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Before and After: Stenciling the Entry

In a recent Home Library post, I reviewed Ed Roth's book Stencil101, which gave simple instructions for adding stencil fun to your home. I decided to try out his swallow stencil in my entry. First, I used painter's tape to tape down the stencil flat against the wall. Then I carefully blotted white paint over the stencil with a nearly dry brush.

To see how it came out,

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Do you like it? This little bird has become the focus of the entry, especially since the coat rack spells out the word "Flock." Pretty appropriate, I'd say!

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jessr1214 jessr1214 7 years
for renters...there are some cute decals on this site that are removable. http://www.whatisblik.com/walldecals.html
jessr1214 jessr1214 7 years
for renters...there are some cute decals on this site that are removable. http://www.whatisblik.com/walldecals.html
bchicgrl bchicgrl 7 years
These are very cute and I too rent so I can't paint but I've seen some cute wall decals that would work and I can move those around as much as I need to.
katedavis katedavis 7 years
so sweet!
katedavis katedavis 7 years
so sweet!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I love it!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
I love it!
psterling psterling 7 years
I really like it. I usually think stencils are grandma-y but this is fun and chic.
donnellyaa donnellyaa 7 years
that is a great idea. it pains me that i rent and cannot do such things to my walls.
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
I wish the lighting was the same in both pictures.
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