Herribone Stenciled Wall

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I told you.

I told you yesterday that I had kept something back.

How in the Blessed Sunday Sunday could I have kept ALL the walls white?  Nerp.  It’s just not in my DNA.

Did you see the partial reveal yesterday?  No?

Quick. Take a look and see the white walls.

And, for heaven’s gates,  don’t look below at the photo.

{Which you are probably doing right now out while you are reading the blasted sentence. Am I right?}



Haha.  I’m no suckah.  So I put a picture of the colors that I used instead.

But here I am throwing my arms open wide to the wind.  Or I would be, if I had thought about dragging the tripod out…. so you get Brendan instead. 🙂


Herringbone Shuffle Stencil

Sing it with me now.

What a feeling
Being’s believing
I can have it all
Now I’m paintin’ for my life
Take your passion
And make it happen
Pictures come alive
You can paint right through your life


I used four different colors and just tried to get a nice, good balance throughout the stencil.

Here’s a peak into the window of my dance party with The Herringbone Shuffle Stencil.

  • First I tried just taping with no adhesive spray on the back.  I got some bleeding.  Probably due to trying to use a brush.
  • Then I tried the spray adhesive… a good amount.  This cut down on the bleeding, but I still had some seepage.
  • Then I switched to a sponge and that helped even more.
  • Then I had a lightbulb moment.  I realized that no amount of adhesive or careful application was going to give me crisp and clean lines because I have these ridiculous TEXTURED WALLS!

So I sat in the prayer pose and became at one with the hand-painted effect.


Herringbone Shuffle Stencil

These little guides are realllllly something special…. think built in GPS for you brain.

Line up the guides

I just wanted a surprise accent.

Herringbone Shuffle Stencil


{Yes.  I vacuumed.  Just for you.}

Herringbone Shuffle Stencil

Sometimes it’s the unexpected bits that make life more interesting.

Herringbone Shuffle Stencil

So, unexpected…Like if you win your own $50 Stencil Shopping Spree .

That would be an unexpected delight, right?

And you just might if you enter below, yo.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oh, and be sure to follow Royal Design Studio Stencils on Pinterest, too!

I can’t wait to see which stencil makes you wanna shake your groove thang!

For the real tips visit How to Stencil by Royal Design Studio Stencils.

For some additional inspriation, visit the Royal Design Studios Stencils Stencil Ideas Page. 

And if you didn’t see the Dining Room Reveal Yesterday, don’t leave without checking out the before as well as the after!

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  1. I’ve got some furniture to paint, and I think the Baby Bloomers would be just the “umph” I need to keep it lively. =)

  2. Very cool! I did not expect that! Love it.

    If I were to pick a stencil I would either go with the small step up triangles or the rattan. Like em both!

  3. Gwen, I am so happy you posted about this wonderful site! I didn’t know anything like this existed. Now I truly NEED to win this prize so I can get to work on an old dresser that I have. I would love to have the Rockin’ Roses Damask Stencil to make this piece really look exceptional! thanks!

  4. LOVE it, ohmygoodness, it’s amazing Gwen!!!!!!!!!! I do have to say I’d pick that herringbone too if I could pick anything, the possibilities are endless as you’ve obviously just shown!!

    1. Thank you so much, girl! I adore this stencil… it’s so fun!

      {sorry it took me so long to reply. I just found your comment in my spam folder!!!}

  5. Hi! New sub here. I absolutely love this! How many times do you see herringbone in the blogosphere? Tons. But I’ve never seen it like this!! I love the colors you chose, it’s not too bright, but not too bland. I can’t imagine how long this took! Boy you must have some killer patience. Hope it’s okay to enter the giveaway since I’m so new. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Michelle! It did take some time, but I’m glad I did it. And I love meeting new people and, it’s totally awesome that you popped over to enter!

  6. I think I’m gonna have to go with the sweet tweets lace bird set. It’s too cute to pass up!

  7. Oh my gosh Gwen, I absolutely love that wall! The colors you chose are perfect, and I love how it just sorta trails off after the doorway. Gorgeous!!! If I were going to get a stencil, I’m seriously in love with all of the damask ones, but I think the Ornamental Cartouche stencil is my favorite!

    1. Oh, Linda! You are just so sweet!!!

      I’m really happy with this update. It was such fun to do!

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