Monday, April 7, 2014

Nursery Update {Royal Design Studio Review}

A few months ago I decided that I wanted to update the nursery a little and add in some more décor. I came across the Royal Design Studio's website and fell in love with their stencils. I knew right then and there I had to have a stenciled wall of my own. They were kind enough to send me a stencil for review and even in the early stages when only a portion was done, I had already fallen in love with the wall.

Sure enough when all was said and done, the wall really propelled the room into becoming the nursery of my dreams. The stencil I chose was the acanthus trellis wall stencil in the large size. It comes with easy instructions and if you are working with an all over design like mine, it has indications on the stencil itself on where to match up the next one once you start. The walls in my house are slightly textured, so if you are working with a textured wall it's best to us a flat matte paint instead of semi-gloss. I bought America's best paint from Home Depot and it was only $11.99. I bought the gallon but I really only needed about a quart. I also bought a pair of stenciled brushes and a short foam nap roller. I had everything set up and ready to go but it was just going to be impossible to keep the little ones out of the room and too late to do it at night by the time my husband got home. Instead I had my older brother come in and do it for me and he did an amazing job! I watched him do some of it and that first stencil is a little nerve wrecking, but once you get that one done the rest are pretty easy.
I am absolutely in love with the way it came out. It's stunning and I can't stop looking at it and now I'm like "let's stencil everything!" Ha. Yeah right. As much as I'd like to, my husband would not be too happy. I definitely see myself stenciling a piece of furniture in the near future and if we move I'll be using this same design in one of the girl's rooms. Stay tuned later this week or early next week when I do the final reveal of the room in it's entirety
Have a great Monday!


  1. It looks wonderful! I love the little white dress you have hanging up, too.

  2. Absolutely adorable! May I ask how your ceiling was it a random plaster design?

    1. Thank you! I have no idea about the ceiling. The house was built in 1982 and it was like that already when we moved in 3 years ago.