Happy Friday， my DIY lovelies!？ As we stated earlier in the week， Cutting Edge Stencils seems to be on the up and up.？ First we launched a whole new set of gorgeous stencil designs and then we’；ve spotted our fab stencil patterns gracing the pages of？DIY Magazine! And now we’；re ending the week with a big bang!？ We happen to pick up the premiere issue of Paint It Magazine， a Harris Publication， and do you know what was in there？？ FOUR of our gorgeous stencil designs： the Nagoya Craftpersonalized housewarming gifts， Acacia Allover， Chain Link Allover， and the Shipibo Allover! Can you hear us squealing with excitement？？ After thumbing through this hot new read， we managed to put it down just long enough to share some of their sizzling stencil tidbits!canvas throw pillow covers
Graphic Artistry Room Makeover
When it comes to putting a personal stamp on a space， Paint It Magazine hit the nail on the head with the projects they featured in their sassy living room makeover.？ The publication asked Lara Rossignol， the creative DIYer behind Piewacket Blog， to pull together a stylized painted wall using graphically placed stencils as wall art.？ And what did the creative cutey do？？ She took the project to a whole other level by offering up a wall in her own apartment.？ Lara reached out to prop stylist Jess Hammer， who had done the beautiful sets &； props for this Rue Magazine shoot. Oh and she’；s also the proud mama to this adorable French bull dog Laika， the model in the shoot.？ For a dramatic change， the duo created a feature wall using Behr’；s Tropical Sea and stenciled our Acacia Allover pattern in Behr’；s Whisper White.？ Although it’；s an allover pattern， they decided to place the stencil design in a kite shaped pattern for a more whimsical look.？ They continued the stencil design on to the front of the cabinet in front of the wall.？ To complete the spirited living room makeover， Lara and Jess worked together to craft custom throw pillows and an area rug using our Nagoya Craft stencil in vibrant， eye-catching hues.？ These little stenciled details add huge visual value to the space.？ We love this graphic overhaul!
PS. We love this stencil tip spotted on page 15! ”； Plan Your Project： Use color copies to lay out the pattern first so you can see how it looks before you stencil it in.”；
10 Ways to Perfect A Pattern
If you’；ve been thinking about adding a pretty pattern to your space then you’；ll definitely want to check out this section. ？Paint It Magazine prompts readers to dress up their walls， floors and home decor with stenciled motifs and repeating patterns.？ Ginny Randall took the lead on both of the projects shown below.？ First she stenciled a faux area rug on top of primed floorboards using our Shipibo Allover pattern.？ To give the carpet a lifelike finish she hand-painted tassels around the edges.？ Next she gave a plain Jane dresser a razzle-dazzle makeover using our Chain Link Allover and patterns similar to our Casablanca craft and Nagoya craft stencils. The exotic tri-color Moroccan patterns give the old dresser an eclectic lift!
We told you we were going to end the week with a stenciled bang!？？ To see all the fabulous painting projects and tips， be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine available at most newsstands and your local Lowe’；s or Home Depot.
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Thanks for reading， and happy stenciling!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
Welcome to the seventh installment of our monthly series, “Rugs Through the Years!” Throughout this year-long series, we’re highlighting our 12 best-selling rugs and showing a few ways each fan favorite has been styled since its debut. Last month, we highlighted our?Kitchen Sink rug?and this month, we’re looking back on our Birmingham Black Rug,?available in both cotton woven and indoor/outdoor styles!
(Video link here.) Over the years, we’ve published quite a few of artist/inventor/designer Domnic Wilcox‘s brilliant rethinking of ordinary objects, documented on his site Variations on Normal. We love that Wilcox constantly challenges “normal” because “normal” is often so terribly limiting. And as Wilcox shows, its FUN and illuminating to think outside the normal box.
We are excited to share five new colourways in our range of sumptuous linen bedlinen. These new shades are perfect for winter, adding a jewel-like depth and warmth to your interior. If you are looking to spruce up your bedroom or guest room for the festive season these are perfect. And all crafted from our top quality, super soft pure linen to help you sleep better as well as enhancing?your decor. ?You can use one tone across your?bedlinen or mix with complementary shades from our wide range of colourways, pairing soft pastels with dark greys or dusky pinks with deep burgundy.