Stenciled Trellis Design Closet – {Using Tone on Tone Mythic® Paints}

Stenciled Trellis Design Closet – {Using Tone on Tone Mythic® Paints}

After building the shelves for the entry way closet {found here}, the entire thing was in desperate need of a new paint job.

I have tried to spruce up this boring closet before however this time I wanted to add a little extra pizzazz to this space. {I know it’s just a closet but I actually open it up and look at it each day when I leave or enter the house – It deserves to be pretty too!}

As a continued effort to make my house paint a little safer, I used the trusty Mythic® Brand – Mythic® Paint is a true non-toxic, ultra low odor paint without the off-gassing VOC’s and toxins that emit years after drying. To read more about VOC’s and why I am making this change: see this post.

I chose Bright white for all the trim and shelving and Blooming Berry for the walls and door. {I actually wanted a darker wall color for this closet to help conceal the day to day marks that are left behind from ‘kicked off’ shoes that hit the wall}

To create the monochromatic tone on tone stencil design, two finishes of the Blooming Berry were used – Eggshell and High Gloss.

The closet walls were first painted with the Blooming Berry eggshell and all the trim finished in white.

Once dry, I used the Trellis Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create the patterned design. Simply tape this reusable design to the wall with painters tape, roll over with paint – remove, let dry just a bit, line up and repeat.

The Blooming Berry high gloss was used to roll over the stencil.

A few tips I have found helpful when using stencils:

{1} Have two trays or {paper plates} available to hold your stencil paint. One is to hold a small amount of the paint and the other is to roll the access paint off your roller prior to applying to the stencil. Only pour a very small amount of paint out to stencil as you do not want it dry out – plus you use very little for the actual stenciling anyway.

{2} Have a plastic bag available to place your roller in between stencil applications so the paint does not start to dry out.

{3} Between stencil applications, hang your stencil with painters tape from a shelf or wall, as it will be wet with paint.

I am extremely happy with the finished look – a bit elegant for a closet but a very nice surprise none the less!

I have a few more organization projects for this space to share, as I am not done with this closet just yet. ~ Enjoy!


  1. Amazing!!! Love it. What a surprise to open the closet and see such work of art! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow what a pretty surprise to find when one opens your closet!! Love the idea!

  3. Stephanie it looks so amazing I dont know if I would want to hang anything in there! lol The shelf looks amazing and I love the trellis work. It looks so crisp! Beautiful.

    Lucky 7 Desgin

  4. totally gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I’ve been thinking of doing this as well for the same reason as you! I need to get my behind in gear!!!

  5. This looks great!! I’ve wanted to do this to our guestroom, but we have yucky textured walls so I’m afraid to even attempt it.
    Beautiful job!

  6. This might be the answer for our little bathroom closet- our sink and shower is out in the open- the toilet is in it’s own little room and I’d love to dress that room up a little. Thanks for sharing!

  7. You’re closet is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us how you did it. 🙂

  8. Interesting, never thought to do a closet like this. Looks nice and elegant.

  9. Fabulous!! I love the two different paint finishes together. I can’t wait to see the finished product!

  10. Gorgeous! I think I might need one in my house 🙂

  11. Love it! Who woulda thunk to paint a closet!! I’m off now in search of some closets to paint:-)

  12. Now that is too pretty for a closet, you must continue it somewhere else! It is just too pretty to be put behind a door. I love the subtle tone you put on it, not over done but so classy looking. I wonder if it will make things look better in there, like old dirty shoes 🙂 Great job Stephanie!

  13. Amazing work. Congratulations.

  14. So glamorous Stephanie. Looks so Hollywood!

    Take care,

  15. Very cool. I want to try this as well!

  16. It looks fantastic!!

  17. I really liked that you used the same color but glossy over top! Looks great! Just because it has a door covering it up all the time doesn’t mean you can’t make the space fit for a queen! 🙂

  18. Beautiful! Love the color and how it turned out… great job! xo

  19. WOW, beautiful, I will have to try this! Bug Hugs

  20. Stephanie Lynn, this is beautiful…so elegant! Thanks for sharing how you did it. Great tips!

  21. Love this closet!!!!!!

  22. I love this! Thank you so much for the tips of painting with the stencil. That information was so useful! I hope you have a Pinterest. I will search for your boards on there if you do. I pinned this & definitely cited you as the source of who created this look!



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