Peek at my Potty, plus a Cutting Edge Stencil GIVEAWAY! (GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED)

(Giveaway now closed)
So, the previous owners of my house had an intense love affair with the colors red (tile), orange (cabinets), brown (carpet), and maroon (countertops), and, inexplicably, gold glitter (plastered on random surfaces, no joke, we had to remove it with a belt sander, it took 3 entire days), so in the couple of years we’ve been here, we’ve been slowly undoing all that mess while still trying to figure out what we want it to be.
One room the previous owners hadn’t touched was our half-bath downstairs.  No paint, no faux brick murals like they blessed us with in the other parts of the house, no gold glitter thank heavens, no nothing.  Basically a sink and a toilet.  Well guess what?  I finally did something about it!  Check it out:

Woo!  Do you like it?  Isn’t that better?  I’m pretty happy with it.  Everyone who sees it seems to like it too, if only because I force absolutely anybody who drops by to take a look. Friends, neighbors, the UPS man, the guy who fixed my sprinklers today, I don’t care, I’m so proud of it! 
Gray paint is Weathered Tin by whatever the cheapest brand at Walmart is. (my very favorite gray)
White paint is Whipped White by Dutch Boy Refresh Paint, (this stuff is great, it doesn’t even smell!)
Mirror is from Home Goods.
Light fixture (not that you can see it, someone please tell me how to take a picture of a light) was on clearance at Home Depot.
And the piece de resistance; the stunning stencil is the Zamira from Cutting Edge Stencils.

BEST PART:  Cutting Edge Stencils is going to give away any stencil design up to $50 to one lucky Better After reader!  Hooray!

Here is the stencil in action.  It was really easy to use once we got the hang of it.  You definitely want to use a foam roller like this and go v e r y   l i g h t l y  on the paint.  We did a light coat followed by a few minutes spent watching 30 Rock, followed by another light coat, then we’d move the stencil.  The cutouts on the bottom are there to help you line it up exactly when you move the stencil, and we didn’t have any trouble staying on track.
That’s not my burly arm up there, that is my husband Matt’s.  I say “we” but I mean “he” because he did all the painting.  He tries to pretend he doesn’t like it, but look at that grin.

I helped by watching 30 Rock while he painted and also taking stupid pictures of myself in the mirror.

I was VERY impressed with how well the stencil worked, the lines were so crisp and clean. I only ever had to do minor touch ups when we accidentally overloaded the paint brush, or around the back of the toilet where we gave up altogether and I free-handed it.  It was a little difficult getting into the corners with the stencil, but there are really helpful tips on their YouTube channel, which I wish I would have taken more advantage of.

All in all, this entire makeover took about 8 hours total, a pretty decent time-to-outcome ratio, I’d say.

I once heard that you should have something unexpected in every room, so this is it.  A tiny hot air balloon!  You can only see when you are standing at the mirror, it’s like a little prize for washing your hands! Or I guess you can see it if you gaze upward while on the toilet, but who would do such a thing?

SO!  Would you like to win $50 toward any stencil of your choice from Cutting Edge Stencils?  (Almost all of their stencils are well under this price range.  The Zamira stencil that I used was $37.95).  They have so many styles to choose from, there really is something for everybody.

Enter below!  (I’m trying out this new Rafflecopter thingy to help make the giveaway entering process as easy as possible for you, we’ll see how it goes …)

3 chances to win!  
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  1. OMG weathered wood is my FAV!!! I just painted my living room that color. And I LOVE the stencil you picked. I might need to come steal that mirror as well…how much was it if you don’t mind me asking? It’s absolutely gorgeous!

  2. I would choose any one of the trellis stencils. I’m a sucker for those! They are so pretty.

  3. I liked them on FB too

  4. I LOVE that bathroom!! I would love to win – I have been planning on stenciling my bathroom too!!
    Kristen
    http://mycoveredbridge.blogspot.com

  5. I have the perfect bathroom for a stencil and it really needs updating. thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I love the Moroccan Dream all over stencil!

  7. Beautiful job, Lindsey! I love everything about your bathroom makeover! So glad to finally see one of your afters!

  8. Beautiful! Inspiring! I might just try my hand at stenciling, especially if I win! : )

  9. I love the Harlequin Trellis stencil.

  10. Still not quite sure that I could figure out the stencil-y thing, but would give it a shot.

  11. Love it and LOVE your blog! So, so many hours have been spent dreaming at all the wonderful-ness I have found here!

  12. I want the Versailles Grand panel stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/classical-stencils.html?category_id=14 Which makes me laugh because there’s NO WAY I could do work that gorgeous!

  13. I think I’d pick the Paisley Allover stencil.

  14. ps. this is one of the most confusing entry procedures I’ve ever done. I’m still not sure I did it right. :(

  15. looks wonderful!!! You all did a great job and your husband is a cutie too ;-)

  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bathroom! It looks amazing! Great job!

