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Eeek I’m so excited to show you guys the finished wall! I feel like you guys have been with me all along the way. Thank you for all you suggestions on facebook…when I begged you for advice. hehe. You guys rock… and are seriously creative! So here is the Blue Stencil Wall…. what do you think?! I really love how it turned out! It adds great personality to the room!

This was our Labor Day weekend project… along with the my daughters wainscoting. Can’t wait to show you that as well!


We had quite a good time painting together. We may have ate 1/2 gallon of ice cream while painting… and I may have spilled 1/2 a gallon of paint. Whoops! For this wall I color matched a robins egg blue with Gliddens Briliance Paint from Walmart.

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My two year old got a cup of water to paint with…worked like a charm!  He had lots of fun “help paint!” And you may notice in the collage a picture of me painting late at night. Yes, that’s what happens when one of your best friends comes over and tells you she hates the blue wall. HAHA! I really like the blue… but it was just a little too much. So I painted the corner back tan, and it looks much better. And then I even added MORE blue with the stencil. lol!


I had such a hard time deciding what color stencil to do. I really didn’t like the blue against the grey desk and at one point I was considering re-painting the whole wall. Then one of my facebook fans suggested painting a darker blue. BRILIANT! P.S. It’s always a good idea to do paint swatches on scrap wood before doing the whole wall. That would not be fun to get done stenciling and not like it.

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I used the casablanca stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils. They have a great video tutorial here. Basically all you do is tape up the stencil (I’ve heard spray adhesive works well too) then load up your roller, dab off the excess on a paper towel and roll away. Then you overlap the stencil as you move along.


I’m not going to lie… it was a lot of work, but so worth it!! Here’s the before and after of my little “office space.” It’s perfect having my desk right by the kitchen… and I really love the roll-about, because my kids can’t get into my stuff. Smile


So what do you think of the blue wall?!

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Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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89 Responses to “Blue Stencilled Wall #gliddengallons”

  1. Emily

    I love it. No seriously I do. It’s such a pretty blue. And I’ve always loved that kind of stencil. :)

  2. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya

    The blue wall rocks. I love that you painted, didn’t like it, but found a way to persevere into MORE blue and have it ROCK THE CASBAH! good on ya (and those who gave you advice, and that mad awesome stencil).
    Your house is a beauty!

  3. Mallory Nikolaus

    HOLY friggin COW!!!! I – AM – OBSESSED!!!!! It is gorgeous!!!!! Now I need to stencil a wall in my craft room! I’m dying it’s so awesome Jam!!!! YAHOO! Your whole set up with desk and chalkboard is just amazing!!!!

    PS Thanks for telling Laurie about us! You’re the bomb. For reals.

    xoxo, Mallory

  4. Laura

    I love the wall! It looks so fresh. When I painted my family room blue a friend came over to help and after she was done I decided it was to much blue so late at night I was painting one of the walls white.

  5. Erin

    I love it! I love that color! I am not brave enough to do it on a wall but I am adding it as my accent color in my living room!

  6. Karen Gass

    The wall is beautiful. Gotta say I’m not a big ‘gray’ person, but if it really begins to bother you, you can always repaint the desk! :) All in all it’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Shona

    It’s gorgeous! I love the color! In my last house, I had almost the same color blue glass tiles on the wall behind my big gas stove. When people came over, they either LOVED it or HATED it! But I loved it….it made me happy, so that’s all that matters. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Vicki Bensinger

    Oh my word that is wonderful. I love it! You are so creative and talented, you are the next Martha Stewart!!! Such great ideas and your family is darling. I miss having little ones around the house.

    I think the color you selected is perfect. Honestly though I think any color would have looked great. I love the stencil design – I absolutely love it. So when can you come to my house?

  9. laurie

    I luv it, Jamielyn! Jami at Freckled Laundry did something just like that on the wall at the end of her hallway – in gray and white. I just adore that stencil, too! Great job!

    xoxo laurie

  10. klonopin

    You made some decent points there. I looked on the internet for the issue and found most individuals will go along with with your website.

  11. Sangeeta Bhella

    I am in love with this wall and i am gonna do it to my entryway!!!!! But I must be real dumb cuz I don’t get the stenciling part……once you have painted the stencil the very first time you said to overlap the stencil on the wall for the next piece of wall…….but won’t that mess up the paint that you just stenciled? I need help…

  12. Jane

    Hi, may I ask where you got your stencil, I’ve been searching through Google and your sis exactly what I was hoping to find. Your wall came out beautifully!