Walls Stencils, Plaster Stencils, Painting Stencils, Plaster Molds

Huge selection of classic stencils for elegant home decor.

Ugh… did I really want to replace this entire wall? Oh heck NO! So I pondered the situation and knew if I could just raise the areas on both sides of the chimney, and minimize it somehow, it just might disappear.

Trees! Yes, trees. I’ve done them in all of the homes I’ve lived in but this was my ultimate and best Aspen Tree Wall.

I added a piece of wallboard to the bottom of the chimney which made that area as thick as the chimney.

I plastered over the brick and that chimney disappeared.
I first used my Raised Plaster Aspen Trees Stencil to create the more background aspens. Then using chicken wire, I created the more forward trees and plastered them.
No more chimney wall in that living room. Everyone who walks in to my home, this is the first thing they see and the comments and dropped jaws have been so thrilling!

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Oh how I hated it! Knotty pine walls and ceiling and I just couldn’t deal AT ALL and couldn’t wait to make it “mine”. So I did!

It started with covering the walls with bead board that I painted cream color. I like the texture of the ceiling with the pine so I painted it the same color as the walls.

A small room just can’t be dark in color so that lovely cream color made it feel much larger and brought light in to the room.

I decided I wanted to wake up to something beautiful so I did a medallion on the ceiling with pre-stamped panels, wood strips, corner molding and a medallion above a large, crystal chandelier.

Long, carefully draped sheer white valences took the place of curtains and gave the room an elegant feeling.

I used the same beautiful floor molding that I did in the rest of the house and crown molding at the ceiling level.

I outfitted the bed with a luscious silk comforter complete with large raised flowers and fluffy white faux fur pillows and throw.

How I love retiring to this room now. It’s just Princess worthy!

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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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I thought about ripping up all that old, nasty linoleum but that would take months since it was glued down to the original hard woods. It’s not that I wasn’t up for the task, heck I just finished doing a lot of work on the 100 year old hard woods in the living room and my office. It was more that I have a hard time being culinarily creative in a nasty kitchen so I felt a need to “get ‘er done”!

Not only was it ugly, it was in such bad shape after years and years of being abused. Scrapes, knicks, tears and abrasions were the focus and I hated it!

It was high quality vinyl to the rescue! I took the entire week off work and tackled the project.

I chose walnut wood style to warm up the kitchen.
This is the first 100 year old home I’ve ever purchased. The tasks seemed daunting bringing it back to it’s former glory. But the key to fixing up an old home is to take “little bites” and proceed just one thing at a time.

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Oh that kitchen…..it was a poor excuse for a place for friends and family to hang out or to even cook a meal in my humble opinion.

The old linoleum was worn and tired, the back splash around the stove was peel and stick plastic and though the cabinets are solid wood and in really great shape, they lacked any character at all.

I began with paint first, taking the stark white to a rich cream color and yanked down that horrible light fixture.

I took those plain cabinet doors off their hinges, cleaned the hinges of the old paint in boiling water to reveal the beautiful and original hinges.
I then created a custom stencil in a grid panel to add texture to the cabinet doors. I loved it! Take a look:
Raised Plaster Country Kitchen Cabinet Stencil.

Once the plaster stenciling was dry, I used my handy air nailer and applied 2″ x 1/4″ poplar strips to the outside edges of each door and drawer. I primed and painted each door and drawer with the same wall color.

New handles came last to create a more modern look.

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My small home is taking on a whole new look!

It began with sanding the 100 year old hard wood floors. They had been covered with carpet tiles that hid all the staples and glue from previous carpeting.

Let me tell you, I spent weeks doing this, thinking that I could re-finish the floors myself. NOT! Once I began to stain, every single sanding mark became like a neon sign.

I gave in and hired a pro and he told me that the reasonable cost came from me doing 90% of the sanding and debris removal.

Now the floors are just gorgeous and I love the history they hold!

The soft shine of the Swedish finish was perfect.

It’s not easy living around moving items from here to there, but it was worth the hassle. Now I’ll not have to worry about these floors again in my life time because I take great care of them.

Next came the fireplace hearth. Simply plain concrete, I needed it to be something more beautiful, so it was faux finish to the rescue! But I also hated that red brick! It for sure, had to go.

I created a stencil that matched the size of the brick and after painting the brick, applied the stencil in just certain areas and create a more raised look by applying joint compound through the openings then did a pale brown color wash over just those bricks. I love the new look!

the faux finish was to crate the look of slab granite and that came out great as well.

Here’s the finished design with the ugly gas heater replaced by a gas stove instead.

I later went back and finished over the new concrete I had to pour to patch a bad place. In this photo, I was still waiting for the new concrete to cure (30 days) before I could paint it.

Create your own brick wall like this with my new Plaster English Brick stencil.

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At this time of life, I made the decision to finally downsize and prepare for my old age. I had a 4000 sq ft house here which was WAY too large for one little woman to take care of. Then I decided to move to New Mexico where I bought an 1800 square foot house. Better, but still more room than I needed.

So I bought a small home back up in the high mountains of North Idaho in 2019 and moved back to the only state that I felt was “home”. In fact, they call it “Idahahome”. Isn’t that cute?

Now, if any of you know anything about me, it’s the fact that I love a project! So watch here as I turn this little mountain home in to a real charmer! One that you will have to drag me out of to get me “gone”.

 

 

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Debbie Sharp is obviously a gal with vision and creativity.

When I opened her email and saw this beautiful version of our Raised Plaster Anastasia Stencil, I was just amazed at what that beautiful background did for our lovely plaster stencil design.

 

Here’s what she wrote in her email:

“I want to say thank you for the stencils that you create….I love the one I purchased…and the  service was amazing. This is what I made from your stencil using venetian plaster and Amy Howard milk paint colors. I am a current student of Amy Howard’s Old World Finishing Course. I love how this came out!!! Beautiful stencil and I will be back for more as soon as I can”.

Debbie has obviously found her sources for true inspiration. The depth of the background, with it’s lights and darks against the raised design create a visual dimension that is just mesmerizing!

Thank you for sharing Debbie!

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Many of us just hate winter. That is, unless we are skiers that look forward to the slopes and a hot cup of chocolate. But I love winter because it gives me time indoors where I can focus on giving my interiors a fresh, updated look before Spring arrives.

Try a focal wall with a wallpaper stencil and paint! The cool thing about stenciling a wall is that you can simply paint over when you tire of it or want to change your decor.

Try a fresh, spring time look with our leaf wallpaper!

Or use one of our lovely tile stencils to give your tired, linoleum floor  new life or simply use our

Midland wallpaper stencil as an all over design like this customer did:

Being forced to stay inside can result in some wonderful new looks to give your spring time a great new feel!

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It’s a brand new year and if you’re like me, once you take down all of the Christmas decorations and take a look around, you suddenly feel like everything looks so “blah”.

Well, let’s do something about that! This is a great time to take stock of how you would like to change your decor and we can help with plaster stencils for ceiling and walls,

tile stencils for floors and back splashes and painting and plaster stencils for dressing up drab furniture and cabinets.

You can do it!

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