I’d grown really bored of having plain greige walls in my dining room for awhile now and wanted to add something a little more interesting to the small space. First, I painted my front door a bright shade of coral, but that just made the actual walls feel even more boring.

Since I rent and can’t exactly put up wallpaper, so I had to rely on paint or decals. I didn’t want to paint the entire room a different color so I decided to try stenciling. I had trouble finding a design that suited my style, until I found Cutting Edge Stencils.

It was hard to choose, but I went with the Beads Allover pattern. It has the mid-century vibe that I needed to pull together the style of my home. I could have gotten fancy with different colors of paint, but I just went with standard black so the rest of the colors I plan on bringing into the room will pop.

I was nervous, but I’m happy to report that these stencils are amazing and easy to use. You just tape the stencil to the wall and roll your paint right over it. You can the look of wallpaper, but the ease of being able to just paint right over it.

Wall stencils by Cutting Edge Stencils via Melodrama

Wall Stencils by Cutting Edge Stencils via Melodrama

I was done in a jiffy! No more boring wall.

Mid-century inspired stenciled wall via Melodrama

Tada! I love it so much I’ve decided to continue it all around the room! Stay tuned for part 2 of my stenciling extravaganza.


6 responses to “Mid-Century Inspired Dining Room Wall Stencil [Part 1]”

  1. jadernewman Avatar

    Love! I’m a renter too – any tips on not screwing up the pattern? Anything you’d do differently?

    1. Krys Melo Avatar

      Luckily the stencil comes with tons of great tips and instructions so I didn’t really run into any problems. It took me a minute to get used to how much pressure should go into rolling, so I’d say just start at an inconspicuous part of the room for your first few goes so you can get the hang of it. The more texture your walls have, the more imperfections there will be but unless you’re right up against the wall looking for them, it shouldn’t be too noticeable! These stencils are pretty fool proof.

  2. Smitha Easter Avatar

    Absolutely GORGEOUS! Wow!

  3. […] DIYer behind the project we’re about to share with you today.  Krys writes a blog called Melodrama, which focuses on DIY, Decor, Food, Cocktails, Vintage, Travel.  She also has an Instagram account […]

  4. Emma Avatar

    Lovely, The wall looks so pretty.

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