20 Stenciled Wall Transformations to Inspire You

 

     Stenciling is a great way to transform a room and get a custom look for a budget price. Here are some of my favorite stenciled wall ideas from around the web to inspire your next project.

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This pretty blue stencil adds just the right amount of color.  I can see myself wanting to hang out forever in this beautiful bathroom! Learn how Diane created the illusion of wallpaper (without all the mess) over on In My Own Style.

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Speaking of illusions, check this one out! Making it in the Mountains shares some great tips on how to achieve this popular cement tile look while sticking to your budget.

20 Stenciled Wall Transformations to Inspire You|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comOur son really enjoyed his stenciled brick bedroom. Sadly, it was left behind in a house we rented. Thankfully we have the pictures (and my tips and tricks to make your own brick wall) over at Designers Sweet Spot.

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This blue paint behind the white stencil really makes the design pop while being very calming! Check out It All Started With Paint for some tricks on how to transform a room and accomplish your stenciling project as quickly as possible.

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The damask pattern of this stencil, in addition to the colors Allyson chose, add such a touch of elegance to this previously plain dining room. Head over to Domestic Superhero to see the before photo!

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I love our pantry. The stenciled walls really improve its appearance! You can read more on my blog,  Designers Sweet Spot.

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Krista created this fun workspace for her sons to use for homework and projects. Stenciling seems like a great way to distinguish a space from the rest of the room while also disguise the fact that it used to be a closet! See the total transformation over on The Happy Housie.

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Do you have a favorite quote? Have you ever thought about stenciling it on your wall? AKA Design did just that in her dining room.

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Here’s a cute way to add a special touch to your little princess’ bedroom.  This stencil adds just the right amount of character.  Go look at the rest of this adorable room on Robb Restyle.

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I always love a good before and after! Jami from An Oregon Cottage created this beautiful accent wall for her bedroom in just a few hours.
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A bold stencil really pops with the white furniture in this bedroom! Sometimes a simple color scheme is the best. Refashionably Late admits that this project took longer than she expected, but it was totally worth every second.  I agree completely.

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Look at this precious stencil Lindi created for her daughter’s room at Love Create Celebrate! Head over and read all about her pro tips on how to make this project so much easier. (Hint: it involves a hairdryer!)

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Chic Misfits created this beautiful accent wall in her sisters dining room.  Tribal patterns are very popular right now, and this seems like a perfect example of how to execute one!

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This design is a lot more subtle than the tribal wall above, yet it’s just as beautiful! Addicted 2 Design stenciled the entire room. I think all of her hard work definitely paid off.

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At first glance, would you believe this wall was completely stenciled? I didn’t believe it myself until I read the full article over on Reality Daydream.

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Little House of Four added some drama to her home office using a stencil. Inspiring spaces are always a productive spaces, a stenciled wall could be just what your office is lacking!

20 Stenciled Wall Transformations to Inspire You|Designers Sweet Spot|www.designerssweetspot.comYou’ll never believe how this stenciled wall was created.  It’s not paint! Head over to Cuckoo 4 Design to learn the secret.  Trust me, you don’t want to miss this.

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Maybe you want to try your hand at stenciling but don’t know how to start? Three Little Monkeys Studio shares some of her beginner tips to make your first time a success.

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Danielle added this precious lace stencil to her guest bedroom.  It adds such a romantic and peaceful feel! She also shares how to store your stencils to use again down the road over on Finding Silver Pennies.

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Are you feeling incredible daring?! What about this ombre fish scale wall? It would take a special room to pull this off, but Kara Paslay Designs definitely did just that. Also, who knew fish scales on a wall could look so good?

I’m so inspired to create now, and I hope you are too! Go find a blank wall and get to stenciling. Best of luck to you!

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DIY Foot Stool, Fast and Easy Upholstery Project Tutorial

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Easy Footstool

I am finally done with this project! It has taken me days to complete. I had a few little distractions.

Like taking a nap.

And taking another nap.

And rowing across the lake because it was such a perfect night for a row.

And unpacking a few more boxes, because I still can’t find a thing.

I did find enough supplies to get this project done though.

It only took a couple of hours once I sat down to work on it.

It was the planning that was hard for me.

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The new house came with quite a bit of junk.

I love junk you know.

I just couldn’t wait to make this cool wooden box into a foot stool.

I have no idea why the owners left it behind.

I think it’s beautiful. I love the diagonal slant of the wood, very chic.

Problem was, it was to low to use for much of anything. It is perfect for a foot stool however.

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While I was unpacking from our recent move, I came across these old pillows. They are stained and pretty much past their prime.

I put one on top of the wooden box, and presto! The stool idea came to life.

I love repurposed items!

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Supplies Needed:

•wooden box or crate

•old square pillow

•black and white fabric

•green braided trim and some bling nail heads.

•wood glue

•4 castors, 50 lb. load

•hammer

•phillips screws

•Frog Tape

•staple gun

The wooden box had a few loose boards which I glued in place with a bit of wood glue before I started.

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Directions:

 •install castors on the bottom of the box using the Phillips screws.

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 •mark off the box where the trim will be. I used Frog Tape for this.

 •cut the fabric to size (my box happened to be 18″ square and the pillow fit perfectly on top), adding 3″ to each edge for a 24″ square.

•using a staple gun, secure the fabric just above the marked line of the Frog tape.

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 •cut the trim to size and hot glue it over the edge of the fabric, cover the staples

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•I used a pencil and ruler to mark 1″ sections on the Frog Tape for the placement of the bling nail heads.

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•Nailing the bling into place was the fun part.

I love to nail things.

•The Frog Tape was easy to remove when I was finished.

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I like how it turned out.

I pleated the corners of the stool to take up the extra fabric and I like how clean the edges look.

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The wheels give it a nice height, great for resting your feet or sitting at the coffee table to play games with the family.

This is the first of many projects I hope to finish in this room.

I look forward to taking many more naps on this porch in the process.