Sunday, February 2, 2014

Stenciling the "Office"

I did it.  I started the stencil.  God help me.

Ignore to the left of the door.  I need to touch that up # what a pain. Yes, I ended up going with yellow.  I couldn't help myself.  It's the color that epitomizes happiness to me.  And I think my secret goal is to have every color of the rainbow in the house.  It's slightly different than my inspiration picture since the colors are inverted.  My husband likes it better that way.  It was actually not on purpose, but a happy accident.  The fact that my husband not only likes, but loves, the stencil is a miracle in itself.  As for the rest of the colors in the room, I'm still not sure.  I'm doing things totally backwards from the way I usually do them.  Usually I pick a fabric first.  I think I'll have a lot of choices to pick from with this color though so I'm not too worried about it.  Now for what I'm not showing you...the rest of the room.

 So it's decision time.  To stencil or not to stencil the rest of the room?  The stenciled area is where the "office" portion of the room will be.  The stencil could be a way to designate that space.  Or I could stencil it all.  I'm concerned that it might look too busy though.  That and it's a pain in the butt to stencil, though I have to say not nearly as bad as the last one.  That's the real reason.  Thoughts?  If I don't stencil, I plan on putting punches of color in the rest of the room which will be the craft/painting area.  As per my usual, I couldn't help but buy the faintest hint of yellow.  My husband and daughter said they're sick of all the white in the house.  With the exception of the guest bathroom I guess I am kind of a saturated wall color chicken.  Baby steps.

The other thing we got to this weekend is working on the little storage nook.

My husband built the cabinet drawer in.  The only thing that's missing is a big piece of wood that will sit on top which will be upholstered by moi (and paint and a pull of some sort, and probably a pillow or two..that's it).

I'm pretty happy with the progress.  Still lots to do though...

-Stencil the rest of the room?
-Refinish the floors
-Paint all the trim/windows
-Paint the desk
-Build/buy shelving/work areas
-Pick colors/buy fabrics

That shouldn't take long, right? Heh.


  1. great job on the stencil. If you are looking for feedback I probably would just keep the stencil to that corner so it's not so overwhelming. I can't wait to see how this room turns out. You are so talented!

  2. wow that was a lot of work! it looks so fun!

  3. Good god girl! It looks amazing!! I have been down the stenciling road, so I know how not-easy that can be. I hope you rewarded yourself with a very yummy cocktail at the end of the day! I say go for it and do the whole room (says the girl who doesn't have to do the hard work). The room is big and bright enough it can take it, and you will have other things in the room and things hung on the walls that will keep the stencil from looking too busy. Keep going sister!

  4. Beautiful!! I say either way it will look fabulous. I guess it's really up to how much time you want to spend stenciling. Love the updates!!!

    1. Thanks Meghann! I'm working up the stamina to do it;)

  5. Wow Tiffany you crazy girl!!!!!!! That is a lot of stenciling and you are a rockstar for taking it on. Loving the fun and cheerful color too. You always pull a room together and I can't wait to see all the steps in this one. That window seat is so fab too, I would live in there with my book & coffee (okay maybe wine :) )

  6. You've done an amazing job, Tiffany - just love the stenciling and yellow is a favorite of mine too. I can't get over the progress on your house and your talent...amazing!!

  7. It looks beautiful so far. I know it's very time consuming, but think it will be well worth it in the end.

  8. whoa! Looks awesome! I say do the whole room (says the girl who doesn't have to do all the work ;-)

  9. You are halfway done, I say go for it! It's so pretty!

  10. I just found your blog and may I just say, "WOW" What an amazing job you've done on your beautiful home! I love your taste in design. E.V.E.R.Y. single room is wonderful eye candy! The colors and all your selections....what inspiration!