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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Little Girl's Room Reveal and Royal Design Studio Stencil Giveaway

As a housewarming gift to my brother and his wife, I offered to decorate their 2 1/2 year old twin's new rooms.  For my niece Lexi, this is how the room looked before. 


The hot pink was on the wall when they closed on the house a few weeks ago.  My sister-in-law liked the color (I had some doubts) and wanted me to make it work.  The prior owners must have had something hung on the wall which they had painted around and now I was left with a big white spot on the wall.  The prior owners had left the extra paint, however, for some reason they had decided to water it down.  Watered down paint does not cover well...at all!

No matter how hard I tried I could not totally cover the white spot with the pink paint.  
Who waters down paint??  
Luckily my plan was to stencil the wall.  When Royal Design Studio offered me and the opportunity to  review their product, I jumped at the chance.   I chose an allover pattern stencil called Large Fabric Damask.  I measured the room's height and width and placed the design in the center at the top.
The Royal Design Studio stencil is awesome.  It is better than any other stencil I have used.  The pattern lined up easily and I didn't have any issue with paint bleeding under.  I continued directly below the first stencil down the wall.
Those extra marks you see on each side of the stencil help line up the stencil when you reposition the stencil on each side.  Next it was time to fill in the pattern.  This worked for me...I would do one stencil on the left and then go to the right and do one stencil.  That way the one before had a little time to dry before I repositioned the stencil again.
I used blue tape to hold up the stencil and a small roller to apply the paint to the stencil.  It makes the process go much faster.  I roll my roller in paint, and then roll it a few times on a paper towel so that there is not so much paint.  The paint dries very quickly since you are using so little paint.  I used Benjamin Moore Decorator's White for the stencil (which is the color we used for the ceiling and closet walls).  I used the same color in semi-gloss on all of the trim.
You can see in this photo how those "extra" marks line up with the stencil when I repositioned the stencil for the area to be painted.  Very easy.
I filled up the entire wall with as many full stencils as I could before I started to fill in with partial patterns. It took me about 2 1/2 hours to finish the entire wall.  Even the partial pattern areas were easy to do.  Sometimes you can use a stencil that fights you.  Not this stencil...it was really the best.
 Now it was time to bring in the furniture.  As I said, it was my gift to my brother and his wife, to decorate both of his kid's rooms.
Keep in mind both rooms were a blank slate (no bed, no dressers, not anything).
Here is the reveal of Lexi's room.  Notice that the trim also got a fresh coat of white paint.  The prior owners had painted everything hot pink, including the molding and baseboards.
Sources:
Bed - Pottery Barn Kids
Bedding - Home Goods
Lamp - Home Goods
Night Stand - it was mine, custom made years ago
Heart Pillow Balloons - I made them
Rocking Chair - click here to see how I transformed that
Floral basket - Home Goods
Shag Area Rug - Pottery Barn Teen (given to me by a friend)

Next time I'm there I'm going to have to take more photos from different angles.  There's an entire wall that I didn't get a chance to photo as my camera battery died while I was there.  My brother lives over an hour away so it will be a few weeks before I can get back there.

This beautiful stencil has totally transformed Lexi's room.  Now the exciting part.

Royal Design Studio is generously offering 
one stencil of your choice 
($50 or less including free shipping) 
to one lucky DIYbyDesign reader. 
Images from Royal Design Studio
  Imagine the possibilities!!  Your not just limited to painting walls.  How about a dresser?

Or what about an even smaller project?


You saw what I did to Lexi's ceiling fan with the bonus stencil 
Royal Design Studio included in the package.  



Here's how you can win:

Mandatory:  You must be a follower (or become a follower) of DIYbyDesign

1.  Mandatory - Head on over to Royal Design Studio and come back here and let me know which stencil you would choose and what project you would use it for.

Additional Entries:

2. Like Royal Design Studio on Facebook and come back here and let me know that you do.

3.  Follow DIYbyDesign on Facebook and come back here and let me know that you do.

4.  Tweet, post on Facebook or blog about this giveaway, and come back to let me know.

That's up to four entries!!  What are you waiting for...start entering!  

The giveaway will close on Thursday November 17 at 11:59pm EST.  You must leave a separate comment for each entry in order to maximize your chances to win. Must be 18 years or older.  Open only to residents in the 48 lower states.  If your email address is not linked to your Google account, please make sure to include your email in your comment so you can be contacted in the case you win.


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED



Good luck!


-Judy

96 comments:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

First of all, what a great room! ... And such a great selection of stencils. I love the overall brocade pattern. Reminds me of vintage wallpaper.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I like RDS on FB!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I like DIY by Design on FB too!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Love love love! The room is amazing :)

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Oh, and I think I'd choose the Large Nova Trellis, but it is sooo hard to choose. LOVE so many of them.

Dana said...

I love the Large Moroccan Arches!!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Beautiful room, Judy! How fun to start from scratch and fill it up...

Love the Design Studio's Moroccan Stencils! So many choices!

