One of those projects was to complete painting a wall in my basement... Total honestly this is a project that I started in March of 2011! I'm a slacker... don't know why but I had the hardest time finishing the last 1/10th of the project.
Here is what the wall looked like when we first moved in.
Back when stenciling was all the craze on home blogs I had decided that I wanted to give it a try and thought that the perfect wall would be the one that you see when going downstairs to our basement. I even talked about wanted to get a stencil here. So I made the purchase and bought the Zagora Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.
I painted the wall Martha Stewart Milk Pail from Home Depot
I did this project the hard way... I first traced the stencil along the whole wall with pencil
After that was complete I hand painted the stenciled area...
which yes took 20 months to complete... to be fair I loved the wall but I was completely over the hand painting for about 18 months.. I mean i literally only had 4 more rows left and just stalled... I just covered the unpainted area with a piece of furniture.
Finally two weeks ago I started back up and I am so happy to say that the stencil has been completed! Here is what the wall looks like now.
Here are a few details from this area
This area is far from complete however as I want to add a window treatment, new light fixture, artwork on the right side of the furniture, and maybe a runner.
This wall to the right between the bedrooms however also look very bare...
maybe I should DIY something like this for that area... Perhaps I could add this to a list of projects that I would like to tackle in the new year.