17 August 2015

Progress In The Playroom and a Giveaway

I just keep plugging away in the playroom. Last week I painted this room Annapolis Gray to match the rest of the house. Over the weekend I added this adorable stencil to the wall behind the TV. 

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One project at a time, this room is coming together.

Updated chairs...

Massive chalkboard wall...

I updated this dresser in gray...

Did you notice I already changed my mind and replaced the gray on the dresser with green? When I painted the walls gray, the dresser blended into the walls. I chose this vintage-inspired shade of green because it stands out against the wall color without being too loud, but appropriately colorful for a kids' space. I think this is a great color on a midcentury piece.

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When Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me for a product review and giveaway, I was ready to go. I already knew this wall in the playroom was perfect for a full wall stencil. 

I chose the Tribal Arrows stencil. I wanted something modern, simple, and minimal, to go with the midcentury feel of the kids' playroom. Maybe I'm trying to (subconsciously) encourage simplicity and neatness. That's hilarious! They make messes faster than I can possibly keep up!

In addition to the stencil, I laid out the paint, brush, tape to secure the stencil to the wall, and the level. I use two heavy duty paper bowls: one holds the main paint supply, and the other is used to blot the excess paint from the brush before stenciling. The level clips to the top of the stencil so you can be sure you're keeping a nice straight line.

Incidentally, I used leftover paint from the chalkboard wall to paint the black arrows. Free and easy. 

This full wall design went up so quickly! It was easy to work with once I got the hang of it. For me, the small brush worked better than the foam roller. Due to the shape of the arrow stencil, the long lines pull apart. The foam roller created a messy, smudgy line, even with minimal paint on the foam. The small brush creates a perfect crisp line, and I felt like I had more control. I figured out a way to hold the stencil steady between my fingers to keep it from pulling apart, then blotted away.

For a full tutorial video and better tips than I can offer, visit Cutting Edge Stencils on YouTube.

I love how it turned out. I adore the modern pattern, and simple colors. 

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I'm excited to host my first giveaway, and what a wonderful company to start with! 

Cutting Edge Stencils is happy to give one of my readers a stencil of your choice, up to a value of $50, with free shipping, open to US residents only.  

Tell me in my comments which stencil you would choose, then follow 58 Water Street on Facebook and Instagram, by using the Rafflecopter tool below. 

*disclaimer: I was not paid for this post, but I did receive free product to review. All opinions are my own. 


  1. I absolutely ADORE this makeover! And that wallpaper..OMG! Obsessed!!!!

  2. Your wall looks amazing! What a great job!

  3. I love the stencil YOU chose! And your playroom looks fantastic!

  4. I love your playroom look! I would choose the tribal arrow stencil and use it to makeover my daughters bedroom!

  5. I am in love with the Gabrielle Damask Stencil. Holy Fabulous!

  6. I really like the Lily Scroll Allover Stencil. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. love the stencils, and the green on the dresser sure pops it up.


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