This is my daughter's room before:
I realized right away that paint alone was not going to cover the border (even thought I had bought paint with primer). So I put two coats of primer over the border and sponge paint. Then I painted two coats of the Benjamin Moore Whispering Spring on three of the walls, leaving the window wall for an accent wall. After the two coats of primer and then two coats of paint, I could still see the border. I continued to paint more coats of paint only over the border area. I painted an additional three or four coats of paint and the border still showed through. I decided to paint two more coats of primer over the border and then two more coats of paint. Can you believe it...the border still shows through - I can still see a pink cast.
At this point, frustrated and tired, I moved on to the accent wall. I painted the accent wall Restoration Hardware Petal Pink (which I had left over from my daughter's bathroom). The pink paint covered the border in one coat (I guess since it is pink??). For this feature wall, I decided I wanted it to be stenciled. The overall plan for the room is shabby chic/romantic/country french all rolled together.
I worked until 10:30 last night (I had begun work on the room at 8am). The feature wall came out beautiful (it took four hours) - I will show it to you when all four walls are complete. The other three walls I need to deal with this morning. I will be calling my local paint store to find out what I can do to cover this border. Otherwise I will need to come up with a plan B. I can't wait to show you the finished room.
Let me know what you think so far...and if you have any suggestions as to how to cover the painted border when 6 coats of primer and 6 coats of paint hasn't worked so far.
I'm joining the following link parties. Come see.
Looks great so far! Wonder about sanding it down? Hope you get the answer:)
That is a lot of painting. You have great stamina. Did you try Kilz primer. I have found that it works on almost anything. The stencil wall looks wonderful. The armoire is stunning, such a great find. Hugs, Marty
Hi Judy...well don't give up...I would love for your to join the gals that I left them too...you will really enjoy them as well:) Super nice...Keep up the good work...you are very talented and have lots to share with the blogging community. Debbie XXX000
Hi Judy! WOW! That was a lot of painting! I know it is all going to turn out beautifully though and that Ethan Allen find was gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished result! :-)
Wow!!!! Judy, my goodness!!! I cannot believe you stenciled that entire wall! It is just beautiful~ you did an Incredible job! I have stenciled before, but never a huge amount, just a border or something along those lines. I know it is a lot of work. Thanks again for joining my party this weekend!! :)
I love love the stenciled wall! Some things that beautiful are just worth all the hard work in the end! The chandelier is also one of my favorite parts of this room. I would have a chandelier in every room if my husband would let me!! Thank you for the nice comment you left on my daughters room redo!
I love it!!! Thanks for checking out my blog. And thanks for the invite to see your. You have some amazing projects :)
Love love love this! Can you tell me where you bought the stencil?
CC - The stencil was purchased at AC Moore. I'm glad you love it...me too.
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