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Stenciling the Hall and Dining Room

The stenciling job in the hall and dining room is complete! It took about 21 hours to do this, working over three days. You can read about the updates of each day here, here, and here.

Here’s a picture from before we moved in, with the previous owner’s furniture. Note the carpet (which we ripped out), and wall colors (that we painted over). The bookshelves on the left were super cute but not built-in.
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Here’s the dining room just after Christmas.
Dining Room Before

And looking down the hall way towards the master bedroom:

Hallway: Before

Here is the room once I’d finished stenciling!
Dining Room After

The hall way:

Hall After

The dining room:

Dining Room: After

I’m really happy with how the stencil turned out! It gives the room a lot more depth and character. I worked with an “all over” one from Cutting Edge Stencils, and found it fairly easy to use.

Here’s the before and after again so you don’t have to scroll back and forth:
Dining Room Before

Dining Room After

We also added a fireplace (it was our Christmas gift to each other). Next up for the dining room is likely adding a banquette, and moving the table over against the wall to the right. I’m thinking it will be a large built-in eating area with some storage and bookshelves, but we will see how it plays out.

Have you done any stenciling? How did it go?

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