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Like many of you, I’ve always thought it would be fun to stencil a wall in my home.  There are so many inspiring pictures of DIYers transforming spaces with a simple design, a stencil, and some paint.When we opted to repaint our office recently, my opportunity was born ~ I couldn’t wait to begin!  The back wall in the picture below is the only non-textured wall in our home because the original owners paneled it to match the cabinetry.  Non-textured wall = Great stencil wall.I didn’t balk much at painting the paneling since the office already boasted a lot of wood.  The room also has a northern exposure window, making it feel rather dark most days. Brightening up the space with paint seemed like a wonderful solution.  If you look closely at that back wall, you see a subtle gold-toned lattice stencil.  Here is how I did it.After a little tutorial-searching on the web before…

I’m excited to share with you our latest home makeover.  Even though we’ve been in our house for three years now, crazy work schedules, kids’ activities, homeschool, and daily living take up a lot of our time.  Our office was one of those spaces in our home that was sadly pushed to the back corner for a long time.  However, now that our office space is officially ‘finished,’ I simply cannot believe we waited so long.  What a joy now to check our email in the morning in a pretty space!  What a delight to address notecards and reach for envelopes just behind my chair instead of running around the desk to another cabinet!  How convenient to reach for printer refill-paper stored directly beside the printer instead of (you guessed it), running around the desk to another cabinet!  And to have a pen/pencil scissor holder that actually holds enough pens &…