This awkward bathroom wall had them stumped, but then they came up with a fabulous idea!

The all important, very bland BEFORE pic of our bathroom.

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We wanted a more “grown up” looking master bath, but this awkward wall had us stumped! It lacked serious character.
So, with some 1x3x4 wood trim and my favorite tool- Liquid Nails- I decided to build a DIY board and batten wainscoting topped off with a gorgeous stencil from www.cuttingedgestencils.com
I chose the Sophia Trellis Allover pattern (which you’ll see in a few steps!)

 

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I attached each piece 12 inches apart on the wall with a bead of Liquid Nails and a few finishing nails for extra support.

 

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For the top, I used a 1x4x12 (cut the the correct length) we then painted the wall between each strip and all the wood in a crisp white.

 

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First coat of white.
And NOW for the real jewel of the makeover- the stencil work! I’ve never used a stencil before, so I was a complete newbie here. Luckily, Cutting Edge sent great instructions and had even better videos on their website to help a rookie out!

 

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Rookie in action. Literally tape it to the wall, check for level (with the awesome leveler you can see clipped to the stencil) and paint away. I suggest you order their foam rollers for best results- these things were great!
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Keep moving along and keep it level- you really can’t go wrong!
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So grown up! They also have a smaller section of the stencil to finish off the top and bottom of the pattern of you want. I liked the way this looked like it had been on my walls all along!
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Our “grown up” bathroom complete with stenciled wall and aqua highlights!
Find more stencils at www.cuttingedgestencils.com