Stenciled Loveliness in the Mom Cave

Hey all!

After my preliminary Mom Cave Overhaul, this room has sat, relatively untouched, as I flitted off like a hummingbird with ADD from project to project (to project).  Since it’s been so long since I’ve touched this space, let me refresh your memory on how it looks.

Ok, if you looked at it right now it wouldn’t look like this since I have scavenged some of the accessories for other places in my home and it’s a total wreck right now.  But, the general look and setup still hold true. 

Then, there is this adjoing nook that has a great closet with lots of storage.  Again, total wreck.  Alas, the “Before” photo.

I painted the office area in Muslin (Sherwin Williams), but was on the fence as to do the same color in the nook area, or do something totally different.  So, I started out by painting it in the same Muslin color.

And there it sat for awhile.  I wanted to add some extra punch with a really fun stencil, and purchased one awhile back, but then agonized about what color I should use.  Do I carry forth the splashes of pink from the office area?  Add some green from the fabrics I plan on using?  Pick up on the blue?

I picked up two sample paints from Sherwin Williams in a pink and green hue.  Suffice to say, the pink did NOT work out.  So, green it is.

And to prove that the pink was not a good choice – you can see a glimmer of it here as I painted over it.   Bright.  I’ll leave it at that.

But, pink paint color aside, I lovety-love, LOVE it.  It’s just what this little space needed, don’t you think?  It took some time (and patience), but I am thrilled with the end result  This room is a work in progress, and I’m still trying to figure out how I want it to function, but this is a step in the right direction at least. 

Have you stenciled anything lately? 

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Ooooh, the stenciling is beautiful! I'm crazy for shades of green. Your "Mom Cave" is really coming along & looking great. Can't wait to see it all finished, but no pressure!
    🙂 CAS

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    marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    August 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Your stenciled wall is beautiful. I havn't stenciled anything, but what a great alternative to wallpaper which gives me the gitters. Hate to take it off. Both areas are looking fabulous. How wonderful to have such a space. Hugs, Marty

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    That looks so fabulous! Love the stencil that you picked and that green is perfect!

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    August 22, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Wow! What a statement that makes! Beautifully done.

    Have a great week.

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    August 22, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Looks BEEutiful! (couldn't come up with a humming bird word)

    What did you use for your stencil . . .dieing here . .

    Come on over for a visit!

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    Kelly @ View along the way
    August 22, 2011 at 3:24 pm


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    August 22, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    So pretty, Jenny!

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    Courtney {a thoughtful place}
    August 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Jenny. . .it's gorgeous. I would love to use that stencil in my bonus room. Where is it from. And I have the same ADD thing. I have a little going on in every room. It's bad!

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    Carmie of the Single Nester
    August 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Great job! I am working on a Single Nester cave.

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    August 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I love the woman cave, and the nook turned out great with the stenciling- very cute!!

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    August 22, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    that looks amazing! i totally wish i had my own home to be doing things like this… oh the life of a newlywed. apartment to apartment 🙂
    thanks for sharing!
    i'd love if you checked out my blog, i have a giveaway going on now!
    {love} lauryn @

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    HI. I'm Julie. The Stalker.
    August 22, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    holy guacamole! i seriously can't make a stripe on a wall look nice. Totally impressed.

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    August 22, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    That looks fantastic! Bet it was a lot of work.

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    August 23, 2011 at 2:08 am

    I love it – it is so pretty!!

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    Cherished Bliss
    August 23, 2011 at 3:23 am

    I have got to stencil something. I keep seeing all these stenciled walls and I want one! I LOVE it! The color is perfect! : ) I hope you will stop by and share at my party!

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    August 23, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Cool Wall.

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    Hyphen Interiors
    August 23, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    That looks amazing!! This room is going to rock – I love EVERY choice. I'm about to embark on my first diy wall stencil project myself… and I'm actually doing a giveaway for a stencil – be sure to stop by…

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    August 23, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Please come to my house Jenny and decorate it:) – Meg

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    Nancy @ dream it ... build it!
    August 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Looks great!

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    August 24, 2011 at 12:46 am

    Wow that looks amazing. I love the stencil pattern. I am sure it took a lot of work.

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    Natasha in Oz
    August 24, 2011 at 12:49 am

    I'm not very crafty so haven't stencilled anything. I so wish I could! You have done an incredible job!

    Best wishes,

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    August 24, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Your mom cave is looking good.

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    Grandma Bonnie
    August 24, 2011 at 3:10 am

    I really do need to try this it looks awesome.
    New follower stopping by from the Creative Blogger hop. Hope you stop by for a visit.

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    August 24, 2011 at 6:31 am

    That turned out fabulous! I love the shade of green…Christine

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    August 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    I love it! The pattern is awesome! Can't wait to see what else you do to your "mom cave".

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    August 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Wow…that stencil really livened up that nook! Love it.

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    Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick
    August 25, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Oh my goodness, that is beautiful!! I want to stencil something now!!

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    August 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I absolutely LOVE your blog! Your daughter's bedroom is so beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    { The Painted Home }
    August 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    this is awesome, glad I found you thru Not Just a Housewife!
    d e n i s e

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    August 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    looks awesome!! Love the stencil that you used. Where did you get it? I am addicted to stenciling..LOVE it!! Have a wonderful week!

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    SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime
    August 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Really appreciate you linking up this fantastic post at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Hope you'll continually share your creativity with us at the weekly party 🙂

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    August 26, 2011 at 3:16 am

    I love, love, love this! I love stencils and big bold patterns on walls and – most of all – the color green. Pinning this for future inspiration.

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    August 28, 2011 at 1:53 am

    I just did a post on how much I love stencils..your wall looks so amazing! I love your comment about being a hummingbird with ADD…funny stuff.

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    Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
    August 29, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    So pretty!!! I'll be featuring it tomorrow 🙂

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    Stacy Curran
    August 30, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Holy mackerel….the more read, the more in awe I am! I LOVE your talent!
    Ps…I'm going to add you to my blogroll so I don't forget to come seen your genius every day!

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    Little Moos and My Creative Pink.
    August 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing! I love the green.

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    Beth @NashvillePug
    September 7, 2011 at 1:44 am

    I love that stenciled wall! Do you happen to remember where you got it? That pattern is fabulous! My mom cave is a work in progress as well…

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    Crystal @ Ordinary Days
    December 28, 2011 at 3:23 am

    Those are all my colors! Can't wait to see what all you do with it! 🙂

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    January 18, 2012 at 3:43 am

    This is beautiful!

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    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog
    January 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    I Love it too! So much work, but so worth it!! Have you had a chance to check out our little Challenge? It's not too late to join. If you have a second, check in at to learn more, and feel free to email me if you have any questions!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

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