Stenciled Entryway Wall with Royal Design Studio’s Starry Moroccan Night Stencil and Rhinestones!

Morrocan Starry Night Stencil

I was lucky enough to have Royal Design Studio offer a stencil for me to try. Just happens that I had a VERY tall wall in the entryway that need some sort of “WOW” factor.

After pouring over all of their AMAZING stencils (and seriously they have a lot of really awesome stencils, it made the decision tough), I decided on the Starry Moroccan Night Stencil. I didn’t want something too traditional, or too modern.  I thought these stars would be fun but not overly dramatic and add something a little different but not TOO different.

Coat area before

This is the space after we finished the floors and moved in. It originally had brown vinyl floor.

By the time I chose a stencil I had already painted and decorated the entry.

Stencil Process for entry stencil

I wanted the stars in the stencil to look like they were shining brighter than the rest of the stencil. You can see that the picture on their site looks like this. Royal Design Studio has a stencil brush that they use to achieve this effect, but by the time I realized I needed the brush, I was already needing to get the stencil done, so I improvised.  My other problem was that my wall was already painted gray and I didn’t want to repaint to have the stenciled stars be white.

This is what I did to fix both problems (shown in pictures above):

1. White-washed my wall. This was quick and easy. I did it in sections so that I could step back and decide if I white-washed it enough. I wanted the stencil to look a little washed out and not too bold.

2. I then used a measuring tape to find where the stars would be on the wall and white-washed those areas more heavily.

 3. Then I taped the stencil up and repainted the wall with the gray paint I originally used.

4. I finished the stencil by hand painting a heavier white-wash with a thin brush. I only hand painted the heavier white-wash on the inside of the stars. This gave the twinkle effect that I was hoping for.

* Note: I used a higher sheen paint for the stars, so they would look shinier. If I were to do it again, I would have used even a higher gloss.

Royal Design Studios Starry Morrocan Night Entryway

I picked up a bag of Rhinestones at Joannes. With the 40% off coupon on your phone, a big bag of rhinestones is around $2. I actually tried sequins, pearls and rhinestones. I chose the rhinestones because they are so reflective and fit with the twinkling star effect that I wanted.

Morrocan Starry Night Stencil Wall

The rhinestones are really hard to photograph. They just don’t sparkle in a picture like they do in person.

Stencil Sparkle

…but you get the idea.

Royal Design Studios Starry Morrocan Night The entryway is pretty small, but I love how it has a real presence now when people walk in.

Entryway Makeover Stencil wall You can see it needed something in the large space above the mirror. 

Stencil Wall

Morroccan Starry Night Stencil in entryway

I have to say I’m pretty in love with how it turned out.

In the morning when I come down the stairs (through the entryway), the stars twinkle at me.

…not even in a metaphorical sense. I mean rhinestones really do twinkle. It’s cool!

Royal Design Studio will be giving away a stencil on the blog next week….so stay tuned!

Check out their site and start thinking about what stencil YOU would choose!

–Katie

Linking to:

Miss Mustard SeedMy uncommon Slice of Suburbia,  Coastal Charm,  A Stroll Thru Life,  Savvy Southern Style,  French Country CottageCommon Ground,  Thrifty Decor Chick ,  Funky Junk Interiors,  DIY Show Off,  Home Stories A to Z,  Work it WednesdayCreatively Living,  Tatertotandjello, Inspiration GalleryMy love 2 CreateClassy ClutterI Heart Nap TimeIt all Started with PaintWhimsy WednesdayLive Laugh RoweJennifer RizzoThe Shabby NestTidy Mom , 36TH Avenue,Inspire Me PleaseCreative ConnectionSix Sisters StuffTip JunkieEmbracing Change, Inspire Me Tuesday, Twirl and Take a Bow , Chic on a Shoestring, It’s Overflowing

Comments

  1. This is so stunning! I love that you added a high gloss to the stars and the rhinestones! Looks just lovely, thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, I love it. Now I would never have chosen this, but it is fabulous. Great choice and the entry is stunning. Be sure to link it to Inspire Me this afternoon. www. astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

  3. So pretty Katie! Love the furniture & styling too!

  4. KATIE!

    You amaze me with your resourcefulness. I’m not gonna lie: all that white-washing sounded like a whole lotta work, but the end result is just gorgeous, friend!

    • Thanks Abbie! My goal in this house is to use what I have…now I have an entire basement full of crafting and decor junk from the past decade, I’m not gonna lie, but hopefully I can start to make a dent in it, and save some money! lol

  5. That turned out beautifully Katie! I love it! Just the right amount of sparkle and drama.

  6. Love it! So pretty! You did a fabulous job!

  7. This is so incredibly gorgeous and the rhinestones are such a creative and fun touch!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  8. Love it! I know what you mean about having tall walls with tons of space above all your decor. This filled it perfectly. And the rhinestones, perfect touch!!

  9. You did hit the WOW factor and this design really adds the sparkle needed in the entryway. Connie

  10. WOW! This looks amazing. I love how you kept it so light and airy but still have so many little details. I have recently been working on the room at the bottom of my stairs, and I know what you mean about coming down the stairs in the morning. It just feels so good! Love this space and looking forward to clicking around your blog some more. Have a great day!

  11. Katie, your entry way looks glamorous! I can’t believe the effort you put in it, white washing the wall and repainting the grey… It is do die for!

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  13. I love this! Whitewashing the gray was the perfect touch.

  14. Oh my goodness!!! Your entry way looks positively magical! I adore it!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Twirl & Take a Bow Tuesday! ox

  15. Really beautiful… I love the whitewash with the gray!

  16. I was so happy to feature you! Your paint technique and space styling is stunning! You must be thrilled with the finished look!

    Susan

  17. Wow!
    Lots of work but totally worth it….Very bright & beautiful!

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