  17. Love love love it! Perfect after. I’m glad there was no gold glitter involved. Going to chdck out ther page right meow!

  18. I love it.

  19. would choose the Damask stencils…lurve these!!

  20. I found a Japanese Maple that I loved! And they’re on sale!

  21. I love the stencil. We have a living room makeover in our future. I wonder if it would be too bold for us? Nah!

  22. Your bathroom looks great.

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  24. The stenciling is stupendous!

  25. Your bathroom has inspiration written all over it. And the stencil is AWESOME!! You have my mind doing flips with all the possibilities. Thank you, Thank you!

  26. I LOOOVE it – the stencil looked fabulous in a small space like that. Plus the gray is lovely. :)

  27. Your bathroom is lovely! The stencil work is awesome. I would love to work with a stencil. Thanks for giving a chance to win.

  28. Awesome! I’d love to try this!

  29. Wow…love, love the Stencil!! Your room looks stunning! Carolyn
    htt:// thriftyideastoday.com

  30. Wow…love, love the Stencil!! Your room looks stunning! Carolyn
    htt:// thriftyideastoday.com

  31. Love it!

  32. Love it. Big impact in a small room!

  33. Love it! We’re in the middle of some reno work here…a stencil could be the perfect way to finish off the project!

  34. Love it! We’re in the middle of some reno work here…a stencil could be the perfect way to finish off the project!

  35. I absolutely love stencils, this is a great giveaway!

    elaija19 (at) gmail (dot) com

  36. I love this! I want to this in my Master BR, I hope i win! :)

  37. Very pretty! And what a great little helper you are- I’m sure you made him laugh and therefore in a better painting mood leading to great work! See you are a great helper:)

  38. I LOVE your potty! It’s gorgeous!!!

  39. I was just thinking that I wanted to try something like this in my house. Yours looks AWESOME!

  40. Nice work! This is gorgeous. I honestly am overwhelmed by how many gorgeous stencils they offer. I can’t choose just one!

  41. I would pick the polka dot stencil & the paisley stencil for my daughter’s room!!!

  42. I am in love with the zinnia grande or the tree peony, sooo cute!

  43. I also liked them on fb!

  44. I loved your mirro and stencil

    Rasha @ mychampagnetaste

  45. I love the grey and white combo, and may have a huge crush on that mirror!!!

  46. Marrakech Trellis Allover Stencil I loved it… And I should win this so I can achieve the “Champagne taste beer budget” this is my blog’s name :)))

  47. Such a cute bathroom. Love it! I would love to win a stencil.

  48. Oh I love cutting edge stencils- I have my eye on a damask one for my new apartment

  49. I was just looking at stencils today for our laundry room wall. This looks great, now I can’t wait to try it.

  50. Wow, that stencil looks amazing!!! I’m super impressed at how well it worked, even with a textured wall! Would love to win one–I also plan to stencil my downstairs half bath.

  51. i love gray! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

  52. We’re doing major updating on our circa 1971 house. :-)

  53. I would love it! So many ways to use a stencil!!

  54. I am totally impressed with your potty! Makeover, I mean. Ahem. Anyways, enter me in the giveaway please!

  55. Very cool! I’m in the process of creating the after part of a before and after to send along to you right now.

  56. Love this giveaway and your bathroom is soo nice! elleb at inbox dot com

  57. I like the Covington Allover stencil! And I also liked them on facebook :)

  58. i’ve been eyeing these stencils for a while now. REALLY need to try one!

  59. Would love to win a stencil. I am getting ready to do some major painting action on my floors and a stencil is definitely in order.

  60. I like the paisley allover stencil.

  61. Yay! I love what you did with the bathroom and it was super fun to see something that you and your husband have done yourselves.

  62. Your bathroom looks amazing!! Looks like it came straight from a magazine. I’ve always been a little apprehensive about using stencils on a huge wall…but your DIY project makes it look much easier.

  63. LOVE the stencil! When we lived in Phoenix, I stenciled chili peppers all over my kitchen – it seemed like a Southwest thing to do. But this is waaaaay cooler and much more sophisticated than chili peppers! I want to do gray and white in my basement – will have to check out those colors! It is wrong to say “yumm” about a bathroom makeover?

  64. I’d love to stencil my bedroom! Your bathroom looks great!

  65. Your bathroom is gorgeous! I’d love to win a stencil.

  66. Wow, great job on the stencil. That behind the toilet part would make me give up before starting. I love the mirror too. Wanna share where you got it? Really cute bathroom now, not that it was bad before.

