How to Stencil a Wall & a Giveaway!

{Giveaway is Closed}

Last year, I ordered a fun stencil from Royal Design Studios in the Large Moorish pattern, a delicious trellis style stencil.  I had plans to use it in my old house, but that didn’t happen, so I brought it with me, waiting for the perfect opportunity to get it out and try it.

My sister’s new bedroom renovation was the perfect candidate for a stenciled wall makeover.  I told her about the stencil and she got really excited when I told her what I wanted to do with it.  So, we got together one afternoon to give it a try.  Wall base color is Windsor Greige by Sherwin Williams.

It was such an easy project and we were finished in about 2 hours!  You can’t beat that for high impact.  Stencils are my new FAVE thing!  We all remember stencils from about 25 years ago, when they were folksy and cutsie.  No more, these are high impact decor accessories and you can virtually achieve any look you want for little money.

wall before

The Before wall.  This is the headboard wall and perfect for a feature wall.  Wall color is Sherwin Williams Windsor Greige, a pretty tan/gray color.

Moorish stencil

Here’s the stencil, Large Moorish Trellis.


We mixed 2 paints together from Folk Art, Champagne and a creamy pearl, which I don’t have the name of at the moment, but a basic ivory.  Both are pearl.

Large Moorish stencil

First Tip:  Find the middle of your wall and start your stencil there. You will work out on either side and that ensures your stencil will come out even on both sides.

We decided not to use spray adhesive and just use blue tape to keep it in place and it worked just fine.  Tape it in place and then press down as you are moving around the stencil, especially in the middle part and it will not bleed much at all.  I’m sure spray adhesive will keep it in place better, but I really didn’t want to have to clean it all off after use, so I didn’t use it.  It worked just fine without!

how to stencil a wall

You will notice on all these large stencils, there are registration marks in each of the 4 corners.  As long as you mark these as you go, you will stay on course and your stencil will stay lined up and in place.  Every time you move the tape, you line up the mark you’ve just made with the next row and keep moving along.  It’s easy, I promise!

how to stencil a wall

I highly suggest using a small foam roller for a stencil like this.  It goes really fast and covers well.  Don’t load up a lot of paint on the roller to avoid bleeding under the stencil.  I didn’t have a lot of problem with it at all.

how to stencil a wall

Here’s the first one done.  I opted to move straight down from the first one and go all the way to the baseboard with it.  You will have to press in close when it gets down to the baseboard and it will probably only take 1/2 the stencil, but another person pressing with you will keep it from moving too much.


Here we are moving down the row to the bottom.  By this time, the paint up top is dry to the touch, so you can then overlap with the tape with no problem.  My BIL walked in at this point and picked up my camera and snapped this shot.  In progress!

how to stencil a wall

Then I moved over to the left and down, moving the stencil from one column to the next.  Before you know it you have covered the whole wall with the stencil.  You will run into the top of the crown and around windows where you can only use part of the stencil.  It would work better to cut the stencil but you don’t want to do that, so having someone press on it as you roll will help around the windows and baseboard.

Just keep those registration marks lined up and it will work like a charm.  Use pencil on that part, then go back and touch up the pencil with your base color.

how to stencil a wall

And here’s the finished wall! Isn’t it beautiful?  The sun was streaming in and it was hard to get the glare off, but you can see how pretty it is.

I’m completely in love with stencils like this now!  It gives the look of wallpaper without all the mess of application.  This really did only take about 2 hours to complete.  Not bad at all! If you are looking to do a feature wall, a small bathroom, or any spot that you’d like to highlight, a stencil might be just what you need to try.

I will definitely be using them again.  So glad my sister had a redo that we could try this on.  She is in love with her wall too!

We’ve been working on the room all weekend and I hope it will be finished in a couple of weeks.  I think the last thing we are going to DIY is a fabric covered headboard.  Her hubby will cut out some plywood for us and we will do the recovering.  That is, unless she finds a good deal in a ready made headboard.  We will see how that goes!

Here’s some great news!  I told Royal Design I was highlighting one of their stencils and they would like to give a stencil to ONE of my readers!

