Closets are great spaces to experiment with new design ideas and paint techniques. You can play around with bolder colors and modern patterns! Or you can try out that girly vintage look you love but your husband wouldn’t appreciate! Take whatever creative thought you’ve always wanted to try, and run with it into your closet. Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies found herself uninspired by her home office closet. Her unpainted closet is open quite a bit because she is continually using her printer, scanner, and files that are in there. She had also been eyeing Royal Design Studio’s Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil, but didn’t have the opportunity to use it in her historic beach home. So she created one! Read on to see how she incorporated this modern pattern into her home and stenciled her closet…
- Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil
- Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Graphite
- Royal Stencil Crème in Pearl Oyster
- Royal Stencil Brush
- Motesenbockers Lift Off, stencil spray adhesive, paper towels, and painter’s tape
Step 1: It’s time… to clean out your closet! We know it’s probably been long overdue, but hey, to make it look pretty, you’ve got to clean out that unnecessary clutter. Take out any shelving if you can. Afterwards, put down a dropcloth and tape off the molding.
Step 2: Paint your interior closet walls with Chalk Paint®. There are so many colors to choose from, so feel free to use your favorite! Chalk Paint covers quickly and dries super fast-so you can get on to the fun part quicker!
Step 3: Use the stencil adhesive on the back of your stencil and place your stencil on your closet wall.
Step 4: Load your stencil brush with Royal Stencil Crème and “off-load” the excess paint onto a paper towel. Use a firm blotting and swirling motion to get most of the paint off the brush. This way, you can stencil without the worry of the paint bleeding!
Danielle says, “I love working with Royal Stencil Crème for 2 reasons: It has a beautiful iridescence so they look gorgeous against the matte paint. And it dries SO quickly.”
Step 5: Use a firm circular motion to stencil the pattern onto the wall. Use another layer of paint if you want a more saturated look over the dark basecoat, just remember to use off-load your paint for each layer!
Step 6: Use the registration marks built right on to the stencil to repeat the pattern across, up, and down the wall. To paint the corners, bend the stencil into the corners.
Note: Make sure to clean the paint off the stencil every so often because the paint can build up. Use Motenbockers Lift Off for a quick and easy clean.
Step 7: Repeat Steps 3 through 6 until your closet is completely stenciled. Put your things back in your closet (and hopefully you got rid of some unnecessary items!) and enjoy your new space!