Suesan said...

I love the Arabesque Allover stencil. I want to do this in my bedroom.

Suesan said...

I like DIYbyDesign on FB

Suesan said...

I like Royal Design Studio on FB.

Suesan said...

I posted the giveaway on my FB page.

Suesan said...

I tweeted the giveaway. Thanks for hosting, Judy!

laxsupermom said...

That room is a young girl's dream! Gorgeous job! Love the stencil you chose. Thanks for sharing and hosting this awesome giveaway. There are so many great stencils to choose from, but I would love to use the small feather damask in my foyer.

laxsupermom said...

And I'm a follower, too.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Don't enter me, Judy, I just wanted to tell you that this turned out wonderfully! I have two stencils planned for walls in the new place and I'm debating whether or not to do the one as a full wall.

Jean @ Flower Hill said...

The room came out fabulous! I love that you stenciled the wall behind the bed. I would love to win a stencil! Love the tiger stripe stencil!

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

I have been DYING to try one of their stencile! I would love to win the casablanca one or the chain link one. I see a bathroom redo in my future :)

Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

I'am already a follower!

Tiffany said...

I'm a follower!

Tiffany said...

I liked Royal Design on FB!

Tiffany said...

Liked DIY Design on FB! I choose the Casablanca Trellis

Tiffany said...

Tweeted! @tiffanyturcotte

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The room is gorgeous. You did such a great job. Love the colors and all the furniture. Your stenciled wall is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

Wendy said...

The room turned out great!

I LOVE the Zebra Stripes all over stencil!

Wendy
mark.edwards@fuse.net

Wendy said...

I liked Royal Design Studio on Facebook!

Wendy
mark.edwards@fuse.net

Wendy said...

I liked DIY by Design on Facebook!

Wendy
mark.edwards@fuse.net

Wendy said...

I posted my status about this contest on facebook.

Wendy
mark.edwards@fuse.net

Dawn said...

Wow, LOVE the pink room! You make it look so simple. I work in a salon that could use an updated. I would pick one of the following to add some awesomeness to the walls: Ornamental Cartouche, Feathered Damask, or Casablanca Trellis. Then I would bring it home and add some happiness to my walls as well :)

Dawn said...

I like Royal Design Studio on Facebook

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Either tiger stripes or the damask like you did. still debating on location, but I keep thinking out my "not-so-formal" living space and doing a very subtle color variation on the wall. Maybe just using a clear glaze so the design is the same color but glossy.

Dawn said...

I like DIY by Design on facebook

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Liked DIY by Design on FB

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Liked Royal Design Studio on FB!

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Shared the giveaway on FB :)

Layn @ reignalayn.blogspot.com said...

You did such a wonderful job on that room. The stenciled wall was amazing. I like the Encantada Damask stencil. It could be done on an entire wall, or just once with several colors. Love it.
Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so seriously adorable Judy!!! I absolutely love how that wall turned out and your niece must have felt like a princess in her new room. What a great aunt you are! :-)
Vanessa

At The Picket Fence said...

That is so seriously adorable Judy!!! I absolutely love how that wall turned out and your niece must have felt like a princess in her new room. What a great aunt you are! :-)
Vanessa

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Wow! I can't believe the huge selection of stencils at Royal Design! I love the Chicken Stitch border....I want to stencil the edge of plain white curtains I have from Ikea and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance, Judy!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I like Royal Design Studio on FB!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

I like DIY By Design on FB too! And love your blog :)

adventuresindinner said...

Arabesque all over is my fav. The PATIENCE that this must have taken-holy crow!

Sue said...

You are a marvel.

And I am not exaggerating.

=)

Anonymous said...

Good evening,

In the course of my searches(researches), I fall on your blog. He(it) is magnificently beautiful.
Your house is decorated with many of gout and it is simply magnificent.
I congratulate you.
And I joined your newsletter.
I live in France, in a town ( 20 000 inhabitants) a few kilometers away from Lyon (Clown(Puppet theater), airport of Saint-Exupéry, Traboules) It is a beautiful city(estate) of France.
I write you via a translator, speak has little english (little, little, little)

Good end of the week

My name is Yamina

Goodbye on your blog

my email
velvetsoleil@hotmail.com

Karen S. said...

What a stunning masterpiece! Bravo!

Brenda said...

I am a follower and I like the Tail Feather All Over.

Lauren said...

I would love the Chrysanthemums for my daughter's bedroom. You did a great job, by the way!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

love it and i've loved the heck out of RDS since used one of their stencils on a bench.

i'm sure there is a very happy girl sleeping in that bedroom!

amy

Lauren said...

I like DIY by Design on FB! (Ashley Evans)

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Judy,
I'm new to your blog and just love what you did to the room. What a great transformation! I'm sure they were thrilled with it!

Kara said...

I'm a follower and I'd get the large moroccan key stencil.

I love the way the room turned out, such a sweet gift!

beckyp said...

great redo

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Beautiful room, Judy! What a wonderful gift for your brother & his family...

