Soooo... imagine how I felt when Regina with Royal Design Studio contacted me asking if I'd be interested in doing a stencil review [ummm... me?!]. I was hesitant to say the least. That is, until I saw the website and all of its gorgeous designs. Seriously folks- beautiful stuff [I had to get-me one of those stencils]! And choosing just one was like being forced to choose a favorite child [ok, that's totally exaggerating- but it was really hard]. So, after many days of angst I finally selected the Chez Sheik pattern... then I was left to anxiously await its arrival [while wondering what I'd gotten myself into!].
Now, I can't really say this is a DIY post, because me telling you how to stencil is like Kim K. giving marriage tips [I know, I know...low-blow, sorry Kim!]. However, I do really [really] love how my project turned out, so I'll just share what I learned along the way.
Wall Stenciling 101 to get started. It's a great tutorial. Then, I read the instructions that came with the stencil [Who really reads the instructions?! I'll tell you who... me. Because I was afraid and wanted as much information as possible!]. I liked their tips and instructions because they were written informally like a blog's tutorial rather than a bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo. Finally, armed with all of my newly found book-smarts, I attempted to stencil for the first time in five years.
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*Note, Royal Design Studio sponsored this review... but the opinions expressed were 100% mine!