Monday’s Make-it … { monogrammed PAPER stencil }

Hi! Today’s make-it is a project I designed a few years ago for a dressing area adjacent to a small bathroom. I made a stencil simply out of copy paper. Normally I would suggest a thicker material, but on a small budget I aimed to design without buying much material. Paper … I had in the office, stencil brush …. had already, and the paint … was left over from painting an adjacent wall.  The beauty of creating your own stencil is that it is ONE OF A KIND. It is not a design that you (or anyone else) can buy at a store:

The adjacent wall was painted in the chocolate brown, so I used its left over paint color (saved mooolaaah) to highlight the wall.  I created the design using Microsoft Word, then increased the size, printed it in black color, and attached the pages with tape. Then I trimmed the inside which was the part I painted.

Can you guess the design? It is the letter ‘A’ mirrored. Can you see the letters? a total of 4 letters per design.

I don’t believe the 1 stencil would had held up if I painted tons of the design bec. the paint wetting the ‘stencil paper’ weakened the stencil in every use, but for the layout I designed it was PERFECT. I was able to use 1 stencil to fill up the wall. So, if you want to jazz up a wall with hardly any $$$, then maybe you can try creating your own unique stencil. Oh, by the way we did a videoshoot on the stencil design, so if you want to take a closer look at the design then head on over here to my video channel. Have a fantastic week!!!!

(photo credits: Ada’s Interior Design ) (Link Parties: Domestically-Speaking) Every comment is read, appreciated, and loved. To leave a comment please scroll down. Too busy to visit my blog regularly? Then subscribe (for free) to receive new posts via email, simply follow the adorable birdie located at top right side of our website: www.adasinteriordesign.com.

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8 Responses to Monday’s Make-it … { monogrammed PAPER stencil }

  1. SOOO cute!! I can’t believe that actually worked! You have some true talent.

    Im your newest follower! I would love a follow back especially since we have such similar taste!

    -Samm
    LittleHouseintheBigD.blogspot.com

  2. WOW! This is so amazing! I would love to create something just like this!! Thanks for sharing your tops and how-to!
    ~Jen @ F5

  3. Shai says:

    Cute design! Next time, after taping the design pages together, trace it onto freezer paper that you find at the grocery store. :)

  4. Pat Zaffo says:

    Ada,
    I always love your ideas. I have been a decal person for some years. If I don’t feel like painting a whole room I may paint one wall a different color and use decals. They are great. Love your bathroom idea. Where do you get your decals? Is there a web site or local store?

    Take care
    Pat

    • Ada says:

      So lovely seeing a comment from you! As magical as stencil’s can be (In this bathroom design, I used a stencil – created by simple copy paper), I also do love decals (NO MESSY PAINT!!!). Though, it’s fun getting “messy” some times ; ) I usually source my decals online – there is a mega variety of #decals at etsy.com (just specify what kind of decal you are looking for). My other go to place is: http://www.whatisblik.com and http://www.dezignwithaz.com. Have fun looking for decals, and let me know which one you choose.

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