Glossy on Flat Stencil Accent Wall

My latest home improvement project:

Use the same color of high gloss paint on top of flat for a special effect.

My dining room has an accent wall and I really wanted to add some color to make it pop.  The color was chosen from our floor rug.

Before pics:

This is mid-way through the project with the flat base coat applied:

And the finished product.  Keep in mind, the colors on the wall and the stencil are THE SAME, the only difference is the gloss, so some of the stencils will blend into the background depending on where you are standing and according to the light.  It is a very subtle and nice accent.

Here are some views of just the wall:

For this project, I color matched to our carpet and it happened to be “Spanish Tile” the base is flat and the stencil is high gloss.

The stencil I was was from Cutting Edge Stencils and the design was “Gabi’s Brocade” in Medium.  There link is:

Cutting Edge Stencils- Gabi’s Brocade

The original idea came from:

Glossy Paint Over Flat


Girl Baby/Toddler Room- Pink and Green

I was hired to do professional stenciling on an accent wall for my friend’s baby room.  She has excellent taste and the room was a huge success!

I did the work on the stenciling on the accent wall.  My friend Meghan did the rest with a little help from some others.  I’ll list some of the details with the additional pictures below.  She has a great style!

I love the latices above the window.

Meghan refinished this mirror and painted the pink accents.

Meghan’s friend sewed the bed fittings and also created the awesome foot poof below using fabric Meghan supplied.  The foot poof is filled with reused materials such as old newspaper and shopping bags.

Meghan made the flower lamp (similar to the one I also made for the Butterflies and Bows room) with a modern flair.

Meghan made the baby name frame seen here:

Another cute idea is this shelf in the shape of a dollhouse.

The stenciling in progress:

I will update this post with all the details about where she bought things, what colors were used and so forth…I was so excited to make the post, I’ll have to go back and update it with the details when I receive them from her.

One last look at the accent wall:

Girl Baby/Toddler Room- Birds and Trees

As a gift for my friend, I offered to paint her baby’s room in whatever she wanted.  Here is what she chose!  The white modern shadowbox tree is my work.  The rest of the decorations she handled.

Baby Girl Birds and Trees

Another angle:

Her inspiration came from this website:

Project Nursery

More pics:

This mobile was ordered on Etsy from:

Love Bug Lullaby

Her room color is “Calabash” and the tree is just made from a standard white interior eggshell.