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  1. Ah! That looks soooo cool! I love the stenciling…and accent walls are so fun! I have a feeling I’ll want to make one when we finally move into a real house where I can paint!

  2. This is great! Makes me feel like I picked the wrong stencil. (Casablanca). I’ve tried a handful of time to do the stencil but it just bleeds. I am doing white over a medium tan. I think I was trying to do too many coats to get a opac white. Don’t think I’m supposed to. I like how you said it gives it a worn I look, so maybe I’ll embrace that! Either way, I’m really discouraged because I thought stenciling my kitchen wall would be a tad bit easier and less stressful than its been. I’m at the point now where I need to repaint a huge patch of my base color and start over. Glad I found your blog via cutting edges fb!

    1. I love that stencil too! Definitely give it another shot! Just make sure not to worry about getting enough paint on the roller – I kept mine very lightly filled and just pressed firmly on the wall. The videos on Cutting Edge’s website helped me tremendously, too!

  3. Justine Brent says:

    Gorgeous!!!! I seriously not an hour ago bought that dressers twin. I love the walls o much, we just painted our master bedroom slate grey. I’m wondering and searching your site…. did you happen to refinish the dresser yourself or did you do a blog post featuring it at all. I’m IN LOVE with it. So excited to have come across your blog today thanks to Cutting Edge Stencil on Facebook. 🙂

    1. Thanks – and thanks for stopping by! 🙂 I did do a post on converting the dresser from a dresser to an entertainment console (it houses all of our television components) and you can see that here: https://www.loveandrenovations.com/2011/06/more-form-same-function/ – I didn’t post at all about actually refinishing it, but we just painted it gray and added a few coats of polyurethane!

  4. so beautiful, I don’t think we could make that in FRANCE! so lovely idea!

  5. Oh, wow, that’s gorgeous. And I love that dresser!

  6. Love the impact on the room! It looks amazing!

  7. Amanda, that looks awesome! I love the stencil you chose and it looks so great behind the tv. Awesome job! Love the pattern in the room!

  8. i love that, that looks soo great! i am so scared to try stenciling, but this is great inspiration. love your yucca and pot-ikea, right? i have the exact same thing. i think i need one for the dining room, too!

    1. Yes – Ikea! I absolutely love it and I kind of want one for every room in my house…and my classroom! 🙂

  9. What a difference the stencil makes! I’ve been toying with the idea of a full stenciled wall in the bedroom. Hiding your wires, did you end up cutting 2 holes in the wall? I think that is in our near future as well.

    1. Yes! Corey bought two outlet-type things that you put into the wall that help guide the cords down (or up) the wall – it was in the electrical section next to all of the other outlets, and it was super cheap. It definitely made the job easier.

  10. I LOVE this! I can’t believe it took just 3 hours. Did you wait for each section to dry before you moved on or did you just place the stencil carefully over the wet portion when you needed to line it up?

    1. I actually didn’t wait at all – just pulled the stencil off and put it right back on. The only time I ever had a problem with smudging was when my hand hit the wet paint, but even then I was able to wipe it off with a wet cloth very easily!

  11. I love how much this brightens up the room! Great job. I always think I want to stencil something and always end up talking myself out of it.

  12. Love it!! I was skeptical at the beginning but the after looks soo good!!

  13. I am absolutely in love with the end result! It makes such a huge difference! Such an awesome project guys!

  14. Wow. It looks amazing! Perfect wall to stencil.

  15. This is seriously amazing! I love it. You make me feel like I have the capability to do it!

    1. You totally do! It’s easy! 🙂

  16. Okay, that’s just plain amazing, right there! Such a huge difference!

    Stenciling has come a long way from the country borders of the 80s and 90s! (and how smart is it to have a built-in level on the stencil, that’s genius!)

  17. WOW, it looks like a completely different house now! Fabulous job!


    Seriously, I am AMAZED. I want to do this all over my dining room! To bad we rent 🙁

  19. Wow! It really makes a big difference in that area, love it!

  20. LOVE IT. It looks so great!!! I’ve been talking about stenciling this little nook-ish area in our guest room for almost a year now and have been too intimidated/lazy to take it on….. perhaps I should get one that!

  21. WOW! What a huge difference. It really makes your entertainment dresser pop, where before it just blended in. Great job, and hooray for only 3 hours!