  67. Your bathroom looks fab! I love the stencil and paint colors.

  68. Oh WOW! Congratulations on a gorgeous makeover. I LOVE the mirror! And I echo everyone’s sentiments on the stenciling. You go girl! Hope you enjoyed 30 Rock! LOL

  69. Love the Gabrielle and Verde Damask stencils…I am obsessed with damask prints!!!

  70. Love the bathroom redo!

    mcleskeys@yahoo.com

  71. Love the bathroom redo… I’d love to try the stenciling!

    mcleskeys@yahoo.com

  72. I’ve been waiting for inspiration for our ugly bath. Thanks!

  73. Love it!!! That is what I need in the Laundry room or bathroom!!

  74. Congrats on the bathroom, it looks great! Sign me up for the giveaway!

  75. So pretty!!!!!

  76. It looks AWESOME! I’d show it to anyone and everyone that stopped by too. SUPER impressed with the stencil job. I swear to you I am a complete stencil retard, therefore I avoid them like the plague. But, I’m lovin yours.

  77. It looks AWESOME! I’d show it to anyone and everyone that stopped by too. SUPER impressed with the stencil job. I swear to you I am a complete stencil retard, therefore I avoid them like the plague. But, I’m lovin yours.

  78. It looks AWESOME! I’d show it to anyone and everyone that stopped by too. SUPER impressed with the stencil job. I swear to you I am a complete stencil retard, therefore I avoid them like the plague. But, I’m lovin yours.

  79. Love it! Super spiffy re-do!

  80. Oooh, shiny! ::crosses fingers::: That stencil wall looks fantastic

  81. Love the large tree and bird stencil, or one of the damask stencils

  82. WOW!!! Love how the bathroom turned out. It would be a pleasure to potty in that potty! ;)

  83. I am in the process of painting my living room, like seriously, right now. I had the Weathered Wood paint chip in my hand and am now kicking myself for not choosing it. This looks great!

  84. I love it! Love the stencil too!

  85. I would choose the Casablanca Allover stencil. I actually have a wall in the living room I’m painting that I am planning to stencil. But because I’m a cheapskate I’ve been trying to devise my own stencil. This would be soooo much better!

  86. I L-O-V-E love your bathroom! You did a great job taking pictures while your husband painted!! That’s how I like to roll too:)

  87. I am in love with all the stencols but if I had to choose one right now to get I would choose the polka dot all over lrg scale just cause I want to do my daughters room with it

  88. It’s gorgeous! I LOVE that stencil!! Nice job!

  89. BEAUTIFUL! You should totally share more of your awesomeness!

  90. Oh my… not only do I love your blog, but I LOVE your bathroom! The stencil really did the trick. Hoping I’m the lucky one to do my own bathroom rehab next!

  91. Lindsey, I love your blog. So I was super DIY geeked out excited to discover that you used the exact stencil in your potty that we are using in our master bedroom! We just started our stencil project, but I’m impressed with it so far. It’s encouraging to see that yours turned out so beautifully.

  92. I loved the Hourglass, Harlequin, Zagora and Rabat! I want to do this in my tiny mudroom thing. I never knew I needed stenciling until your post. Thank You!

  93. By the way you are VERY talented so I don’t know what you are talking about with not showing some of your own stuff!

  94. Absolutely gorgeous! You have inspired me to try this in my bland half bath :)

  95. love love love a stencil! ALADDIN ALLOVER STENCIL and the TURKISH TULIP, I cant decide, but I dont have to right?! -Becca

  96. It looks beautiful! I love the colors too!

  97. These are really awesome! I particularly like the “going to seed” stencil!

  98. Hey, I love the new look for the powder room! You did a fantastic job, easily on par with some of my favorites on the blog. :)

  99. I am in love with gray lately and wanting to paint everything gray/!

  100. I am in love with gray lately and wanting to paint everything gray!

  101. I would probably choose the Magnolia blossom stencil. I have a shrub that looks just like the example growing outside my door.

  102. I would probably pick the Magnolia Blossom stencil. I love the look of that one.

  103. I love your bathroom makeover! I would love to try one of these stencils.

  104. I LOVE stencils!! it looks amazing!

  105. OMG I LOVE stencils! it looks amazing!

  106. This turned out fabular!! I love it. Maybe I’ll actually finish a room in this poor house! Or maybe it will have to wait for a little while longer.

  107. I love your blog…I visit you everyday. This is the first time ever I am leaving a comment and first time for a giveaway.

  108. Love how it makes our bath so fresh looking
    karen

  109. I love Rabat Allover Stencil LG scale.

  110. Looks great!

  111. love the mirror!!!! hope I win:) hehe

  112. Cool! I’ve been thinking of order a stencil actually…

  113. Thanks for the great giveaway and for letting us see your redo in action!

  114. I want to win!

  115. I just finished hand painting a pattern on my headboard and bedside tables and I will NEVER do that again. Next time I’ll use a stencil.

