Friday, July 31, 2009

Stencil Madness!

Lately, I've been wanting some bold, patterned curtains for my living room. Ideally, I'd have some grommet-panels custom made from imperial trellis fabric:

(one day I'm going to be great at spending wealthy people's money giving them gorgeous homes... ;) ) Or from this fabric: But.. if you've seen the price tag on that stuff.. well, it's just not happening in this decade. So, if you've gotten to know me at all, you know the wheels in my brain started turning. Well, a couple weeks ago pk had the perfect solution in her post. Stencils!! Perfect, my friends, perfect. The idea came from here.
And, while you're at it- look what else you can do with stencils:

Gosh! I just love it!!

Last night I actually made my own stencil for a project I'm oh-so-excited about- I absolutely cannot wait to show you guys!

With the rate the project ideas are coming into my head lately, we're going to have to upgrade to a bigger home, and fast!


Justine said...

I have a fabric shower curtain that is a similar pattern as the second fabric you showed. It's from Target and was like $10. It's called modern link.

I love the brown wall with the pink flowers stenciled on it. So cute for a bathroom or a kids room perhaps??

TeachingInHeels said...

I love these ideas!! I like the pink and brown flower stencils. Great ideas for me to keep in the back of my head for when I have walls to decorate!

Jorden and Kristin said...

so funny you just posted this! I tried stenciling the other night and discovered i SUCK majorly at it. I think i need some stencil glue or something...i'm going to give it another shot before i call my MIL and get her to just do it for me! haha

C said...

If we lived in the same town I would hire you in a second to finish decorating my dining room that has been bare since the furniture arrived...I have no idea what to do with it!

The DIY Show Off said...

I just made my own stencil TODAY too! HAHA! Great minds do think alike! I plan on giving it a shot tomorrow. We'll see how it goes. I can't wait to see what you're doing!

pk said...

Thank you for the mention! Can't wait to see what your stencil project is... :-)

Sarah said...

Oooh, I was wondering if I could paint a pattern on my solid fabric roller shades!? Can't wait to see if you're doing what I think you're doing!!! Awesome!!!