When Cliff and I first moved into our house I had big plans to do lots of wallpaper. I watch a lot of HGTV and those designers are always doing accent walls with fabulous wallpaper. Before we even moved in I was visting wallpaper stores and checking out books. I brought all kinds of samples home to Cliff but he could not commit to any of them. First off, wallpaper was more expensive than I had expected. It was going to cost about $400 for 1 accent wall. Plus, my Dad cautioned me that he would not help me take it down in a few years when I inevitably tired of the print or color scheme I selected. I was so discouraged. I really had my heart set on it. Then I saw this post from 4 Men 1 Lady.
I had my answer: Cutting Edge Stencils
I immediately went to the Cutting Edge Stencil website and ordered this stencil and this stencil. Then, they sat in my house for about a month. I was afraid to start. One night I decided to just go for it. Cliff told me to go to the site and watch the video but I was all, “no way, I’m just going to do this.” So, you probably know how that went. I had one little section done (wrong) which sat there for another month before my Dad finally painted over it for me. I knew that this was not a project for Cliff and I to tackle together. I am more of a figure it out as I go along, what ever happens, happens type. He, on the other hand, is a perfectionist. I knew it would be a fight. One night while he was at basketball his Mom came over and helped me out. It took us about 4 hours but we got it done.
And I was in love with my wall. Which cost me about $60 and a little labor. A couple days later we had Cliff’s family over to see our new house and they were very impressed with our accent wall. A few of them didn’t believe that it was paint and not wall paper. Or, that you could paint something like that yourself in a matter of hours. Next thing we knew we were doing the family room, too. That turned out just as good. And soon I was dreaming about all the places I could stencil!
We had one more room we wanted to stencil so we contacted the nice people at Cutting Edge Stencils to see if they would let us do a review and giveaway in exchange for another stencil. Lucky us (and you), they agreed! This time I ordered this stencil. I’ll show you that finished product later! Needless to say, I am obsessed with stencils. My next project is going to be stenciling either curtains or a canvas. I can’t decide.
Note: In both rooms the base coat on the wall is white and the stencil is done in metallic silver by Martha Stewart. I used 2 of these 10 oz jars for each wall.
1. Watch the video!
2. Order the Clip-On Stencil Level. Makes life much easier.
3. It is only paint, don’t be afraid to do something really bold!
How To Enter:
Leave us a comment on this post telling us your favorite stencil from the Cutting Edge Stencil website. The winner will be able to select a stencil valued at up to $50.
* Leave a separate comment for each entry, a total of 4 entries per person.
1. Contest ends on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm CST. Entries must be submitted prior to noon on Wednesday.
2. One winner will be selected at random and announced in Thursday’s post (and also notified by email). If the winner does not respond to our email within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random.
3. Winner must be US resident.