Thursday, December 26, 2013

Painted wallpaper in Laundry Room

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Doing laundry is the most boring work of all the things for me, but I didn't want the laundry room to be the most boring room though. Wanted to make this place visually interesting, at least.  This room is the most visible room from our staircase landing. I wanted one of wall to popup.

On one of my trips to Home depot I found a gallon of oops paint of mocha color for 5$. Since the room is well lighted, dark color doesn't make the room look smaller. The room looked much better after painting but I wasn't satisfied with the look.

I love the sophisticated look wallpaper gives, however wasn't ready for the pain of hanging it or removing it if I am fed up with wallpaper. I came across a blog post from JonesDesignCompany where she used a template to create the wallpaper look without the wall paper pain ;) and decided to give it a try.

This is how it looks after stenciling :)

Hand Painted Wall Paper in Laundry room, Template created using cereal box

Here is a before and after.


After downloading the template provided by JonesDesignCompany, I modified it a little to match room dimensions. Traced the template on the cereal box. After cutting the stencil, here is how it looked.


Once the stencil was ready, I started tracing from top left corner, and went over on the traced lines with folk art acrylic color with the small brush. This is how it looked during the process after few rows were completed.


At few places I did mess up however it was nothing that I couldn't fix.

One more after :)

Handclose up of Painted Wall Paper in Laundry room, template created using cereal box

Doesn't it look awesome?? :)

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84 comments :

  1. It looks WONDERFUL! How long did it take you? I am not sure I have the patience to do it, though I would love to try! Visiting from the Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

    - Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body {http://www.designertrapped.com}

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  2. Wow, what a difference! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/01/amaze-me-monday-40.html

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    1. Thanks for hosting Cindy. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. What a difference a little paint can make. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for hosting the party and featuring the hand painted wall, Judy.

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  4. Oh my word, this is amazing. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  6. oh my does it look awesome? super awesome actually bharati!! i can't imagine the patience to do the stenciling but look at how beautiful it looks after...i love it so much♥
    did you hang your stencil while outlining the paint around it?

    hey thanks for sharing over at The DIY'ers, huggies♥
    rea

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    1. Thank u so much Rea. I traced first with the pencil and then went over with the paint,

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  7. WoW! I love transformation. Wallpaper can be a real pain and if you change your mind removal can be very tedious. The idea of creating a wallpaper look is awesome! Thanks for sharing

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  8. hi bharati! you're on my top 3 from last week's The DIY'ers party♥ congrats to you and thanks for sharing this really awesome project! I've pinned this project onto my "The DIY'ers Party Favorites board" from my blog because I cannot pin it from here. If you get that capability from your blog, let me know so I can pin it from here.

    this week's The DIY'ers is now live, so come and link up your latest project with us!
    huggies♥
    rea

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    1. Hi Rea,
      Thank you for hosting :)
      I am pretty new in the blog world. I found out how to add the pins yesterday, thanks to you. You will see pin it button in front of every post. If you click on that, it brings up all the photos with Pins.
      Thank you soo much.
      Thanks,
      Bharati

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  9. This looks great! I feel like it would take me forever to do this... wow! Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday, and I hope you have a chance to link up again this week! http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/01/do-tell-tuesday-7-with-features-co-host.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

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  10. Thank you for linking up to the Hit Me With Your Best Shot Link Party Last week. Hope to see you and your Awesome ideas tonight at 7 EST!

    ~Ariean http://onekriegerchick.com/

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  11. What a great idea! I love this!
    I am doing a giveaway and would love for you to come by and check it out!
    XO, Jennie
    http://www.thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com/

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  12. I really do love the pattern and how it turned out. Did it take you forever?! Great Job! Hello from Share your Cup Thursday!
    leelee @ paperbagstyling.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Leelee, thanks for stopping by and hosting. I took around 6 hours.

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  13. Wow. This is so lovely! I'm in the planning stages for my laundry room makeover. I'm feeling inspired seeing how great yours turned out!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Lisa!! Would love to see how your laundry room gets transformed

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  14. What a beautiful job you did with painting the wallpaper in the laundry room. Great project!
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Thanks for hosting!

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  16. Yes, it DOES look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this at Grace at Home!!

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  17. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing at the Bacon Time linky.

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  18. Looks amazing! So creative using a cereal box...
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. I think that you did a great job with the wallpaper! I would love to have some wallpaper like this in my kid's room. I think maybe I should call a professional, though, since I am not good at projects like this. http://www.brandts2.com/wall-coverings.php

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    1. Thank u Seth. It is not that difficult to do. There are stencils available in the market using which u can achieve the same look as the wall paper.

