because the painters tape was doing a well enough job of holding things together for my fill-in job. C) Because I couldn't imagine having to scrape off both metallic paint and adhesive from my hands for days again. D) Because I ran out of spray adhesive anyway...
And then it was done. Thank the goodness. And it was worth every mistake.
P.S., The stencil is from Royal Design Studio's - Moroccan Collection and is known as the Silk Road Suzani Stencil.
P.S.S., And just in case this post wasn't keep-it-real worthy already, here's an interesting tidbit...I purchased this stencil way back in April of 2012. Yeah, it took that long.
P.S.S.S., The headboard is vintage (painted), the armoire is vintage, the rugs are from Overstock, and the side tables are from Homegoods.