I hand stenciled every brick and the ivy. Look, I know what you’re thinking. But in my defense, we bought the house during the Laura Ashley ivy phase.
Fast forward to 2011 – it was apparent this area was in need of an update. It’s a small hall between the dining room and kitchen (the pantry doors are across from this wall), but I don’t think it’s quite a butlers pantry. It’s a wanna be. Bless its heart! I was actually growing tired of the poor stenciled bricks and ivy.
I’m jumping a little ahead here by telling you what color I painted the wall – its Sherwin Williams – Rice Grain. You’ll soon understand what I mean by giving the color away. So anyways… I started rolling over the bricks when my kids said they didn’t want me to cover them up. That’s where the brilliant idea came from – I measured the antique frame I wanted to use – cut the paint around the measurements on the wall.
And hung the antique frame. I had this frame for years – it never really had a home until now. I really like how a plan to paint over the stenciled bricks turned into a new texture for the pantry.