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Picture of Hammerhugger
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This is not a good picture but wanted to show you guys the wall stencil I did. It wasn't easy for this 73 year old but I got it done...don't think I would do another though. The painting at the bottom of the picture is one I am going to be using on that wall with the bed below it. It is the guest room. I will post a pic when I get the room completely done.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon


 
Posts: 5564 | Location: Arizona, in the valley | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I meant to say, this looks kind of yellow on my monitor and it is a very light green. This is a closeup of the stencil.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon


 
Posts: 5564 | Location: Arizona, in the valley | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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AMAZING! I love it and it looks so PERFECT!
HOORAY for all that beautiful work! WOW I am impressed!
Thanks so much for sharing this photo! Motivates me!!! Smile
 
Posts: 9774 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It looks really good, I don't have the patience to do something like this Smile
 
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Perfection! APPLAUSE, APPLAUSE...
 
Posts: 18699 | Location: Right here, duh! ;) | Registered: Nov 03, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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It is very pretty Hammerhugger. The painting will look very nice on the wall. I love your colors.
 
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Beautiful! I am looking forward to your pictures when the room is complete.
 
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I love this! You did an awesome job. I've been wanting to do something similar. Maybe I will do more than dream about it after the first of the year. Thanks for the inspiration. Job well done!
 
Posts: 9011 | Registered: Jul 21, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Thanks everyone! I got my stencil at Cuttingedgestencils.com for those who are interested!


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon
 
Posts: 5564 | Location: Arizona, in the valley | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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You did a great job! I am very impressed!

Martha
 
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That is beautiful!!



 
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Just wanted to tell you I always enjoy the px you post. Your style of decorating is similar to mine so you give me good ideas.
 
Posts: 7115 | Location: North MN & Northern AR | Registered: Oct 01, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Wow! That took dedication and a steady hand! Truly amazing.
 
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Stunning! Thanks for sharing the results of all your hard work.


Strings

Friends divide our sorrows and multiply our joys.
 
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Terrific job...I would never have the patience; whew!

Congratulations and a standing ovation to you Smile
 
Posts: 2877 | Registered: Oct 19, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I like it very very much! It does require patience but can be done in stages I'm sure!

How big is the actual element(s)?

I mean how many of the shape does the stencil contain? One? Or more?

I like the idea of a piece of art over the work of art! Will this wall serve as the focus wall?

I mean you didn't do the whole room did you?
 
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Fabulous. You did an amazing job on it. It looks time consuming and a lot of work. Congrats!!
I would like to try something like that too. How big was the stencil you use? Can you show a pic of it??
 
Posts: 4752 | Location: Southern California | Registered: Oct 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Here is the website.....it lists the size, etc. My stencil I used is called "Casablanca", only what they show is white on dark blue where I put blue on light green. It is a good sized stencil. It really didn't take all that long and if I were younger, it would have taken less time yet. I think I was at it for 2 days and then did touchup the 3rd day. This stencil includes a side stencil and a top stencil but it is difficult to use without cutting it because you have to bend the stencil into the corner. My husband ended up holding it for me while I did the sides. Another thing that made it more difficult for me is that I have what they call "knockdown" walls. It is kind of textured but not like a popcorn ceiling. So the stencil did not want to lay as flat as it would on a wall that didn't have texture.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon
 
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Oh,and meant to say, I did not do the whole room, only the one wall. That was enough! I tried stenciling on some fabric and that was actually harder than on the wall.


My mind is a garden. My thoughts are the seeds. My harvest will be either flower or weeds.
--Mel Weldon
 
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Hammerhugger - thank you so much for this thread! The website has such pretty stencils and it might be the solution to my boring beige walls! We have arabesque tile in the kitchen, so I'm thinking we could do the hall walls leading to it in a similar pattern. We'll see how DH feels about it!

Really incredible inspiration. Thank you!
 
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Really pretty, and I love the colors you chose!
 
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Wow, that takes a lot of patience and a steady hand. You did a great job!


Life is a great big canvas...throw all the paint on it you can.
Danny Kaye
 
Posts: 7486 | Location: Central Florida | Registered: Feb 12, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What a great job on your wall stencil. You must have lots of patience. Very nice!


~Like sands through the hourglass
~So are the days of our lives
 
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I thot about doing that at one time - changed my mind! You are a brave woman! Love it! Looks wonderful & the picture will look perfect!
 
Posts: 10424 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I love Cutting Edge Stencils! It takes a bit of perseverance, but the result is worth it. I used their Hand Forged stencil in my bedroom, and still get compliments on it. It's the brown and blue picture on this page:
http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/hgtv-stencil.html
 
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I am 73 years old and I always like a challenge but that wall would be a whopper for me. It looks great.

Wanda
 
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Ok, I keep looking at your post and can't think of anything to say that will won't get my post auto-pulled for profanity. Somehow a polite compliment would seem like a screaming understatement! It looks FANTASTIC!

How in the world do you keep everything straight??? It's not something I can even imagine trying and I have the greatest respect for anyone who can do it.

I like the way I think your painting is going to be with it. I like subtly designed spaces. There's a wonderful calm about them. Please post the finished area! It's gonna be great!


Christie
 
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