Sunday, January 29, 2012

Molding & Stenciled Entry Redo

 

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Welcome to my house! Of course there are two wiggling weenie dogs to greet you :)

(I apologize for the craptastic pictures. There is ZERO natural light unless I open the door!)

 

Since we moved into this house, only 2 1/2 years ago, I knew that I wanted to hang molding on the bottom half of the entry. It was one of those low priority items. Hence, living here for 2 1/2 years with it exactly the same. 

 

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When Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me about trying out a stencil, I knew it was time for an entry overhaul. There was nothing wrong with our entry. It was ok. It’s small, which we can’t change. But there was definitely no big impact when you walked in. We had a nice chair rail that was here when we bought it.

(I painted the window frame and the wooden squares were put up pre-blog. I got the idea from Thrifty D├ęcor Chick.)

 

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I must say that the stencil was fairly easy to use. The only complaint I have is that it was incredibly hard to bend. Therefore I didn’t stencil the wall’s above the doorways.

Lazy? Yes. Easier? No Doubt. Will anyone notice? Probably Not.

 

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Overall it was pretty easy. Are there tons of mistakes? Heck yeah. But the stencil is pretty forgiving because of the pattern. I can find all of them. If a guest can find even one they can have a cookie. Don’t you be looking Mom!

 

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I haven’t decided what I’m going to hang up yet. So it’s neekkeed right now!

 

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I’ll be giving you a tutorial for how I hung the molding. This was seriously easier than the stencil part!

 

And here are some Before and After’s:

 

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I just LOVE the impact a simple stencil has given our entry!

 

Have you ever stenciled anything?

 

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