Hi everyone! I know I’ve been away for a while . . .but I’m back and hittin it hard
with projects!! Can you guess what kind???  Yep.. my FAV.. Stenciling!

Today I have an amazing giveaway to share with you!
Royal Design Studio has graciously offered to give away a stencil
(up to $50 value with free shipping included) to one of my readers! Yay!
Sooooo . . . One of you will win a stencil,

so be sure to enter my giveaway at the end of the post!


This time around I had way too many project ideas and I was having a hard time focusing!
See the thing is . . . I’m running out of wall space, and I’ve tagged my entire home
with stencil and patterns, so this time . . . I decided to do something a little different!

Instead of using a wall stencil for the wall, I decided to use it on a few little crafty projects.
See, I have this “thing” for hand making anniversary gifts, and since I had
3 anniversary’s to celebrate this month . . . 
Why not use the stencil for that??

So I chose this gorgeous Mughal Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio.


I knew it would be perfect for the canvas I planned on using and I could use it at a later time
for my bathroom . . . (we are doing a master bath remodel in a month!) That’s what I love
about these stencils! They are EXCELLENT quality and they can be used over and over!

My canvas (30″ x 40″) was HUGE! So I knew to make it interesting I would need to paint
at least 2 colors. So I chose 2 stencil cremes (never used them before, so this should be fun!)
Peacock Fancy Green and Antique Silver.

Since this canvas was given to me with art work on it already,
I decided to paint it black to make that my base color
Once the black was dry, Time to grab my stencil adhesive and my new 3″ Stencil Brush!

Lets do this!!

DSCF4164Ideally when stenciling you would start at the very top of the wall. But, this canvas was a smaller space
than a large wall, so I started in the center. I painted all of the green first and then tackled the silver.

Don’t know how to stencil??
Check out Royal Design Studio’s “How To Stencil” page!

The stencil cremes take a little longer to dry than regular paint, so every time I applied the stencil,
I had to wait for it to dry before I could overlap and stencil the next part.


No biggie though… BECAUSE I already knew this and therefore planned ahead!
That is why I was working on 2 other projects at the same time!

Now would be a good time to show you the other project!

So I started with some good old IKEA wood slats that have been sitting in my garage for years now.
Who knows where they came from?? Probably a garage sale. It’s been so long I don’t even
remember . . . or care. 
I just knew I couldn’t get rid of them! Who gets rid of wood??
One day you’ll need it for some type of project right??

Well today is that DAY! 😉


So I pulled apart a few and decided to stain them . . .


I started with Minwax Provincial Stain. My FAV color . . .


Then I added a grey weathered stain on a few of the planks to mix it up!
Next I used Wood Glue and Clamps to hold the planks together.


Now time to stencil!


I decided to use an off white color because I was envisioning a
Large Black Monogram in the center.

DSCF4163Soooo… are you ready to see both of these projects completed??

Ta Daaaaa!



Let’s get up close and personal with the
large black canvas with green & silver stencil creme paint
DSCF4334And now check out the wood canvas!
I opted for a single letter instead of a monogram . . .

I always love using the Established date on wedding anniversary gifts!


I added these cute knobs on the bottom & made sure the ribbon was long enough
so it can hang on the wall. I also added a teal/red floral embellishment for a punch of color!


Last but not least . . .
I had a stainless steel frame just waiting for me to do something to it!
Ah ha . . . green stencil creme to the rescue~


So what do you think of ALL 3 projects???
All the same stencil . . . but completely different looks!


I can’t wait to give these away to all my friends
for their Anniversaries this month! 😀


And now the giveaway for a Royal Design Studio stencil
($50 or less, Free shipping. U.S.A. only)
1). Subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already!
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2) Visit Royal Design Studio and start shopping stencils.

 3). Leave a comment here about which stencil you would like to use.

Bonus Entry for:
Following @RoyalDesignStudio on Instagram
Following Royal Design Studio’s Pinterest page
and share your favorites on any of your social networks!
** For the Bonus Entry you must return to this blog
and leave a comment notifying me of your bonus entries! **
Giveaway closes midnight (Mountain Standard Time) January 29, 2015.
Winner will be announced January 30, 2015!
 Hope you’ll help me spread the word about the giveaway!
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  • Jenny Ibarra - OBSESSSSSEDDDD!!!!!!! Liked all Royal Designs pages and following on Pinterest! Can’t wait to get ideas for my bedroom wall and the ceiling of my entry way!! You’re amazing, Ruthie!! Love the stenciled last initial!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Oh I love the canvas you did. Teal is my fave color. I followed royal design on instagram. Germany fave stencil was the zebra. I thought the peacock feathers were awesomeReplyCancel

  • Christine S. - Totally in LIVE w/the stencil you used from Royal Design!! After looking at their selection of AllOver Damask, I would love to try out Majestic Medina! Love the look of stencils just always been a bit scared to give them a try!! Oh, and I liked RDS on Facebook and I am following them
    on Instagram AND Pintrest!!! So excited and sure hope I win!!!ReplyCancel

  • Brina - Liked RDS on Facebook & following on Pinterest. I like the Teardrop Trellis Bari J StencilReplyCancel

  • Amelia james - Omg.. you are UNBELIEVABLE! Your work is so perfect…I love it! I want to do that wood project with established on it is my next project!! I want any stencil that looks like the one you used! The one I used for my laundry room wall gets compliments ALL the time too!! I follow you on Facebook ….ReplyCancel

  • Jenel StGermain - Hey lady! You already know how I love your work! Hope I win ReplyCancel

  • Natalie Halliwell - Liked and followed on everything! I liked all the stencils. 🙂 If I win, I’ll let you pick.ReplyCancel

  • Rhona Gipson - Ohhhhhh I’d love to use the Modern Moroccan lace stencil. I have been dying to stencil curtains for my bedroom in a Cobalt blue and I think this would be perrrrrrrfect! I followed, liked and almost lost my mind going through their page. I’m so tired of the creamy white decor, I just love the fact that you are not afraid of color. I’ll enjoy the quiet time to get lost in your blog. Good luck everyone!!!!ReplyCancel