Monday, October 15, 2012

Cutting Edge stencils review & GIVEAWAY!!!

I know you've heard of Cutting Edge Stencils. And about how awesome they are, their great customer service, how easy their stencils are to use, I could go on and on. So imagine my surprise when they contacted me and asked if I'd like to do a review and GIVEAWAY for my readers! 

I had a hard time narrowing my choice down. They have so many options, from florals, to damasks, to birds, the list goes on and on. I already own the large rabat stencil that I used in my master bedroom. And my friend Megan loaned me a damask stencil that I used in Ava's room. So I wanted something a little different. I ended up picking the Julia stencil. I liked it because you can do the flowers the same color, or a different color, and get a totally different feeling from the same stencil

I told my mom that I was going to be doing her guest bathroom, which she was super excited about. Her bathroom was pretty blah, just a non-exciting color on the wall with a sad flower picture that she's had forever. I knew the stencil could make it something fresh and fun. 

Yup. Boring bathroom with horrible, horrible lighting and that sad picture on the wall that's hidden by the door most of the time. 

I use painter's tape to hold it to the wall. Cutting Edge says you can also use spray adhesive to help hold it up, but the painters tape works for me. I just put it under any large negative space on the stencil. I did use a thumb tack to hold it to my mom's wall, only because she has sand paint with a sealer on top, and the tape refused to hold. See my clip on level? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! 

And we're off! The stencils are nice and thick, but still easy enough to bend to get into corners and crevices. A little bit of paint goes a long way, and too much paint on your roller can cause it to seep under (that can be fixed with some touch up paint, but who wants to do extra work that you don't have to?)

And here we are, a short couple of hours later! This stencil was nice and big, so I was able to do quite a bit at a time. Since it's such a small space, we decided to do just one wall. 

Seriously, so easy that you can do with with a toddler running around and you're 39 weeks pregnant. 

Cutting Edge also has a video to help you get started. 

Now, the part that you've all been waiting for! Cutting Edge Stencils is offering one stencil up to $50 (US residents only please) that they'll ship it to you for free! How awesome is that? 

This giveaway is for followers of this blog, so please make sure you are a follower! Enter on the rafflecopter widgit below!

*If the widgit isn't showing up (my friend said that it didn't work on her ie 8 browser) just enter the old fashioned way and leave a comment for each entry, and I'll figure it out.

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Ness said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! It's amazing what doing the one wall did! In your spare time LOL you should go into the stenciling business. I sure couldn't do it. I'm renting now so can't do anything to my walls. Hope all is well with you and your family.

SkinnyMeg said... [Reply to comment]

turned out SO GREAT!!!

Kris @ said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE IT!!!! I am really wanting to do a stencil in my bedroom. My birthday is next week, so i would love to win this :)

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

How cool! I think I missed the giveaway, but thanks for the inspiration!