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Welcome back, my stencil fans! The Cutting Edge Stencils blog is going on a bit of hiatus until 2015. Yikes, sounds like a scary thought until you realize that the new year is only about a week away.? During this break we hope to spen...

Welcome back, my stencil fans! The Cutting Edge Stencils blog is going on a bit of hiatus until 2015. Yikes, sounds like a scary thought until you realize that the new year is only about a week away.? During this break we hope to spend a little extra time with our family and friends.? Before we kick back and pass out the eggnog, we thought we’;d take a stroll down memory lane.? 2014 was a great year for Cutting Edge Stencils.? We launched several NEW stencil collections, kicked off our sister company Paint-A-Pillow, and we’;ve had the honor of spotting our stencils in major home decor magazines.? We owe it all to you, our fabulous and loyal fanspersonalized toys, who continue to support us.? We can’;t begin to thank you enough and we look forward to a stencil-filled 2015!

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Let’;s take a look at our 10 favorite projects of 2014…;

10. Refresh Your Master Bedroom With A Stencil:

Let’;s kick off this countdown with a bang! We absolutely adore this luxurious bedroom painted by?Pamela, the interior designer behind PTB Designs.? She painted her space Benjamin Moore’s niveous OC-30 and then stenciled it in silver using our Entwined Allover Stencil.? Sophisticated and chic, we can’;t get enough!

9. A Chelsea Stecniled Home Office in Dusty Purple:

Do you remember this beauty from earlier this year? Beth, the creative interior designer and home staging guru behind B. at Home Staging &; Design, painted this home office.? She selected a 2014 trend color, dusty purple, and chose to stencil an accent wall using our Chelsea Allover pattern.? We would hardly get any work done in this home office because we’;d be staring at that pretty wall!

8. Embellish Your Table Decor With A DIY Stenciled Tablecloth

Over the summer we shared a simple DIY project that will totally WOW your guests.? A plain white table cloth was transformed using our Zamira Stencil and sapphire blue paint. The best part about this project is that it’;s so achievable!? Stenciling a table cloth is easy and it’;s an inexpensive alternative to buying designer table decor. We think we’;ll see a lot more of these in 2015!

7. HGTV Magazine Highlights The Nagoya Stencil:

This eye-catching bone-inlay inspired dresser was featured in one of our favorite home decor publications, HGTV Magazine.? Kate, from Centsational Girl, recreated the designer bone-inlay look using our Nagoya Craft stencil and acrylic craft paint. LOVE!

7. Learn How To Stencil A Pretty Patio:

Stenciling cement seems like a growing trend and we firmly believe in it!? Jill, one of our creative DIY fans, submitted this pretty painted patio.? She stenciled our Nagoya Allover across her backyard patio using a dark gray paint.? You should pin this one so you can come back and complete it later!

5. Stenciling a Textured Wall ~ Yes, It’;s Possible!:

We get asked this question a lot so it didn’;t surprise us that this was a popular topic!? Textured walls are common especially in newer homes.? The texture of the drywall can make stenciling a pattern more challenging although not impossible.? Rather than knock them all down, here is the perfect example of a textured accent wall that was stenciled using the Heritage Grill from Jenni Brown Writes.? If you have textured walls then be sure to check out that post for the stenciling scoop!

4.? Stenciling a DIY Teepee Tent and DIY Otomi Stenciled Bean Bag Chair

Number four was a bit of a tie that proved that stencils can be used for more than just walls.? Kristen, from Whiskey Tango Foxtrot hand crafted this adorable black, white, and mustard gold teepee using our Little Diamond Allover stencil.

Shelley, the blogger from Crazy Wonderful switched things up and used our Otomi Allover stencil to stencil a set of DIY bean bag chairs for her playroom.? We love both of these creative ideas!

3. Painting a Carpet with the Antico Stencil

Now here is a stencil project that really swept us off our feet!?? Sarah, the awesome DIY blogger behind Sarah’;s Big Idea decided to give her music room a makeover.? Since ripping up the carpet wasn’;t an option, she decided to paint the carpet using our Antico Allover Stencil pattern.?? So if you’;re completing a budget makeover in 2015, then you might want to consider painting a pretty pattern on your carpet!

2. How to Stencil the Brick Allover Stencil:

From walls to floors, we’;ve spotted brick patterns in all aspects of home decor in 2014.? To make painting the popular pattern a little easier, we put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial. So if you love the look and are thinking about using the Herringbone Brick or Brick Allover stencil for your next project then make sure to check out this post!? This stylish laundry room was painted by Heather from That Red Headed Sister.

1.? Introducing Paint-A-Pillow:

And our numero uno project for 2014, drum roll please…; is the introduction of our sister company Paint-A-Pillow. It’s an innovative stenciling kit that will allow you to create your own designer accent pillows in a snap.? It’s easy, fun and super fast! Sounds pretty cool, right?? Take this Shipibo stenciled accent pillow painted by?Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof as the perfect example.

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Merry Everything and Happy Always!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

Your bed is kind of a big deal. It’s probably one of the largest pieces of furniture you own, and as such it has the power to make or break the mood of the room it’s placed in. An unmade bed in an otherwise tidy room creates a sense of chaos and disorder. And since a bed is so personal, its appearance reflects directly back on you. Messy?sheets?equal messy personality. A nicely made bed, however, signals that you’re balanced, grown up and completely in control.

We’ve been mulling the idea of using a pegboard on the inside of a tool closet door, the cleaning closet door (to hang mops, brooms, vacuum cleaner hose) and perhaps even in a walk-in clothes closet where it would be useful for hanging jewelry for jewelry, belts etc. We can’t stop thinking about Julia Child’s famous kitchen (you can take a virtual tour of the Smithsonian’s re-creation of it) with it’s charming/homely blue pegboard that hung many of her copper pots and tools. When painted, a pegboard’s polka dot grid can make a pleasing visual, witness the non-utilitarian pegboard headboard we posted a while back.

Besides trying to navigate the day-to-day with grace and a go-with-the-flow attitude, you also have to deck out a space in a way that everyone enjoys. Photographer Angela Lewis recently moved into a new spot in Toronto and wanted to walk us through some decorating tips that were helpful for her and her roommates. So if you find yourself living with others, open your mind (and maybe your wallet) and see how you can collaborate to create a brand new home.

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