Using Stencils to Paint Your Kid’s Room

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Hi everyone,

Today’s 5 Star Home post is a little late. We had a hard time choosing what to go with; we are treating Children’s rooms, but we had so many ideas that it was hard picking just one. However, we settled on showing you how to use a little paint to liven up your children’s room. We know that in a lot of homes, the children’s room also doubles as a guest room so what we want to do is give it a little personality for your kids but in a way that your guests will still feel comfortable when they come to visit. So here we go!

 

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Using Stencils to Paint

The first step is to know what pattern you want to paint on your wall. Here are a few suggestions you could try:

  • Stars
  • Flowers
  • Cute animals
  • Cartoon characters
  • Trees
  • Your child’s name
  • Polka-dots

Once you know what you want to paint get stencils of it. If you know a good art shop, you could easily buy the stencils you want to use. But we are treating this from the angle that you probably do not live near an art shop, so we’ll show you how to make your stencils.

Making Your Stencils

Materials

  1. Clear plastic file folder
  2. Black marker
  3. Art knife (or razor blade)

Steps

1. Get the picture you want to paint (you could print it off the internet if you can’t find any around).

2. Place the clear plastic file on top of the picture and trace it with the black marker.

3. Next cut out the inner parts of the image until you have a stencil you can trace.

We’ve added a video from askthedecorator.com to show you just how to create and cut your stencil

 

 

Painting Your Room

Image courtesy: planete-deco.fr
Image courtesy: planete-deco.fr

You can do this in two ways: you either paint in the images randomly, or you section off a part of the room and paint; you could section off one wall or the topmost part of the walls.

Next get the colour of paint you want. Buy a nice colour that will stand out. Better yet, if your kids are old enough, let them pick the image you’re going to stencil in and the colour (within reason).

To paint in the image, use a small piece of foam. Dab the foam into the paint, hold the stencil against the wall just where you want it and dab the paint against the stencil. When you take off the stencil, you will have your image on the wall.

Using stencils, you can give your child’s room a little character without spending a lot of money in the process. Plus, these images can easily be painted over when you need to get rid of them.

Another benefit to note is that you can use this stencils on any room in your house; the bathroom, kitchen and even your sitting room. Also, you don’t need to limit yourself to the walls alone. You can paint on your furniture and even fabric.

Don’t be afraid to use your imagination and unleash your creativity.

 

So that’s it on the 5 Star Home this weekend. If you have a tip or trick that you would like to see featured on the 5 Star Home, use the contact page to get in touch with us.

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