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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Cutting Edge Stencils Review and Giveaway

When Cutting Edge Stencils contacted me and asked me if I would like to review their product and host a giveaway, I jumped at the chance.  I have been in the process of adding some color and brightness to my finished basement.  I knew stenciling a focal wall by the pool table would be perfect addition to the space.  Cutting Edge Stencils has so many gorgeous patterns to choose from, 
 it was hard to narrow it down to just one.  Ultimately I picked the Covington Allover pattern.  
Here is the finished wall.  GORGEOUS!!
This super cool wall took me less than two hours to complete...including cleanup time.
Let me tell you how easy this was.

I received a package from Cutting Edge Stencils which included my stencil, a roller and a clip-on level.  
In addition to the allover stencil, Cutting Edge Stencils also included another stencil that is used to finish off the top of the wall.  It's a mini stencil that allows for a perfect finished edge by the ceiling.  Genius!
It also comes with step by step instructions.  If you'd rather watch a video on how to stencil, Cutting Edge Stencils even has a "how to" video you can watch.  
Here is the before photo.
I started in the center of my wall and clipped on the level they included.  I kept the level on for the entire project which kept everything perfectly aligned.  I used just a few small pieces of blue tape to keep the stencil in place.  I know some people use spray adhesive to keep the stencil in place.  
I have never tried that method as I seem to get pretty crisp clean lines without it.  
I used paint I have leftover from my kitchen.  It adds so much brightness to this side of the room.

I did an entire column and then added another column to the right and then another column to the left
 and kept going back and forth to allow time to dry. 
This is what I had after finishing the entire wall. 
See the space up at the top - this is where the extra stencil 
Cutting Edge Stencils included came in handy.
The extra stencil for the stop is incredibly valuable.  I have stenciled before and getting a perfect line across the top is very difficult.  This made my stenciling project so much easier.  
The roller they included was pretty awesome as well.  I had no issue with drips or debris left from the roller as I have with other rollers I have used in the past.
This entire 14 foot wall took less than two hours  - even I'm impressed.  
Yes I have stenciled before, but typically a single wall has taken me anywhere from 4-6 hours!  Having a product that you don't have to fight with makes the entire process go so much faster and smoother.  Another plus, the stencil cleans up beautifully.  All of the paint came off easily and I stored it back in the bag that it came in for future use.  I have never had a stencil clean off so completely.  For me that's a huge plus because I would like to use this stencil again.
Here are a few more photos to show off my new wall.

Here is the before and after photo:

  Such a big difference!

Now it's your turn.  


Cutting Edge Stencils has generously offered 
one DIYbyDesign reader 
$50 credit plus free shipping 
to use toward any one of their amazing stencils.  

Imagine the possibilities:
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Check out Cutting Edge Stencils Blog for even more ideas.

Here's how to enter:

1.  Mandatory - Head on over to Cutting Edge Stencils 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 Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook and come back here and let me know that you do.

3.  Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest 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.

5.  Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter and come back and let me know that you did.  

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

The giveaway will close on Sunday October 7 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.

Good Luck!

Cutting Edge Stencils did provide me with a free stencil, however the opinions expressed are entirely my own and I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review.  
-Judy
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56 comments:

Trisha said...

I love the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil! I think I would use it in the bathroom as it's a very basic (timeless) pattern. Thank you!

Trisha said...

I "liked" their stencils on FB! I love the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil! I think I would use it in the bathroom as it's a very basic (timeless) pattern. Thank you!

Trisha said...

I clicked "follow all" on pinterest. I love the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil! I think I would use it in the bathroom as it's a very basic (timeless) pattern. Thank you!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm not entering the giveaway, Judy, but I wanted to comment to tell you that the wall looks great. It really makes for a nice focal point wall in your basement.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

The Outside of the Box would be great behind my bed.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I like Cutting Edge on Facebook.

Andrea @ Decorating Cents said...

I follow Cutting Edge on Pinterest.

lauren guilbeau said...

Love the dahlia stencil, and I would use it in my new bedroom in my new apartment
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lauren guilbeau said...

I liked them on fb too
lguilboATgmailDOTcom

lauren guilbeau said...

I follow them on twitter @lguilbo
lguilboATgmailDOTcom

lauren guilbeau said...

