12.2.13

The Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

Just for word's sake I'll break down the process a bit.

Golden Wall

I started this wall in December. Yep, you read that right. December...when I ran into these problems.

Golden Wall

Then my pooch-a-booch made her transition and decorating became the last thing on my mind.

Golden Wall

Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

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.

Golden Wall

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...

Golden Wall


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.





8 comments :

Ashleigh said...

It looks gorgeous though. I'm sorry to hear about your dog. I know that feeling personally and it's definitely bittersweet. I look forward to seeing your future projects! You're inspiring me to make my house not look so bland.

Marcia V. said...

Thanks for the warm thoughts on my little one Ashleigh, & I'm glad I could inspire you on jazzing up your house!

Anonymous said...

It looks AMAZING! I just want to dive into the bed through my PC screen. lol If I had a bedroom like that I would have to start shopping at Victoria's Secret because it would be impossible to go bed UNsexy. XOXO - Celeste

Marcia V. said...

Lol, I'm sure my Husband would appreciate me taking that same approach, Celeste.

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

It's stunning!

Marcia V. said...

Thanks, Susan.

Bettsi McComb said...

Wow, that is a beautiful wall! The whole bedroom is lovely, actually.

Marcia V. said...

Thanks, Bettsi.

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