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Cutting Edge Stencils {Giveaway} – Closed

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The way for a house to feel like a home, for me, is to decorate it a way that represents you! My husband and I have moved every summer then come back to Utah and find a new house to live in for 8 months. So the joys of renting come with a lot of rules. Most of our houses we were allowed to paint, but I knew we would be leaving in a few short months, so why bother putting all the time and effort into it. Well, this time we are actually keeping the house we are living in and enjoying it longer then 8 months!! I was stoked! That meant being able to put time into our little house to make it ours!

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Cutting Edge Stencils is AMAZING! Seriously guys! I was always scared of stenciling since my good friend had a bad experience with it. So I started to look into decals and just couldn’t find any I liked. Cutting Edge Stencils has a so many stencils to choose from that I sat in front of my computer for a couple days trying to pick one out I wanted to use in my house.

Greg Swisher and Jana Makaeva created Cutting Edge Stencils to be simple and easy to use for any “DIY-er” They love the concept of doing/redoing furniture and other items yourself. Adding a Cutting Edge Stencil is an easy way to spice up anything!

Instead of just sharing a bunch of facts, I am going to let you into my home and tell you how using a Cutting Edge Stencil went for me 🙂

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This is the wall you see right when you walk into my living room. Welcome! We have two big windows that let in gorgeous light but this dark red wall was just sucking it all up. So, I knew it was the perfect space to use my Cutting Edge Stencil.

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I picked out the Tamara Trellis Moroccan stencil and it came with everything I would need to make it look fab! The kit came with my stencil, that seriously was massive! And a top part stencil for the ceiling and hard to get spots. A small paint roller, detailed stenciling instructions, a leveler, and a small paint brush to get those hard spots.

I then watched the instruction video. I was determined for this to turn out perfect! I ended up watching a few of their videos 1. because they are so short and 2. they explain everything so well that I knew it wouldn’t hurt to get some more practice.

Here are the videos that I watched:

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#basic

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/how-to-stencil-videos.html#accent

Watch them! They will save you so many mistakes and time!

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I primed my wall first (3 coats to get red of that dark maroon color) and then called a friend over, turned on some music (actually Disney channel for the baby haha) and then went to town!

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My friend that helped me was the one who had a horrible experience with stenciling. She was amazed at how easy Cutting Edge Stencil was. There was no bleeding (which was the part we were nervous for) and we finished this in 2 nights, spending about 4-5 hours each night on it.

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I used a gorgeous Turquoise color (yep, the color was called Turquoise haha how original!) And I kept the background the white primer color. I am so amazed and excited with the finishing product! I am trying to figure out what else I want to stencil in my house. I am thinking my bedroom is next hehe. I was really nervous to do this because I am a very impatient person when it comes to crafting. I tear the tape off to soon or put the picture up before it’s even dry. With Cutting Edge Stencils, it dries so quickly that there is no waiting around for that first layer to dry. We just kept going and were sad when we couldn’t finish it in one night (babies get really tired after 10:00. hehe oops 🙂 )

I am thinking for my next room I want to use one of these stencils. I actually have about 5 others I am having a hard time choosing from, but I’ll save you my obsession 😉

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So here’s the amazing part! Cutting Edge Stencils is giving away one stencil up to $50 value! Guys, that’s way more then half of their collection. You’re going to know exactly how I feel when I say I have about 4839 favorites!! So start entering below!

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    Jennifer says:

    I love so many! The ginko is really pretty! I also love many of the floral and vine ones. I honestly can’t choose!

  2. Cindy McElwee says:

    Really like the Birch Forest Allover Stencil ~ I always wanted to try this ~ ♥

  3. Roxanne Tomkinson says:

    seriously so hard to choose but my house has a beachy feel to it so I love the Coral Allover Stencil Pattern:)

  4. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I live the CASABLANCA ALLOVER STENCIL

    $39.95

      

  5. I like Retro Flame, although I have to admit I am thinking a small wall of Cats Cats and More Cats would be adorable!!!

  6. Sarah Mahan says:

    I like the Butterfly Bloom No. 1. I think it would be a great addition to my daughter’s room.

  7. Meagan bs says:

    wow it’s so hard to choose, but i love the birch forest one.

  8. I like Otomi Stripe Stencil

  9. I like the Chevron stencil.

  10. Rod Jackson says:

    I would love to try the birch forest on a wall in our bathroom.

  11. Debra Lee says:

    I love the leopard print!

  12. I like the Birch Forest Allover Stencil.

  13. Crystal Rose says:

    I like the Butterfly Medallion Stencil.


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    It’s hard to choose just one! They are all great!!

  15. I used a Cutting Edge stencil (Chelsea) in my powder room and couldn’t be happier with the results. Fast, easy, and very professional looking. I get compliments on it all the time. My next stencil quest is to update a old tired mud room. First stop: Strip the old wallpaper Second stop: Deciding on a new stencil!

  16. Holly Kolvig says:

    Om gosh I just literary got my first stencil today, Marrakech. Now I am wanting the casablanca

  17. Jessica Cox says:

    I love the Taj Mahal Allover Stencil

  18. Renee Biziak says:

    Birds in the Trees is my fav!

  19. Renee Biziak says:

    The Birds in the trees is my fav!

  20. I really like the large tree and birds stencil!

  21. I like their Blooming Branches Stencil

  22. Brittany Sims Chelette says:

    The birch trees for our classic Winnie the Pooh nursery!

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