Friday, March 18, 2011

Living in a Pottery Barn Room & a $50 giveaway to Cutting Edge Stencils!

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Ok-that might be giving myself just a little bit too much credit…but I am pretty proud of  how this room turned out.
Is that bad to be proud of space in your home?
Oh well if it is, I like to not be “normal.” Normal is wayyyy over-rated!
I don’t know about any of you, but I have never really liked my master bedroom. It has always been the last on my list when it comes to decorating. 
Not sure why though. It’s MY room, why should it not be given just as much attention as any other room in the house.
Oh yea, nobody ever sees it.  Well, that maybe the case normally, but lately, everyone that has stepped foot in my front door has been offered to see my bedroom.
Ha! told you that I think that Normal is overrated!
I took some inspiration from Pottery Barn. Why? because overall, I love their idea of d├ęcor. Sophisticated meets classy, meets relaxing. I do not however, like their prices.  Do you think if I sent them an email they would lower them, just for me? Even if I said pretty please?
My whole master bedroom was done for $50 bucks-ish. After I typed that last night, I thought about it,and was probably closer to $60. That even included the fabulous new 96” quilted, yummy, Waverly curtain panels. Why did I have to buy new?  Well, lets just say that one should not try to paint one’s curtains. One should just suck it up and buy new and save themselves the grief.
Not that I did that or anything…
Wondering what inspired my master bedroom redo?
Well, I blame it all on this stencil!
Moroccan-damask-stencil
And the company that makes them.
Cutting Edge Stencils was just what I didn’t know I was looking for, until I found them.  When I saw this stencil, I knew that it would be the perfect mix of  masculine and feminine look that I was looking for. 
The fabulous people at Cutting Edge sent me some stencils STAT to try out. I have to admit that I was a little intimidated in the beginning. BUT-then I just bit the bullet and went to town!
Have I mentioned that I love Cutting Edge and their stencils? Just want to make that clear. 
Now, I must clarify that these stencils are not your 1993 puffy heart and duck stencils.  These stencils  would  be  the i-pad to the 8 track of stencils.  Not kidding!
So, want to see what my room looked like before? Of course you do!
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Yes-I know, worse than you thought right? AND-I didn’t even stage it to look this crappy!

And the after! Ahh-like a breath of fresh air! (insert sarcastic tone here)
You can see that the stencil pattern is not screaming “look at me” when you walk into the room.  I used a paint color that was 2 shades darker than the wall color, and it was a high gloss instead of semi. I wanted the stencil to have a little glow-without being neon.P1010388
FYI-in case you want to know-my wall color is called Homestead Resort Moss (semi) and the stencil color is La Fonda Deep Olive.(high gloss) Both paint colors are Valspar from Lowes.
Nadia Stencil from Cutting Edge-master bedroom
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Stencil-decal
I do have some tips, and ideas that I want to tell you, cause I know that you are all going to want to stencil after seeing this!  (maybe being a tad presumptuous)
Supplies needed for a beyond Awesome stenciling experience:
Stencil or stencils-
Clip on stencil level (very helpful if one of your legs is longer than the other)
Spray Adhesive-Elmer’s works the best. It doesn’t leave a residue and it’s not too sticky to handle.
elmers adhesive
Paint color of your choice-Depending on your walls size, you can more than likely get away with a quart or less.

Ready for the instructions?
1-attach the level to the stencil.
2- spray the back of the stencil with the spray adhesive. Make sure that you get the little pieces. This is important for the crisp edges.
(spray adhesive can make a mess-use a towel or something to cover the carpet)
3- put the stencil on the wall-make sure it’s straight-Level, level, level!!
4-roll on the paint.
Start at the bottom of the wall, or practice before you stencil the “real” wall.  This will just help you be able to know how much paint you need on the roller to get the look that you want.
5-Take your stencil off the wall
6-repeat as needed-the paint dries to the touch quite quickly, so overlap as needed.  Don’t be afraid!
7-Step back and look how amazing your wall (s) look and reward yourself with chocolate or cheesecake, or both!
I promise you, it really is that simple!
Even your husband will be impressed! Best part of this deal-you can do it about 2 hours. Really, you can! I enlisted my little sis to come and help,but by the time that she got to my house, I was almost done.  I had no idea it would be that simple!
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Now for some of the details in my room. AND, a few other places that I used some stencil love! (yep, made some stencils of my own-totally easy as well!!

