How To Fix 10 Common Design Mistakes

November 20, 2017 John 0

Janet Dunn, Houzz If you’re scratching your head over why the decor in some of the spaces in your home leaves you feeling slightly underwhelmed, a remedy — or at least an improvement — may […]

Home Decor Trend: A Touch of Gorgeous Gold

August 25, 2017 John 0

Cutting Edge Stencils shares gold home decor trends and stencil ideas! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils.html

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Gold Home Decor and Room Ideas

Good morning, my home decor trendsetters!  Have you noticed gold popping up everywhere in the home decor world these days? Yeah, us too and Cutting Edge Stencils is LOVING the idea! Gleaming, glittering, and totally glamorous, this precious color adds sparkle to any home.  There’s just something about throwing a flash of warm metallic in a room that makes it seem classy and interesting.

Take this roundup of gold home decor items found on BHG as a prime example.   Michael Wurm, designer and BHG blog writer says, “I’m loving the way that designers are introducing gold in both big and small ways. It could be something as simple as swapping out silver flatware for gold.”  We have to agree that these items are pretty glamorous!

Gold Home Decor Accessories that would complement a gold stenciled accent!

 

 

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So are you jumping on the gold bandwagon yet?  We knew you’d be gushing for gold like we are! The good news about this trend is that you can add as little or as much as you like to make it work for your space. The easiest and most cost-efficient way to do that is with a stencil!  So whether you’re looking to go bold with gold or just add a hint of glamor to your space, check out some of our favorite gold stenciled projects…

Cutting Edge Stencils shares gold home decor trends and stencil ideas! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils.html

Let’s start by introducing a touch of gold in an unexpected place, like a planter pot.  Take the lead from Whitney, the DIY craft queen from Drab to Fab Design.  She had a boring, dingy planter pot that was in desperate need of a makeover.  We sent her our Shipibo Craft Stencil and presto chango, she turned it into this! You can read the tutorial on our blog.

Stencil a planter pot in gold using the Shipibo pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/stencils-wall-stencil-shipibo.html

Or consider putting a gold touch on a piece of furniture like our fab fan, Michelle did.  She refinished a beat up table in purple chalk paint and topped it off with a gold metallic Zinnia Grande Stencil!  We love it!

Stencil an old table using the Zinnia Grande stencil in gold! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

Do you have an old coffee tray sitting around?  Let’s glam that baby up with a little stenciled gold like this one! Carmela from Our Fifth House had an old coffee tray that she had painted white.  She decided to give it some bling using the Athena Stencil in gold.  You can check out her blog for the deets but here is the final result!  All we can say is WOW!

Stencils can spruce up an old try like this Athena Stenciled diy decorative tray. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wallpaper-stencil-athena.html

Perhaps you’d like to add a sparkly accent wall in your closet like Kate, from Centsational Girl.  She painted her walls in Benjamin Moore’s mellow pink 2094-70 and then stenciled the Budding Clematis Stencil in champagne metallic paint.  We love the whimsical touch, don’t you?

Stencil an accent wall in gold using the Budding Clematis Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils!  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/vine-stencils.html

But wait, we have another gold-stenciled closet to show off!  Danielle, from 1868 Pleasant chose to add a metallic Chevron Stencil to the inside of her closet.  To get this stunning look she used glitter paint, similar to Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Glitter Paint.  Pretty awesome, right?  Who wouldn’t want to have a sparkly stripe dressing up their closet!!

Stencil a chevron pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils in a closet in a glitter gold! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

Ready to go bold with gold? Pamela from the blog PBJ Stories sure did!  She used the Chevron Allover Stencil to transform the ceiling of her daughter’s nursery.  It looks smokin’, Pamela!

Use the Chevron Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils in Modern Mettalic Gold to get this look!   http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

What are some of our favorite gold paints?

Well you can check out Ceramcoat 14kt Gold or Modern Masters in Gold Rush or Pale Gold.  These brands can be found at your local craft store like Michaels or JoAnn’s.  We also like Benjamin Moore’s Studio Finishes Glitter Paint.

