How to Highlight a Focal Point With Stencils
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Hey friends! I’ve got a quick wall stencil tutorial for you today (aka, a FAUX WALLPAPER tutorial)! This is a fun project and can be done on both smooth and textured walls. I will say, if you have textured walls, your stencil will NOT be perfect, so keep that in mind. It’s just nearly impossible to get super crisp lines when there is texture, as you will inevitably have some bleed through. That said, y’all know I’m a fan of IMperfections, so no way were our textured walls getting in my way. Many stencil companies specifically advise against stenciling on textured walls because of the possibility of bleeds,so just be aware you’ll have more touch ups to take care of if your walls are textured. But don’t let that advice scare you away! I promise this wall stencil tutorial will have you convinced that stencils look great on textured walls, too (because just look at mine – LOVE)!What I love most about stenciling a wall is that it is completely customizable and far less expensive than wallpaper. You also can reuse your stencil for other projects, so you get way more bang for your buck. And of course, I'd love to see you over on my blog for more fun tutorials and some subscriber only tip sheets!
I've seen painted floors online and thought they were so creative. Why not paint- if you already hate the floor, and want to replace it someday anyway? So that's the story with this floor.
As I recently discovered, making a simple lamp is easy. There’s no wiring involved and the lamp is ready to use in about ten minutes.The whole idea for this project began with an item I found in Dollar Tree’s party supply section. In fact, everything I used here is from Dollar Tree, with the exception of the remote control puck light that I found at Dollarama.Here’s how to make a simple lamp using Dollar Tree items. I think you’ll agree that it’s easy-to-do and useful, as well as pretty.Supplies Used:Two 4-inch glass candlesticks1 small round glass bowl (approx. 4″ tall)1 round, fluted plastic bowl1 remote-control puck light (Dollarama)Gorilla Glue or E6000craft paint (optional)
*This post was sponsored by Basic Coatings, however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.My home is a super dated split level that was originally built in the late 60s with an addition built in the 90s. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dated features, but specifically a ton of orangey oak throughout the home. This is most obvious on my staircases so I decided to modernize the space using these three easy steps.
This post was sponsored by Stencil Revolution. All opinions are my own.Hello! It’s Jess from Jessica Welling Interiors. I’m so excited to be working with Stencil Revolution to bring you this fun indoor project. The best part? No one has to leave the house!I’ve never really touched my master bathroom, aside from a coat of paint when we first moved in. It’s big, but very boring and builder-grade. I’ve been eyeing the bathtub alcove for years, thinking it would be the perfect spot for a fun accent wall.
Our half bathroom was one of those “I started to give it a makeover and quit a year ago” projects. Have you ever done that before!? It was still in dire need of one!Well I’m going to share with you how you can give your bathroom some new life with a beautiful accent wall using Stencil Revolutions wall stencils!! Their palm leaf wall stencils is one of my favorites!! It is PERFECT for a bathroom! It’s also great for beginners. The palm leaf pattern is so whimsical and fun! You can move the stencil in any pattern you would like. This stencil is great because you can play around and have fun with it! Move the stencil in the way that you would imagine palm leafs blowing in the wind!When our Stencil Revolution stencil came in the mail we were all so excited! Their packaging was perfect!
Did you love playing "dress up" as a little girl? Well, even BIG girls can play dress up-with stencils! We thought it would be super fun to show you how to combine one of our new wall stencils from the Bari J Stencil Collection at Royal Design Studio Stencils, the Sew Fun Dress Form Stencil, with some of Bari J.'s actual fabric designs for Art Gallery fabrics. This is a fabulous mixed media wall stencil projectthat can use things you already have around your studio or craft room-OR have fun shopping for just the right fabrics and notions. No sewing machine required-just lots of creativity!
The all important, very bland BEFORE pic of our bathroom.
Patterned tile floors are super trendy and also super pricey. Don't toss your tiled dreams aside before reading this painted floor tutorial! This project is an easy and affordable way to give your flooring a stylish look.We'd like to introduce Erika, a creative DIYer from Cutting Edge Stencils. Erika had builder beige tiles. She longed for a pretty patterned floor similar to the ones she had seen in her Instagram feed. Since her budget was tight, Erika decided to paint and stencil her builder beige tiles.
So, I had a pair of nightstands that were destined for the dump. I kept them around for several years with the intention of throwing them out but for some reason I just couldn't part with them. I finally made the decision to give them a second chance!
I happen to adore rustic wood! So part of my summer plans was to incorporate more rustic wood touches to warm up the outdoor spaces.One place that needed immediate attention was a little walkway that leads from the driveway to the front yard. I had thrown a few cement walking stones in place last summer, but not only did they lack personality, the area was a mess. Time for a total redo and something super creative this round!Gathering some reclaimed wood I had in my stash along with some fun garden-themed stencils, here's the delightful result!And it couldn't have been easier to do! Here's what I did:
Hello again! Looking for a way to spruce up your Ikea side table? Why not try a mandala stencil! This DIY stencil project is super easy, affordable, and can be completed in under an hour. Let’s get stenciling!
In our pool house bathroom, the floor tiles were bland and dated with dirty grout. Since I have never done this before, I wanted to experiment on a bathroom floor that wasn't a primary one - master bedroom, for example. Though a bit time consuming I am extremely happy with the results. To see more about our historic property, click here.
Discover how to get that expensive, hand-painted tile look by actually hand-painting your own tile!