Crappy before:
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Way better after. See the glow on the stencil! LOVE it!

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See my awesome, too short, curtains? I know, you are so jealous, right?
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Look at this lovely after. So soft ad inviting.  too bad I can’t make all of my pics look like this.
Old rocking chair from the garage and old suitcases stacked for a side table. Throw and pillows, courtesy of my stash in the garage. Yes-I have a throw and pillow stash. Don’t judge-I have a problem.I know, I know!
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Me and my hunny on his side of the bed. I wanted him to be able to enjoy my face at all times! Too much? Nah!  Also, my collectin of heart shaped rocks. I may or may not have bribed my children to find these while vacationing.
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Also-check out the crate! An old crate I had in the garage. I made the No. stencil. The number 12 is the number of years we have been married.  I know, corny, right?
Lamp that once was black-sprayed white and stained to match it’s long lost brother.  Picture from the year 2000 and my wedding cake topper. (I was beyond impressed that I found this!)  I of course added some books, and a green, ball, sphere thing that was $3 at  Downeast home.
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His nightstand-and old sewing table sprayed black. A lamp from the thrift store, old books and a super cute alarm clock that doesn’t work.  I don’t care, it’s too cute not too display!
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The view of my window. Sorry-hard to see, but  I had to show one of my favorite things in the room.
I typed out the lyrics to our “song” printed them up and framed them.

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In case you are wondering, Love of a Lifetime by Firehouse.
I so remember this song from my 8th grade dance. I stood there thinking that this is such a great song and wishing that someone would ask me to dance. (they didn’t)  BUT-this lame, old 1993 memory made me appreciate this song even more when it played in my hunny’s truck on our first date.  Mushy and lame…yes, but I love it!
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Lets be reminded of the before again…shall we?
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And the after! (just humor me by looking at the same thing over again.)
Wait..hold the phone! (I’ve always wanted to say that)
Just in case you want to know about how to make your own Mr. and Mrs.Pillow-check out the tutorial here! It’s simple-promise!
I also forgot to mention what is hanging above my bed. Well, the people that lived here before us left a full size head and footboard under the house.
SCORE!
I have been saving them for years. Waiting for just the right use.  This was it’s big moment. I had my sweet, loving husband cut off the legs and hang it up on the wall.
(he so rolled his eyes when I asked him to do this-a normal reaction for me)
I love the detail of the wood  inlay. Plus-it was the perfect size and it was FREE!!!!
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Best Part about this whole post-you can win some money to get your own stencils!
I know-score right?
The lucky Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to Cutting Edge Stencils!
Want to win-here’s how
Please make sure that leave a comment for each entry that you complete. Much easier for me!
1- Follow this here blog-Sassy Style Redesign. If you already do, awesome! Leave a comment letting me know.
2-Follow Sassy Style on Twitter-yep,finally thought that I would jump on that bandwagon. better late than never…right?
3-Follow me on Facebook. Sorry-you get to follow little old me-not Sassy Style. Why? cause I don’t have a Facebook account set up for that. So, shoot me a friend request!
4-Head over to Cutting Edge Stencils and let me know what you are just DYING to have! You will be there a while-just warning you!!!
For extra entries-Facebook this &/0r blog about this awesome giveaway!  I will totally hook you up for sharing the love! Cause you know, I am so kind, loving and generous! Smile
So-get to it!
I hope you win the contest!!

Love ya all!
Tausha
Ps- Curious how I spray painted my door and shutters and outdoor lights and house numbers? Check them out here!