What do you think of the gold home decor trend? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Give New Light To An Old Lamp Shade Using Stencils

August 23, 2017 John 0

Cutting Edge Stencils shares stenciled lamp shade ideas to spruce up an old lamp shade. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Lamp Shade Ideas!

Good Morning, my DIY crafters! Our stenciling light bulb recently went off and it got us thinking about lamps.  Do you have a lamp shade in your life that could use a little facelift?  Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help you liven up those plain lamp shades with a pop of color and a pretty stenciled pattern.  A project like this is super easy and it’s great for first time stencilers.  To show you what a fab idea it really is, we’ve rounded up inspirational lamp shades that will have you flipping the stenciled switch in no time!

Stencil ideas to spruce up an old lamp shade! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Creative Ways to Reinvent Your Lamp Shade

Creative queen, Ashley, from the blog Mommy by Day Crafter by Night, added a little color and dimension to her plain, white lamp shade with our Casablanca Craft pattern and some turquoise paint! To get this look, try painting Benjamin Moore’s bahaman sea blue 2055-40.  The results are adorable!

Use the Casablanca Craft Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to get this look! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-furniture-stencil.html

Clever crafter Katie, from the blog Sew Woodsy, found a floor length light fixture at the curb during a dog walk.  She was pleasantly surprised that the lamp worked however the lamp shade needed to be replaced.  After struggling to find one that she liked, she decided to stencil her own.  Katie used our intricate Zamira stencil in a sophisticated shade of blue, like Benjamin Moore’s midnight navy 2067-10. So pretty, right?

Use the Zamira Craft Stencil on your lampshade to add a Moroccan pattern like this one! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-stencil-zamira.html

And can we tell you how excited we were when we spotted this bold red beauty?  Kim, one of our favorite die-hard crafters and blogger behind A Girl With a Glue Gun painted this drum-shaped shade.  She used our Houndstooth Stencil in a super saturated shade of crimson like Benjamin Moore’s candy cane red 2079-10. It’s gorgeous!

Stencil a lamp shade using the Houndstooth Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/houndstooth-craft-stencil-pattern-DIY-decor.html

Shantelle from Home Decor Made EZ, needed a floor lamp that would coordinate with her living room but she was on a tight budget.  After searching high and low, she decided to craft her own shade using our Casablanca Craft Stencil in a classy, golden-neutral like Benjamin Moore’s sulfur yellow 2151-40. Perfecto!

Use the Casablanca Craft Stencil to get this look! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-furniture-stencil.html

Annette, the craft-star from Pacific Fabrics and Crafts, is totally on board when it comes to painting an old lamp shade with a stencil.  She writes, “This project couldn’t be easier and you will LOVE the new looks you can create.”  For her stencil project below, she used our Brocade No.1 Stencil in a hue similar to Benjamin Moore’s hale navy HC-154.  It rocks!

Use the Brocade No.1 Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to stencil a lamp shade. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/Brocade-stencil-damask.html

So that’s it folks! We hope you enjoyed our roundup of stenciled lampshades.  If you’re looking to create your own stenciled shade then check out Sew Woodsy’s post, How-to Stencil a Lampshade Tutorial.

Which one of these stenciled lampshades would you LOVE to recreate?  We’d love to read your comments in the section below!

Still looking for more stenciling fun?

  • Shop our stencil designs and find the perfect stencil for your project!
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Thanks for reading, and good luck stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Weekend DIY Project: Stenciled Canvas Wall Art

August 22, 2017 John 0

Create custom wall art using stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils like this Birch Forest stenciled canvas. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-stencil-birch-forest.html

Create Your Own Canvas Wall Art Pieces with Cutting Edge Stencils!

Happy Friday, my DIY decorators!   Cutting Edge Stencils recently came across this saying on Pinterest, The Earth Without Art is Just “eh.”The Earth without art is just 'eh' saying.

