Wednesday, January 26, 2011

nix wallpaper coming back...

Remember when {two posts ago} I said wallpaper was coming back? Nevermind about that. I found something SO much better!

photo by Ashley Ann Photography

I saw this post from Under the Sycamore about painted subflooring and was super inspired. {How beautiful are her floors??} Then yesterday while shopping at Hobby Lobby I stumbled upon a number of different giant stencils to use for walls or floors! To give the appearance of wallpaper! 

I'm pretty excited... and am pretty sure I have much more patience for painting stencils than putting up wallpaper. {Plus there's no tearing down if you want to change... hallelujah!}

I must say I love this website I found- Royal Design Studio. Please check them out- SO much inspiration and amazing stencils to buy. Here are just a few inspiration rooms from them I know you will love...

So much fun, I can't wait to stencil a wall or floor! 


  1. Hi Kelly! Thanks so much for being on "Team Stencil" and for this lovely feature on our Royal Design Studio stencils. Your blog header is adorable and so are you! You will have so much fun stenciling.....Best-Melanie

  2. All are beautiful!

  3. Stencils are so much better than wallpaper! You can custom fit them, there are no seams and no removal. You can have the look of wallpaper in a bathroom without fear of the steam peeling it off. You can do a feature wall and then take elements of the stencil for the other walls. You're only limited by your imagination. Royal Design Stencils are fabulous and up to the minute. They are a Decorative Painter's secret weapon.

  4. I agree with all of the above!! You should also check out Melanie's other company, Modello Designs, one time use vinyl patterns ultra sophisticated and detailed "stencils", the possibilities are ENDLESSSSSSS! Melanie Royals ROCKS! you will be hooked forever ......:-)

  5. You happened to find the queen of decorative painting by accident. You should buy lottery tickets today and buy stencils with all your winnings.

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  7. What's great about stencils is not only being able to refinish directly over them without the ugly task of removing wallpaper, but stencils can be re-used for a multitude of decorative applications which is turn is healthier for our environment!

    Your designs are always a great inspiration Melanie!

    Susan Kolesar

  8. As other artists have noted - stenciling is soooo much better than wall paper! We can custom design your patterns and colors; to give you a one-of-a-kind look. And Melanie Royal's stencils are the best of the best.

  9. Stencilling is indeed a great way of adding more life to our homes. If wall papers have worked for years in the past, and are quite still in the market, stencilling will surely be here to stay. With the wide array of designs and colors, you will definitely find one that will suit your home design and personal taste. Thank you for sharing this blog.



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