Last week I shared a sneak peak of our stairway makeover that I've been working on..
You can see where we started at here.
After painting a neutral color in the stairway I knew this was just too drab for me!
I didn't know if I should re-paint it the same green on the walls, or change the color completely or what! I finally decided to use a wall stencil. When I first moved in to the Charmer I stenciled many of my bedrooms and really loved it.
So why not the hallway?
I searched through stencils on line and thought a flower would be the best for a cottage look. But, I didn't want to pay big bucks for a stencil and I didn't want to wait until I received it in the mail.
When I finally make up my mine - I want to get going now!
I headed over to Hobby Lobby and bought the Vintage Flower Stencil using 40% off came to $9.00.
I really like the simplicity and vintage feel of the pattern.
Check out my tutorial How To Stencil A Stairway Wall.
Loving how it turned out.
The flower stencil added the character and color I was looking for.
The vignette at the bottom of the stairs. The cute cabinet was a garage sale find for $10.o0, everything else are GW finds. I used the pretty white vase to store candles.
I love the contrast of the frames against the stenciled wall and I'll be adding more wall decor and soon as I find some!
I looked forever for some blue cottage fabric and haven't found any - so until I do I'll use this pretty green fabric - and attached a vintage cast iron planter. Blue is the main accent color in our living area so I pulled in the blue plate for punch.
I placed sheet music in the back of the frame and added two cute plates.
The tole tray is from Indian Oaks the antique mall my booths are in.
Looking down the staircase.
I'm thinking about staining the handrail and newel post darker?
So glad I used the stencil, even though it was a lot of work, I think it was worth it.
What ya think?