In the video above, Cutting Edge Stencils will provide you with all the details you need to know about how to stencil a statement ceiling. Pinterest has shown us all the possibilities of what you can do to make your ceiling stand out from the others. You can make a statement with just one bold color or you can take your statement ceiling to the next level with a stencils for painting! Statement ceilings range from geometric, tropical, floral, mural, tile etc. In this specific video, we are going to show you how to stencil a multicolor mandala around a light fixture in under an hour!
I threw an Authentic Victorian Tea Party baby shower for my awesome sister-in-law.I love the Victorian Era and watching TV shows and movies during this time period. So when planning the baby shower, I knew I wanted to make the afternoon tea as authentic to this era as I could.
I grabbed some extra wood that I had and everything I could think of that was red, white and blue. Let's see if we can make some cute things from all of this mess.
I have posted recently here on Hometalk about pulling up carpet in our home, and painting the inside front door black. Lots of folks saw our picture shelves in those posts, and wanted to know exactly how we made them. We have these easy-to-make shelves all over our home and love that we don't need to hang the photos and art, and repair holes.Let’s make these!
Spring has officially sprung in Southern California, and I decided our backyard needed a little facelift! Head to my blog for more fun projects like this!I decided to wing it and build a custom DIY Planter Box for our backyard, and it turned out SO well! My dad, who is a contractor, was here to help, and I am forever grateful because that made the whole “winging it” aspect less stressful.The great part about this is you can make it custom to fit YOUR space. Ours is a MASSIVE 7 feet long, 27″ tall, and about 18″ deep. It fits perfectly under our window that looks out from our indoor dining room, to our outdoor dining space. This DIY planter box project really helped to clean up the outdoor area, and it makes the space look more classic and beautiful. It is a more complex project, but I tried to break it down for ya! Keep in mind, your planer box should be made to go in a LEVEL space. If your space is not level, or even if there are slight variations in the planter box itself once built, you can always adjust with a shim or two as needed!(Note: YES, lumber is expensive right now. This still cost less than what I would have paid for a planter this size/shipping).
For me, summer is all about sitting on the floor. I basically exist within 3 feet off the ground for a few months. It's so much more natural and comfortable when it’s hot than sitting in chairs and outdoor sofas! You can sit up, you can recline, you can lounge, you’re FREE! With this DIY floor pillow idea, you will get your entire party something to sit on in no time (and barely any money!).Find the detailed step-by-step here!
There is something timeless about a scroll. It doesn't matter if it's displaying words, a phrase, or a print, I just love them. Canvas scrolls can be expensive, depending what you're looking for. I found an easy and inexpensive way to create your own!Using a roll of brown wrapping paper, a print of your choice, and some crafting tools, you can create your own customized paper scroll for your home.
Full disclosure: This build was sponsored by Concrete Countertop Solutions. All opinions contained in this post and the associated video are my own.Have you seen the price of wood lately?! That’s a stupid question. Of course, you have. Due to the soaring cost of lumber, I decided to build this outdoor with the goal of using no wood at all.
Guys, since forever I’ve wanted a potting bench! Some girls want diamonds… fancy clothing but not I (truthfully I won’t turn my nose up at that stuff – HA)! But, seriously I love to putter and create so much, give me some vintage misfits and a few tools and I’m very happy creating all the things! Like this potting bench, I simply LOVE the way it’s turned out – some (I won’t name names) thought I had lost my mind – and maybe I have a bit… haha! But – now it’s his favourite thing on the porch! Ain’t that the way?
If you are like me and you like to eat outdoor rather than indoor. It doesn’t matter if you are just having your breakfast alone with the songbirds or a big family gathering. It’s always better outside. But, i found my round 4 chairs faux wicker table quite annoying. It’s small and not my style. For that, we thought about something built from scratch. That way we decided on the style, the size, the color and the BUDGET. The one we want is an 8 to 10 chairs capacity depending of the size of chairs. it’s exactly eight feet long, 42 inches wide and 28 inches high.If you have a small knowledge in working with wood this project is for you. Also if you are used to use the following tools the work gonna be much easier for you. You will use the miter saw, the kreg jig and the drill. We really didn’t use any extraordinary technique or tools to build it.I was inspired by the pottery and barns farmhouse table design. It has a beautiful X brass legs and along board as a table top we added a thin frame all around to bring everything together. For the table top boards we bought a specific wood boards that facilitate the assembly. They can go into each other without leaving any gap. I know how frustrating to get those beautiful X legs done and all the required tools and techniques. Here we did a little trick to have it done. Clever husband hhhh.the general cost of this table is 210 dollars. Did I Said 210$? Yes, that Includes wood boards, screws, stain and protection formula. A judge table like this will cost not less then 800$ from any store. So you are saving a lot here.
I always HATED my kitchen cabinets. First, they were 42" high, and I am short. My bottom cabinets were full. But I could reach and use only 2 shelves in the upper cabinets. The other 2 shelves in each wall cabinet were empty. Second, the wall cabinets were narrow, 11 inches deep. My dinner plates would not fit. My plate racks would not fit either. My storage containers and jars would not fit. Why did I need the wall cabinets?
I love old road maps and have a stash of them at home that I keep for crafting. They are cheap craft paper, that can really add interest to a project. One of the most popular map crafts on my post is my pretty map roses.This time I decided to make some fun map buckets that I used as plant pot covers. They only took 10 mins to make and are waterproof as well as looking funky.