20 July 2011

Painting (Part 2).

So ok, I'm addicted to painting. I've painted everything in my shoebox of a house white. I invited CBB over the weekend to see it and he said it looks like a clinic. Haha. Yesterday, the last brown piece, my bookshelf, has turned into white. The other day, I decided to stencil some design on one of my walls. That way, it would look less like a clinic.


My friend Mary gave me this book of Victorian Cut & Use Stencils many Christmases ago. I finally got to use it!
I also grabbed some transparent films and took out my cutting board and cutter.
Sadly, I couldn't find my stencil cutter, so I used an ordinary cutter instead.


Found the design I wanted and traced it on transparency films.


My stencil, ready for some serious work! I used an odor-free matte black paint and a sponge.


Here's a portion of my wall and a portion of my 7-year-old red sofa (sorry, the 50mm can't take it all).
Excuse the imperfections. This new wall really made a lot of difference. Even my old sofa suddenly looks pretty now.


Here's the stencil after all the painting. Breaks my heart to throw it.


I also tried it white on white. :)


That same day, I also decided to paint my bookshelf. Imagine all the kalat in my house!


The newly painted bookshelf. After painting two tables, dining chairs, garbage bin, TV rack, cupboards, shoe cabinet,
and some abacca containers, I've become such a good painter! Decided to display my old cameras on top.


I am also shipping to Cebu all the dolls I've collected from friends and from my travels,
but kept my 15-piece matryoshka dolls and three japanese dolls to display among my books.

It has been such a productive two days. I can't wait to finish everything and clean up. To complete my vision of this shoebox of a house, all I need now is a new TV, a chandelier, a new sofa, a couple of frames (for my other wall), new curtains, a wall clock, and friends to visit. :D

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Chelo July 21, 2011 at 1:41 AM  

It is sooo beautiful;-) i love stenciled walls..thats why the wallpaper we got look like stencils..and you have done a flawless wall;-) (ps. dili ka kurog ug hands ai, no?hehe)
one day,magpa stencil nya ko nimo in one room of our future house,hehe..
seriously, you are so talented;-) but im not surprised;-) we should clone loads of you;-)

Anonymous July 21, 2011 at 5:07 AM  

i love this! LOVE! let me see this soon :-) Edeena

julai July 21, 2011 at 5:30 AM  

WEee it´s s so nice ate, can´t wait to see the entire "newly painted" house. Post dajun ug pics ate ha. unja pwede molaag diha pohon ate?hehhee

Cindy July 21, 2011 at 9:03 AM  

wow, so hands on man gyud ka aileen in redecorating/renovating your place ... and it looks pretty already --- classic chic!!!

Badeth July 21, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

Fantastic! I love the stenciled wall! It made me ask, "where was I when God splattered the world with artistic talents?"

I hope I can visit your place, too! :-)

Patricia July 22, 2011 at 5:43 PM  

amazing!!!!!! the stenciled design looks fantastic, ai! nasuya ko! =) could you do my walls too? heheheh

Meikah July 24, 2011 at 11:25 AM  

I love the effect, too! Wish I could this also hahaha

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 6:54 PM  

Chelo said...
It is sooo beautiful;-) i love stenciled walls..thats why the wallpaper we got look like stencils..and you have done a flawless wall;-) (ps. dili ka kurog ug hands ai, no?hehe)
one day,magpa stencil nya ko nimo in one room of our future house,hehe..
seriously, you are so talented;-) but im not surprised;-) we should clone loads of you;-)

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Thank you, Chel! Yes, dili ko kurog ug kamot! LOL. Let's clone Patricia first! :D

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

Anonymous said...
i love this! LOVE! let me see this soon :-) Edeena

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Yes, come to the house soon! Just finishing an art piece for the wall and the house will be ready for visitors! :D

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

julai said...
WEee it´s s so nice ate, can´t wait to see the entire "newly painted" house. Post dajun ug pics ate ha. unja pwede molaag diha pohon ate?hehhee

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Hahaha. You sound like you live just a few blocks away. But sure, come over! :)

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

Cindy said...
wow, so hands on man gyud ka aileen in redecorating/renovating your place ... and it looks pretty already --- classic chic!!!

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Thanks, Cinds! I love decorating. In my next life, I want to be an interior designer. :)

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 7:02 PM  

Badeth said...
Fantastic! I love the stenciled wall! It made me ask, "where was I when God splattered the world with artistic talents?"

I hope I can visit your place, too! :-)

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I think you were teaching when God distributed talents! :D You and H should come visit me! :D

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 7:04 PM  

Patricia said...
amazing!!!!!! the stenciled design looks fantastic, ai! nasuya ko! =) could you do my walls too? heheheh

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Coming from you, I'm thrilled! Thank you, Pat! I won't dare do it on your wall! LOL! I wouldn't know what to do if one design will be out of place! Hahaha.

Aileen Siroy July 25, 2011 at 7:05 PM  

Meikah said...
I love the effect, too! Wish I could this also hahaha

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You can do it, Mei! Quite easy, actually. Just really tiring. :)

Liza July 30, 2011 at 3:24 PM  

You did a wonderful job with that wall! And what a perfect combination that wall and the red sofa make! Well done! :-)

Aileen Siroy August 1, 2011 at 11:22 PM  

Liza said...
You did a wonderful job with that wall! And what a perfect combination that wall and the red sofa make! Well done! :-)

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Thanks, Liz! I like that black+white+red combination, too. Somehow, it looks very welcoming and healing. :)

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