163 comments :

  1. I am a loyal follower of Sassy Style! :)

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  2. I follow you on Twitter! @craftsandsutch

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  3. I think I would have to get the Trellis Allover Stencil! I just got bedding for our master bedroom that has this same pattern on it. I'm thinking the stencil would look amazing in our master bath!

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  4. FBed about the giveaway here! http://www.facebook.com/craftsandsutch

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  5. Follower and Love it!- totally inspired by you to make my home look fabulous!!

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  6. Facebook friend and sharing the link!

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  7. I love the Rabat All Over stencil!

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  8. I already follow you blog of course!

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  9. I don't do twitter, but I do like you on Facebook!

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  10. I love the Damask Gabrielle stencil. I'd use it on my bum ugly cabinets!

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  11. just saw you on studio 5 and i'm so in love with these stencils!!! and i want one of those mr. & mrs. pillows! do you sell them?
    i've been trying to decide what to do with my master bedroom walls-now i know! thank you! thanks for your tips!

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  12. I shared your contest via Facebook. I dare you to check and make sure. :)

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  13. Been watching your blog since you redid your kitchen, waiting to do mine. Loved it. So Im offically following you. Great stuff.

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  14. Following your darling face on FB.

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  15. Would love the Damask Haromony or the Brocade No 1 just to name a few...

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  16. I love the Casablanca and the Rabat!

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  17. You did an amazing job, I love it!
    I am a follower;}
    Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  18. I am one of your twitter followers at Ma21cuteboy!

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  19. I follow on Facebook:ChacoyAguayo/Ma21cuteboy!

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  20. L-O-V-E the Trellis Allover Stencil(okay can I love them all?)

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  21. Hiya,
    I'm a follower of Sassy Style! Love those vintage suitcases stacked up as a little table.

    Shanna
    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  22. Shared on FB:
    http://www.facebook.com/Ma21cuteboy#!/Ma21cuteboy/posts/211321878883169

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  23. I've subscribed to your blog!

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  24. Wow, what a great contest! I'm following your blog, your twitter and your facebook! And my fav - hard to pic! I love Weeping Cherry Wall Stencil as well as the virginia creeper.

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  25. I shared you on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=562532205 AND sent you a friend request.

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  26. I just adore the Moroccan Dream Stencil! So elegant! :)

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  27. I would love the Peony Grande Flower stencil - I want it for my basement walls! Kind of done the same way you did... just a few shades darker and in a gloss..... it will be fab!!

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  28. Following on the blog. I don't know why I never did this before. I look at it all the time!

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  29. Following on Twitter @christinraelove

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  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the stencil you had on studio 5.

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  31. I love Sassy Style, and I just ordered a stencil from Cutting Edge last week for my daughters bedroom, and now I want to do our Master....

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  32. I sent you a friend request on facebook and shared you there as well!

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  33. Alrighty I have my list ready....

    I would definitely use the $50 towards purchasing the
    Versailles side panel
    Laurel leaf trim border
    and the Rosette stencil.

    I've a perfect place to do this pattern. What a super fun project this would be.

    Blessings,
    Shanna
    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  34. I would have to get the Peony Grande Flower stensil.... I have GRANDE plans for it.... hee hee hee.

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  35. I'm also a FB follower / friend.

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  36. Oh goodness... there are too many to choose from but I love the Zagora Allover Stencil and the Hourglass allover stencil

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  37. I shared on my blog's FB page:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/AGlimpseInside

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  38. I loved the hallway idea. I would get the "Going to Seed" stencil for my space. Thanks for all the fun ideas! Desiree

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  39. Love the Birds on a Branch Wall Art Stencil. Think I'd look nice in my sewing room.

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  40. I'm a new follower of Sassy Style.

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  41. I am a new follower of sassy style!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  42. I am following you on twitter!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  43. I requested your friendship on Facebook, hope you approve , lol.....

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  44. I hearted your etsy shop...

