The Little Red Owl

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The Little Red Owl

Well, I decided to finally use my houndstooth stencil that I purchased about 3 years ago!

I have a little piece of wall at the top of my stairs, in the landing area where there must have been a door at some point between the stair hall and the bedroom hall. There is a natural separation there- and that is where I did my stencil.

The Little Red Owl

To get started I gathered my supplies:

The Little Red Owl

The Little Red Owl


blue painters tape

grey paint

Martha Stewart stencil brushes

Ed Roth Stencil 101 Decor stencil


100% free, all supplies on hand

Next, I taped the stencil up and got started:The Little Red Owl

Keep on going:

The Little Red Owl

I decided to cut the stenciling short…

I HATE it!

The houndstooth is too big for this area and I HATE the way it looks.

So, I finished it off with a quick strip on top of the stencils and I am waiting for my landlord to drop off some of the home beige paint so I can repaint and reassess.

The Little Red Owl

I have a ton of stencils in my library so I plan on finding some with smaller, less rigid designs for this small space.

Thanks for letting me share the ugly on here-no one is perfect and I appreciate being able to show my imperfections and keep myself humble :)

What do you guys think? Does gray and beige match anyway?


4 thoughts on “Stenciled Hall Wall…

  1. Tiffany says:

    I don’t hate it. I think you might be able to get away with the size of the stencil if it were closer spaced and in a higher contrast color. I think it is a great idea to make that space more interesting :)

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks for the idea Tiff! Maybe I should re-try it with the teal color in our living room. I’ll give it some thought.

  2. Rachael D says:

    I love this post so much!!!!

    1. Amy says:

      Thanks, just trying to keep it real :)

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