I absolutely love the idea of using a stencil to do some artwork whether it is on fabric, wall or furniture. I have seen so many beautiful posts on stencilling I decided to do a little post about the stencils to get inspired.
I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful stencils from The Stencil Warehouse in the UK and Designer Stencils in USA and have been looking on various websites and pinterest posts for some inspiration.
There are thousands of beautiful projects but these are my absolute favourites!
I absolutely love what Ashley from Domestic Imperfection has done with her projects using stencils. She has proved that the stencils can be used on absolutely all sorts of surfaces, even a concrete floor! You can read the detailed tutorial here
Using stencil for a wall is another great way to create a nice feature without using wallpaper.
I found this fabulous transformation on All Things Heart and Home which is a perfect example of using stencil instead of covering hte wall in wallpaper.
This is a very lovely tutorial on Like Mother Like Daughter blog about how to do an all over wall stencil and found it very helpful, especially the tips of what not to do!
This beautiful transformation together with a wonderfu tutorial can be viewed on View Along the Way website.
You can also add a feature using a stencil, I thought this was a very clever and beautiful idea which I found here.
As I love painting and upcycling furniture I have been looking at various projects involving stencils on a piece of furniture.
Here are some of my favourite projects.
I absolutely love this piece by Ashley from Domestic Imperfection and from all of her stencil projects, this Paisley stenciled table must be my favourite. I think the colours are so beautiful and it works lovely with the dark wood and paisley stencil design.
I adore this dresser makeover by My Passion for Decor – absolutely beautiful and so unique.
Stenciled plant stands I found on Upcycled Treasures are so beautiful and shows how something outdated can be turned into something so pretty!
I absolutely adore this table done by Desiree from 36th Avenue. Such a simple design but so effective.
Such a beautiful colour and this dresser is totally transformed by Attic Angel Furniture
Love this simple but gorgoeus chair done by Abby which I found on Just a Girl and Her Blog
I came across this stunning tranformation, this just shows that stenciling can be subtle but very effective, found it on Snazzy Little Things.
Very clever idea by Julie on Restyle Relove website.
Very nice table makeover found on the Girl in The Garage website.
After browsing the internet, I realised just how many various projects can be done using stencils.
I though this was such a creative way to use a stencil and make beautiful wall art, which you can see on Fairytale Frosting website
I came across with this cute wine gift bag idea on Dwelling with Happiness
How clever is this – using a stencil to create a unique piece – frost stencilled martini glasses as found on Sand & Sisal website.
Lovely gift idea – stencilled tea towel, which I found on My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia.
I found this brilliant project on Kammy’s Korner. What a clever idea to update an old bath tub.
This beautiful set was made using a stencil and can be found on Home Stories A to Z
How about creating your own stenciled clutch bag as found on Nalle’s House.
How cute is this Paris inspired frame by My Salvaged Treasures?
The possibilities are endless when using a stencil. I just need to put my thinking cap on and decide what to do with mine.
I hope that after this post you are as inspired as I am.. I cannot wait to use the stencils I have been given to create something beautiful!
Watch this space!