Blue Stencilled Wall #gliddengallons

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!

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

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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!

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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.

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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

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So what do you think of the blue wall?!

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  1. Tiffany @ The Nest Effect posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm (#
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    It looks incredible! SO jealous — wish I could paint the walls of my apartment!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      Thanks Tiffany! I felt the same way for ever! The time will come. xoxo

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  2. Hannah @ Rubies and Pearls posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:34 pm (#
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    That wall looks fabulous! You did a great job!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Hannah! xo

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  3. Shannon posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm (#
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    Love this!!! Never considered stenciling but this looks so charming, I want to run out and get some supplies!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

      Thanks Shannon! You definitely need to try one! So fun! xoxo

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  4. Emily posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:47 pm (#
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    I love it. No seriously I do. It’s such a pretty blue. And I’ve always loved that kind of stencil. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Ah thanks Emily! I’m loving it too! :) xo

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  5. Tonia @ The Gunny Sack posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:51 pm (#
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    How delightful! I would love to try one of those stencils! I am trying to convince my teen to let me do it in her room!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks Tonia! You should definitely try one! They are so fun!

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  6. Tanya Phillips posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:57 pm (#
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    It came out fabulous, and the desk looks awesome in front of it, great job!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Tanya! xoxo

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  7. Kei @ Unfortunately Oh! posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:58 pm (#
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    Your stencilled wall looks awesome, it’s really changed the feel of the room. You did a fantastic job!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Kei! It really did change the feel, and I love the fresh look! :)

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  8. Jennie Larsen posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:59 pm (#
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    LOVE LOVE LOVE THE AFTER, SO DARN CUTE. GREAT JOB. winks-jen

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Ah thanks Jennie!! xoxo

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  9. Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm (#
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    Ahhh!!! I love it- it’s absolutely gorgeous. I know how hard that stenciling was but it was SO so worth it!! Great job :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Kelsey! Totally worth it! ;) xo

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  10. Brittany @ My Decoupaged Life posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm (#
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    I seriously love the stencil! I’m thinking of using a stencil (probably a damask one) in my master bedroom for an accent wall. You did awesome. I love the colors

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  11. Kara posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm (#
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    I love your wall!!!!! Beautiful!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

      Thanks Kara!! xo

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  12. Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya posted on September 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm (#
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    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!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Ah thanks Sarah! I definitely had some great helpers. :)

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  13. Rita posted on September 9, 2011 at 5:09 pm (#
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    I love how it looks! I actually just stenciled one wall in the guest room.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Rita! Aren’t they so fun?! xo

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  14. Catherine posted on September 9, 2011 at 5:24 pm (#
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    Awesome! Love how it turned out. It really brightens up the space and is a great color. Well done!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Catherine! xoxo

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  15. Lindy posted on September 9, 2011 at 5:55 pm (#
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    I love the look of the wall with the desk. Great job!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Lindy! xoxo

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  16. Anna@DirectionsNotIncluded posted on September 9, 2011 at 6:15 pm (#
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    I love the color and the stencil. I’m not usually a big fan of stenciled walls but this looks spectacular.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Ah thanks Anna! xoxo

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  17. Sierra posted on September 9, 2011 at 6:17 pm (#
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    *Gasp!* This wall is fantastic!! I absolutely love the color and the stencil! Beautiful! :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Sierra! xoxox

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  18. Jen @ Domesticated Nomad posted on September 9, 2011 at 6:48 pm (#
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    Love it! That’s the stencil I would love to use, but I haven’t felt up to the taking on the task. But good for you, for doing it! I’m so jealous. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks Jen! It’s definitely quite the task, but you’ll love it!

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  19. Lindsay posted on September 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm (#
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    This is gorgeous! I love the entire look that you have created. Beautiful job!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks Lindsay! xoxo

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  20. Mallory Nikolaus posted on September 9, 2011 at 7:13 pm (#
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    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

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Ah thanks Mallory!! You’re so sweet! xoxox

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  21. Stacy posted on September 9, 2011 at 7:40 pm (#
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    Perfect!!!!!!!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks girl! xoxo

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  22. Jenny posted on September 9, 2011 at 7:49 pm (#
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    Love it! It looks great!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      Thanks Jenny! xo

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  23. Laura posted on September 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm (#
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    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.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Laura! I’m loving the blue! :)