  116. I think it turned out absolutely fabulous! I love it! :-)

  117. Nice job Lindsay!

  118. Love it. Great job!

  119. Pick me por favor!

  120. I really want the big damask stencil for my master bedroom!

  121. Cute bathroom! I want one of those stencils so bad!

  122. I love your bathroom! And the stenciled wall really pulls it all together! Great job! And what a nice hubby for helping :)

  123. Btw, I would have to pick the large fruit tree stencil.

  124. I LOVE it!! I want to makeover my laundry room just like this! Gotta get me some gray paint…

  125. Love the new bathroom. You’ve given me new motivation. I would love to try a stencil.

  126. I love what you did with your bathroom – I’m hoping to do something like that with our recent house purchase. Ours is quite a project too, dark mauve walls, pink and purple counter tops, cat wallpaper, 5 different kinds of hideous carpet. Thanks for the chance to win!

  127. I would choose either the Chrysanthemum Grande Flower Stencil or the Rabat All Over Stencil.

  128. Great job on the bathroom, I love it! I would use the sweet dreams stencil lg scale on my bathroom.

  129. I can’t believe that’s a stencil! It totally looks professional!

    http://toughkittypuffs.blogspot.com/

  130. Great job!! I just finished stenciling my laundry with Joann Company’s stencil. I would love to try their “Vintage Paisley Stencil” or “Ikat Samarkand Allover Stencil”

  131. darling! I love the color you chose for you bathroom!!!

  132. Love the frame of the mirror! I should decide and do it in my own bedroom. Nice colour paint. Thanks for sharing

  133. I love how the bathroom looks! Great job!!! So wanting to stencil in my laundry room! I’d love to win!

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  135. Rabat Large or Fuji are my top picks!

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  138. I love this stencil! I am currently re-doing my office and I would jump at the chance to go stencil-happy in there. :)

  139. I would probably do the Casablanca stencil, but it would be so hard to choose!

  140. That looks bloody fantastic! I’d love to give that a try in my spare room! I love the way you’ve decorated it too. Great choice with the colours :D

  141. I loved weathered wood!

  142. Awesome job! Love the paint color and stencil effect. Off to the website…

  143. NIce!

  144. thanks for the PEAK! looks GREAT!

  145. Love the look of this stencil…your accent wall is beautiful. Sign me up! I am off to watch the video!

  146. I think I would choose the Marrakech Trellis…love, it!

  147. FLOWER POWER stencil is oh so LOVELY

  148. Great job! only… I’m kinda pissed ’cause I had something very similar in mind for my bathroom (though I want to paint my mirror border PURPLE… my sister gags every time I say that)and now everyone will think I just copied you :)

  149. BEAUTIFUL! very inspiring- I thought it was wallpaper at first glance. Looks perfect.

  150. That mirror is a huge batch of awesomesauce! I actually gasped when I saw it. This space is totally worth the eight hours and Matt spent in there, and if my bath looked like that I’d flag down cars and make total strangers look at it.

  151. What a fabulous makeover! Maybe a stenciled wall is just what we need to make our half-bath more exciting!

  152. Pick my favorite stencil? You’re kidding, right? That’s like asking me to choose which of my kids is my favorite…I love ‘em all…just in different ways for different things. The Casablanca stencil is amazing, but so is the All Over Paisley, and that Splash Wall Pattern. I’ve got serious wall envy goin’ on right now.

  153. love the wall

    i mean
    adore

    and the whole room looks mighty lovely now!

    alison

  154. Love your bathroom! You and your husband are a good team! Thanks for the giveaway.

  155. hmm
    so hard to choose but
    i really like the
    birds on a branch stencil

  156. I would choose the sweet dreams stencil.

  157. Looks fabulous! I like it. I have never use stencil on my walls before. I better try it! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  158. Love your bathroom, how fun!

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

  159. Great job! I wonder how the stencils would work on a textured wall. off the the website to see if they have any hints!

  160. The Spring Songbirds Wall Stencil is my favorite. I have a wall art project in mind for it

    ljyoung85 at gmail.com

  161. I want It !!!! It´s MINE AH AH Ah

  162. I would love to win a stencil! Nice work on the bathroom. Very much improved!

  163. I really like the stencil you used, I want to do curtains for my home office.

  164. Love the stencil, have a few ideas percolating…

  165. That looks awesome! The stencil turned out amazing and the light fixture is a huge improvement!

  166. That looks so beautiful

  167. They have some great stencils. I like the lily scroll all over but I would probably choose the one you did. It looks so great

  168. That is a lovely bathroom!

  169. I liked them on Facebook :)

  170. That after is amazing! I would love to win one of their stencils.

  171. Beautiful! I’ve always wanted to try stenciling but I’m afraid I’d put like 10 hours into it and it would like crap and I’d have to repaint the whole thing!

  172. Your bathroom looks AMAZING!! I have a half bath that I need to do something with… it looks a lot like your before picture. But I live in Tucson, and I think all the builders just put the EXACT same fixtures in EVERY house in Arizona! I hadn’t thought of doing a stencil, but I am really considering it now!

