Friday, April 27, 2012

Beautifying The Bathroom & A Giveaway

This is our main bathroom. 

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Kind of oddly shaped, a good size though.  I had this one wall that I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do or add to it.  I have to remember that I have the linen closet door to contend with.  This bathroom has no window either, so anything to “lighten” things up is helpful.  {I did lighten and brighten the pictures in Photoshop otherwise they were too dark to post}.

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I decided to stencil this wall and I went with the Kerry Damask stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils.  Leaving the walls the gray color they were when we moved in, I used a flat white to give this wall some interest.  Let’s keep our fingers crossed, because the previous owner did not leave me any paint for touching up.   

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I decided that rather than do the whole wall in an all-over pattern, I did the stencil as a stripe down part of the wall.  I measured for the  middle of the wall and then positioned the stencil at the top.  I used the level that came with it before I taped the two bottom corners.

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I used a foam roller and tray, and used blue painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place.  I held my breath until I removed the first one.

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Then I continued on down the wall.

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I also decided that I would put it on the seat of the stool I keep on this wall {and that I painted Paris Grey a few months ago}.  I thought it made this little stool a little more interesting, too, plus I like the way it lines up with the stencil on the wall.

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It took me about 30-45 minutes to do from start to finish and that included the time for me to get my supplies in the bathroom and set up.

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Gabi over at Cutting Edge Stencils was wonderful and gave me tips and instructions.  She also let me know they have this great instructional video to view for assistance, which I found very helpful. I got everything I needed {except for the paint and blue tape}, from Cutting Edge Stencils, including a level.   Here’s the requisite glam shots!

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I purchased a different damask stencil to do an area near our front door and I hope to get started on that soon. I’m liking the interest it adds to the bathroom and how the white ties in with the white fixtures, door and moldings.

This giveaway has ended.

Cutting Edge Stencils* has offered to give away to one of my readers a stencil of their choice {limit of $50.00, shipping not included}. So generous! 

To enter this giveaway please visit the Cutting Edge Stencils website and leave me a comment letting me know which stencil you like best.  You do not have to have a blog to enter, but you do have to leave me an email address to contact you should you win.

For additional entries:

  • Blog about or post this giveaway on your sidebar, come back and let me know in a separate comment;
  • Tweet about this giveaway, come back and let me know in a separate comment;
  • Like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook, come back and let me know in a separate comment.

This giveaway will run through May 4, 2012, midnight EST.  Winner will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to confirm after notification or a new winner will be selected.

This giveaway has ended.

Linking up with

Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style

Swing Into Spring at DIY by Design

*I received a stencil to use to aid in conducting this review. 

79 comments:

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Kathy,
wow that looks great.. you did a fabulous job on that wall..

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Awesome, Kathy!!!! Tres chic!!!

I used to stencil a lot, in fact, I'm taking all mine to the flea this weekend, LOL,

xoxo

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kathy, You bathroom wall is beautiful. So very upscale! And your added bench and fun extras look so so pretty! Great transformation!
I would love the parsley bloom stencil for the laundry room re-do I am going through. It would add a touch of whimsy!
Thanks for hosting this generous giveaway!

Judy said...

You did an awesome job on your bathroom. I always love a damask pattern. I checked out their site and I would love to try the Indian inlay furniture stencil kit. How cool would that be? Thanks for the chance.

Gail said...

OMGoodness Kathy, that looks GREAT! You did an awesome job. I love the stool and the way you accessorized it. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It looks great Kathy! I love the added touch of the stencil on the stool. I love their stencils too...

I really love the Bon Apetite and the Freedom stencils.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

I love what this did in your bathroom my friend..Very pretty..Hugs and smiles Gloria

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it Kathy!! So Pretty!!

Jamie said...

Kathy, I love how your bathroom wall turned out! The stool with the stencil is so cute. I looked through their whole website and I would have to say that my favorite stencil is the Harmony Damask stencil. The classical stencil section and the fresco/mural sections were beautiful though. Another really amazing giveaway! ~ Jamie

Sue said...

You know I told you I wanted to do this, Kathy~ think I can get lucky and win the Marrakesh or the Casa Blanca stencil? LOL I love both of them. Your bath looks beee-uuu-teee-ful! You amaze me, girl.

NanaDiana said...

Kathy-You did a great job on stenciling there. It looks wonderful. It really dresses the room up, doesn't it?

Not signing up for the giveaway because I have won far too many this year already! xo Diana

Michelle Hudak said...

Your wall looks awesome.

I'd love the Outside Of The Box Allover Stencil....we can't do wallpaper in our bathroom (no ventilation) but a stencil would work great.
shel704 at aol dot com

Michelle Hudak said...

I like Cutting Edge on Facebook
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Michelle Hudak said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/195916606910644224

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Michele said...

That turned out so pretty! I usually skip bathroom reno posts, but am glad I checked yours out. It really adds the perfect touch imo.

Faye@The Shabby Cottage Home said...

Hi, I love the damask stencils, I also like the tree and tree branch stencils. My daughter has a vinal tree and my granddaughters wall and i love it.
I like her on facebook and left a comment on my wall.
I also tweeted her,

I hope she does great.
Thanks, Faye

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Kathy! I love the pattern and how you went down the wall. I used to stencil quite a bit...it's fun and addicting! Love how you did the little bench, too. Your bath looks great!

XO,
Jane

Isabelle Thornton said...

I like the chandelier medalion.
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Isabelle Thornton said...

Liked them on My Facebook.
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Isabelle Thornton said...

Twitted
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Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy...you did a beautiful job on that wall...it totally gave the room an elegant look...and i love the way you carried it down to the table...great idea!!....

