Stencil Ideas

3 Tips for Easy Furniture Updates

There you are driving along in your car when you spot a potential furniture piece on the side of the road. Your heart starts racing, you come to a complete stop, rush out to bring the newly loved piece home, all the while wondering how someone didn't see the potential it had for a wonderful transformation. Now as you look at it in your garage, you're stuck with how exactly to tackle this furniture makeover project. Does this sound familiar? Oh, it happens to all of us! We've rounded up three easy tips to get your creative juices flowing and get that piece on its way to Then and Wow! View full article →

Nursery Decorating Ideas for Chic Stenciled Nurseries

When it comes to nursery decorating ideas, there is an amazing abundance of nursery pins, nursery themes and nursery decor inspiration when designing a space for your wee little one -- and can anything be more fun?? One of the most creative and cost-effective ideas for decorating a nursery is to stencil it - not only can you use any color scheme but there is also a wide variety of stencil pattern styles to choose from. Stencils from Royal Design Studio are also easy to use and perfect for any surface from the walls and ceiling to the fabrics and furniture. In fact, a few of our creative friends designed gorgeous stenciled nurseries and we thought they might inspire you to create the perfect magical space for your bundle of joy! View full article →

Stenciled Drop-Down Desk is Drop-Dead Gorgeous

HGTV knows a little bit about makeovers, and this stenciled drop-down desk in their Jan/Feb issue features an amazing transformation of just the sort of furniture that you can find at yard sales, thrift stores, and (if you a very lucky) sitting out on a curb somewhere. They took a boring, "last century" desk and turned it into a fun, colorful piece with just a couple of cans of paint, and a few easy steps!

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Inspiring Before + After Stenciled Furniture Projects!

Stenciling and painting furniture is a great way to give new life to an older piece and transform its look completely. There's a certain joy to seeing a DIY Painted Furniture project go from a possibly neglected state to being a focal point in your home. The process is a relatively easy one, with products such as Chalk Paint® decorative paint and Stencil Cremes to help makeover anything from chairs to tables to dressers to larger items such as a wardrobe. Royal Design Studio also has an extensive Furniture Stencils Collection that makes it super easy to find the best pattern for your furniture at the right size. You can adapt your furniture re-do to any color scheme that works with your home and it's an ideal weekend project. Let's see a few inspiring before and after stenciled furniture projects by some of our most creative customers and friends! View full article →

Colorful DIY Organizing Ideas with Stencils

The new year is the perfect time to get more organized and freshen up your work/play space. We decided it was tome to create a more colorful office in our graphic design room, and were inspired by our newest stencils in our Modern Stencils Collection to help us do just that! We have some great new "global modern" inspired designs that are sized both for wall and furniture/craft stenciling, and found these to be the perfect fit on some bright magazine boxes and an old corkboard. A little planning and color coordination with our Metallic Stencil Creme paints, and we were on our way! These are very quick and easy DIY stencil projects that you can do in a few hours, so let's get stenciling.... View full article →

Add Fresh Style to a Room with a Stenciled Feature Wall

Featured in the January-February, 2014 issue of the “Fresh Style” magazine, this pretty stenciled feature wall project illustrates how a simple Fabric Damask stencil can transform any boring and drab space into a gorgeous, artistic one of a kind dining room. Fresh Style shows how a wall stencil from Royal Design Studio gives this small dining room the look and feel of a tastefully decorated, spacious art gallery. View full article →

Romance in the Closet: A Stenciled Dressing Room with Fortuny Style!

Creating the look of elegant and lovely linens or textile wallcoverings on any surface is possible with a stenciled fabric finish. The Allover Damask Stencils Collection from Royal Design Studio has a myriad of stencil patterns to choose from for a designer wallpaper look and one of the most popular for this fabric technique is the Fortuny Stencil. The pattern is reminiscent of ones used in the famed Fortuny silks from Italy and its refined, graceful quality was exactly the feel Michele from Hello Lovely wanted to give her dressing room. View full article →

Herringbone Shuffle Stencil! A Classic Pattern with a Modern Twist

A Classic with a Twist! The historic and yet oh-so-contemporary herringbone pattern was given a unique vibe for the Bonnie Christine Stencil Collection. The Herringbone Shuffle Stencil combines the geometric rectangular shapes with a fun feel that you can stencil with multiple colors of your choice. The pattern is ideal for feature walls or as craft and furniture accents -- and many of you thought so, too, as it's become one of the best-selling stencils evah at Royal Design Studio. View full article →

Embellishing Stencils with Glitz, Glass, and Glamour

Think Stencils can only be used with paint? Oh, no - they're much more versatile than that! Adding glitz and glamour to your stenciled surfaces is easy AND super fun! To make your stenciled project shimmer enticingly, you can use materials such as glitter, glass beads, rhinestones and crystals, to name a few. But don't take our word for it - take a look at what some of our artist friends did to enhance and embellish their stencil projects. Oh yeah, we're bringing the bling to ya! View full article →

Stencil Yourself a Creative Play Space

Decorate your craft room with Royal Design Studio Stencils and turn your creative space into an amazing creative mecca to inspire your muses! Also, did you know that research shows that surrounding yourself with beautiful stencil patterns from Royal Design Studio can enhance one's ability to let their ideas run WILD?! See examples of our scientific study below....
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