  173. Love your bathroom makeover. That mirror is gorgeous!

  174. love it!

  175. love it!

  176. love it!

  177. Love it!

  178. Sweet! I love grey. Well done.

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  180. Thanks for the chance to win. I’m coveting the Vision all over stencil. Your bathroom looks amazing! Now I’m kinda curious to see the before pics of the rest of your home. I like sparkles ;)

  181. love that bathroom!!!

  182. I love all the morrocon stencils

  183. I like them on facebook….love thier stencils!

  184. Have been wanting to do this in my dining room, but can’t decide on stencil! This would get my motivation going!

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  186. Love the bathroom! Good job!

  187. Love the makeover!!! It turned out beautiful :) And this is a great giveaway- thanks for the oppurtunity!!

  188. Gorgeous!!! :D I would love to win a stencil!!! I do the same thing to people when I’ve completed a project, I drag them through the house and show everything off.

  189. Looks awesome! I am also in love with grey at the moment….so many awesome color combos with it. I would choose the acacia allover stencil as I think it would be awesome to use for some artwork as well as on walls. I also liked on fb. =)

  190. Nice job! And it only took 8 hours? Amazing. Love the gray color palette. Gray is the new black, I’ve heard. Going with a neutral is a good thing.

  191. I was so impressed by your stenciling that this is the first contest that I’m going to TRY to enter. I agree with Meadowlark; this is CONFUSING! Unless you understand it. And then it’s NOT confusing. In any case, I would choose the ‘Lilly Scroll Allover Stencil’. Off I go. I’ll wish me luck!

  192. That bathroom is gorgeous!

  193. i envy your bathroom! mine is in desperate need of so much!!!

  194. love the Harlequin Trellis Allover Stencil !

  195. The stencils from cutting edge are wonderful – the bathroom looks great!

  196. Oh, I love those stencils, and your powder room is so pretty!

  197. I really love that “allover hourglass” stencil – can totally picture it in our dining room above some board and batten wall treatment. (which we haven’t done yet, but I’d love to!)

  198. I’ve had my eye on the big wheel stencil for a while now. I’d love to do my LR wall with that! Thanks!

  199. Awesome job on your bathroom.. Love the colors you chose..

  200. Liking the birch tree stencil!

  201. I like CUTTING EDGE on FB

  202. Wow! What a transformation – really love the pattern, the colors, and how easy it it to do it yourself.

  203. This is so so gorgeous. I might just use the same one in metallic paint.

  204. So glad you featured your home!! Looks amazing. My favorite stencil is Moroccan Dream Allover Stencil. Love love love it!

  205. Gorgeous bathroom. Such a nice paint color.

  206. I love your bathroom mirror! I need to stalk home goods now. The stencil you pick is awesome!

  207. Liked them on facebook! :)

  208. I love the new Flower Power Stencils!

  209. I absolutely LOVE the stencil you used! It would look great in our kitchen.

  210. I love the Rabat Allover Stencil!

  211. Love that bathroom! Would love to do the same w/ours!
    ~Tami
    http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/

  212. nice – I’ve being eying their stencils for some rug transformations – would love to win!

  213. I would love a stencil! The bathroom looks great!

  214. I would love to win a stencil! The bathroom looks great!

  215. I think I would have to go with the Rabat Allover Stencil LG scale, so pretty!

  216. I LOVE these! We have textured walls so the rub on style decor won’t work and lo and behold here are classy stencils! My first choice would have to be the Sakura and birds. Have the accent wall that color and it would look amazing. Thanks for sharing the site. We have a desk in puke wood color and now I do believe it will get some paint and a geometric stencil on the desk top!

  217. I LOVE these! We have textured walls so the rub on style decor won’t work and lo and behold here are classy stencils! My first choice would have to be the Sakura and birds. Have the accent wall that color and it would look amazing. Thanks for sharing the site. We have a desk in puke wood color and now I do believe it will get some paint and a geometric stencil on the desk top!

  218. great job! I plan to stencil my entry and up the stair wall.

  219. Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil is my fav

  220. I love the color and pattern! I need guts to put color on my wall. This is an amazing start!

  221. Your bath turned out gorgeous! Love the mirror and the stencil.

  222. I’d have to have the Magnolia Wall Art Stencil for the bedroom makeover I’m doing just love it!

  223. Yay! I’m dying to try one of their stencils in my entryway!!

  224. Your bathroom turned out great! Love the stencil wall!

  225. Awesome stencils!!

  226. So classy!!! I would love to do something like that in my house.

  227. Such beautiful stencils! One I really like is the Zinnia Grande Flower stencil.

  228. Great powder room redo – no wonder you love it :)

  229. Wow I love it! So jealous of your amazing bathroom. I would have to choose the Gabrielle Damask Stencil. I am a sucker for Damask.

