Wednesday, April 20, 2011


After last week's post regarding the endless inspiration that Mr. Redd provides and the impossibility of Gracie gracing my walls, I started clicking around.


At the same time that I was finding Jennifer's post on the Peak of Chic, a few of you were commenting and emailing to say, "Do it yourself!  Stencil Library!"



And, that is exactly what I am going to do in my dining room.  There's hardly a Gracie paper that I don't like, but some of my favorites are those with this white silhouette.


So, yeah.  I'm going to do that.  First I just need to pick the background color, repair the funny thing on the ceiling and make sure the sconces are in the right place.  Oh, and order the stencils.  


Really, I can't wait.

These stencils and thousands more at Stencil Library; image, top, via Little Green Notebook.

16 comments:

Karena said...

I knew it Patricia!! No doubt in my mind!It will be stunning.

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Hoynotmanana said...

It's going to be fantastic! I am doing a similar wall treatment in my bedroom but stenciled mesquite tree's in grey and green. SO excited as well!

Keep up the great work!

Alexandra Rae said...

I have been planning on this for exactly, let's see...my son was 6 and he'll be 13 tomorrow!! Seriously. I ordered them for my dining room 2 houses ago! My latest plan was to at least make a go of it on some folding screens I have. I think of it almost every month. And you posted the two I own! It's a sign. Let's do it together. I plan to do mine more painted than stenciled; to use the stencil as sort of an outlined guide of a tree and fill in. That way it will feel more like the deGournay paper I've long lusted for. I know, it's questionable. That's why I've never quite summoned the courage.

mary said...

Go Girl!! After seeing your work on the "Old" house, I'm fully confident that this project will be amazing.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Can't wait to see what you do. I am sure your execution will be fabulous!

linda said...

Oh, yippee, Mrs B! I know you will create a masterpiece!
-linda,ny

Kerry said...

I am so glad you posted this. I have been fretting about my own very white, very undone dining room. This looks like a cost effective way to inject a bit of drama into the place. Will you keep it monochromatic or is it possible to vary the colors?

pve design said...

If I lived in Kansas, I would be right beside you with a wet brush....and donning my painters apron. Good taste, love it.
pve

thebeneblog.com said...

Dear Mrs. Blanding,
For your referance...check out my website www.donnabenedetto.com
The green /silver and white room
I designed for a showhouse specifically with the intention of having an average clientele to still have the Gracie panel look.
I have it in several color ways and it is stunning when finished.
Good luck on your project!!

The Peak of Chic said...

If I think they're easy to use, then they def. will be for you. You are far handier than I! Good luck!

quintessence said...

So very impressed that you are attempting this - but you are so very handy with a brush!! Can't wait to see!

Easy and Elegant Life said...

You are brave! I can't wait to see the result and set Mrs. E. lose on our dining room walls!

jayneonweedstreet said...

The talented Mrs. Blandings! Can't wait to see the results - and maybe a peek at the process!!!!

jayneonweedstreet said...

The talented Mrs. Blandings! I hope you will show us the process and the results! Please start a new trend - tired of plain monocolor walls!

design elements said...

Go, Mr. B, go! Happy Easter!

David said...

I can't wait to see this, I hope you've got some days free to work soon.