Aside from the cute chuckle we got from reading it, we also had a bit of an aha moment.  We’re huge art lovers and we can’t imagine what our world would look like without it.  In fact the only thing we love more than art, is stenciled wall art!  Why, might you ask? Because stenciling a piece of wall art is not only a great way to creatively enhance your space but it’s also an easy project especially for a first time stencilers.  Today, we’re going to share four of our favorite stencils  to use when stenciling a piece of canvas art.  Let’s take a look…

Create custom wall art using stencils from Cutting Edge Stencils like this Birch Forest stenciled canvas. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-stencil-birch-forest.html

Magnolia Vines Stencil:

Have you ever thought about getting a group of your girlfriends together for a craft night? Sounds like fun, right?  First up on your list of projects could be stenciled wall art!  This is exactly what Jessica, the crafty blogger behind The Lovely Side, did with a group of her girlfriends.  The girls spread drop cloths across the living room floor and then they painted mounted canvases using acrylic paints and stencils like our Magnolia Vines Stencil.  We think it’s a CRAFT-tastic idea!

Stenciled Wall art using the Magnolia Vines Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/japanese-flower-stencil.html

Zinnia Grande Stencil:

This simple flower pattern is a great choice for beginners because it’s fun, easy, and looks great in all types of spaces from living rooms to little girl’s rooms.  The project on the left was stenciled by one of our creative fans, Deanna.  To get a similar look, try stenciling the Zinnia Grande pattern in various shades of pink like Benjamin Moore’s italiano rose 2087-30, autumn red 2087-40, and watermelon red 2087-20.  We love how this funky design looks in her living room!

The project on the right was painted by stencil queen Kimbo, the blogger behind Girl and Glue Gun.  You might remember her Houndstooth lamp shade we featured not too long ago. Well she created this lovely Zinnia Grande stenciled wall art for her daughter’s room.  First she painted the canvas baby pink by Americano and then she applied DecoArt Dimensional Paste.  She applied the paste as if she were frosting a cake, and let it dry.  Kimbo says, “So pretty. So interesting. I want to make a bazillion of them.”  We couldn’t agree more!

Stenciled wall art ideas that use the Zinnia Grande Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

Birch Forest Stencil:

Now here’s a great stencil that can serve a duel purpose, just like it did for Liz, the crafty DIYer behind the blog Smart Girls DIY.  She used this stencil to create a custom canvas wall art for her dining room.  First she coated the canvas with a metallic paint color and then she painted the Birch Forest Stencil in an eye-catching teal.  It’s teal-rific, don’t you think?  Once she got the knack for stenciling, she painted a focal wall in her living room!

Use the Birch Forest Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create custom DIY wall art! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-stencil-birch-forest.html

Moroccan Dream Stencil

Are you looking to add lots of color with your stenciled canvas art?  Then you’re going to like our next project. Meet Beth, the decorating enthusiast behind the blog Home Stories AtoZ. She was asked to help makeover the Nicholas House, a homeless shelter for families in Atlanta.  Since 35 of the 50 residents in the home are children, she wanted to create a dining room that screamed fun, happy, yummy, family, and smiles.  Beth originally thought she would stencil the whole wall, but quickly realized the project time frame didn’t allow for it.  She did the next best thing and stenciled a colorful canvas using our Moroccan Dream stencil.   Beth definitely achieved the bright and cheery look she was going after.  The space looks gorgeous!

Use the Moroccan Dream stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils to create custom diy wall art. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-design.html

Which stencil would you use to create a custom piece of wall art? We’d love to read your thoughts in the comments below.

Can’t get enough stencil fun?

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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One Stencil, One Home, Four Decor Projects

August 20, 2017 John 0

Four stenciled home decor projects using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares How One Stencil Can Create Multiple Home Decor Projects

Happy Friday, my little DIY darlings! Cutting Edge Stencils hopes everyone is recovering from their candy coma this morning because we have a stencil story that will absolutely blow your creative little minds!  Start out by envisioning your home completely covered, from bedroom to bathroom, in stencils! No, no this is not some sort of spooky Halloween nightmare that we want you to visualize. Instead today we’re going to show you how reusable our stencils can be!  Are you ready to see how you can use one stencil in multiple rooms of your home without creating a stenciling nightmare? You’re ready? Then let’s begin!