  230. Need a stencil in my master bath. Love ur choice!

  231. I’m about to do some major (like hire a contractor major) bathroom re-hauling, and stenciling has always been part of my plan :)

  232. I’m loving the Casablanca, Moroc-n-Roll, Shipibo, and Bazaar stencils. I would have to stare awhile, and narrow it down… I just might do that now, excuse me, lol

  233. love love LOVE the bathroom. stencil is exquisite and the mirror is just gorgeous! thx for sharing :)

  234. Looks great. I love the stencilled wall, and the color scheme. Most of all, I appreciate that you didn’t succumb to putting yellow accents in with the gray and white.

  235. I would choose the Moroccan Dream all over stencil for my daughters room. Love the weathered wood colour as well!

  236. I love the wall stencils! Can’t wait to try it!

  237. LOVE LOVE LOVE that stencil job! Definitely worth the time and effort!

  238. LOVE LOVE LOVE that stencil job! Definitely worth the time and effort.

  239. I really like how your powder room turned out…

  240. I liked them on FB

  241. I visited Cutting Edge…I really like the geometric/allover designs like you did…in fact, I think I would pick the stencil that you did..

  242. Your little silver powder room really has style and sparkle! Good job!

  243. Most beautiful bathroom ever! wish it was mine!

  244. I’d get Zagora!

  245. I have been eyeballing the trellis for inside my tray ceiling.

  246. I love the Brocade stencil! Really I love all of them!

  247. I love this! I just moved, and I’m planning to go stencil crazy in my new apartment.

  248. I love your bathroom! My fave stencil is the Casablanca allover – so pretty!

  249. Great room! I would love a stencil to dress up some new pillows for my living room. (Saw a great tutorial in BHG magazine a couple of months ago for stenciling on fabric.) Thanks for the chance!

  250. That bathroom looks AMAZING! So pretty & I love the colors you picked, they look great! Love the light fixture too :)

  251. I really like the entwined allover stencil. It’s cool but not TOO much. I really like how they painted the “poppy allover stencil” one, with the shiny grey on the matte grey, looks cool! Would love to do that!

  252. That looks amazing!!!! I think I’d like to try a medallion stencil to spice up the dining room a bit :)

  253. Oooooh! Do I get a prize for being the 201st comment? Haha! But seriously, your bathroom re-do is super-duper cool! It wasn’t so bad before, just not much personality. Kinda “builder grade look” if you’re into that sort of thing. LOL!

    So hmmmmm….what would I do with a stencil from Cutting Edge…I’ll have to think on that awhile. But wouldn’t it be fun to give it a shot :-)

  254. Love the your how your bathroom turned out.

  255. I liked CuttingEdge Stencils on FB.

  256. LOVE it! I am so into the light grey walls right now and that stencil is gorgeous. Awesome mirror too. Can I have this bathroom in my outdated house? Think 50s-era bathroom with avocado green sink, tub and toilet!

  257. Wow, that looks so nice! I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now…

  258. What a great result in such a short amount of time. Thanks for the inspiration.

  259. I really want to stencil some walls in my house, but like you we’re trying to undo the previous owners doing.

  260. WOW!! I LOVE it!!! I don’t blame you for showing the UPD driver!!! So, how many have asked if you husband comes along with the stencil to help set things up!?! :)

  261. I would choose the exact stencil you used. I already have a couple form CE Stencils -love them!

  262. I already Like CE on Facebook!
    Thanks for the give-away AND Bathroom tour!!

  263. I love what you did. looks great.

  264. I would use the same stencil you used. It is fabulous.

  265. I liked Cutting Edge on FB.

  266. OK I love what you did in your powder room, however, I am one of those people who paint faux bricks on walls and I love it. That said, your room is fab and love love love the mirror.

  267. Such a cute makeover! I love the stenciled wall too. A great touch and not overdone!

  268. I love the “Casablanca” stencil! I don’t know where I would do it, but it sure looks great!

  269. It’s amazing how much that stencil adds to the bathroom!

  270. LOVE IT!!!

  271. I’ve been wanting to stencil my living room for a while now. I would paint with a flat paint and stencil with the same shade in a gloss finish.

  272. I would pick all over houndstooth! LOVE IT, and probably 5 others.

  273. Your bathroom looks great! I love the stencil you chose.

  274. It only took 8 hours?! Good grief! That’s wonderful! I love the stencil!

  275. Love your bathroom makeover and that stenciled wall is so cool!!!

  276. Love love love that bathroom. And I’d love to win a stencil. Been thinking about doing the ceiling with one.

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  278. I’ve always eyed stenciling from afar but your post was detailed and made it look so doable, I can’t wait to try it myself!

    Love you blog btw!!

  279. So cool! I love grey…totally want to make over my dull bathroom like this! PS I want to steal that mirror!

  280. Very impressed with your hubby’s stencil work. I thought it was wallpaper! The bathroom looks great; you have every reason to be proud.

