Lovely Closet Project - DONE

You may have thought that I was about through with this front closet... ready to move on to other parts of my home.  
Well, I wasn't.  Not quite.   
Something about this closet keeps drawing me in to keep after the vision I began with.  Part of the draw has certainly come from my hope to make my home both orderly and lovely, but part of the draw to this closet was the safety to experiment with a small, behind-closed-doors {easy to hide} space.

 I mentioned before that I wanted to paint the closet as we never did when we moved in. I also wanted to try my hand at some stenciling.   Like I said, this was a nice, little safe place - good for trying something new without the fear of making a mess!

 I picked up this stencil with my 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby.  

Now I will not say that it was easy to work with.  The instructions say to spray the back of the stencil with adhesive spray - well I didn't read that until I was ready to start painting, so I made do with masking tape.  But I don't think the adhesive would have made it that much easier.  The instructions neglect to say how to manage corners, which proved very tricky.   Again, I was very glad to be in a small inconspicuous place.  It wasn't impossible, but I would be wary to try "out in the open" esp. where corners wouldn't be covered by furniture or curtains...

I used this little, high density sponge, roller kit from Lowes, which I originally {and still do} intended to use for painting bath and laundry room cabinets.  It worked quite well.

A few hours and a bit of sweat later, I ended up with this.

And...just to remind you from whence we came - here's the "Before" picture from way back when I first confronted my poor, neglected front closet.

Yes, we've come a long way. ;)

And the "After".

Something about the hidden surprise of those colors and the pattern just feels meant to be.

It's making me pretty happy.

And now, I think I can say with confidence that
the Lovely Front Closet Project is officially D.O.N.E. :)

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Lovely Closet Project - DONE
Lovely Closet Project - DONE
Reviewed by jembe
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