How exciting to find Fireworks in one of my favorite stores for constant inspiration, Kate Spade!
I figured I would attempt a custom stencil. I bought the biggest plastic quilting template I could find, which was only 18x24". I then got to work tracing and cutting with an Exacto knife. Let's just say I have never been good with those in the first place and I DEFINITELY hope I don't have the need to use one anytime in the near or far future.
I spent lots of hours and glasses of wine cutting/carving/messing up. But, I finished.
I somewhat avoided starting when we moved in. Let's just say, slowest process ever. After using entire stencil for the first column of the room, I quickly realized that I would only be using about 60% of the stencil on the rest of the columns due to the way the pattern fell. Sweet.
I also have never stenciled before which is very clear when you let you eye start where I started and follow around to the end. I didn't clean off the stencil between paint sessions - rookie mistake. The pattern is much darker/bolder at the beginning than it is at the end.
In the process...
I was certainly ready to celebrate when I finally finished!