  281. Hard to choose…but probably the Japanese Maple Leaf. So delicate and unusual!

  282. this stencil is fabulous! Great work!

  283. looks great! :) The pattern and color are nice!

  284. gorgeous!!!!!

  285. Your makeover is fantastic, love that mirror. Home Goods is one of my favorite stores.

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  286. I love the Rabat and Zamira stencils. So cute! i’d love to do this in our almost-ready-to-paint finished basement.

  287. I need something different for my walls, thanks for the chance to win

  288. Wow. I am in love.

  289. I don’t think I can live another second without the allover hourglass stencil. My wall is SO boring now. Ugh.

  290. I love how the bathroom turned out. Def. would love this in my house!

  291. Loving the stencils! I rent so I couldn’t do it on our walls, but I have some ideas for some headboards and dressers….

  292. I love the simple rhyme allover stencil

  293. Ooh, enter me in the giveaway, please! You did a great job on the bathroom (and by you, I mean him. LOL)

  294. I LOVE pretty much all the stencils, but my favorite so far is the Lilly Scroll. So pretty!

  295. I visited cutting edge stencils. Seriously? How can I choose? There is so much beauty! I would probably get one of the tree and branch stencils.

  296. Oh my gosh! The bathroom looks wonderful! Love the stencil!

  297. Oh…..and I do love the Zamira design, too! Looks great!

  298. Oh wow I really love that stencil! I want to do something like that in my living room, but use the same color paint just one of them like eggshell and another high gloss.

  299. I’d love to stencil a small nook between our kitchen and living room

  300. Beautiful bathroom! The stencil is amazing! Great job! I would love to win a stencil to try in my home! Thanks for the opportunity!

  301. I think it just ate my post! Love the makeover, and the stencil designs are so beautiful I couldn’t puck just one favourite!

  302. Your bathroom looks FABULOUS!!! I have a horrid Barney color half bath that is on my to do list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  303. Love this – I must remember it for when I move again and have to start painting… You and your blog are awesome!

  304. Love this – I must remember it for when I move again and have to start painting… You and your blog are awesome!

  305. Love this – I must remember it for when I move again and have to start painting… You and your blog are awesome!

  306. I want to stencil a wall in my bedroom. I never thought of Walmart as place for paint but I have to check it out now.

  307. I just looked at all the stencils. It is hard to pick just one but I love the one called going to seed. I keep finding myself going back to that one.

  308. You’re bathroom looks absolutely stunning. And the mirror is beautiful.

  309. The rabat allover stencil lg scale is one that I would consider. It looks gorgeous.

  310. I already like Cutting Edge on FB!

  311. OK, it looks great! I would love to have this stencil.

  312. That mirror is to die for!!! I love how simple and quick completely transformed your space!

  313. Love this, it looks SO good!!!

  314. I am loving your bathroom. I went to Cutting Edge Stencils and I think Moroccan Dream would be my stencil of choice – although there’s so many, I think it’s hard to choose.

  315. Here’s my comment. Love this stencil idea and design… Love this blog!

  316. Great stencil site! I’d love to have the Ikat Samarkand Allover Stencil for my dining room!

  317. super cool paowder room

  318. Great job! Every time I read your blog, I am so inspired to start my own Before & After projects… finishing them, now that’s the tricky part.

  319. Oh, and if I won a stencil, I would get something with butterflies for my daughter’s room (I love them all, but butterfly and dragonfly were her vote).

  320. So pretty! I’ll keep my fingers crossed

  321. LOVE it!!

  322. It looks GREAT!! I love the colors. I may have to take a peek at that Walmart brand paint!

  323. I love the Kerry Damask stencil – so pretty!
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  324. WOW! The stenciling is awesome! I’m so inspired my graphic patterns!

  325. I love anything from the tree and branch section!

  326. Love it! I think I might actually be able to use that stencil!!

  327. The bathroom came out great. I was thinking of doing some stencils for my daughter’s makeover. I’ve been really leaning towards butterflies. And they have awesome patterns.

  328. I really like the Butterfly Bloom No.3 Stencil!

  329. The bathroom renovation looks great! I love the stencil!

  330. I LOVE it! I think I would go with Aspen allover myself.

  331. LOVE the makeover- turned out great! Love the colors.

  332. My first comment on any blog EVER, lol! Your bathroom looks amazing. Hard to narrow down my favorite stencil to just one, there are so many great one’s. I sure do love Harlequin Trellis and Lilly Scroll.

  333. I really love that stencil you used! It’s looks great!

  334. I really like the Aladdin stencil!

  335. Love your stenciled wall! Now I’d like a post about the secret to getting your husband to paint while you watch tv!

  336. I love your new bathroom. Mine is a similar color. And I REEEALLY need a stencil. My living room is begging for it!!!!!

