You might remember that I attempted to stencil a wall in my dining room way back before I started blogging. This is the only picture I have of the stencil fiasco because it was painted over the next day.
I did this wall with a cheapy, little stencil from Hobby Lobby. It was so hard to do and the results were NOT good. My husband thinks stencils might not work very well on our walls because they are very textured.
Needless to say, I'm super impressed with all of the bloggers who are able to create beautifully stenciled rooms. It's not as easy as it looks, or maybe I was just doing something wrong!?!?!
I've decided I want to give stenciling another try. Recently I won a giveaway on Simcoe Street for a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I haven't chosen my stencil, however, because there are so many great options.
I also don't know where I want to put the stencil. I'm thinking the wall behind my bed, but the wall is pretty big with a high, vaulted ceiling. I'm scared! So, where the stencil will be going is also still an unanswered question. I think I've been driving my husband crazy with all of my stencil indecision. That's why I'm turning to you, my blog friends.
Here are some of the stencils I like (all from Cutting Edge). I'm generally drawn to the simpler, geometric patterns.
I like this gray color scheme (but not necessarily the headboard and bedding).
I'm not usually a damask-type person. It's just too frilly and flowery for me, but I think this is gorgeous.
This is my husband's favorite. I usually love greek-key on anything, but this seems a little busy.
Do you have a favorite? Do you have any stencil tips you would be willing to share?