So this is it, the end, it’s over! I can’t believe the Willow Pattern Room is finally finished and my internship at The Stencil Library is almost complete.
The room seems to have fallen nicely into place after the larger items were decorated and it looks absolutely fab-dab, I’m so so pleased with it.
We’ve kept you up to date during previous posts about various projects and chapters of the willow pattern story and I’m ever so glad because overall it’s been such a large project that I couldn’t possibly tell you about it all in one post (I think the blog would quite possibly overload and suffer a heart attack)!
It feels like completing the attic room has taken forever but if we'd had a lump of time devoted to get it decorated all in one go I don’t think it would’ve taken very long to do at all. Of course we were working on several projects not just the Willow Pattern Room.
In previous posts when I showed the table,
and various other things that I stencilled. I wrote that they each took about a day to do. Helen and I stencilled items that didn't make it into the final edit such as the peony border floral bedcovers, although they looked great.
It’s amazing what fantastic results you can achieve in a small amount of time.
I think our willow pattern wall stencils might might look a little daunting to a novice stenciller beacuse they are so large; however they were outstandingly tame when it came to staying on the walls. The only reason they were a little tricky occasionally was because Helen and I were working on uneven, lumpy walls and stencilling over ourselves. We applied a light spray of adhesive and some low tack tape to the stencils to hold them. The stencil designs were adapted from a repeating willow pattern design in our range of Chinese Style Stencils.
On a typical flat wall it wouldn’t be an unrealistic goal for one person to complete the stencilling in a day.
Now that it’s done and looks so amazing, I think that I'll be sprucing up furniture that I already have rather than buying new.
Adding stencilled pattern to the furniture means you have completely unique decoration, it takes so little time and it gives a really satisfying outcome.
So, the room is finished and I am really happy with the result and knowing that I had a large part in decorating all the various surfaces.