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Oh my gosh. When you buy a home in the forest, you’re most likely to get a lot of rough wood and very rustic elements. But that’s not for this girl!

Take the bath for instance:

Rustic is right! Could there be any more wood? Some people just love that, I don’t.
Super rough cedar walls, a nasty medicine cabinet and brick linoleum flooring. Bleck! Well, it was about to change big time!

Though the vanity was solid wood, it just lacked any character at all.

It started with a hand sander and two whole days of sanding those walls with a mask over my face. Then two coats of premium primer to seal all that cedar.

I painted the entire room the same cream color I did in the rest of the house. I love my home being the same neutral wall color in every room. It not only makes it easier to touch up paint because you simply choose semi gloss or flat but it also makes the entire house seem more cohesive. If I want color, I add that in the accessories. I never have to change paint if I decide to change colors.

Check out the lovely molding! I have done that style through out the entire home. It seemed so fitting for a 100 year old home. Don’t you think?

Using the same walnut wood linoleum planks that I used in the kitchen made such a difference. How I hated all that brick from the old linoleum.

I added 1/4″ strips to the doors and drawers of the vanity to give it the look of craftsman style cabinets and then I painted the vanity pale gray. I added long steel pulls so make it look a bit more modern. Shelves were added and painted the same color as the walls.

I faux finished the white Formica vanity top to look like faux white marble and I loved the look.

I’m ripping out the tub this winter and installing a glass enclosed shower with the same finish on the surface so it will all come together beautifully.

My favorite part of re-doing any room is to find just the right accessories. Pick and choose carefully and don’t feel you have to cover every single surface with something. An important thing in decorating is to realize that blank space is just as important as filled space.

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Michelle Flair had an idea for this blank section of wall that sticks out in to her room. She was excited when she found our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil.  It was the perfect solution for adding a realistic stone look to this odd wall.


She used the stencil on all three sides of the wall, flipping the stencil over and matching up the stones to repeat the pattern on the adjacent side of the wall.


Thank you for sharing Michelle!

See the other projects on our site featuring this easy to use stencil.

Kathy Frates loves beauty, Kathy Frates loves dramatic decorating. But she’s also someone who loves the elegance of “tone on tone” She achieved that with our Raised Plaster Frilly Acanthus Stencil  

At the staircase in her home, there was a blank wall. Not a fitting place for a simple painting, but screaming for something wonderfully ornamental.


So she plastered the design and then painted over it with rich, chocolate paint.

All I can say is “Wow!”. This wall changed instantly from plain to beautifully elegant!


Simply painting over a raised stencil design gives you the look of embossed wallpaper. (You know, that highly expensive stuff!). So give it a try. Whether it’s on walls, furniture or ceilings, you’ll be amazed at the results!


Plaster stencils aren’t just for interiors, and I’m often asked “can you use them outside?”. Sure! There’s no reason why not. The surprising thing is that you can even use plaster stencils with common joint compound outside! Simply make sure you seal the design with exterior paint.

When I wanted to sell my home in the high mountains of Northern Idaho, I knew I absolutely had to do something with those ugly exterior doors!

They’d become weathered and lost all their finish years before. They weren’t in great shape when we bought the home and after using it as a vacation home for 9 years, they were even worse!

Door Before sml

The harsh weather had created deep cracks in the wood. So since I’m the queen of plaster, I simply filled those cracks with joint compound to create a smooth surface again then sanded the doors. Sure, I could have used wood putty, but I knew they were going to get high quality exterior paint that would finally protect them. 

I plastered the design using joint compound on to the base of each door, painted the entire door with a custom green/blue (to match the beautiful forest!) and then painted just the design with metallic pewter paint to give it a bit of “glam”. What a huge difference!



I love how the design came out.

plaster stenciled door