Four stenciled home decor projects using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

We’d like to introduce you to Gina, the creative DIYer, interior designer, and frugalista all wrapped up into one great blog called A Sense of Design.  A couple of years ago she bought a cute little cottage on the coast of Sydney and since then she’s been transforming one space at a time on a super tight budget.  Gina has also managed to make FOUR home decor projects using ONE stencil! Yup, you read that right!

Four stenciled home decor projects using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Kerry Damask Stenciled Master Bedroom

Her fab stenciling craze all began when she ordered the Kerry Damask Stencil (size small) to create an accent wall in her bedroom.  Gina was looking to create a subtle backdrop behind her bed so she mixed a beige pearlescent with a turquoise hue to get the perfect stencil color.  She says, “I love the subtle sheen of the pearlescent paint, it adds a little sparkle to the room.”  Doesn’t Gina’s stenciled bedroom look awesome?  We think it does!

Stenciled bedroom featuring the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Kerry Damask Stenciled Wall Art

In about a week, Gina was back to stenciling and this time she was creating custom wall art.  See, once the accent wall in the master bedroom was crossed off the list, she noticed the lovely red tiles hanging above her desk no longer worked with her turquoise and warm beige walls.  So she grabbed some blank canvas boards that she had laying around the house and painted them the same turquoise hue she had stenciled on her accent wall.  Then re-using her Kerry Damask Stencil, Gina painted the pattern a beige pearlescent color.  She says, “I am really happy with the end result.”  So far she’s created two awesome projects using one stencil!

Stenciled wall art featuring the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Kerry Damask Stenciled Bathroom

Next up was the bathroom.  Gina happened to have some spare time one weekend and because of that, her bathroom got a mini makeover.  First she painted some off-white stripes and then she stenciled her Kerry Damask in a soft beige.  Her goal was to make this bathroom calm and peaceful.  We think she totally succeeded!

Stenciled bathroom featuring the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Kerry Damask Stenciled Table Cloth

Can you tell that Gina is on a stenciling roll?  For her fourth stencil project, Gina wanted to create a new table cloth for the Holidays.  Her holiday theme was black and silver.   First she purchased some black Hessian cloth, which is rather inexpensive.  Then she stenciled her Kerry Damask pattern in a metallic silver using acrylic craft paint. Simple and elegant! Her newly designed table cloth is perfect for a holiday gathering.

Stenciled table cloth using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Have you ever purchased a stencil and used it for more than one project? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!

Haven’t had enough stenciling fun?

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Decorate Your Table With A Stenciled Tablecloth

August 20, 2017 John 0

Learn how to stencil a tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil in four easy steps. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

Learn How To Create A Stenciled Tablecloth In Four Easy Steps

Good morning, my DIY home decorators!  It was just this past Friday that Cutting Edge Stencils shared a post by Gina from A Sense of Design that featured our Kerry Damask stencil painted across a black tablecloth.  So pretty, right?

Stenciled table cloth using the Kerry Damask pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-damask-kerry.html

Then over the weekend one of our talented fans, Tea, sent us these gorgeous pictures of stenciled tablecloths that she painted for her home using our Zinnia Grande Stencil

A pink stenciled tablecloth using the Zinnia Grande flower pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

She also created this blue-tiful version using the same stencil. We love it!

A blue stenciled tablecloth using the Zinnia Grande flower pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/flower-stencil-zinnia-wall.html

With the holidays just around the corner, stenciled tablecloths are certainly on the rise.  Look at this gorgeous creation by GingerSnap Crafts using our Turkish Tulip pattern.  We’d love to be invited to this luncheon!

Stencil a tablecloth using the Turkish Tulip pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-tulip.html

Do all these stenciled tablecloths have you planning your next gathering?  We knew you’d love this stencil project!  Before you send out the invites, we want to make sure you have the step-by-step instructions on how to create your own stenciled tablecloth.

We’d like to say hello to Jessica, the crafty DIYer and blogger behind Lemon Tree Creations.  She was looking to add some flattering table decor to her dining room.  She found this adorable polka dot fabric at her local thrift store but it needed something.  She put her crafty thinking cap on and decided to give it a paisley touch by adding our Sari Paisley Wall Stencil in a vibrant blue.  We think it’s totally awesome.  Now let’s take a look at how she crafted it!

