Why would you change something that was so pretty? I heard this a lot as I planned and prepared to change this wall.
I stenciled this wall a few years ago (2017) and while I loved it…….. I get the itch to switch. I crave change and most of the time, I spend little money on things so it doesn’t feel like a waste when I’m ready for a change.
You can see the post about the stenciled wall here: https://abandonedocala.com/2017/08/22/the-wall-that-made-me-cry/
I’m always thinking about the next thing
Not that I forget the amount of time it took to complete the wall. I vividly remember the fear as I stood on a very tall ladder, bending practically upside down to get the exact spot higher than my comfort level allowed.
I remember mixing up the paint color because I didn’t feel like buying more paint and I knew that a little of this color and a little more of this would provide the exact look I wanted.
When the change happens, I have to rely on my favorite guy to help me. He knows about measuring and figuring out how to make it happen. He helps me pick up the wood, measure exactly and decide if it’s glued and nailed or just nailed.
Yes……that is a thing
We made a plan and the day arrived to get started.
So many decisions and then the angles….oh my word
And then I think it would look better with a tiny little trim piece on the inside of EVERY SINGLE SQUARE.
Yes I did
Then there is caulking
And finally finish paint x 4 coats.
And while it’s not a pretty blue stencil pattern
It’s classy, white and lovely
This is immediately inside the front door and if you saw the post about the Doors from France, the doors are immediate to the left. You can read about the doors here: https://abandonedocala.com/2021/02/19/the-doors-from-france/
And while I might still get the itch to switch, the trim on this wall will remain but you never know what color it might be.
I’m already knee deep in the next project.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
The girl with the swirly brain