Today I'm phoning a friend - all of you! How the heck do you successfully stencil?
I've seen plenty of beautiful stencil projects, and all of you make it look so easy - but it isn't! I recently purchased a Herringbone stencil and set out with awesome intentions on my DIY Herringbone Pillow Cover (which didn't turn out the way I'd hoped), as well as the back panel of our DIY Built-in Shoe Shelf.
Like I said, it's not as easy as y'all make it look! So someone help me out. How do you get your stenciling projects to look so perfect?
I followed the instructions provided by the stencil company. Did I have too much paint on my roller? I didn't think so at the time, but maybe? Should I not be using a roller? But when I used a paint brush for the pillow cover, that didn't work either.
I'm in love with the look of a patterned wall, so I'd love any advice you could give me! Who has some success stories?
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