Long time StencilTalk! contributor Carol Leonesio is being featured in Apartment Therapy’s Room for Color 2012, an “annual celebration of beautiful rooms where the stylish use of color is key”.
Carol says “I entered the contest because everyone who comes to my house always loves my bedroom, particularly Helen’s stencil. I thought this room might have a chance in winning the contest and, at the very least, bring some exposure to what can be done with a fabulous stencil, such as Helen’s.”
I love the embellishments you can see in this close-up, and asked Carol about them.
“It was simple to do, using a dry, roller brush technique and then adding pearlescent highlighting with a liner brush.” she replied. “I’ve used this stencil by Helen on many jobs, both residential and commercial, and it is a foolproof design that looks great done softly or boldly.”
Carol took an inexpensive, white melamine wardrobe from Home Depot and transformed it with paint and stencils. “I really need the storage space in my bedroom and the size of this piece fit my meager budget.”, says Carol. “Of course, it was way too blah for me, so I painted tan panels on the door and then used this stencil from the Mad Stencilist. It’s a 2 part stencil (damask), but I used just one overlay for a more graphic look, using a roller technique. I ended up doing one just like this for my daughter’s apartment, only I used the fennel stencil on the doors.”
We’d love to see Carol’s room make the finals, and you can help—please visit Apartment Therapy before October 29th to vote!