This polka dot wall stencil is fun and adds personality to any space!
Here is the before of the guest room…
And here is what paint can do…
I painted the room a pale blue: Valspar’s Pelican and used a stencil from Etsy for my polka dots. You can find the stencil HERE. I painted the polka dots a pale cream: Valspar’s Light Raffia.
I began in the center of the room with the stencil and worked my way down and out.
Painter’s tape helps hold the stencil down to keep your polka dots crisp.
When stenciling, remember less paint is more. You want to take a more dry brush approach to painting stencils to avoid dripping and seepage.
The polka dots took some time, but they are not hard. I started in the center and top of the wall, and this particular stencil was really easy to line up. It is one of the easiest stencils I have ever used. My favorite part of the room is definitely the headboard. To see the tutorial for how I painted the upholstered headboard, click HERE. It was a flea market find that I fell in love with instantly, but the green didn’t work with my decor.
**UPDATE** The guest room since this post has had a makeover with DIY wall paneling and new paint color. The polka dots were very easy to paint over and luckily I didn’t have to sand them first (in case you’re worried about what happens after you grow tired of the polka dots).
Where would you add the polka dot wall stencil in your home?
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