Here is the scoop on how to stencil a tablecloth (this project comes from Lemon Tree Creations):

Learn how to stencil a tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

 

First you’re gonna need this stuff listed below:

1. Gather Materials: Start the stencil project by gathering all of the materials listed above.  If it’s needed, iron the drop cloth or fabric to remove any wrinkles.  For this project, Jessica used a piece of polka dot fabric that she found at a local thrift store.  You could easily use a drop cloth to create a whole tablecloth similar to the one shown above by GingerSnap Crafts.

2. Secure The Stencil: Position the stencil design on the piece of fabric. Then you can secure the stencil in place using painter’s tape.

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

3. Start Stenciling:  Pour your craft paint onto a plate or paint tray.  Mix up the paint with the fabric medium (2 parts paint to 1 part medium).  Then dip your stencil brush into the paint. Blot off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry.  The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible.  Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge.  Next you will paint the design onto the canvas square with the stencil brush using a dry brush (stippling) technique.  Stippling is when you tap the brush repeatedly over the stencil opening.

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

4. Complete the Pattern:  If you are stenciling a tablecloth then you may need to reposition the stencil so you can continue to paint the pattern on the entire surface. Let the paint dry for two hours.

Now let’s position it on our table and presto chango, we have a gorgeous tablecloth!   Oh, and this project is so easy that even a first time stenciler could get the hang of it.  Jessica had this to say about her stencil project, “I was able to bring out a unique and inviting style to my now “not so shabby” little nook! (which I simply can’t take my eyes off of!)”  Great job, Jessica!

A stenciled tablecloth using the Sari Paisley Medium wall stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencil-paisley.html

Would you consider stenciling a tablecloth for your next gathering? Leave us a comment below!

Haven’t had enough stenciling fun?:

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Mantels, Fireplaces, and Cozy Stenciled Décor

August 20, 2017 John 0

Stenciled fireplaces, mantels, and diy cozy home decor from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/scroll-stencil-1.html

Stenciled Sparks Fly from these Fireplace and Mantel Décor Ideas

Good Morning, my home décor enthusiasts!  It’s getting chilly outside so Cutting Edge Stencils would love to settle in near a charming fireplace.  Wait, is your fireplace not looking so charming these days?  No worries, my friend.  We have some ideas on how you can give your fireplace a makeover and enjoy it through the wintery months.  Better Homes and Gardens says that for an attention grabbing look, “The mantel and surrounding wall are integral to your fireplace design.”   We couldn’t agree more! So are you ready to get toasty with stencils?

Stenciled fireplaces, mantels, and diy cozy home decor from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/scroll-stencil-1.html

Take the lead from Stephanie and stencil some enchanting wall art to hang above your fireplace.   After watching some of our stenciling videos, she selected acrylic craft paint in blue, pink and cream colors along with our Junior Mural Stencil Kit to paint her masterpiece.  She says she “loves the outcome and can’t wait to complete the next project.”  We love it too!  We also think stenciling wall art is a great project for those who want to spruce up their fireplace without committing to painting a wall.

Stenciled wall art created using the Junior Mural Stencil Kit.  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/stencil-mural-kit.html

But if you are ready to take your fireplace makeover to the next level then here’s a project for you!  Stacy the queen of DIY from the blog, Not Just a Housewife, painted this gorgeous nook above her brother’s fireplace.  This space started out dull and dreary until Stacy dazzled it over.  She used our Alessa Scroll Stencil and a warm butter hue to give this fireplace its toasty look!

Stencil the Alessa Scroll pattern over your fireplace to highlight the space. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/scroll-stencil-1.html

Similar to Stacy’s project, our Pinterest pal The Staged Style also stenciled the space above the fireplace.  The Staged Style used our Zamira Allover Stencil in a bold blue hue to create this fireplace accent.  They believe a mantel is a great focal point within a living room and that a dramatic wall stencil in this small area can make a BIG difference. We think they might be onto something because this blue-tiful fireplace stencil is a total winner!

