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Let's Stencil It!

Before the “big flood” of Spring 2011 which destroyed our wood floors in the front entrance of our house, we had every intention of rolling up our sleeves and stenciling the floor.  But since we’ve replaced the floor with slate, we’re thinking that maybe the walls of our master bedroom could benefit from a little stencil style.  Thank goodness Stencil It by The Stencil Library‘s Helen Morris is about to be published!

Chinoiserie Wall

This stunning book includes 20 brand new designs with 15 ready to use stencils from laminated cards.  There’s also a chapter that will walk us through the stenciling process, step-by-step, which is something we’ll definitely need. 

Dandelion Wall

Having seen some of the company’s projects, there’s no lack in creativity…  the hardest part will be choosing a pattern from the many (over 3,500!) available.

Fennel Wall

Wisteria Skirt

Perhaps we should start off simple and practice on cookies.  That way, we can eat our mistakes!

Stripes and Dots

Photos via The Stencil Library and Martha Stewart


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  • Reply pve October 26, 2011 at 4:04 am

    I would be happy to “free hand” paint branches, blossoms for you…and to be a taster of any cookies you ladies bake! The stencils look fun.

  • Reply The enchanted home October 26, 2011 at 5:27 am

    I think cookies is about the extent to which I would give this a go. I am always in awe of anyone who has the hand, patience and nerve to take on such projects (me not being one of them) and the satisfaction of creating your own walls, must be immense but alas I will have to admire this from afar!

  • Reply Barbara@HausDesign October 26, 2011 at 9:09 am

    I recommend stenciling while eating cookies. 🙂

  • Reply Kate @ Travelmoon October 26, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Those stencils look amazing. I am scared to stencil…I think I would mess up, but the cookie idea I might be able to do! Can’t wait to see what you decide!

  • Reply pretty pink tulips October 26, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I’ll bet your boys would really enjoy some “practice cookies”! When you get the hang of it, maybe you can come over and stencil some walls for me!!!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Reply Stylelinx October 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Now I know what I’m going to do with a bare wall in my living room!! I’ve selected some art to hang and I was going to buy or commission a piece to fill the space but now I think I’ll (attempt) a stencil!…or hire someone to do it!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita October 26, 2011 at 10:35 am

    these are so lovely! I often think of painting narrow bamboo arch around the archway of the dining room, but so far, I’ve chickened out. Though the room could use repainting, so what’s the worst case scenario?

  • Reply lauren October 26, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    yes, start on the cookies and work your way up. 🙂 i used to actually decorate cookies…. but i got a “real” job and always regretted it. 🙂 so much fun!

  • Reply quintessence October 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Good idea and I’ll take a cookie thank you!! Beautiful stencils but since I’m not particularly good at DIY I’ll be admiring yours when you get around to it!!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources October 26, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    What a genius idea to use this on cookies!!! xx

  • Reply stitchfork October 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    You have waaaay more patience than me! I’d stop after the cookies… I’ll just admire your handiwork!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking October 27, 2011 at 6:28 am

    Wow! I had no idea there are such beautiful stencils available now! I really love the dandelion pattern. As beautiful as they are, I don’t think I would have the patience to try this myself, sticking to cookies is a very wise idea!

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