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  45. Okay, I have been obsessed with these stencils.....I want to redo my living room in the rabat allover lg scale or the Moroccan dream. We just got brown furniture, and our walls are tan, it would look sooo pretty!!!

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  46. I tweeted about the stencil giveaway!!

    @SimplySara83

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  47. I also facebooked about the giveaway!!!

    Sara Haga Gore

    simplysara83@gmail.com

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  48. You are beyond awesome! I don't Twitter so I friend requested you on FB.
    I beadboarded and repainted my 80s cabinets last Fall after I saw yours on Studio5. Everyone that comes to my house loves them. (Especially me.)
    You have such great ideas and a wonderful personality. I LOVE your bedroom redo. Where did you get your Mr. and Mrs. pillow? Headed to a wedding next month in Portland and I want to gift one to the couple. Do you think they'll be able to tell if I use it on the plane on the way up there? Ha ha.

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  49. I will follow you on Facebook!

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  50. Damask Gabrielle stencil is the one I want for my bathroom wall!!!

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  51. I follow your BLOG!!! So fun!

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  52. I'm dying over the Casablanca allover and the Trellis allover stencils!!

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  53. Aspen all over! Love it! Want it! Need it!

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  54. I'm following you EVERYWHERE now. I've got you on Twitter, Facebook and I've retweeted the post. I love the Bon Appetit! Large Wall Stencil. Wanna do a pantry makeover using that stencil in multiple places. Going from drab...to fab in the pantry. My food will have never looked so good.

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  55. I posted this giveaway on my blog for friends and family to see

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  56. Love this giveaway! Thanks for sharing Cutting Edge Stencils and you were right I totally got lost in all of the great ideas!

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  57. I am happy to be a Sassy Style Follower

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  58. and now follow on twitter too...

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  59. I saw you on Studio 5 and I am so in LOVE with what you have done to your room. I have been looking for a transformation for my bedroom. I hate it right now it is horrible, you can not even imagine. Your before pics look way better then my room now. I have been looking for something to do so i love my room. I am trying to make a craft room for me and I want to try to do it on the ceiling to add a fun feeling. I LOVE the Damask Abundance and it would make me one happy girl to be able to transform my room from horrible to amazing

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  60. I friended you on Facebook

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  61. There is SO much to like about Cutting Edge Stencils but I am liking the Birch Trees and Weeping Cherry as well as the Going to Seed Stencils...But, the fossil 'raised' stencils have my wheels turning for sure!

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  62. You did great today!!! love the Stencil

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  63. I follow you:) That sounds a little stockish.

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  64. I went to the cutting edge stencils and really love both the zinnia grande flower and weeping cherry wall.

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  65. OMG!! It took me all day to decied on a stencil! Gabi's Brocade Stencil is the one I like best!-The BIG one.

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  66. I love the stencil you did in your master bedroom and would love to try it out on my family room accent wall!!

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  67. i follow your blog and love it!

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  68. la la la la LOVE the casablanca all over stencil

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  69. I have purchased the daisy flower pack for my little girls room. I would love the Damask Gabrielle next.

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  70. I LOVE your new decor.YOU rock !!!

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  71. I sent you a friend request. Thanks, I love your new room. I want to try stenciling mine now.

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  72. I follow Sassy Style. Thanks!

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  73. I am loving the Moraccan Dream Stencil. Although there are a few others I would like to try as well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  74. Saw you for the first time today on Studio 5 and fell in love with your stencil ideas! Your idea came just in the nick of time...we're painting our bedroom as I'm typing this. :)
    Love the Damask Rose, Going to Seed and the Nadya.
    Thank you for the beautiful idea that even my hubs is diggin'.

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  75. Just Blogged about you and Facebooked ya...

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  76. I just found sassy style and am happy to start following!

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  77. I love the Dahlia Grande Stencil

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  78. Hook me up! I love all of your ideas here. I haven't been able to locate a decent stencil here in NY. Heading over to Cutting Edge now.

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  79. Oops, I forgot to give you my info so you can send me my gift cert! :-) liz531 at aol dot com
    Thanks!