How cool is that?!

Just go over to Royal Design Studios and take a look around at all the beautiful stencils.  Come back here and let me know which one is YOUR fave and leave a comment.

That’s it! I’ll draw a winner in a few days.  I can’t tell you how happy we are with the stenciled wall.  Stencils are my new favorite decorating accessory!!  Think of the possibilities with rugs, drapes, walls and more.  Where do YOU want to stencil?!

Added this project to Traci’s Best Projects of October party!

- Rhoda


  1. Looks like pretty wallpaper without the hassle of removing it when you want to change things up! Great job Ladies!

  2. I like the Bamboo Trellis and Ribbon Lattice Allover. I think I’d like to do my powder room with one of those, but that might lead to doing the mudroom and probably then the laundry room!

  3. Hi Love most of there all over stencils. I would love to stencil my daughters room.

  4. Ahh! I have been oogling over these FOR-EVER! I haven’t had to extra $ to splurge on right now so I would LOVE to win! I love the casablanca stencil and I already know where I would use it!

  5. If I was the lucky one chosen, I would pick the All Over Ribbon Lattice–and the one you used for your sister’s home is so pretty too…

  6. Simply Sara says:

    I love the Casablanca. Trellis stencil, would look really cute on my living room walls!! How fun!!!

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, love it!!!

  7. I’m also intrigued by stencils and the fact that while they give the look of wallpaper, I don’t have to struggle to take them down.

    I think I could use a stencil to add a little something to our narrow entryway. I’m thinking either Indian Floral or Folk Floral Allover would be pretty.

    Thanks for the chance!

  8. Your stencil project looks great! How long did it take??

    I would love to have the Moroccan Chez Ali Large!

    They look great!

  9. I purchased the wainscotting wallpaper based on your recommendation and I trust your judgement here as well. I like the Large Moorish Trellis.

  10. Deborah in Atlanta says:

    I’m really liking the Allover Pattern Stencils: Small Acanthus Trellis
    3088S. I’ll be moving soon (haven’t found a house yet), and can’t wait to see where I could use something like this. They’re much more affordable than I thought they’d be!

  11. I love the pineapple one, has a much fancier name, and I would use it in my foyer.

  12. The Springtime in Paris stencil would be perfect for our Paris themed bedroom. The walls definitely need something and I think this is it!

  13. Annette Taylor says:

    love to win one of these beautiful stencils!! Love the moorish trellis that you did for your sister!!

  14. I love the use the stencil you chose, Large Moorish, and that’s my pick.

  15. I would stencil my eating area, it’s part of the living area in my condo and think it could be just the thing to separate that space.

  16. How exciting! I LOVE the Casablanca Trellis from the Hearst Castle Connection. I have some panels on my guest room wall – I think this would look so pretty inside.

    Thanks for a great contest.

  17. Sherry@Ties2ThePast says:

    I like Rockin’ Roses pretty!

  18. I really like the Large Eastern Lattice. I’ve been wanting to stencil my upstairs hallway!

  19. Paging Large Eastern Lattice… please report to my master bath.

  20. So many great stencils to choose from, but I would probably choose the Large Eastern Lattice for the powder room.

  21. I didn’t see one that I like any better than the same one you are using – the Large Moorish Trellis. It would be perfect in my guest bedroom on the headboard wall. Gorgeous! Your sister’s bedroom is going to be beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it with us.

  22. I too love the Morrocan Trellis. Have been eyeing it for some time now.

  23. I’d add it to some basic drape fabric for a flare! I really like the Casablanca Trellis

  24. I like Small Eastern Lattice . I have some wooden cupboards that would look great done in that pattern.

  25. I love the Donatella Damask 3083. It would be perfect for my guest bath room!!

  26. Your sister’s wall came out beautifully.
    There are some great stencils, but my two favorites are Lattice Ribbon Allover and Acanthus Trellis Allover…in that order! I would do a bedroom or powder room.