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  24. Karie @ The HoB posted on September 9, 2011 at 8:13 pm (#
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    Love the stenciling on the wall!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Karie! xoxo

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  25. Erin posted on September 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm (#
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    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!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

      Thanks Erin! It’s such a fun blue! xo

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  26. cameron holley posted on September 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm (#
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    I love the blue wall! I wish that I could do that to my laundyroom. Love it!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Cameron! You should totally do it! xoxo

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  27. Alyssa posted on September 9, 2011 at 11:39 pm (#
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    It turned out great! I love it. It does look like a lot of work, but it also looks worth it.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

      Thanks Alyssa! xoxo

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  28. Amy K posted on September 10, 2011 at 2:24 am (#
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    What a beautiful labor of love.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks Amy! xoxo

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  29. Karen Gass posted on September 10, 2011 at 4:05 am (#
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    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

      Thanks so much Karen! Hugs!

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  30. laxsupermom posted on September 10, 2011 at 6:51 am (#
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    Love the stenciled wall! I think the blue looks terrific behind the grey of the desk. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. T.J. posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:14 am (#
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    You can come do my house next! =)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

      Any time! We need to get together soon! :)

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  32. angie posted on September 10, 2011 at 9:58 am (#
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    great job looks awesome

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Angie! :)

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  33. Shona posted on September 10, 2011 at 10:34 am (#
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    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!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

      Thanks Shona! I agree, people either will love or hate it! But I love it! lol :) xoxo

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  34. Vicki Bensinger posted on September 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm (#
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    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?

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Ahh you’re so sweet! Your comment just made my day! Thanks so much! xoxo

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  35. laurie posted on September 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm (#
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    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

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks Laurie! Oh I love the grey and white combo too! So fun!

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  36. Jenn posted on September 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm (#
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    Wow, that wall looks so much better! I love this idea and it turned out amazing!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Ah thanks so much! P.S. I love your blog name! :)

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  37. Michelle posted on September 10, 2011 at 11:02 pm (#
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    I love the new blue and the stencil is perfect.

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks Michelle! xoxo

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  38. Emily Humphries posted on September 12, 2011 at 12:32 pm (#
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    that’s amazing! Love it! So think I may have to do something like this in my living room!

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Thanks Emily! You should totally do it! xoxo

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  39. Heather {WhipperBerry} posted on September 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm (#
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    love, love, LOVE it!!! I have that same stencil and have been trying to find a good project to use it on. Your wall looks GREAT!!
    kisses
    heather

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

      Ah thanks Heather! I am loving it! :) xo

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  40. Brooke @ The Crafting Chicks posted on September 12, 2011 at 2:36 pm (#
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    Beautiful! I need to get brave and stencil something big. :)

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    • Jamielyn replied on September 14th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

      Thanks Brooke! I suddenly want to stencil everything, lol! xo

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  41. Tea Rose Home posted on September 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm (#
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    This is stunnig!! I LOVE this wall. Thank you for visiting my link party. :)

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  42. Kimberly @ The Brown Eyes Have It posted on September 16, 2011 at 1:42 pm (#
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    WOW, that is amazing!! I LOVE it! The darker blue is a perfect contrast with the gray desk. I really like that stencil pattern, too, I just need to find a place to try it and be brave enough to do it. :)

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  43. Jenny @ Simcoe Street posted on October 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm (#
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    Oh.my.gosh.
    LOVE THIS!

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  44. Kristal @ Engineering Life and Style posted on October 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm (#
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    Jamielyn-
    I LOVE your stenciled wall!! I so want to do a stenciled wall in my house, but haven’t got up the nerve yet :) I just love the look SO much!

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    • Jamielyn replied on October 4th, 2011 at 2:54 pm

      Thanks so much! I really love how it turned out! :)

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  45. Andrea posted on November 30, 2011 at 9:55 am (#
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    I love this wall and just my color. I recently featured http://decoratingcents.blogspot.com/2011/10/trends-stencils.html. Please come by and take a button.

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    • Jamielyn replied on November 30th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks Andrea! xo

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  46. klonopin posted on March 25, 2012 at 4:17 am (#
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    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.

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  47. Sangeeta Bhella posted on November 10, 2012 at 8:53 am (#
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    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…

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  48. Jane posted on October 21, 2013 at 8:00 pm (#
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    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!

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