Cutting Edge Stencils Shares our Favorite Stenciled Projects for 2015!
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils fans. The blog is going on a bit of hiatus until 2016 so that we can spend a little extra time with our family and friends. Before we kick back and pass around the eggnog, we thought we’d take a stroll down memory lane to revisit some of our favorite stencil projects of 2015. It was a fabulous year that included the launch of several NEW stencil collections, hosted fun Paint-A-Pillow parties, and some impressive stencil sightings in major home decor magazines. We owe it all to you, our fabulous and loyal fans, who continue to support us. We can’t begin to thank you enough and we look forward to a stencil-filled 2015!
Let’s take a look at our 10 favorite projects of 2015…
Let’s kick off this countdown with a bang! Brittany, from Addison’s Wonderland, certainly wow’d us with this entry makeover. She painted her space Pageant Green by Behr and then stenciled it using the Symmetry Allover Stencil in Anita’s Metallic Craft Paint in Classic Gold, Bronze, and White. Sophisticated and stylish, we can’t get enough!
Do you remember this stenciled beauty from earlier this year? Titti, the creative blogger behind Shoestring Pavilion, spotted a beautiful bone inlay dresser for $2,500 on Anthropoligie and decided to recreate it using our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit. Titti had this to say about her stencil project, “I really enjoyed the stencils and the end results are great!” We think the transformation is unbelievable!
Over this past year we’ve noticed a subdued color trend leaning towards soothing grays and soft whites. We love this calm color scheme especially when it combines a pretty wall pattern. Carly Cristman, the fashion and lifestlyle blogger behind Carly Cristman painted the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil in Benjamin Moore simply white OC-117 and shoreline 1471.
Cheers! To a new year and to this gorgeous wine nook stenciled by Justine, a designer and stylist behind the blog Justine Celina. She stenciled this accent wall using our Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil. The wall was already painted using Benjamin Moore’s gallery buff CSP-225 and she stenciled this Moroccan pattern using Rustoleum Metallic Accents Champagne. She commented, ” I’m so happy with the results. The stencil was really easy to use.” We love that the metallic paint gives the tone on tone stencil a touch of glam.
From decks to patios, 2015 was the year for many fans to take the leap and add a pattern to their exterior. Heather, from The Heathered Nest, stenciled our Perfect Catch Allover Stencil across her backyard deck using a cerulean blue hue. You should pin this one so you can come back and complete it later!
Number four proved that stencils make a great substitute for tile. Anne, the creative DIYer from White Lace Cottage hand painted this stunning kitchen backsplash using our Herringbone Brick Allover Stencil. She confesses that she loves the new look by saying, ” I love the texture that I created, it really looks and feels like real brick! I love the imperfect shape of some of these bricks, and that was due to the venetian texture medium that I used.”
Now here is a stencil project that really swept us off our feet! Riptide Finishes brought to life this beach style bedroom with a bold navy and white Herringbone Allover stenciled floor.
This Old House Magazine has been very kind to Cutting Edge Stencils this year. First up, our Tribal Arrows Allover Stencil was spotted in their 2015 Idea House (Cottage at Cloudland Station) It is their first built-from-the-ground-up Idea House in a Southern Living Inspired Community in Chickamauga, Georgia. They note, “A stenciled design of turquoise arrows above the wainscot of black penny-round tile is a practical alternative to wallpaper in the upstairs hall bath.”
2. Paint-A-Pillow Makes This Old House Magazine’s Top 100 List
Then Paint-A-Pillow makes the Top 100 List in the fifth annual This Old House Magazine’s list of the 100 best new home products for the year. It was truly an honor to be included in such a prestigious list!
And our numero uno project for 2015, drum roll please… is the introduction of our pillow party kits. Paint-A-Pillow is an innovative stenciling kit that will allow you to create your own designer accent pillows in a snap. Of course, crafting is always more fun in a social setting so it became apparent that pillow craft parties were the way to go. It’s easy, fun and super fast! Sounds pretty cool, right? Party kits are sold in sets of 6 and contain everything you need for a fun event. Order your Paint-A-Pillow Party Pack today!
And that about wraps up our 2015 countdown. We’d love to read about your stencil accomplishments this past year, please share them in the comments below.
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Merry Everything and Happy Always!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew