Welcome back my friends. I am so happy you are here today for the 3rd installment of the 6-week One Room Challenge by Calling It Home. You can see the ‘before’ and my original mood board for my office here and my revised and updated mood board here. And, because it’s just the kind of gal I am, I’m going to share 8 tips for successful wall stencilling which definitely make the project easier.
AND…because it’s just a great day…there is a nice little giveaway for one lucky reader. Read on for all the details.
Thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for sending me the stencil and stencil kit for this project. As usual, the opinions are 100% my own.
It has been a BUSY week in these parts! I finished the painting and stencilling of my office AND (drumroll please) I am just about done with the reupholstering of my chair. Can I get an ‘Oh yeah!’
Wall stencilling and reupholstering are 2 crafty/diy projects that have been on my crafty bucket list for many years. When Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me about working with them on a stencil project, I knew it was one of my craft kismet angels pushing me to cross this off of my ‘need to do…’ list.
My office seemed the perfect room to give a little stencil love to. Only one of the walls in my office has windows…but it has 4 of them. In my infinite wisdom and propensity to make everything harder than it has to be, I chose that one wall (with the 4 windows) to be the wall that I would stencil.
Helpful Hint #1: While not impossible, it is certainly harder to stencil a wall with windows. For your first time, I’d try a simple wall with very few interruptions.
A quick word about Cutting Edge Stencils, they have some beautiful patterns and for a decision-making challenged gal, it was really hard to chose just one.
Ultimately, I chose the Tea House Trellis Allover Stencil which I thought would be lovely in a tan against my newly white walls. And in case you think you’d have an easier time making a decision, Cutting Edge Stencils is offering a $50 gift certificate towards the purchase of one of their stencils.
Simply go to their website, chose your favorite stencil and leave a comment telling me which stencil you would choose. Sounds easy enough, right? Yeah, just you wait until you see all the the many options Cutting Edge offers and see if you have an easy time choosing just one.
In addition to offering beautiful, well-made stencils, Cutting edge also offers a handy stencil kit and great video tutorials. I watched a couple of their videos before I began my project which definitely helped relieve a bit of my anxiety. And after all, if you make a mistake (which I did) you just paint over it (which I did) and work that area over again (which I did).
(which I learned from Cutting Edge’s videos as well as what I learned ‘on the job.’)
So, do I love my stencil wall? Why, yes I do, thank-you very much! It really adds that certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ that I was looking for in my office.
So…what’s left on my to-do list? Well, I have 3 weeks to finish the following
I know that seems like I still have a lot to do, but I really feel like with the painting, stencilling and upholstery (almost) done, I’m on a roll.
If you are thinking of stencilling a wall in your home, pin this for your future reference. You’ll thank me!☺
Before you leave, go to the Cutting Edge site and chose your favorite stencil. Come back here and leave a comment telling me your favorite. I will randomly chose a winner on November 10. Also, head over to Calling it Home to see what my fellow bloggers have accomplished this past week.
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