Faux Brick – A New Look

June 16th, 2011

This post was originally to be  “One Stencil – Two Looks” and  I’ll get to that, but what happened today changed the whole course of my post. 

My Arhaus Furniture catalog arrived in the mail this afternoon and I took a moment to just sit down and dream.  I love the furniture and their room settings.   The brick wall in this particular picture caught my eye because . . . .

Faux Brick Wall

last week I received an e-mail from Valerie Selkirk who just purchased our faux brick stencil.  When I say just, I mean just . . . the stencil was no sooner out the door when her fab photo was in my mailbox.  She used the stencil to create a faux brick wall in her powder room.  Having lived near Georgetown (Washington, DC) I know that interior brick walls have a real charm and are a highly sought after feature.  Using the stencil and a little bit of paint Valerie created the illusion of a brick wall.  Compare her faux brick wall to the Arhaus picture.  Valerie’s faux brick is spectacular, so realistic.  If you always wanted an interior brick wall and weren’t lucky enough to get one . . . . no worries . . . . . paint one with our Faux Brick Stencil.  It’s that easy.  Great job Valerie, and I love “the look” of old world mixed with modern fixtures.  Thanks for sharing.

Our Faux Brick Stencil  is so versatile, a faux brick wall, exposed brick, or  . . . . from our photo file, we found a picture where a painting contractor used the stencil to create a faux brick column, part of a garden mural at Prestige Landscape in Chesterfield, Missouri.

If the real thing is pricey or just not practical, think faux.  Faux fur – yep!  Faux brick – yep!  Faux sun –  I’ve been known to do that too!  

Hoping this helps you to be Inspired and get everything you want, even if it’s faux!

Pink and Brown Polka Dot Bedroom

March 13th, 2011

Think stencils as an easy & affordable way to finish any room.  One of the great things about stencils is that you can do them in whatever color or shade you choose.  Craft acrylic paints are the perfect choice for stenciling and with hundreds of colors from which to choose, you will usually find the perfect match to fabrics or accessories in the room.  

A great color combo for a 2011 teen bedroom – bubble gum pink and chocolate brown!  This is a teen bedroom idea with syle!  Polka Dot Style with big dots or circles scattered all over the walls!  The polka dot circles were created using a traditional wall stencil because we want to repeat them over and over.  Traditional stencils are cut on a plastic mylar which can be used multiple times and washed if necessary.  Our polka dot cirlce stencil is a sticky stencil.  It’s cut on a sticky back mylar so the stencil sticks to the wall like a post-it note eliminating the need for stencil spray adhesive.  Use the roller stenciling technique to make this job speedy.  “It’s a girl thing!” was stenciled on the wall using a one-time use vinyl stencil but you could just as easily apply a vinyl wall decal.

The bedding shown is Mod Dots Pink Polka Dot by JoJo Designs.

Border, Border, on the Wall!

February 9th, 2011

Yes, borders on the wall still work.  Although, today’s style might be to border the border.  Create a border within a border by taping off a section on the wall and paint it in a contrasting or coordinating color.  Now you now have a defined field to stencil the border design. 

Connie Griffiths a decorative stencil artist in the suburbs of Chicago asked us to create a stencil to coordinate with Pottery Barn bedding being used in the room.  Connie’s Border came to life and tied the room together, it completes the design project.  The design is offered in two sizes (large is shown.)  

Additionally, Connie had us cut a custom name stencil which she used to personalize the footboard. 

A simple border can still do magic.  It’s a decorative detail that may never go out of style.

Girls Gone Wild

February 2nd, 2011

. . . wild for a pink zebra room!

Take a peak at Maddie’s new room.  She loves all things pink and zebra.  Her passion – gymnastics.  So when Grandma announced her gift for Christmas was to let the three sisters reDecorate their bedrooms, Maddie went a little wild.

A decorative painter was hired who called StencilsAndDecals to cut one-time use vinyl stencils to complete the project.  We incorporated Maddie’s Style into the room.  Maddie loves the mod look so she chose peace signs, a hip 70’s  retro style font for her name, our new Zebra Stripe border stencil and a custom gymnast design.  We then “zebrafied” a heart for the graphic boder.

The color palette – two shades of Sherwin Williams pink paint were chosen for the walls.   The top was painted with the lighter shade SW6849 Partytime and the bottom painted with SW6854 Impatient Pink. 

Our Zebra Stripes stencil was used to paint the white border for a dramatic designer look. 

The designing didn’t stop there.  Every girly loves to doodle and a custom chalkboard was installed.  Accomplish this by using either chalkboard paint or give us a call to place a custom order for chalkboard vinyl.  Chalkboard vinyl can be cut in all kinds of nifty shapes or if you choose a standard square or rectangle shape; get Dad involved and have him paint molding and add a frame as shown .

Maddie’s room is beautiful . . . just another wild, affordable, and easy way to decorate with paint!