August 15, 2011

Stencil mania

As I write this I am patiently waiting for the first coat of latex based paint to dry on my totally-over-the-top-I-really-hope-this-works dresser project for my son’s big boy room.  I’ve already applied the stencil, taped off the parts of the dresser I want to be sure not to get paint on and painted on the primer.  One more coat of paint and I can start to peel the stencil.


So, with stenciling on the brain, it is no wonder that I found myself drawn to all the gorgeous stenciling projects that are lurking around the web these days.

Top row:

- I audibly gasped over this chair found over at Home-Dzine.  I love the reverse stenciling paired with that fantastic stripe!

- The metallic sheen used in this stencil is so perfectly glamorous! (Found over at Wall to Wall Stencils)

- Miss Mustard Seed shares some fanTAStic tips on painting furniture…including how she finished off this amazing, stenciled dresser

- Let’s talk for a moment about these stair treads.  In fact, let’s not talk…let’s just look at how pretty they are and appreciate how awesome the painter is.  And just who is the person responsible for this amazing awesomeness?  Why its Painter Girl…check out her blog for more phenomenal transformations!

Middle row:

- Royal Design Studio has about a bazillion awesome stencils to choose from to create looks just as stunning as this desk nook

- Or if you’re looking for something a bit more homespun, Cutting Edge Stencils on Etsy has some beautiful options as well

Bottom row:

- Centsational Girl created this beautiful pattern on her wall using a stencil and some free handing…check out her great tips and tutorial here

- For even more tips and tricks, check out this post on ModGirl’s laundry room makeover…if my laundry room looked like that, I would SO do more laundry…I swear

- Holy heck, I can barely believe how awesome-tastic this floor is that Paisley Wallpaper did in her home…this seriously has me wishing my wood floors were in worse condition so I could get away with painting over them!

- I’m in love with this dresser project spotted over at  I really like how only one side of the dresser is stenciled for more edited look

So, do you have any stencil projects to share with the class?


4 Responses to “Stencil mania”

  1. PainterGirl Says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Thanks so much for this nice write up about this stair tread project I did for a client!

  2. Karen Says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I’m too afraid to stencil!

    I just did my final measuring and am going to place my first Flor order soon! Any tips on assembling my “rug” when I get it? I think you did a post on your blog about it, but I couldn’t find the link!

  3. Miriam Says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    karen – I did write a post on my personal blog with tips…I paraphrased it in this controversial post: but the original post was here:

  4. Karen Says:
    August 15th, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    YES thanks! That’s what I was looking for! Purchasing my “road to Damaskus” now! Hurrah!