A stenciled fireplace using the Zamira Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-designs.html

Andrea, one of our fab fans, designed this stunning fireplace.  Rather than stencil the space above her fireplace, she chose to use our Casablanca Craft Stencil to stencil the surface surrounding her fireplace opening.  You could easily replicate this look using a hue similar to Benjamin Moore’s revere pewter HC-166 and our Moroccan pattern.  Awesome work, Andrea!

A Casablanca stenciled fireplace idea. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-stencils.html

Sue, another one of our creative fans, stenciled an accent wall in her living room.  She used our Rabat Allover Stencil and a creamy shade of beige like Benjamin Moore’s splendor AF-385.  By placing the stenciled pattern on the same wall as the fireplace, she totally calls attention to its beauty.  We think it looks absolutely fabulous!

A stenciled accent wall using the Rabat allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/moroccan-stencil-pattern-3.html

Which one of these fireplace décor ideas has ignited your stencil itch? Leave us a comment below!

Haven’t had enough stenciling fun?

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Five Stencil Projects To Brighten A Crafty Office

August 18, 2017 John 0

Cutting Edge Stencils shares ideas to help brighten an office or craft space! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Cutting Edge Stencils Shares Stenciled Office Ideas!

Good Morning, my DIY office organizers!  The New Year has just kicked off and already you’re in complete organization mode.  Now we know on the top of that organization list is your home office.  After all it’s a room where you get things done, whether you use that space for traditional business purposes or crafting projects.  Just because you’re putting it into tip-top organization shape, doesn’t mean it needs to lack color and personality.  Cutting Edge Stencils is here to help you brighten that crafty office of yours using our stencils.  Our ideas are easy and inexpensive, so let’s take a look…

Brighten Up A Crafty Office Using Stencils

Cutting Edge Stencils shares ideas to help brighten an office or craft space! http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Stencil An Accent WallThis might be the obvious makeover solution to freshen up your office space because a pretty pattern can drastically change its look.  Creative DIYer and design enthusiast, Erin from the blog Suburban Bitches, stenciled a glittery gold pattern in her combination craft-room/office.    Erin painted the wall in Benjamin Moore’s Decorators Gray and then painted the sparkly Zagora Allover pattern using a color similar to Martha Stewart Living Metallic Paint in Golden Pearl.  It looks so pretty, we’re not sure if we’d get any work done here!

A Zagora Allover Stenciled office.  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/trellis-allover-stencil.html

Stencil the Desk:  A plain white desk may gleam with organization but it also screams boring.  Take the lead from the DIY craft queen, Mandy, from Sugar Bee Crafts.  Mandy’s husband built her this custom white desk to fit her needs and her space.  She promptly added our Funky Wheel Wall Stencil in an eye-catching turquoise hue.  Do you love it or do you love it?

A stenciled craft desk using the Funky Wheel pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/funky-wall-stencils.html

Stencil The File Organizers: Filing will become your new favorite task with stenciled file holders like these! Our creative fan, Jennifer, decided to reinvent her organization system for the New Year.  She bought some baskets for $4 and then revamped them with craft paint and our Casablanca Craft Stencil and Nagoya Craft Stencil.  We love the patterned pizazz these items add to her traditional desk!

DIY stenciled desk organization using the Casablanca and Nagoy stencil patterns. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/craft-furniture-stencil.html

Stencil The Memo Board: Tomorrow’s to-do list will thank you once it’s been pinned to this stenciled stunner.  Meet Heidi, the crafter behind Sew Craft Create.  She put together this adorable magnetic memo and cork board combo using our Turkish Tulip Stencil and in teal blue hue.  For the how-to, check out her post here.

Stencil your memo and corkboard using the Turkish Tulip pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/turkish-tulip-craft-stencil.html

Stencil A Laptop:  Do you have  a boring black laptop staring back at you right now?  Let’s give it a colorful whirl!  That’s exactly what our uber clever pal Kimbo, from A Girl and A Glue Gun, did.  She traced our Acacia Allover Stencil on some vinyl and then stuck it onto her laptop to give it a fun, bright, and unique look.  Learn how to give your laptop a makeover from her DIY Club tutorial.

