Monday, April 8, 2013

DIY Stenciled Valance, Bulletin Board and Cutting Edge Stencils Giveaway!

Hi y'all!  I've been busy working on the boys' nautical room redo!  The folks over at Cutting Edge Stencils sent me their awesome Fossil Fish stencil to try out and use in the boys' Nautical room redo! I absolutely love Cutting Edge Stencils and even got to go on a tour of their awesome factory a while back with some bloggy friends!

I decided I wanted to make a valance for the small window over the boys' bunk bed, as well as a fossil fish bulletin board to hang above their desk.

I used the leftover fabric from the curtains I had already made.  For the valance, I simply sewed a two-inch opening at the top for the curtain rod to fit in, then stenciled my two fish onto it.

The stencil was so easy to use!  I have said before that I love CES' stencils, and this one was no exception.  I taped it down and made sure I used the method of stenciling that Janna taught me herself.  I used a circular motion with the stencil brush provided by CES.  You can see this method in the below video.

For the Bullentin Board, I took two dollar store cork squares and covered them in drop cloth, then stenciled the fish onto them, as well.

I absolutely love the way it looks!

I feel like I should name the fish...
Well, guess what!?  Today, I get to give one of YOU up to $50 towards a CES Stencil!

Via Cutting Edge Stencils
I just love a good giveaway! :)

Here are the rules!  Enter to win via the Rafflecopter Widget below.  HOWEVER, You MUST visit Cutting Edge Stencils' website and COMMENT below telling me which stencil you would buy if you won and how you plan on using it to qualify AT ALL! I love hearing your design plans! :) The giveaway closes April 10th at 12am. GOOD LUCK!

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  1. Love the songbird one! Trees& birds are a sign of spring & renewal to me.

  2. Love the songbird one! Trees& birds are a sign of spring & renewal to me.

  3. I'm on the fence between the Lily Scroll & Hand Forged. I have these plain Jane grommetted panels over the sliding back door (in beige) that are begging for color.

  4. As I told you on FB, anything birds! Spring birds!! I want to do up the backs of the entertainment center and hutch. Thanks for this wonderful and generous giveaway, Evey!! xo

  5. I would love to try a stencil, this looks great!

  6. Oh, sorry, I forgot to tell you what I would do with the stencil! To be honest I can't decide which stencil! It would be either the Chevron all over stencil or the Anna Damask. It would go on one wall of my laundry room in white, I have light aqua walls currently. I think it would look great! I'm so excited! I hope I win!

  7. I would love the SARI PAISLEY ALLOVER STENCIL from CE Stencils!

  8. Really diggin the Charlotte All Over and the Herringbone! Might need both :)

  9. Really diggin the Charlotte All Over and the Herringbone! Might need both :)

  10. Oh and I'd use the Charlotte in my dining room, and the herringbone in my office :)

  11. Love that fish! msmaf at (ymail) dot *com*

  12. i've been eyeing the marrekesh trellis all over stencil. So fancy :)

  13. am dying over the Casablanca! I am a HUGE fan of super geometric patterns, fabric all day for a job I love has made me this way ;)
    thanks for sucha great giveaway from Cutting Edge and Evey!
    Would love to make some new pillows for my living room with some of those great stencils

  14. Am dying over the Casablanca, would love to make some new living room pillows with it :)
    Thanks for such a great giveaway from Cutting Edge and Evey!!

  15. I love the butterfly and dragonfly.

  16. I would get the moroccan dream allover stencil and do some curtains in bright yellow. Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. I'm seeing a definite need for a stencil swap group...


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