Stenciled Hallway Reveal

If you’re new to the blog, I’ve been working on painting and stenciling our hallway for, let’s see….about 3 weeks now!  Procrastinate much? Apparently this girl does.  Shheesssh.

I’m thrilled to say it’s done people!  D.O.N.E.  And it’s Friday which makes it even sweeter.  Annnddd I’ve got some other very exciting news, but I can’t tell you about it just yet! It’s probably not what you have in mind! :)

I suppose it was worth the wait because I’m in love with it now!  Our hallway was so boring before.  Just a long tired colorless hallway.  Remember, it looked like this: 

Then we painted it gray and bought a wall stencil (you can check out the specific paint color here and stencil here) and then we got busy! Here are some more ‘after’ shots:

View from the front room peeking into the hallway:

View from the kitchen into the hallway:

I was playing around with the settings on my camera.  This one makes it look a little darker:

I think the silver metallic sheen looks awesome with the flat gray walls!

The busy stencil also helps camouflage the fuse box, which was a big eye sore in the middle of the hallway wall.  I can think of about 13 other spots that would’ve hid the fuse box perfectly throughout our house, but oh well.  I guess that’s how they built homes in the 60′s.  Now you don’t notice it as much:

I think I got Mannie boy’s approval ;)

I’m so glad I finally got this project done! Have a great weekend everyone!

p.s.  Click here to check out our new hallway rugs!

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52 responses to Stenciled Hallway Reveal


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  2. Lisa

    Did you use the “small” or “large” stencil?

  3. Lisa

    I’m actually about to order this stencil and do the gigantic bare wall behind my couch! I hope to share with you when I’m done!

    • Hi Lisa! So glad you stopped by! I ordered the Small one (it has two stencils on the template). I would LOVE for you to share your before and after pictures with me! You can email them to me at whitney@drabtofabdesign.com ~ It would be awesome to feature your wall on my blog. :) If you have any questions, let me know! Also, not sure if you’re planning on spray painting, but for a living room, I’d use a roller like the videos on the Cutting Edge Stencil website do. Good luck!!

  4. Krista

    I love this. I see the stencil website instructions say to use a roller but you used spray paint. Would you recommend spray paint? Do you think that is simpler than a roller?

    • Thanks, Krista! I do think spray paint is simpler and less time consuming than a roller (it took me about 10 seconds to spray the stencil vs. about 2-3 min to get paint on the roller, then paint, etc) BUT you must cover the floor and baseboards because the overspray can ruin your floors or carpet. If I had to do it again, I probably would use the roller :) I hope it helps!! Feel free to take pics of your before and after… I’d love to feature your project here on my blog! :)

  5. Beautiful! I know how hard it is to stencil; you did a great job!!

  6. well now I am jealous that we don’t have any hallways in our new house to stencil. I think I will be stenciling a wall or something in a bedroom because I can’t get over how beautiful yours turned out!

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  9. We have the same long ranch hallway that I have also been procrastinating over (I’ve even got the paint!). This looks amazing! I love the damask stencil and the metallic paint. I think I’m inspired! Thanks for linking up.

  10. Your hallway is so GLAM!!! I absolutely LOVE the silver stencil – it came out beautifully :) Good job!!

  11. Wow! I think you have the most glamorous hallway in the entire state. Heck, the entire region! What a wonderful job you did. I’m completely blown away …

    :)

    Linda

  12. That looks awesome Whitney! And I love how metallic and shiny the stencil is!

  13. It looks AWESOME!!!!! I have been waiting to see the entire hallway ever since you posted those first few walls. You should be so proud of yourself! Wonderful job!!!!!

    blessings,
    karianne

  14. Wow! It looks terrific! It’s so much brighter looking now. And you definitely don’t notice the fuse box.

  15. Becky

    How cool Whit! I can’t wait to see it in person in just 2 days!!! You have really done a lot of neat things!

  16. Marian

    Awesome! I love it

  17. Yay!!!!!..You did it and it looks fabulous!!…A real drab to fab design!!…Just love it and yes, it really did disguise that fuse box..

  18. That’s incredible!!! I love it :) Since you’re an expert now, feel free to come do this to my bedroom…

  19. It looks amazing! Well done!! That was probably a ton of work.

  20. Wow – it looks great! I bet it feels good to mark this one off as done!

  21. I’m so glad you find my blog so that i could come find yours!! this stenciling is AMAZING! we have an uber long hallway too that is skinny and boring. I might try something like this since yours came out so awesome!

  22. I can’t even describe how much I love this. I especially like the front room/hallway combination. So shiny!

  23. Looks fantastic!! I don’t know if I have the patience for a project like that but it does look worth it when you see the reveal!

  24. This is fabulous! Holy crap, do I love it! Love the shine against the gray color you chose. Really well done. :)

  25. WOW! Your hall looks AMAZING! I want to do that somewhere, anywhere in my house! You did a fantastic job. What a great way to spruce up an area that is usually a little neglected!
    Love it!

  26. What an awesome reveal! That stencil adds so much drama to your hallway! I love how it looks when you can see a glimpse of it from other rooms. Great job!!!! :)

  27. This stenciling is amazing! I saw you on horsehoundandhouse- so glad I clicked on your site. I feel like this has opened my eyes to paint possibilities. Looks so cool!

  28. WOW! Brilliant! Beautiful! Amazing! I love it! You did a GREAT job…. I need to get on ordering that stencil.
    Also….. I want to make a guess about your “I can’t tell you yet” very exciting news………… but I wont =)

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