Ok, so I gathered up the energy to start on the stencil. What a giant pain in the butt!!!!!!!! I've stenciled before, but this stencil was NOT made to go around a corner and is giving me all sorts of problems. Without further ado here's what I've done so far.
I ended up going with the Chinoiserie one. I painted all the walls of the powder room, including the ceiling, BM Chelsea Gray. You may remember that this is the paint I originally used (and hated) in the kitchen. It seems to be working well in here and I had it on hand so it was a win-win. I used a white semi-gloss for the stencil. Because the walls are dark I had to do a few passes on the stencil each time for the right amount of coverage. Pain in the butt #1.
As I got to the end of the wall where it turns I quickly realized that this stencil wasn't having it. I'm going to have to cut it to do the other walls and possibly freehand (yikes!) a bit in the corners. Pain in the butt #2. The good news is that my husband loves it. What? I know, right? I tried to get him to tell me why all of a sudden he liked it. He couldn't explain it. I guess I shouldn't push it.
This was a difficult picture to get, but here's the new light. Just ignore the ladder, unfinished stencil, boarded window and orange stained door (which is getting a darker stain) and the room looks great. Ha!