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How To Use A Stencil To Create The Look Of Tile — $100 Room Challenge Week 2

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

Hello friends! This is week two of the $100 Room Challenge, and I’m continuing to work on my laundry room makeover. I’m so excited to share with you how I used a wall stencil to create the look of tile on my laundry room wall!  This is such a budget friendly way to creating a bold accent wall!

I received a free stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils for this post.

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When I first drew up some ideas and plans for my farmhouse laundry room makeover, I had my heart set on some beautiful tile. I knew that my budget would not allow for such a pricey purchase, so I decided to use a wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to get the same look! I’m super happy with how it turned out, and you can totally re-create this look in your own home.

Materials needed

How To Use A Stencil To Create The Look Of Tile

Step 1

I started by painting my wall with a coat of white paint {Snowbound from Sherwin Williams). I had this paint leftover from a previous project so it was free! When it was dry I moved on to my next step.

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

Step 2

I used some painter’s tape to place my stencil on the wall. I made sure it looked straight before starting to paint.

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

Step 3

This oval brush is my favorite brush! It has a flat end that is perfect for this stenciling project. I got a small amount of paint on my brush, wiped the excess off on the side of the paint can, and dabbed the brush a couple times on a paper towel.  This helps prevent too much paint from building up on the brush and prevents bleeding underneath the stencil. Then I lightly tapped my brush onto the stencil until each section of the stencil was filled in.

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

Step 4

I quickly removed the stencil and waited for the paint to dry. I used chalk paint so it dried pretty quickly which was helpful! After it was dry I used the stencil guide marks to align the stencil next to it and repeated the process in rows along the wall. When I got to the corners I held the stencil down with one hand to bend it into the corner while I painted the stencil. I also placed some painters tape on the other walls and tile to protect them from getting any unwanted paint spots.

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

Step 5

After I was finished stenciling I took a small artists brush and filled in some areas that needed touch ups. I did have a few areas that had bleeding, or had little spots I had missed along the corners.




How to use a stencil to create the look of tile. This is such a budget friendly way to create a bold accent wall in your home!

 

I absolutely love how it turned out! It is the perfect accent wall and really makes a statement. I’m so excited to add some art, decor, and create some DIY shelving to add storage. This week I’ll be working on the shelving  with some wall brackets I picked up at Hobby Lobby!

I also created a couple hand-painted laundry signs that I’ll be displaying on the walls by using this transfer method. They turned out beautiful and I can’t wait to show you guys for the final reveal!

Projects for my farmhouse laundry room makeover:

  • Stenciled accent wall
  • DIY wood shelves
  • DIY laundry signs
  • Dollar store storage containers

Come back each Wednesday of the month to see my progress and the big reveal!

Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4

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Do you love DIY projects? You’ll also want to check out my modern farmhouse girl’s bedroom makeover, my farmhouse coffee table makeover, and my simple DIY cake stand!

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7 Comments

  • Reply Sherry Cole September 12, 2018 at 10:13 am

    I love the stencil that you chose for this room! I really want to try this in my laundry room. I am looking forward to watching this room transform.

  • Reply Christina September 12, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    It looks so good! Great pick and great job doing it. I need your patience. 🙂

  • Reply Jen @ Jenron Designs September 12, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    Leslea this wall looks great I really love the Augusta stencil it was one of our options too! We ended up with the Lyndhurst 6×6, and I am so happy to see how it looks on a big wall with your space, I love it. So now I know that either decision would have been great, LOL! Can’t wait to see the rest of your design 🙂

  • Reply Sherry Cole September 16, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I love the stencil that you chose for this space and I know that this room is going to look amazing.

  • Reply Natalie at NeliDesign September 17, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Wow, your stencilling went great! I definitely need to use chalk paint! 😉

  • Reply Erin- Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry September 17, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    That looks incredible!!! I almost chose that stencil for our floor. This laundry room is going to be amazing!

  • Reply Brooke Cribbs September 18, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Ok, now I’m convinced I need to stencil something. I love this pattern!! Can’t wait to see the finished room.

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