Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas

Who doesn’t LOVE a good Before & After right?! It’s thrilling to see a neglected room transform in front of our very eyes in a matter of two pictures. Our talented customers have stenciled their way to style and want to show off their own DIY transformations using our stencils. Check out their Before & After’s that WON big time and walked away with a beautiful stencil project AND a $50 stencil shopping spree!

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TOP 10 WINNERS

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I was inspired by Pinterest stencil projects I came across while looking for ways to add curb appeal and originality to our cookie cutter home. I was smitten with the potential of stencils and decided to jump in with a front porch project.  Everyone thinks the Lisboa Tile Stencil is a rug when they walk up to our home. I'm now deciding what my next stencil project will be!” - Aileen Goldstein

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“My neighbors compliment my new home project so much. I stenciled my patio, breakfast bar, and kitchen backsplash by myself. I used Graphite, French Linen, and Louis Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® with the Mediterranean Tile Stencil Set. Thank you!” - Jinju Choi

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I have done a great deal of work to my kitchen over the past year. However, I wasn't sure how I wanted to deal with my dated beige tile floor. Then I discovered some beautiful examples of painted tile floors on your website. I started by painting the tile a warm gray. Next I used the Marbella Tile Stencil. The three colors I used were white, ivory, and metallic silver.” - Kim Kensinger

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I refinish furniture as a side hobby. A friend of mine recently asked me to redo a dresser that her mother bought for her in a garage sale.  The dresser was painted but was chipped and the veneer on the sides were damaged.  I was inspired by photos on Pinterest and the Royal Design Studio’s website of using a damask stencil.  While at an Annie Sloan stockist near Cleveland, OH, I was able to buy the Paris Grey Chalk Paint® and the Anika Ikat Damask Furniture Stencil. The result was beautiful and crystal knobs completed the desired look.” - Tammi Cotter

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I upcycle furniture for my day job, and keep on painting when I get home! I immediately knew what I wanted to do with this Bunny Hope Stencil. I kept the same color scheme as shown on the website. Not exact, but pretty darn close! I've been holding on to this little midcentury dresser for a few months. One wouldn't think midcentury modern and a stencil would work, but these aren't your grandma's stencils! I'm in love with the final result! Eeek!!!” - Kristy Grover

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I created this tapestry look using a gray background and then painted it black with the Mandala Fusion Wall Stencil I think it gives a nice update to a rather boring background. These chairs needed a little update so I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and the Annapakshi Indian Damask Furniture Stencil to create an awe drawing image to the center of the chair.” - Mary Ann Simpson

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“Part of my all DIY bathroom makeover, I covered dated ceramic tile with the Starry Moroccan Night Stencil and the space is completely magical now! I started with a bonding primer, white floor paint stenciled over in Twilight Blue, and covered with 2 coats of urethane. I am seriously obsessed with Royal Design Studio Stencils!! The cracked concrete walkway outside of our back door has always been a bummer to me, but all the re-paving options were super expensive and labor intensive. I used the Anatolia Tile Stencil and transformed the walkway into something totally magical and beautiful!!” - Melissa Jaeger-Miller

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“For the last two years my daughter has wanted a mermaid room. I kept telling her when she's 7 we'll change it. Well it’s that time. I decided to go with gray and teal as a backdrop. I found your Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil on Pinterest and was hooked instantly on the idea of mermaids as she requested. I freehanded the water look with 4 teal colors and Modern Masters metallic glaze. I initially was going to do the whole wall, but wanted the illusion of water movement. So I taped a rough edge to help guide me. I started in the middle of my wall and just went for it. I used a Stencil Brush to soften the scales and highlight areas, almost giving it a multidimensional look. Thank you for art inspiration. This was a fun project and my daughter is on cloud nine in her mermaid room.” - Sarah Cornelison

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“My husband and I own a small vacation apartment in Portland, Oregon. We lived with the previous owner's muddy brown color in the living room for three years before painting the walls a beautiful warm grey (Light French Grey by Sherwin Williams). While I liked the lightness and warmth of the grey and its beautiful blue undertone, I wanted more life in the room. To achieve this, I replaced some of the art and stenciled the long feature wall in the room with the most beautiful stencil I've ever seen: Royal Design Studio’s beautiful Fan Club Wall Stencil design. I used a Sherwin Williams charcoal for the fans and light coral for the dot detail in the stencil. I loved working with this beautiful design and high-quality stencil. I'm very happy with the room; it is relaxing without being static or dull.” - Jane Shattuck

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“We are Stacey and Ashlee with The Go 2 Girls Los Angeles. We're a personal organizing company, and love to use Royal Design Studio stencils for our room makeovers! This project was a room makeover for a well-deserved and growing five-year-old! Going from a toddler room to a big-girl room, the Moroccan Scallops Wall Stencil made the true transformation to a mermaid princess sanctuary! The paints we used were Pink Ribbon undercoat (Semigloss) and Powder blush topcoat (Flat) by Benjamin Moore. Thanks again for making The Go 2 Girls look (and feel) like heroes!” - The Go 2 Girls

