Lets not forget this beautiful pink bathroom! All floral decorations are compliments of the previous (male) owner. Not that there is anything wrong with floral arrangements but these are a bit goofy and that "painting" is just as goofy.
I have been really into blue and coral and wanted blue walls with coral accents. I had the hardest time deciding on paint colors and went with more of a turquoise in the end. Instead of using a lighter color for the stencil, I went the opposite way. I wanted it to really pop.
And the painting began....
(PS my paint had primer in it...2 birds with 1 stone!)
I had some pretty ghetto ways of lighting the room and it involved a lot of contorting in such a confined space. I took our light fixture out so we wouldn't get paint all over the base of it.
Once my solid color was painted everywhere, I kicked Batman out of the room and began drawing the stencil. Keep in mind, it is a lot of work but I am in love with the finished product. I took my stencil and drew it entirely on one wall. I didn't want too much pattern to be overwhelming in the room, especially since our bathroom is so small. This was a good idea because it is a very tedious project and would have taken much longer for the rest of the room!
I apologize ahead of time for my low quality pictures of the process. Luckily, it is explained step by step on the two previous sites.
You can sort of see the stencil. To get the double line you just place the stencil to meet like a puzzle next to it.
Once I drew it over the entire wall, I began painting. I started left to right so that my hand wouldn't smudge over it. Getting behind the toilet was the hardest part. I put some of my paint in a red solo cup and just carried it with me. When I was finished for the night I would just wrap it in a plastic bag so that no air could get in and dry out my paint. I also used old pillow cases (inside out) and trash bags to cover the floor behind the toilet and sink. I had to improvise with what I had to protect my floors in those smaller areas.
And finally, I was almost finished!