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  20. I am totally amazed that you did that whole thing by hand with a free DIY stencil - such a great example of not needing much money to totally transform a space! Love it! Thanks for sharing your project on Best of the Nest!

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  21. Hi Bharati! This is such a great DIY idea! I'm thinking I may try this in our RV. The wall space is smaller, so I think I can actually handle it! Thanks for sharing on #FuntasticFriday...have been to your FB page and 'liked' it!

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    1. Hi Sue, I would love to see how the RV Wall turns out, I am sure it will be awesome. Thank u, I might have to use your valentine cards idea :)

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  22. Wow, that's a lot of work, but it looks great! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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  23. Very gorgeous!! You did such a great job and that takes patience! Thanks for linking this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday!

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  24. That looks TOTALLY AMAZING!!! Thanks for joining us at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend with you :) Happy Friday! #TGIF

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    1. Thank you, Kristen. Happy Friday to you too :)

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    2. Awesome! Well, in case you haven't noticed it yet, you've been featured this week at the #HomeMattersParty - because we loved your link so much! Feel free to check it out at: http://theroadtodomestication.com/2015/03/06/home-matters-linky-party-27/

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    3. Thank you for the feature Kristen, nice way to start the friday :) Have a happy friday and wonderful weekend!!

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  25. I love it! I would love to do an accent wall like this in my room.I'm pinning it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Leslie, Thank you for stopping by. Would love to see how yours turns out.

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  26. Wow - that is amazing!! I totally thought it was wallpaper!! Going to have to go buy me some Cheerios now!! :)

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    1. Thank u so much for the feedback, Jamie. I am grinning ear to ear :)

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  27. Wow, it looks beautiful Bharati! And also very creative! From #homemattersparty :)

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    1. Thank you Izabela for stopping by and also for the feedback

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  28. I absolutely love it! Pinning it and hope you will share your post our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:

    http://milaslittlethings.com/2015/03/idea-box-thursday-link-party.html

    xx
    Mila
    milaslittlethings.com
    milawayable@gmail.com

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    1. Thank u Mila. Sorry got to the message little late, will stop by for this week's party. Thank you soo much
      Hugs
      - Bharati

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  29. Amazing! What a great touch in the laundry room and the brown looks so nice.

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    1. Thank you Heather, thank you for hosting

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  31. Thank you so much for posting to Wicked Awesome Wednesday! You've been featured this week. I appreciate your support! Stop by the website and pick up your "I've been featured!" button.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Laurie. Thank you for hosting, have a blessed day

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  32. Awesome! I too am re-doing my laundry room and found some contact paper almost identical to use on the front of cabinet my husband made to cover my hot wayer heater. Love seeing what you've done. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  33. This looks so great! I think I've used that very same stencil from Jones Design Company! Nice job.

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    1. Thank you Meredith. I simply adore this stencil provided by Jones Design Company, Have a wonderful day ahead!

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  34. A great idea for an awesome look! Thanks for sharing this tip.
    Greetings from http://www.Portraits-by-NC.com

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    1. Thank u for stopping by Enzie. Have a wonderful weekend

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  35. This looks amazing. It must haven taken a whole lot of patience.

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    1. Thank u for stopping by Trish. It definitely took lot of patience. My mom was around when I was working on this.She kept telling me loads and loads of stories from back home :) I didn't realize how much time it really took. It was fun working on this though

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  36. The wall looks amazing - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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  37. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can't wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

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    1. Thank u, Kimberly. Love partying with you :)

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  38. Definitely a difference in the room.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  39. The wall turned out amazing! Kudos to you for the patience, I would have given up after the first tracing lol. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank u Amanda. I seem to be patient selectively, lol :)

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  40. Love this !! And something my husband could definitely do for me yay !! Glad u linked up @ #welcomehomewendsays Laci

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  41. I absolutely love anything with stencils... but I'm not a very good stenciler! Haha... stencil applier? One who uses stencil... you get the idea! Wallpaper is so pretty though... I love how you achieved the look for less... and with less hassle! Thanks for linking up with us at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link Party this week... I'm featuring your post in my weekly round-up... it will go live tomorrow (Saturday) morning!


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    1. Thank u Betsy. Thank you for the feature.

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  42. Your wall looks lovely! It is really dynamic now and definitely eye-catching. You did a great job :) Thanks for sharing this at the Welcome Home Wednesday Link party! We hope to see you again next week!
    www.diyjustcuz.com

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