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  80. I really like the Bon Appetit stencil.

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  81. I like the Bon Appetit stencil.
    kmennetti@insight.rr.com

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  82. I love love love this stencil look! I did this to a bedroom about 6 months ago and now just want to stencil everything. I am a new follower and everything you do is amazing!

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  83. I love the branches and tree stencils
    I would like to make a hand painted quilt with applique fabric birds from one of the stencils

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  84. I am newly covered to your blog, thanks to studio 5, I love your stencil idea...I was thinking wall paper but think the stencil is way less of a commitment! Love it! Thank-you....I'm inspired

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  85. I was feeling really lame yesterday as I watched your demonstration on STudio 5. I tried to stencil my kitchen wall a while ago and well, let's just say it's sad:o( I would love to give it another whirl with the Damask Anastasia stencil.

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  86. Great makeover. Love the stenciled wall and that suitcase shelf/table. too cute!

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  87. I sent you a friend request on FB

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  88. I posted about the giveaway on FB

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  89. I love the damask section especially Damask Nadya

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  90. i follow on twitter
    although it was hard to find you. you said follow sassy style and it sassy style girls.

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  91. There are too many stencils to pick from I don't know what one I would choose! I love them all! :)

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  92. This bedroom is gorgeous! I love the stenciled wall and what you did with the bedside tables! I'm definitely a follower already!

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  93. I follow you on Twitter...glad you finally got in on the action!

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  94. I'm diggin' the Casablanca Allover Stencil...would love to use it in my master.

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  95. I'm a new follower {although I've been watching you on Studio 5 for a long time!}

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  96. I've been coveting the Casablanca Allover Stencil for a while now. I'm envisioning it in my dining room and it would look awesome!

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  97. I love the Allium stencil and the Nadia small and the birds and branches...really can't decide...

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  98. Following the blog...thanks!

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  99. Requested friend on Facebook. Great segment on Studio 5, btw.

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  100. I have followed your blog ever since I first saw you on Studio 5. You actually came and gave a presentation in my little home town of Brigham City a while back. I was MAD I had to work and couldn't come!!! I have big plans to stencil my WHOLE master bedroom wall this spring...the Allover Poppy Stencil would help me out!

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  101. I'm trying to be your friend on Facebook too!!!

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  102. I'm trying to be your friend on facebook!! :)

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  103. I sent you a friend request on FB!

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  104. I am getting ready to do a whole girls room and would love to get the Daisy Crazy Flower Stencils! Perfect.

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  105. I am in love with the houndstooth stencil. It would be absolutely perfect in my hallway/ Thanks!!

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  106. I sent a friend request on Facebook. Thanks again!

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  107. I am a follower of Sassy Style!

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  108. I would love to cover my living room in Casablanca Allover Stencil!!

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  109. I like (or I should say my wife likes) the Zinnia stencil.

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  110. Love it...will be doing this all over !!

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  111. That turned out lovely!!! I like the shade you used! It's just enought to make it look elegant without being too bold! Thanks for linking to Fancy This Fridays!!!

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  112. I am your number 1 fan! I have been wanting to stencil something, this might give me the kick in the butt I need! See you in April???

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  113. I'm a loyal follower of Sassy Style!! Love it!!

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  114. I am a Follower on Sassy Style!!!

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  115. I would love love to have; Birds on a branch, Zinnia Grande flower, Diamond Stencil and the Nadya Sm scale. The list is endless!

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  116. of course i follow. love your style - writing and decorating.

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  117. i like their parsley blooms pattern

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  118. I'm a follower!
    wrightkaylynn@yahoo.com

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  119. I totally want the Casablanca allover stencil!

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  120. Why do I always find these things too late? I follow your blog and have been checking in all month. Urgh.

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  121. Sent you a friend request on FB, too.

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  122. I know you posted this a while ago but I just love the color you used.I am TRYING to do the same colorsin my living room. Where did you get your bedding? I love the print.

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