Loving the look of cement tiles, but not so excited about the high price tag? Well my friends, you’re going to LOVE this!!!
Welcome to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge! Y’all know how much fun I have teaming up with my talented bloggy friends the first Wednesday of each month to see the different ideas we can come up with from the very same starting point!
This month we teamed up with Royal Design Studio to have a bit of fun putting their gorgeous stencils to work in some really creative ways.
I’ve actually had the pleasure of working with Royal Design Studio once already, and having been totally over the moon with the results, I couldn’t wait to give it a go again! I get compliments all the time on this gorgeous feature wall in our farmhouse style bedroom…
And I have to say, I was SO surprised at how simple stencilling a wall could be!
It took just a few hours to do this ginormous wall and, when I was through, I couldn’t believe how much I loved it!
Really, I was so head-over-heels in love with it, I couldn’t wait to try it again! Stencilling is such a simple and inexpensive way to inject a ton of interest to a space.
Now, you can read all about how quick and easy painting a stencilled wall can be here, so I won’t bore you with another in-debth tutorial today.
But … I am dying to show y’all what I came up with for this month’s challenge!
I’ve been swooning over this cement tile look for ages now and so, when I came across this brilliant stencil pack from Royal Design Studio, I just couldn’t resist giving it a go!
I started by giving my wall a fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White, creating a perfect blank canvas for my stencil patterns. Then, I gathered up a few of my other fave paint colours (Revere Pewter, Gray Owl & Edgecomb Gray – all from Benjamin Moore) and got straight to work.
Just like last time, I started in the centre of my wall, making sure my stencil was perfectly level before taping it to the wall. Then, I simply rolled on one of my paint colours to create my pretty tiles. I worked my way out from there, alternating sides to give each stencilled tile time to dry before painting another one directly beside it.
I tried really hard to make a “random” pattern, though it was definitely a more “calculated random” as I played around with colour & pattern, making sure I didn’t end up with too much of any one thing in one little area.
I also added a few plain squares into the mix, covering them with a solid colour. Then, once dry, I went back and painted over it with a stencil using my Cloud White colour, giving these tiles a great contrast to the others and adding a whole new dimension to my wall.
Working with these smaller tiles definitely made for more tedious and time consuming work. This entire wall took me more than 5 long hours to complete, but in the end, I’d have to say it was all totally worth it …
This really was SUCH a simple and inexpensive way to get that swoon worthy cement tile look! I couldn’t possibly be more in love with the way it turned out!!!
This gorgeous wall really is such a perfect backdrop for my new creative space (I can’t wait to share more about that!).
HUGE thanks to Royal Design Studio for sponsoring this month’s challenge! Their amazing stencils offer up endless ways to bring some beautiful colour & pattern to any space!
Just in case you missed it, here’s the Spanish Tile stencil pack I used to create this gorgeous wall…
And you can catch a more in-depth tutorial on the easiest ever stencilling method here…
Now be sure to check out what my talented bloggy friends came up with for this month’s challenge too!
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!