Here is the before picture of the guest room closet.
It was really hard to get the blue to show up right in the picture because of the lighting in the closet. It's blue above that shelf, too, the coloring is just off because of the light in the top of the closet. It's a really pretty blue in person, I just can't get it to turn out good with a camera for some reason. I ended up using a flash for this, which I usually don't do. I really need to take another class to learn how to use this camera (Nikon D80).
- Olympic Forevermore (satin) on the walls.
- Olympic Ultra White (semi-gloss) for Zinnia and trim.
- Valspar Faint Maple (satin) for Zinnia.
- Zinnia from Etsy. Cutting Edge Stencils
Instead of using gray for the Zinnia, I ended up using a dark beige instead. I put the stencil on and painted one coat with my small foam roller, then aimed a fan at it to make it dry faster and put on a 2nd coat after it dried. It took quite a while because of having to wait for the coats to dry before I could move the stencil to the next one.
I like how it turned out so much that I started stenciling part of the guest room which I hadn't originally planned, and I liked how that turned out, too.
Here is a little peak at it since I have the guest room all torn apart right now... I'm doing a little tweaking in there.
Guest Room Colors
- Sherman Williams Natural Choice on wall.
- Olympic Forevermore - Zinnia
- Olympic Ultra White - Zinnia
I got these stencils from the Etsy shop called Cutting Edge Stencils. She has a lot of beautiful stencils to choose from, you should go check out her huge collection of them.
I was getting ready to throw the bag away that it came in and noticed there was another little stencil in it. She threw in a free little butterfly stencil. Now I'll have to go stencil some butterflies around my house :)