Well, here is the first DIY project for JJ’s Playroom Makeover. I wanted this playroom wall to have something fun on it– other than pictures. There is a weird window on the right side of this wall and made picture-placing odd. So, I came up with the idea of doing a DIY wall stencil on her playroom wall instead. It is the perfect accent wall for the playroom!
I didn’t want to go out and buy a custom decal. I remembered I had stencils I could use. And, I already had acrylic paint so as soon as I had the idea of doing a wall stencil, I got to work on this custom DIY wall stencil for the playroom, on a budget!
I asked for JJ’s input on what she wanted the playroom wall to say, counted the lines, and made spacing in between them as necessary. I measured the height between each line and placed my 5″ stencils on the wall how we liked them. I made a straight line with a leveler and a pencil.
Then, I started off using a black sharpie (because I am using black paint) and I outlined each letter of the stencil making sure it was even and spaced correctly. Using a black sharpie with the stencil ensured a crisp outline.
For the spaces I used a spare letter/number and lined the next letter up right next to it. (See the number 9 between “have” and “fun” in the photo above.)
After I had the stencils perfectly evened up, straightened, and outlined with the black sharpie, I painted inside the outline with acrylic paint. It took longer than I had anticipated, but we are all very happy with how it turned out!
update: I’ve had this particular paintbrush set for 7 years now and I’m still impressed with how they have held up. 10 out of 10 recommend.
Here’s what the finished product looks like! I’m so happy with how this DIY playroom wall stencil turned out! It’s a bold statement that I wanted for the playroom. When you first walk into the playroom, you notice it, but it’s not overwhelming. It is the perfect accent wall for the playroom!