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What wild home decor ideas do you get after flipping through a magazine?

And this is how I found myself perched atop a ladder in the middle of my foyer, foam roller in one hand and painter’s tape in another, stenciling a pattern onto the ceiling. Because how can one live with a boring ceiling!?

While I am not a self-described stenciling pro, I have successfully stenciled two long walls in our house before. However, a ceiling was something new! It was a little more neck-craning but the results are pretty awesome!

Here are the before’s and after’s…

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How to Stencil a Fun Pattern on a Ceiling

I want to give a huge thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for partnering with me on this project.

Cutting Edge Stencils sent me the stencil of my choice. I selected the “Connection” stencil.

Along with this awesome pattern, they sent me a foam roller and a very handy level which attached to the side of the stencil. This was unbelievably handy when dangling off a ladder, looking up!

Here is the foyer BEFORE. Kind of plain and boring, don’t you think?

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The light fixture is a remnant from the previous homeowners. It has to go!

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how to stencil a ceiling with paint

A great aspect of this particular stencil is its thickness and large size. Because of this, I was able to cover a lot of territory rather quickly.

I used Frog painter’s tape to help keep the stencil on the ceiling. My only recommendation is to also have used spray mount adhesive given the angle I was working at.

Here are a few WORK IN PROGRESS shots…

Our ceiling is textured which makes painting it a little more involved!

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I found this photo on my phone, taken by my 5 year old!

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And now for the AFTER

Use paint and a large stencil to update a boring white ceiling

DIY Stenciling Tips

  • Don’t overload your roller with paint. Be sure to keep a rag or paper towel next to your paint tray and roll off any excess
  • Roll gently so paint doesn’t bleed under the stencil. Because of this, you may have to do two coats before moving the stencil
  • Keep a small paint brush nearby. I found this handy when stenciling where the ceiling and walls met. I used this small brush to paint near the edges instead of the foam roller

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