A stenciled laptop using the Acacia Allover pattern from Cutting Edge Stencils. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leaf_stencil.html

We hope you enjoyed our easy and inexpensive stencil ideas to brighten up your office space.

Which one of these office projects are you most likely to complete?  We’d love to read your comments in the section below!

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Thanks for reading, and good luck stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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Steal This Cozy “Apartment Therapy” Look

August 6, 2017 John 0

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to steal this cozy apartment look using stencils and Benjamin Moore paints. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Stencils and Color Combinations to Steal This Cozy “Apartment Therapy” Look!

Good morning, my stencil lovin’ friends?  Cutting Edge Stencils is having a T-riffic Tuesday, especially after yesterday’s NEW stencil release!  Have you seen them?  Make sure you check out all the newbies here and then tell us what you think in the comments below.

But getting back to today’s stencil post.  We happened to have some downtime this past weekend, so were browsing one of our favorite sites, Apartment Therapy, when we stumbled upon JoAnn’s Creature Comforts Home Tour.  It had us at hello (shown in the kitchen).  JoAnn managed to combine a tasteful dose of bold graphic patterns, touches of mid-century modern, and one killer DIY project that made her home look both comfortable and sophisticated.  Sounds pretty UN-believable, right?  We thought so! And when we admire a space, we try to recreate it using our stencils and Benjamin Moore paint colors!  Come meet JoAnn and let’s see how you can replicate her sophisticated style…

Cutting Edge Stencils shares how to steal this cozy apartment look using stencils and Benjamin Moore paints. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/wall-stencils-stencil-designs.html

Stolen Item No. 1: Chevron Kitchen Rug

Cozy yet inviting is how we see this kitchen.  We love how she’s added splashes of color using decor accessories.  That adorable accent rug could easily be replicated with a little help from one of our stencil patterns!

Cutting Edge SCutting Edge Stencils shares how to steal the look of this Chevron striped kitchen rug using stencils and Benjamin Moore paints. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/chevron-stencil-pattern.html

To STEAL THE LOOK of the rug in this kitchen, use Cutting Edge Stencils’ Chevron Allover Stencil, a zippy striped design.  Consider stenciling a color like Benjamin Moore’s buttered yam AF-230.  This delicious deep orange fosters the good feelings of home and happiness, making it the perfect choice for a kitchen rug! Check out this tutorial on how to stencil a rug.

Stolen Item No. 2: Moroccan Stenciled Accent Wall

Now this look is not as hard to steal! 🙂  This gorgeous Moroccan stenciled wall happens to be one of our stencils.  JoAnn added a little pattern punch to her living room by stenciling an accent wall.  Do you love it?  Good, then let us tell you how to get this gorgeous look!

A gray Casablanca stenciled accent wall in a living room. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-stencils.html

To STEAL THE LOOK of the living room, use Cutting Edge Stencils’ Casablanca Allover Stencil.   First paint your wall a neutral gray color like Benjamin Moore’s rock gray 1615 and then stencil the Moroccan print in simply white OC-117. The result as you can see is absolutely stunning!  Watch this video on how to stencil an accent wall.

Stolen Look No. 3: Beautiful Birches Wall Art

We love wall art and better yet we love stenciling wall art.  JoAnn’s friend crafted her the tree ink drawing that she proudly displays in her bedroom.  If you love this look but don’t have a crafty friend like JoAnn does, then we have the perfect solution!

See how to create Beautiful Birches DIY stenciled wall art. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/large-tree-stencil.html

To STEAL THE LOOK of this wall art, use our Beautiful Birches Stencil  in a deep, dark blue hue like Benjamin Moore’s hale navy HC-154 over a white like simply white OC-117! Easy peasy and you’ll create gorgeous looking wall art! Here’s a detailed tutorial to walk you through the steps.

We told you this cozy home tour was pretty UN-believable.  See the whole house tour here.

Which of these cozy looks would you be most likely to “Steal”? Leave us a comment below!

Looking for more stencil fun?

  • Shop our stencil designs and find the perfect stencil for your project!
  • Follow us on Pinterest to see awesome inspirational photos!
  • Have you completed a stencil project? Come share it on Facebook!

Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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