I follow them on pinterest too
lguilboATgmailDOTcom

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

oh , please let it be me.
I have been working on my entry wall for weeks, off and on and after seeing this post I know whats missing-- a STENCIL~! this one would be perfect- Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil.
I am wishing and hoping and crossing my fingers and any other body parts I can get crossed lol, that I WIN. I want this- I need this..
thanks for the chance ..

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Following you on pinterest.

Lisa said...

I would love to have the Marrakech Trellis all over stencil. . .
I am liking them on FB and following on Pinterest. . .

A Little Order in Ohio said...

I have been in love with the birch tree stencil. It's going in my son's room!

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Wow - looks great. I have been wanting to do a wall in my living room. Are your walls textured at all? I think it would work just fine with textured walls too but just wondered. Great job!

Outdoor Furniture said...

Nice playroom.

Gina said...

That wall looks fabulous, Judy! It was the perfect stencil for the wall by your pool table. It's really that easy to stencil, huh?

I think I would pick the Allover Peony design.

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I would love the allover paisley...or the anna damask....or...point is it is so hard to choose just one!

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I already am a follower of Cutting edge on Facebook!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

I love the giant polka dots, they would due so perfect to decorate my daughter's new room : white with pink polka dots with pink and grey drapes

Me and My DIY said...

I've had the Julia all-over stencil pinned FOREVER. I LOVE it!! Thanks!
Debbie

Me and My DIY said...

I just liked Cutting Edge on FB! Thanks!
Debbie

Me and My DIY said...

I just clicked on Follow All on Pinterest. Thanks!
Debbie

Me and My DIY said...

I just tweeted about Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter! Thanks!
Debbie

Me and My DIY said...

And now I'm following Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter. Yay! Thanks!
Debbie

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

I like Cutting Edge on Facebook. I'm a stencil freak, but have never gotten to try an authentic Cutting Edge...

Miranda @ Pressing On said...

I like them on Pinterest too!

Gale said...

I love the Sycamore set which you can see in action in my living room: http://scribbleprints.blogspot.com/2011/10/finally-art-on-our-walls.html

Would love to try out another one!

Gale said...

And I follow on Facebook...

ecarian at yahoo dot com

Gale said...

And I follow on twitter.

Lori said...

I love the Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil!

Gale said...

And I shared it here:

http://suchfuntogive.blogspot.com/2012/10/recomended-giveaways-cutting-edge.html

Shannon said...

I love the "Outside Of The Box Allover Stencil" and I think I would use it as an accent wall in our bedroom :)

Shannon
www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

Shannon Barefoot said...

I "LIKED" Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.

Shannon Barefoot
www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

Shannon Barefoot said...

I am now "following all" of Cutting Edge's boards on Pinterest :)

Shannon
www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Sewing-Barefoot/143341705786111

Shannon
www.sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com

Mrs. Handyverger said...

I think I would use the Cats, Cats and more Cats! stencil in my walk-in closet - just to make myself smile when I get ready for work. Love the way your wall turned out!

Debbiedoo's said...

Oh Judy it looks beautiful. I love their stencils and have used the medallion one. I am not entering though Judy because I would like someone else to have the chance to win.

Sue said...

Liked Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook!

Sue said...
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Sue said...

Following Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

Sue said...

Following Cutting Edge Stencils on Twitter!

Sue said...

I tweeted!

https://mobile.twitter.com/susamayri/status/253856617236422656

Lindsay @ Kinky Tail said...

I love the Flying Birds Stencil. It's so beautiful!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

I love the Harmony Damask stencil and would use it in my dining room!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

I follow Cuttung Edge Stencils on Facebook!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Pinterest!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

I follow Cutting Edge Stencils on twitter!

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

Posted a link to your giveaway on Facebook!

Julie said...

http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/allover-poppy-stencil.html in my hallway
thanks
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Julie said...

like Cutting Edge fb Julie A Scott Laws
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Alaine88 said...

I would love to win the Nadya stencil! I would use in redoing a dresser.
family74014 at gmail dot com

Alaine88 said...

I like them on fb as Alaine Elise
family74014 at gmail dot com

Alaine88 said...

I follow them via twitter as alaine888
family74014 at gmail dot com

Alaine88 said...

I follow them via pinterest
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