RUNNER UPS

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“Our kitchen was plain cream in color and I wanted to give it an accent wall so I used the Lace Debutante Wall Stencil and it turned out beautiful!“ - Ania Henning

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“My friend’s daughter was going to have her wedding reception at their home. She wanted to update her living room a little, so I suggested doing something with her bookshelves and mantel. We picked out a metallic silver for the book shelves with a sparkle white wash. We painted the back with the Benjamin Moore color wet cement. We wanted to dress it up a little bit, so I chose the Classic Damask Stencil. I wanted a paint that wouldn't clash with the metallic silver so I chose Antique Silver Stencil Creme Paint. This paint is wonderful to work with. It goes on so smooth and eliminates bleeding under the stencil. I think this stencil is very classic and changed the looks tremendously from the flat white.” - Lori Porter

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Adana Abstract Floral Stencil on a floor by Tracey Donald

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I found this old video storage and knew I wanted to turn it into something special and fun. I had just purchased the Elsabet Trellis Furniture Stencil and I already had a nearly full quart of Wood Icing™. My dear friend was a huge "Mad Men" fan and I instantly thought about a mini bar for either his home or office. I used the Wood Icing to raise the stencil design and then painted it in retro colors from that era. I added glass to the inside and viola! The new "Draper Mini Bar" was born! It was so well received by everyone, that I'm currently creating a larger version with the Circling Allover Stencil.” - Valerie DiBenedetto

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I redid a closet in my kitchen to brighten it up a little. The closet door is usually open, and I love the little pop of color and pattern the Shibori Japanese Wall Stencil provides!” - Sherry Godfrey

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Loose Weave Furniture Stencil on upholstery by Mary Weiland

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“We completely renovated our powder room and I used some of Royal Design Studio stencils to personalize the walls. I used the Phoebe’s Tulip Wall Stencil with Royal Stencil Cremes.  This looks sooo good and even after 3 years is still my favorite.  My other project is a remake of an old bookcase, using the Herringbone Furniture Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Love the new look and these stencils.” - Gail Mendoza

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“First off I would like to say I get all my stencils from Royal Design Studio because they last forever and they ship so quickly! This project was brought to me for the City of Riverside Development Department. The table set was built by a local furniture maker. I adore Mexican Folk Art and I jumped at the opportunity to create something very colorful and beautiful. I used my favorite Talavera Tile Stencils, Royal Stencil Brushes, Annie Sloan Craqeleur, and Dark Wax on the tiles. As you can see I could not have embarked on this project without R.D.S. So a big big thank you for that. It was a huge success and everyone loved it.” - Alexandria Lenox

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“We got rid of the carpet in our home office and painted the concrete floor using the Hollywood Squares Stencil in dark and light browns.” - Kira Stroud

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“This is my finished kitchen floor. I am very happy with the quality of the Lisboa Tile Stencil!” - Elaine Baker

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“This is my daughter's room where I wanted something girly yet neutral. I chose Skylar's Lace Floral Stencil with pink under coat and grey on top. I love the results! The room looks taller and stylish.” - Elina Chrystal

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“My husband and I short term rent our condo, and someone used the wrong kind of soap in the dishwasher and it overflowed damaging our wood floor. We were going to cut it out and tile, but then we decided to stencil instead with the Asmir Triangles Stencil. I am so glad we did. I love the way it turned out!” - Ronda Foderingham

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I decided to stencil plywood floor porch with the Acanthus Trellis Stencil. I used exterior paints with a smooth roller.” - Joan Garcia

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“The Ribbon Lattice Wall Stencil made all the difference in my guest bedroom. I wanted to create a space that my parents could feel comfortable in when they visit, and this stencil design helped me create the perfect accent wall for an updated and peaceful stay. Thank you.” - Chauncy Peters

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“I have a blog called Mommy's Tool Belt. I used the Chez Sheik Wall Stencil and Royal Stencil Creme to create this after look. I love Royal Design Studio stencils and the metallic creme is perfect. Can't wait for more projects in the near future!” - Christina Torres

Before & After: Winning Stencil Decor Ideas for DIY Paint Projects - Royal Design Studio Stencils for Walls, Floors, and Furniture

“My kitchen had cork flooring that did not hold up well so I removed it and went down to the original 1948 linoleum flooring. I painted over the linoleum with the Lisboa Tile Stencil and think it looks amazing for my first attempt at stenciling a floor!  :-) “ - Julie Rodgers

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1 Comment

Christine Helvey
Christine Helvey

August 25, 2017

Hello Melanie Royals! I am delighted to see your incredible artwork.! I am a designer and artist and ordered supplies and stencils when I was working. I started as Interior Artistry then broaden the spectrum to Interior Design With Sizzle! and then to ArtUnexpected …paintings for the Garden. To have kept your business going after all these years and life’s ups and downs is beyond impressive. I don’t paint on the floor anymore and prefer to work on a table with plenty of room for my sample boards and floorcloths. Keep up your phenomenal work!

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