fiddlehead.....every changing, ever growing

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

stencil love....

I have a not-so-secret love for stencils....but please, not the bows, duck and goose country-type.  Oh no, that is so 80's!  Don't get that idea when you think of a stencil, today the options are beautiful, modern and stunning.   I am hopelessly in love with what a much more modern stencil can do for one's home.   In fact, I have to restrain myself from over-stencilling my home.

I have had the recent good fortune of being asked by a dear friend to paint the stencils below in her new home.  I love this sort of thing so, of course, I jumped at it.  But that means I had to practice these stencils in my own home first.  It really is a win-win....I get these gorgeous stencils in my space and I did work out the kinks (can be a little tricky around edges and corners) in the stenciling process.

Now, for what you have been waiting for:

"stencil love"
 the beginning of the stenciling process on the lucky wall in my kitchen.

Oh yeah, baby....

It is oh so satisifying....

The finished product with frames back in place.  Now the wall sings!!!!


And now brace yourself for the guest bedroom makeover......
(I was so excited I forgot to get a before shot.  Just imagine the sad, simple wall)


Now it is totally awesome.  Dare I say, stunning!
I love the warm gray color (Gibraltar Gray-Pittsburg paint) on top of the light blue (Blue shamrock- pittsburgh paint)


stencil....how I love thee, let me count the ways....
i love how rich you look.  i love that you don't overpower a space (when done correctly) but create a point of interest.  i love how you are a little dramatic and complicated.  i love that you express my personality.  i love that you are not wallpaper.  i love you dear stencils...and I am not done with you.

***These stencils were ordered from cutting edge stencils   ****
check out their awesomeness!

15 comments:

Bridget said...

oh.my.goodness. I am IN LOVE.

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Jenner said...

I love the bird stencils... too cool!

Nikki said...

Love the stencils! What an awesome idea...and right up my alley I think!!!

S said...

Those are so cool, but damn look like a lot of work!

Sara said...

These are incredible. The wall behind my bed is now looking a little plain...

Claudia said...

i was sceptical when I saw the title, but these are AWESOME!

The Lost Planetista said...

Holy moley! Wahoooooozers- those are fantastic. And, BTW- I don't care how "easy" they are to do- you did a great job and that had to be a LOT OF WORK.

very cool!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness... gorgeous... but please tell me your friend is paying you to do the stenciling. That is so much work! How do you do it all?? Looking forward to learning the secret next weekend...:)
xo, Janae

Gina, Mother of 16 year old said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to try these on my Bedroom Wall!!!

Gina, Mother of 16 year old said...

Oh my goodness, thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to try these on my Bedroom Walls!!!

kriznizzel said...

Looks so good! your great doing this yourself!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

YAY You!!!!!!!! Beautifully done!

Kristin said...

I just started making my own stencils and I am in a silhouette phase that I love...but your rooms....O M G.

To die for.

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