Our creative stencil customers always inspire us with their projects using our Royal Design Studio stencils. As a way to “give back” we sponsor a quarterly Before/After Stencil Contest where we award a $100 gift card to the top 5 submissions. Everyone is a winner though, because they get to enjoy the fruits of their talents with a new stenciled space they can feel proud about and enjoy for years.
Check out our Top 5 Stenciled Before/After projects and all the runners-up below to see their talents in action. Go check out the details on our Before/After Stencil Contest Page and enter soon. We can’t wait to see YOUR project too!
Top Five Stencil Contest Winners
Spanish Tile Stencil Set- Joanna Hyatt
“I recently used the Spanish tile set to update our front entryway. With baby #5 set to arrive in a couple of weeks, I really wanted to get this done. It turned out even better than I could have hoped (I normally have Pinterest fails on the regular). The space is now both functional AND beautiful. Everyone who has seen it is so amazed that this was done with stencils and not wallpaper!”
Supernova Tile Allover Stencil -Christina Sargent
“I recently used your stencil in Supernova tile stencil to give our historic craftsman home a porch makeover! I used the Royal Design Studio stencil with Valspar porch and patio paints to create the three-tone design. the porch feels so much larger, cleaner, and more inviting! We are in love with the results. “
Alonzo Tile Stencil-Jessica Walz
“This was my first time using a stencil and I could not be happier with how it turned out. I stayed at a friend's house and I LOVED her fun, vibrant tile and wanted some for my own bathroom, but didn't exactly have the budget for it. Our guest bathroom had a more beige-like tile and it just didn't go with the rest of the cosmetic DIY updates in the bathroom, therefore we used the Rust-Oleum floor paint base and I did varying greys detail with the stencil and a sponge to give it more of a stoney look. This floor really came to life now. Very happy with the results!”
“This is our laundry room- we started by painting and stenciling the wall- painting the trim and also the cabinets. We loved the change. Recently, we decided to paint the outdated tile and stencil it as well- what a difference that has made!!”
Baraka Tile Stencil-Veronica Aleman
“I want an awesome statement in our dining room and I stumbled upon the idea to stencil a design on the upper portion of the wall. I absolutely love it and receive so many compliments!”
Meet our Stencil Contest Runners Up!
Forest Floor Stencil-Megan Frisco
“I had the idea of wallpapering my big blank wall in my dining room and after seeing how expensive it would be I decided to look into stenciling. Searched for weeks for the perfect one, when I came across your forest floor design. It was the perfect amount of whimsical and elegant. I’m so happy with the results. Here are my before and after photos.”
Foliate Damask Wall Stencil/Grand Mughal Border-Dana Simpson
“We purchased a little building for our art gallery in Onancock, Virginia. The floor was scuffed black and white VCT tiles. I sanded, primed and then laid out a rug pattern to get rid of the grid posed by both the floor and ceiling tiles. I used your Damask wall stencil in the blue area- the Grand Mughal Border around the rug edge and the "you're a star" scattered in the interior green rug area. Your brushes worked great. Everyone loves the floor so thank you for your very helpful products!”
Small Endless Vine Stencil-Anne Coleman
“I bought 2 old entertainment center halves to use as a wardrobe on either side of an old pine cabinet that I already had. I painted the wardrobes white--that is the Before picture that I am attaching to this email. I painted the doors and drawer fronts Sea Salt green and then stenciled them with the Endless Vine Wall Stencil in the small size. I just love to repurpose discarded furniture and your stencils are a way to give new life to old furniture pieces!”
Donatella Damask Craft Stencil- Anissa Umfleet
“I purchased this piece because it had great bones. I have a soft spot for these old dressers. There was damaged veneer on the top and the drawers. After scraping and sanding it was ready for the transformation. I used a raised stencil technique in dark gray. Then sanded it back. A white wash was then applied over the stenciled areas to tone it down a bit. The top and front legs were stained in walnut and the entire piece was top coated with a flat finish. I believe this transformation will allow this dresser to be loved for another 100 years. “
Villa Damask Stencil-Divine Designs by Tracey
“I created a sparkle texture with your stencil placed over top in a white faded finish and added chrystal nailheads for a finishing touch.”
Amelie Art Deco Stencil-Noreen Feterl
"Here is my before and after bathroom project. This powder bath is visible for all guests. While I love the look of wallpaper, I also want to retain the integrity of the walls. I used the Amelie Floral Deco Wall Stencil and about 5 different paint colors. I love how well it turned out. I hope you agree that it looks like an expensive wall paper. Thank you for making such a beautiful design."
Arabesque Border-Isabella Pribadi
"The new addition of my balcony looks so blah. I have been searching around how to decorate to look nicer. I saw the “Arabesque Border “ at Royal Design Stencil and decided to give it a try. First time I do the stencil it’s simple, quick and turned out really nice!"
Shibori Japanese Furniture Stencil- Laura Gordon
“This was my first experience using a stencil and I am delighted with how it transformed this mid-century cedar chest.”