$100 Room Challenge: Updating the Walls with a Wall Stencil

This week was all about the walls!  I decided on a unique wall treatment that would add a special flare to the entryway!

I introduced you to the concept of the $100 room challenge a couple weeks ago. You can read all about my project room here, (LINK) and see last week’s post, here (LINK). I have large goals for my small space foyer and I am hoping to get it all accomplished for just $100.

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This week, I tackled the walls.  I was thinking through all the easy DIY ideas such as paint or removable wallpaper, but both ultimately were too expensive for my $100 budget.  Instead, I was able to stencil the walls with a cute Sweet Bees wall stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils (LINK)for just the cost of the stencil which was $37. The paint I used was a combination I mixed from paint I already had on hand.

Updating the Entryway with Cutting Edge Stencils

If you've never used a stencil before, it is actually quite easy!  Cutting Edge Stencils are easy to use and come with step by step instructions. They are great for DIY decorating projects: accent wall stenciling, floor tile stenciling and furniture painting. Their website has a wealth of information and inspiration for all your projects (LINK).  

I am really looking at creating this space and my home into a cottage country home.  I have been studying southern homes with their layering of patterns and textures.  Bees are often associated with this design. And I just happen to really like bees, so it was perfect for this space.  

I shared over on Instagram Stories the process of stenciling. Hop over there and I have a saved Highlight of all my progress so far in this space (LINK).

I mixed paint that I had leftover from previous projects to create a very subtle silver color.  Alabaster from Sherwin Williams (LINK) with Metallic Gold from DecoArt (LINK).  My goal was for the stencil to be subtle enough to make an impact but not overwhelm the space.

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That's all the peeks I'm going to share today!  Wall art and tables from other rooms and my decor storage are going in to fill the rest of the space!


#1 Add more functional elements; hooks for guests to hang their coats, purses or a chair to take shoes on/ off.

#2 New rug to anchor the space

#3 Artwork and new decor (I think I will need to search my house and repurpose!)

#4 Wall treatment of some kind to differentiate this space from the surrounding area.

I’m so happy to check this goal off my list! next week is the final reveal so, I hope you’ll join me in celebrating a finished room!


$60- Rug

$5- Chair

$10- Fabric

$37- Stencil

$0- Paint

Total: $112 (I'm over by $12 but can't anticipate any further expense, so not too bad!)

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  1. Brooke says:

    That stencil is just the cutest!

  2. That stencil is so cute! I love how it’s subtle, but still creates pattern. I am so excited to see your finished space!

  3. These sweet bees are so cute! Stenciling is such an affordable way to update a space. Great job! Your entry is really coming together

  4. Maria Brittis says:

    Love the bees ???? super cute! Can’t wait to see reveal next week.

  5. Leen Curinga says:

    What a cute stencil! I love how subtle and pretty it is!

  6. Lynne says:

    Fabulous as usual

  7. Cutting Edge Stencils are the best! I love the cute little bee, it is such a fun accent for a poder room!

  8. Your simple stencil create a huge difference to the wall. Very pretty. Can’t wait to see the finished room.

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