  337. That mirror, wow!

  338. I like the Gabrielle Damask. All of them are so fun though!

  339. Love it!!!!!!

  340. Love it!!!!!!

  341. I would choose brocade 1 for my babies nursery

  342. I would choose brocade 1 for my babies nursery

  343. What a beautiful makeover!!!

  344. That looks AMAZING! I want to do this in my bedroom now!!!

  345. I’m kind of sort of totally in love with the Anna Damask stencil. I <3 damask patterns…

  346. Your stenciling looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  347. So cool! My husband even thought it looked doable! I pinned it for my future house!

  348. I’ve been blog stalking for a while. My husband and I just bought our first house and moved in in August. Bathroom and Kitchen are the top 2 places that need some lovin. You make everything look A-stunning and B-super easy. I’m in LOVE with the stencil idea!

  349. I love your bathroom! Really, gold glitter? what were they thinking! But I feel your pain with getting it off. My previous owners did a (not exaggerating) plaster treatment that stuck out in 1/2 inch spikes floor to ceiling in the front room. almost 20 hours of sanding later, I finally had a room that no longer created scars!

  350. Fuji Allover – loooove.

  351. I forgot in my first comment to say that I liked the facebook page, and after browsing the website (they have so many choices!), I am totally in love with “vision” allover stencil!

  352. I love that bathroom and I love Cutting Edge stencils!!

  353. I love this gray! I also love the stencil you chose! I am going to go check them out right now! Thanks!

  354. I have looked at the stencils on Cutting Edge’s website so many times. I am just waiting for my husband to be convinced that it would look so good in our house!

  355. What a FABULOUS bathroom! The color, the stencil, that mirror!! How very glam!! Great job!

  356. Love how your walls turned out. I need to do this to my dining room walls, it looks amazing.

  357. I never really thought of using a stencil, but it is a great way to get some extra personality in a room really simply.

  358. Loving the KerrY damask stencil.

  359. That came out beautifully!! I would love a stencil for my master bedroom!!

  360. I like never comment for giveaways but I had to today because your bathroom makeover is awesome. Love the grey. Love the stencil. Love the cute mirror pics. LOVE LOVE the freaking awesomely perfect mirror that I may come break into your house to steal ;) oh and the hot air balloon is cute too.

  361. It has been difficult for me to figure out what stencil I should purchase to do my next project, but after seeing these pictures, I now know which one to buy! Thank you!

  362. I love it so much, I have a small bathroom that would love amazing with a cool stencil like that. I would would love any of the stencils they sell.

  363. The Zamira stencil would be my pick!

  364. Your bathroom is stunning! Love it, love it. You (and Matt, of course) did a great job.
    Think I followed correct procedure to enter giveaway… :)
    btw…love the “Lily Scroll” stencil…something about scrolls are just so feminine and sexy.

  365. Your bathroom is stunning…love it, love it! You (and Matt, of course) did an awesome job.
    Think I followed the correct procedure to enter the giveaway ???
    btw…love the “Lily Scroll” stencil, something so sexy and feminine about scrolls and this one is exquisite!

  366. I would love the Mermaid Allover stencil for my guest bathroom!

    BTW, your bathroom looks great!

  367. just in regards to taking pictures of light fixtures, the best method I know of is shooting a HDR (high dynamic range). Basically you take 3 pictures of the exact same frame, except one picture is under exposed (about 2-3 f-stops), one perfectly exposed, and one a little bit overexposed (about 2-3 f-stops). Then combine the 3 pictures in photoshop and it gives you a perfect balance of light and dark.

    (sorry if this was super confusing, I’m sure there are simpler tutorials online)

  368. Love it all! Grey is my new fav color – just redid my orange striped dining room a cool grey ~ ahhhhh. Also totally into the geometric prints like the stencil you used … recently picked up some greek key print fabric to recover some chairs! Yay!

  369. I love it! I have so many ideas that I could use with these stencils!

  370. There are too many to decide between..I love them all!

  371. your bathroom is stunning! love the makeover!

  372. i love all the damask stencils!

  373. Love the Anna Damask stencil. I could make that work in our bedroom…

  374. I would love to win a stencil! My half bath could really use it!

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  375. I would pick the Birch Forest Allover Stencil.

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  376. Beautiful! I love the gray. Never thought I would say that but over the last year or so various grey tints have grown on me.

  377. Used a stencil for fireplace screen/cover. Fun and easy – would love more!

  378. Love it!! (and hope I win that sweet stencil!)

  379. Beautiful, beautiful….I think you could’ve gotten away with the stenciled wall as the surprise but the balloon picture is nice too, ha!

  380. Love it! Thinking my bathroom needs an update now.

  381. LOVE the stencils! I want the same one you have for my bathroom!

  382. i think i might copy your bathroom exactly!!!

  383. i think i might copy your bathroom exactly…love this stencil!!!

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