Retro Flower Power Decorating Ideas

July 28th, 2011

I am so excited.  I recently (finally) set up my Etsy Shop.  Yesterday I got a conversation (what Etsy calls e-mails) from Vanessa (Melimebabybeeshop) saying she had featured one of my flower power decals in a Treasury.  I’m so new I don’t even know what a treasury is but I LOVE that she loves us.

We are always thinking about style . . . your style!  Today’s decorating style is a Retro Flower Power look perfect for girls, both teens and tweens.   Even a toddler room can have a retro feel when you use a design such as our Personalized Flower Power Decal Kit.  It’s so much fun to express your style when you use vinyl wall decals . . . not to mention the biggest benefit . . . decals are so quick & easy!

We’ve added a whole new flower power collection of vinyl decals that are bold, sassy, and super cool.  They were styled after popular signature style flower power stencils.  They make us smile!   Bright vinyl colors coordinate with the fabulous and popular Pottery Barn Colors paint palette from Benjamin Moore.

The Flower Power Era  is my absolute favorite retro theme.   I loved Flower Power in the 70’s and I think I love it even more today.  I get so excited when I see peace signs and pom pom ball fringe.  What makes it even more appealing is bringing today’s color combo’s such as pink & brown or lime green & brown into the room or up on the wall.  Traditional flower power color schemes still work and have withstood the test of time.  PB Teen pairs traditional color combos like yellow and orange, purple and teal, and then throw in a new look turquoise with brown & white.   Look around!  Let your imagination run wild.  Inspiration is endless and you will find it everywhere.  As always, we suggest that you choose from the heart, pick colors that make you happy.

Now for the fun!  Here’s two of our new decal designs.  We hope that they will Inspire! you to do your next room redo in Retro.

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.

Think Spring birdhouse SALE!

January 26th, 2011

Today is a grey day!  I’m not a big fan of grey days.  Snow on the ground but, it’s not white snow.  It’s old snow, grey snow.  Days like this don’t inspire.  Days like this make me wish for spring.  So I got an idea . . .

 . . . stencil a birdhouse or two and announce a spring SALE!  Inspire!  All birdhouse stencils on my website stencils4u.com are on SALE!  Half Price!

This photo was added to our website by Julie Krefta from StencilSearch.com who stenciled two birdhouses #714 and #716  (size Lg.) from our collection with #1419 Pole with Vine in a mudroom.  What a great way to brighten a room. 

Gotta run . . . off to design some cute little birds.  Happy Stenciling!

I see the moon . . . Baby Nursery

January 16th, 2011

One morning, a few years back a customer called our studio with a question.  She asked if stencil #1735 I See the Moon would make a good border.

 

Hhhhmmm, now the way the stencil is cut, the way I envisioned it to be used is as a focal point above a crib or dresser.  Personally, I thought the letters rather small for using as a border and I shared my honest opinion.   The debate went on . . . . . I couldn’t change her mind and you know, the customer’s always right, right?  I told her that when she was done, to please send a picture, I’d love to see the finished room. 

A month or so later, a photo arrived.  WOW!  The customer, Cindy Villa was RIGHT! Here’s her Nursery Project. 

What a great way to make small letters look larger.   She taped out what looks to be a 6+ inch border, painted it dark blue then cut the stencil apart and placed the poem in the painted area scattering random stars in both the border and on the wall.  A ribbon border similar to #1719 Squiggle Border was used to edge both sides of the painted section and #1731 Hanging Star completes the theme.

We were so impressed we included Cindy’s photo as an “Inspire” idea in our print catalog for years and now we are adding it to our blog.  It’s one of those timeless themes that’s just perfect for a decorating a baby nursery.

You’re invited to be a part of our blog

January 10th, 2011

 

Inspire!

 

Inspire.our blog

Stencils And Decals.our website

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Inspire is all about sharing your artful life using stencils and decals.  We want to share stories and showcase the creative things that our friends all around the world are doing with paint and stickers.  There are five senses, but I am very visual.  I just need to see it!  Show Me!  I’m inspired!  I just love, love, love to see what others are doing.  I could get lost on the internet all day long (somedays I do) just surfing google images. 

This is an open invitation . . .  if you enjoy decorating your home . . . . . . or you “WOW” your friends with your artful creations and just wanna brag then share it with us.  We would love to feature your walls, projects, or work of art on our blog “Inspire!”  Send us the fab photo(s) and with your permission, we will treat you to a small gift and what’s even more fun, we will make you iFamous!!! 

Then we’ll all have something to tweet about!