February marks one year of blogging for me. I'll admit, there were some rough spots where I went months without one post due to exhaustion from the pregnancy, and I'd like to thank all of you for sticking with me even though I wasn't the most consistent.
It's been a wonderful journey so far and I love all that this blog has given me. Not only has it allowed me to meet some amazing people, see some incredibly talented projects and kicked me in the butt to get projects done around the house . . . but it has also allowed me the opportunity to write (and publish) again -- something I've certainly missed over the years.
Jason got some paint on the roller and dabbed most of it off with a paper towel to prevent drips.
Next, he began rolling it on the wall using the stencil. We used a lighter color first because we wanted to layer the branches.
We followed the same process for the next branches, making them darker. After Jason painted the remaining branches on, we felt that the first two were too dark, so he went back over them with lighter paint with a small brush.
And here is the finished product.
But maybe you're not into trees and branches and would like a design on your walls instead. Here are a few of the many patterned stencils available from Cutting Edge Stencils.
Or maybe you're looking for something a little more whimsical.
Or perhaps you don't want to stencil your walls at all, but you're really into fossils (like my daughter Imani). Well how cool is this stencil, where you can replicate a real fossil?
I personally am loving the all-over damask patterns and would love to use one for the inside of a closet. Isn't this one gorgeous?
And if you ARE into trees, there are a variety to choose from. I love the cherry blossoms and would have probably used this one in the nursery if we were having a girl.
So here's the deal. One lucky winner will be selected to choose a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils
of up to a $50 value.
I'm going to give you lots of opportunities to win. Here's what you have to do:
1. Head on over to Cutting Edge Stencils and select which stencil you would choose if you won. Then, come back here and leave a comment telling me which stencil you'd choose. (Please make sure to leave an email address if you don't have an account set up that automatically links your email to your comments).
For additional entries (leave a separate comment for each one that you do, letting me know):
1. Follow Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.
2. Follow my blog.
3. Post about this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter (be sure to @decoratingaddic in your tweet).
4. Post about this giveaway on your own blog (in the side bar or an actual post).
5. "Like" Decorating Addiction on Facebook.
6. Follow me on Twitter.
**This giveaway is for US residents only and will close on Friday, February 25 at midnight. I will select a winner on Saturday, February 26.