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Ooooh, love that stencil! I was just going to check out their site because I loved your design, and then saw a giveaway, too! Fabulous.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love what you did here! I went to the website and I adore the anna damask stencil. I am quite sure I saw another blogger use that one. There are so many awesome ones! What a great giveaway:)

Sheila said...

I -LOVE- your bathroom! The awesome stencil really makes the room!

I love your stencil, but also adore the "Indian Inlay Furniture" stencil. It would be great for a wall, but also on a rug or a door.

Best!

Sheila

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, Your wall turned out wonderful! I would love to try the Casablanca craft stencil.
xo, Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencil on FB.

Merri Jo said...

Your bathroom looks fabulous!! I LOVE the Lily Scroll Allover stencil---I can dream up all sorts of uses for that one & the Harlequin Allover!

Lindsay said...

I love the hand forged all over stencil - my absolute favorite!

Lindsay said...

I liked Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook!

Lindsay said...

I tweeted about your contest!

sawstrunk said...

Thanks so much for this awesome giveaway. I am in love with the trellis allover stencil

shay said...

Impressive!!! Such a simple touch with a dramatic feel. Love it! My fave is the Julia all over stencil! It's just YUMMY!

sawstrunk said...

I shared this giveaway on facebook. thanks
https://www.facebook.com/#!/sawstrunk

shay said...

Also, I already 'like' cutting edge stencils on FB. Thanks!

sawstrunk said...

I like cutting edge on facebook

sawstrunk said...

i tweeted about the giveaway on twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/sawstrunk

Lisa said...

I love the simple line you did in the bathroom! It's a nice accent and not overwhelming!
I think the sweet dreams stencil would be perfect in my daughters room!

Lisa said...

I also like CES on Facebook!

Christie said...

Kathy,
Your bathroom turned out great! My favorite stencil on their site is the bamboo stencil. We are hoping to purchase it and do one of the walls in our bedroom.

Diliana Imandieva said...

Paisley All Over - though it's veru difficult to choose! You've done a great job!

Diliana Imandieva said...

I like them on Facebook anyway - keeping an eye all the time! ;)

Karina said...

i like the Moroccan Dream Allover Stencil

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Carrie said...

your bathroom looks great, i love the colors! if i won, i'd pick the paisley allover stencil

Carrie said...

i like cutting edge on fb

Sally said...

Love the damask stencils!

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Sally said...

Following Cutting Edge on Facebook :)

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Erin said...

I like Cutting Edge on facebook.

Jen@FIRR-Kids! said...

I would choose the Damask Gabrielle stencil. Very nice!

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Jen@FIRR-Kids! said...

I liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB.

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BizzyMom said...

Love the look of the bath!!
I've been eyeing the birch forest allover for a long time.. Would love to win this! :)

BizzyMom said...

I like Cutting Edge on facebook :)

creativeandcompletelycrazy said...

I love the Hand Forged Craft Stencil! I have some furniture pieces that could really use it!

creativeandcompletelycrazy said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils On FB!

Kelly Tillotson said...

marrakesh? i dont know, i really like them all!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com
i cant make up my mind for my master bedroom "statement" wall!

Kelly Tillotson said...

i like cutting edge on facebook
*kelly
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Kelly Tillotson said...

tweet!
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*kelly
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Waco Bayless said...

Love Cutting Edge Stencils and have been dreaming of using them in my home! If I win the giveaway I would like the hen stencil. It would look great in my kitchen!

The Creative Hick ~ said...

I love the paisley patterns....cute

Yvonne said...

Love your bathroom! Alessa Scroll Allover Stencil is my choice. ypratt@mail.com

Yvonne said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on FB. ypratt@mail.com

Lorrie said...

First let me tell how much I love the way you used the Stencil in your bathroom, very creative, I love, love, love it! I would love to have the Scroll, or the Paisley, or the Dandlion! There's more but these are my favs! I have the Birds on a Branch, and I love It too!

seansmom said...

I've done a lot of stenciling here in my house, and the "Citrus leaves" stencil sure would make a great addition to my dining room ceiling!

Lorrie said...

I blogged about the give a way, here http://findingsecrettreasure.blogspot.com/2012/05/cutting-edge-stencil-room-with-view.html

angela said...

I like the Paisley Allover Stencil

angela said...

Liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB

angela said...

Tweeted https://twitter.com/#!/lechatnoir35/status/197453218945576960

mdkyzar said...

I love the Sakura and Butterflies!! I have great plans for a large canvas for my mom's wall!

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mdkyzar said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.

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Amanda said...

You have certainly created a stunning feature wall! I love the stencil you chose!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

**LOVE**! It looks amazing and is the perfect something for that wall! Love the wall colour too! I really want to stencil something! Angie xo

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

I love the Birds of Paradise Damask!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

It looks great! I love that you continued it onto the stool, as well.

Stopping by from DIY by Design's Swing into Spring Party. :)

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

That looks so beautiful! I love their polka dot stencil and I would love to use that in our upcoming baby's nursery.

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

I already like cutting edge stencils on fb.,

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

I just tweeted about your giveaway!

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Kathy,

I love the Harmony Damask Stencil.

Dee :)

Margie said...

Hi Kathy,

I love your bathroom and the way the stencil turned out. If I am not lucky enough to win I think I will purchase the same one!
Thanks for a chance to win!!
Margie

Margie said...

Hi Kathy,

I love how your bathroom turned out! The stencil looks gorgeous! If I am not lucky enough to win I think I will copy your look and purchase the same stencil! I also posted a link on my blog!
Thanks for a great giveaway!
Margie

Michele Alger said...

I love your stencil projects! I think I need that in my bathroom. I am now your newest follower!! XoXo!

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