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  • Zoë Michelle

DIY stencil wall

With everything going on in the world, what else is there to do but some good DIY's?

I have loved the idea of stencils and have seen so many good DIY projects, from floors to furniture. Every since we purchased our Airbnb, I have had so many ideas to make it special and set it apart. I knew I wanted to do a good tile stencil somewhere. What made me fall in love with the backyard was the beautiful vine covered walls, except where the built in bench is located, the wall is completely bare and I have been trying to grown some vines on either side, but couldn't decide what to do with such a large empty space. It seemed to be the perfect place to DIY.

At first, I thought maybe putting a pretty patterned tile there would look nice, but that was a little out of our price range for the project. The idea of painting a patterned stencil to look like tile was perfect. Then i just had to find the right stencil to purchase. I looked high and low, but could not find what I had envisioned. So instead I decided to make my own!

I purchased some mylar sheets, an extacto knife, and a cutting board from amazon to make my stencils & browsed pinterest for ideas. So many options and I would love to try more styles in the future.

I decided to keep it simple and go with 3 different shapes and use them in a random order.

Paint wise, I needed an exterior paint with latex for the cinder block wall. I decided on this Behr masonry paint with primer built in for the white and and for the stencil, this black Rust-oleum flat acrylic latex paint. I had originally planned on filling each square with a shape but we started with a few here in and there in no particular order and decided to keep it minimal.

Here is a before and after:

I love how it turned out. Hopefully my vines will grow up the wall on either side to make it blend in. a little.

An easy DIY, and we had so much fun doing it! Next projects will be doing something with the peach stained concrete and repainting the house and pergola.

If you're looking for a place to stay, our Airbnb is linked here

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