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Moroccan Stencil Painted Wall Treatment

Before and After: Moroccan Bathroom Wall Stencil

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member drienz08 from the Su Casa group:

When I saw this tutorial that Emily did over at Jones Design Company, I just had to do it! It was elegant, looked simple enough, and was perfect timing, since I was contemplating redoing the guest bathroom. To say it was a tedious project is an understatement. It took time and patience, but overall it was completely worth it! And best of all, it didn't cost me a dime!

Here are pictures of my guest bathroom before it was painted and stenciled. It was an ugly green and somehow I was convinced that I had to do a color in there. Note to self: trust my instincts; I should have known better. It made the bathroom seem dark and small.


When deciding on the actual wall color I picked the one in the middle. Not too dark and not too light. Emily provided the stencil in her tutorial so I printed it out and traced it on cardboard as she instructed. I did one full stencil and then cut the second one in half (makes it much easier for doing the top of the wall).

You will have to check out her blog for the step-by-step tutorial. Trust me; you will fall in love with her! It was all very simple but like I said, very time consuming. It probably didn't help that I got really sick in between the process, which set me back two weeks.


Here are the finished results . . .

I also sewed a new extra long shower curtain out of one of our old bedding duvets to make the room feel much taller. Such an easy project that anyone with a sewing machine can do!

The corners had to be the hardest part but somehow I made it work.

The pictures don't really do it justice and for some reason the color looks really off on the camera, but it is much brighter than it appears. The design provided exactly what I wanted it to for the guest bathroom. It made it feel much lighter, taller, and overall much larger. I hope to add some navy blue accents such as towels, candle sticks, etc. but for now it will do. I just don't want to pick up another paint brush for awhile!

Overall breakdown:

  • Tutorial — awesome and easy to follow, thank you Emily! $0
  • Stencil — made out of cardboard $0
  • Paint — left over from dresser in the front room $0
  • Shower curtain — old bedding duvet $0
  • The amazing feeling of all the hard work — priceless!

Have you done any decorating projects lately? Share your photos with the Su Casa group!

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Valarie14930990 Valarie14930990 2 years
What brand of paint pen did you use? Where do you buy them? Thanks!
pinup-space pinup-space 4 years
wow beautiful!
Stefymeg Stefymeg 4 years
Im working on this same stencil from Jones Design in my guest bath. Did it appear to you like it almost needs two coats? Im using paint+primer in the exact same color palate as in the original design.
sunkissis sunkissis 4 years
As tedious as this was...it looks amazing!! Excellent job.
MalloryAnn MalloryAnn 4 years
Thanks Julia! :)
Julia-Millay-Walsh Julia-Millay-Walsh 4 years
Love it MalloryAnn!
MalloryAnn MalloryAnn 4 years
Looks great!! I just did the same stencil in my bathroom but used a paint pen! I love it! http://mallicious.blogspot.com/2011/03/master-bathroom-big-reveal.html
YabYBS YabYBS 4 years
i love it and i am determined to do it as well, thanks to you and Emily for the inspiration.
Edie-J-Blige Edie-J-Blige 4 years
love this! I'm about to do a Moroccan theme, this is just what I needed. Thank you!
Elka-Karl Elka-Karl 4 years
Great work! I admire your patience; it turned out beautifully.
ourfifthhouse ourfifthhouse 4 years
It looks wonderful! Totally worth the time!
samia4 samia4 4 years
Looks amazing!!! I want something similar to this for the bedroom i am going to design soon and since it costs nothing hmmm i am rethingking that wallpaper! AWWEsome job... hope il be able to pull it as well as you did
lauren lauren 4 years
WOW that looks sooooo good! I can only imagine how much time this must have taken. I was debating on something like this or wallpaper for my living room.
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