Do You Have Any Stencil Resources?
After reading my post yesterday about wallpaper and the DIY squiggle idea, decor8 reader Christina Sachtleben wrote in to share a photo of her very own DIY wallpaper project - just add paint and a good stencil and viola! fauxpaper, as I call it (see below photo). I think Christina did a great job, and of course, she gave me permission to post her work for all of you to enjoy and to hopefully become inspired by! Maybe there's a space in your home where you can create your own fauxpaper?
Christina is looking to take on another DIY project in her home, so she's wildly combing the web for more stencil resources, this time, plaster stencils. I tried to do some digging for her, and I found the following stencil and/or plaster stencil resources. Some of these places are great, I am really surprised at how easy it is to dress up your walls on a budget. When I think of stencils, visions of apples and chicken borders race through my head. Time to think OUTSIDE of that very small box. Stenciling goes way beyond farmhouse folk art and shaker styles...
Stencil 1 - Sheesh, this place is total coolness. Scroll down the entire page, so many fun designs, I really love the sparrows (see top photo). Deers, skulls, stars, great stencils for gals and guys.
Stencil Library - Great source for stencils from Japan to Art Deco and Modern Design.
Henry Donovan Motif - UK based, super selection, unique designs. Isn't the water chrysanthemum stencil beautiful?
My Stencils - These folks tend to carry more of the folksy stencils, but the damask stencils they have are gorgeous - so check them out!
Royal Design Studio - Another great site with lots of stencil designs to choose from. I really like the Swedish Florals. After I emailed Christina last night with these resources, she is going with the Swedish Florals as her next DIY project. Hopefully she'll send in some more photos...
If you have a quick design question, need help finding that special something, or if you're looking to share photos from a project you've completed, please send me an email.