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Friday, September 21, 2012

Partial Wall Stencil and Giveaway


I've been plagued by this large wall in our front entry ever since we moved in.  We used to have a large clock hanging there but it is now on a different wall.  I thought about putting pictures all over the space, but I have a gallery type display already in this room.



The walkways from our living room that go to our hallway and our kitchen have this arch over them. (see the left side of the picture) I was pretty sure that trying to do a strong geometric pattern over the rounded arch would just look kind of goofy.  My solution:  just stencil part of the wall!

I got to try out this cool Cutting Edge Stencil called Missing Link and I used Calypso Orange (Delta craft paint). 

With the input of some friends and the vote of my husband, I did a floor to ceiling section right where we have our mirror and entry table.  

Working with the stencil was quite easy, especially after watching their stencil how-to videos.  And remember, when they say that rolling onto a paper towel before the wall is a step that shouldn't be skipped, they mean it!  You'll feel like there isn't any paint left on the roller, but there is, and this keeps it from seeping under the stencil letting you have nice crisp lines.  I still got a little bit of bleed in a couple of places, but it was easy to touch up with my wall color later.



Here's something I did that might be useful to some of you too.  To double check that the color you chose is one you'll like for the whole wall, paint a part of the pattern onto a square of plastic wrap.  When it dries, hang it up on the wall and see what you think!



Now the exciting news for you.  Cutting Edge Stencils would like to give a $50 credit to one of my readers to be able to go pick out their own stencil to try out at home and they'll ship it for free! (US residents only)

To enter: 
1--Visit Cutting Edge Stencils and leave me a comment with a stencil you like (they have all over wall stencils as well as craft stencils for smaller sized projects!)

For extra entries: (leave a comment for each one you do)
2--Be a follower of my blog (click the follow button on the right or subscribe to rss or subscribe via email)

3--Follow the Cutting Edge Stencils Blog 

4--Like the Cutting Edge Stencils Facebook page

5--Follow Cutting Edge Stencils Pinterest

6--And finally, you can earn an entry by taking my blog survey

***Giveaway now CLOSED*** Thank you.








Disclaimer:  I was provided a stencil to review but I was not compensated to write this post and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

91 comments:

  1. Steph, the wall looks amazing. I'm so glad you decided to go floor to ceiling.

    I love the Budding Clematis stencils. They are giving me so many ideas for my boring walls.

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  2. I now follow you. I'm excited to be inspired by you!

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  3. I would choose the orient all over stencil, love hexagons right now.

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  4. That wall looks amazing! I love the Casablanca Allover Stencil.

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  5. The thing I like about wall stenciling is that it is so much less permanent than wallpaper but you can make patterns that look intricate and cool. I would love to try this on fabric.

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  6. I love what you did with yours, Steph! That looks amazing. I have a perfect project for a stencil like this in our new master bedroom- I'd pick the Marrakech Trellis one!

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  7. I follow your blog! This awesome one!

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  8. I love this stencil!

    Virginia Creeper Border/Stripe Stencil

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  9. I'm so glad that I'm following you! This is such a creative idea! Thanks for sharing on Delicate Construction:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  10. I'm pretty much in love with paisleys, so that was by far my favorite one on their site, but there were several others that I really liked as well!
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  11. Subscribed to follow the blog!
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  12. Liked' the Cutting Edge Stencils fb page :)
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  13. Now following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!
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  14. WOW so many very cool ones...i like the magnolias or songbirds...i just love these..

    thanks for an opportunity to WIN..

    Melissa from WA

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  15. Took the blog survey!
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  16. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on FB

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  17. I follow CE Stencils on Pinterest.

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  18. Great job Mama! I would never have thought to do that! I love the Dandelion Stencil!

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  19. I took the survey. You're funny!

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  20. Wow! What a difference the new pattern makes In your entry way. I love it!

    I am drawn to the Birch Forest stencil. I would love to replicate your idea using this stencil in my entry way.

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  21. I'm following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest.

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  22. Steph- That was such a great idea and it turned out beautifully!
    I think the Birch Forest all over stencil is one of my favorites. I guess it's the Alaska in me.
    I also like the butterfly dance wall stencil. I am loving looking through these!

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  23. I love the way that transformed your entry way. I love the tree stencils. I think they would look great going up to my upstairs. I have a crafters confession-I've never stenciled..been a little scared of it.

    I completed all the extra entry options too.

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  24. Really transformed the walls! Stencils have possibly become my favorite craft medium. Great job! Kathy Penney @ Pinner Takes All

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    1. Liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB and took the survey!

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  25. I took your survey, neat idea to ask readers questions.

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  26. I follow your blog. Your stencil entryway looks great! I have a very similar space and this might be just the solution. Thanks!

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  27. Love the zinnia and the lotus stencils. Zinnia is so mod.
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  28. I follow Crafting in the rain.
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  29. I have liked the cutting edge stencil fb page.
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  30. following cutting edge stencils on pinterest.
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  31. took your survey.
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  32. This looks amazing! I love the dramatic effect it gives to your entry way! So happy to see you again, Steph!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  33. I love the Chandelier Stencil!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  34. I follow your blog via GFC as Amie Irwin

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  35. I follow Cutting edge stencil via pinterest

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  36. I like cutting edge stencil on Facebook

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  37. I took your survey! Very clever way to get feedback on your blog!

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  38. Love it Steph- It looks great. I didn't do a full wall either. I did a trim of yellow and white half way down my wall. If you don't want to do the whole wall, how about framing it in a white 2-3 inch trim around it all. Anyway looks great. hugs, jen

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  39. What a great idea! I love it, thank you for the inspiration!

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  40. This is an awesome design... it turned out fabulous! A friend is looking to do something similar.. I'm going to have to share this post with her. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  41. It's so hard to pick just one but I do LOVE the dandelion stencil! It would look amazing in my room :)

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  42. I subscribe to your emails!

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  43. I follow the Cutting Edge Stencils blog!

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  44. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook!

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  45. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

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  46. I completed your blog survey!

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  47. Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I would choose the Harmony Damask Stencil for my dining room!

    Doreen

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  48. Following Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook!

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  49. Following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

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  50. this looks awesome, i love it painted just in that spot!

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  51. WOW!!!!! That really added a LOT to your decor!
    Niiiiice!

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  52. My favorite stencil is the gabrielle damask!

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  53. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

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  54. I like Cutting Edge Stencils on facebook!

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  55. Wow, you did a great job.. will be following you (was going to even without the contest :) )

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  56. I love the lily scroll. Thanks

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  57. Love the Abundance damask stencil!

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  58. I'm a new follower of your blog!

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  59. Liked Cutting Edge Stencils on facebook!

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  60. Such a great effect in your entry way. Great job ! Thank you for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! Hope you'll be back next week!

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  61. I love this stencil. I especially love that you did just one part of the wall. Very creative. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at http://sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  62. I really like the Zagora All over stencil!

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  63. I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest (wywsdesigns)

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  64. This looks amazing! I love that you just did the middle portion of the wall. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I'll be featuring this tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  65. Thanks for linking! You'll be featured on Thursday!

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