As for the giveaway...I LOVE the small Moorish Trellis...I would use it to stencil my entryway - I've wanted to stencil a room for a while now and I'm a little shy about doing a huge wall - I think the entry will be a good start...;) Thanks so so much for the chance!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

I "like" RDS on FB!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

I "like" DIYbD on FB!

Maggie @ Midwestern {Sewing} Girl said...

Just shared on FB! (Midwestern {Sewing} Girl)

Gina said...

You did an excellent job! Her room is beautiful. You really made that pink paint look nice.

Gina said...

I am already a follower. I would choose the large acanthus trellis stencil. I would love to stencil a wall in the bedroom.

Kassiah said...

I would love to use the Allover Pattern Stencils: Lisboa Tile Allover in my bathroom. TFS

Steph said...

This is absolutely lovely. You are an awesome Auntie. I want to see the other room (did I read correct that you are decorating two girls'rooms?)

Living overseas and in transition, stencilling is not in my immediate future. :)

Stopping by from Alphabet Thursday

Kirsten- The Foreign Domestic said...

Splendid...absolutely splendid!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

That looks gorgeous Judy. I really love the turn out. And of course you know me, I love stencils.

DIY Addict said...

It is soo beautiful! You did a very good job!

Linda Jordan said...

I am a follower :) I love all the circular stencils...I'm not sure which one I would pick. I would love to do an accent wall also!!

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

LUISA MAY said...

thats VERY girly!!! I love it!

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Tamara Swinford says
I love the idea of stencils - almost looks like wallpaper, but no peeling. My favorite is the Tailfeather Allover pattern. I would use it in my bedroom, bathroom and possibly even my entry way. tamaraswinford@gmail.com

Melanie said...

NOT entering because I am GIVING away the Royal Design Studio stencil, LOL! Just wanted to stop by and thank you for hosting the Giveaway and especially for showcasing this AWESOME stencil project. I LOVE it! It's fit for a modern day princess. Great job Judy! Good luck in the giveaway everyone!!

miles3_17 said...

wow, so amazing! I can't wait to do my master bedroom!! I already liked RDS on FB, and love the posts!

miles3_17 said...

i like DIYbyDesign on FB!

miles3_17 said...

I think I would choose granada border for my kitchen backsplash b/c I can't afford tile yet. But LOVE all big patterns (brocade) for master br.

miles3_17 said...

I posted on FB to check you out and the giveaway!! (I dont have twitter:()

Judie said...

You might try sanding that white area, then spraying it with Kilz and repainting it. I always have Kilz on hand.

Gina said...

That is adorable! I love the pink room - it is my favorite color :)

taylorsoutback said...

While I have stenciled around the wall edge up by the ceiling, cannot imagine stenciling an entire wall with such a detailed stencil...great job!

Dash of Pink Sugar said...

I love the Allover Pattern Stencils: Large Acanthus Trellis. It would be perfect for my master bedroom!!

Goings on at the Glenn's said...

I am already a follower! I would pick the circling allover stencil and would use it in my 5 yr old and 7 mo. year old girl's room. So many things running through my brain on what I could use this for!

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous room...dropping by from Jenny Matlock's Alphabe-Thursday.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Very cute Judy~ you did a great job! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

anitamombanita said...

how cute is that!!?

I missed the posting deadline for Alphabe-Thursday this week...feel free to stop by, tho... :)

Honey at 2805 said...

This is a serious work of love, Judy, and it is gorgeous. What a lovely gift to the twins and their Mother!

Thank you for sharing your terrific post at Potpourri Friday!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great collection of stencils! I like the Large Acanthus.

Honey at 2805 said...

I liked you on FB!

Honey at 2805 said...

I like RDS on FB, too!

Jen said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!! You did an amazing job! I would love it if you linked up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

~Jen

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I love your little girl's room. Beautiful! I like the Elegantis Damask Allover

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I like RDS on FB!

A Hint of Home said...

You did an amazing job on your niece's room. She's a lucky girl!
I would love the Palazzo Scroll for the ceiling.
They are all so pretty!

Stephanie said...

I follow your Blog and I would LOVE to do my girls rooms with the Ribbon Lattice stencil. It's beautiful!

Stephanie said...

I follow RDS on Facebook

Angeline said...

I love the Donatella Damask and the Rockin' Roses stencils.

lesley said...

that is an amazing....amazing girl's room. i'm inspired already.

i'm in love with all of these stencils. but i already have a project (my rug) in mind and I'd like to use the Moroccan arches-large one for the job!

thanks for the opportunity!

lesley
www.freakingcraft.blogspot.com

lesley said...

i like RDS on FB

lesley said...

i like diybydesign on fb, too!

Jenny said...

Hi Judy, what a lovely redo. Repeating that stencil pattern is brilliant!

Love it!

It reminds me almost of brocade wallpaper but much more contemporary!

Thanks for a lovely link to the letter B.

A+

Heather said...

I like DIY by Design on FB! (Ashley Evans)

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