  27. Large berry romantic would be one of my favorites to use. Might have more ideas for another one tomorrow! I’d be happy to use it in the guest bedroom.♥♫

  28. Great job on the room! Can’t wait to see the finished results. I would love to stencil my dining room with the Pro Delicate Flower. I think I want to try the textured stenciling embossing technique. So many stencils to choose from…. love them all.

  29. Rhonda,
    The wall looks beautiful. You made it look so easy that I think I might give it a try.



  30. It looks beautiful!! The colors are so pretty together. I would love to try the Acanthus Trellis Allover stencil!

  31. Andrea Skeens says:

    That wall is absolutely beautiful. I would love to use that same stencil, Large Moorish on a wall in my house. Thanks for the giveaway.

  32. Rhoda, it’s absolutely stunning! I bet your sister is so happy with it.

  33. I love the way your stencil transformed your wall … beautiful! I looked at all the stencils and I think the Acanthus Trellis Allover was my favorite with many others tied for second place including the Japanese Hydrangea. I would love to win! I enter lots of contests but my number never comes up! Same with the lottery! Anyway, thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to enter the contest!

  34. Rhonda – LOVE the wall in your sister’s bedroom. I checked the website and think the Large Moorish stencil is for me. I have a powder room painted Benjamin Moore Tyler Taupe and I would use the stencil and a black pearl finish. Hope I win!
    Mary – Highland Lakes

  35. It’s a tie for me between the Casablanca trellis and Donatella damask!!! I am planning to do a stencil in the powder room of our dream home were currently building so hoping I win this one!!

  36. Just a little tip! I spray the back of the stencil w/ spray adhesive and let it become tacky…it helps so much and dosen’t leave anything behind! I think I’d be happy w/ just about any stencil…they are all so beautiful!!

  37. That stenciled wall is fabulous. Love the wall color, too. I like the Serenity damask allover pattern.

  38. My favorite is small hollywood squares. I’m redoing my bedroom and can’t think of anything better than stenciling about my board and batten!

  39. Steph Keaney says:

    I LOVE how the wall turned out! I have been looking for a stencil for my foyer, and I have had my eye on the small moorish trellis. I would be over the moon if I won! Thanks, Rhoda!

  40. I really love the stencil you used on the wall! That looks amazing there! I also really like Large Chez Ali Allover, Ribbon Lattice Allover, & Large Curved Connection.

  41. I’d love the Circling Allover stencil for my entry.

  42. Chandra Chinnis says:

    I like soooooooo many of their stencils but I would like to try Circling Allover in my daughter’s bedroom.

  43. I like the Casablanca Trellis

  44. The large nova trellis is my fav-great giveaway!!

  45. oh I know which one I want – the French poem stencil!!!

  46. love one of the damask all over patterns not sure which one would be for sure – but I would love to use it in my powder room for a very dramatic bathroom.

  47. Casablanca–love the movie, LOVE the stencil!! Would love to try this in my master bath. Been thinking about a board and batten treatment with a stencil on top for awhile-hope I win! Thank you so much Rhoda and Royal Design!!

  48. Hands down…the casablanca and it would be great to use to stencil drapes and a 1/2 bath!

  49. You and your sister make a good team, the wall looks terrific.
    Boy, it is hard to choose a stencil but that Eastern Lattice looks interesting. I want to try to incorporate gray and yellow in a stencil. Great give away.

  50. So many beautiful stencils! But my favorite would be the Tailfeather allover stencil. Stunning. Thanks for the give away. Your sister’s wall looks gorgeous.

  51. Wow I really love that stencil you picked. I think it’s perfect for that space and look how well it lined up on the wall!

    I love the endless circle lattice. Can’t stop looking at it, maybe it’s just what my office needs!

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  52. Lisa Hankins says:

    That wall is gorgeous! It adds so much without breaking the bank and we love that 🙂 I’m positively drooling over the springtime in paris stencil! I’d do all my not so pretty doors in my home, how cool would that be?! thanks so much!

  53. These are definitely some of the prettiest room stencils I’ve seen — and I’ve been looking!

    I’d like to stencil my dining room and I think that the Large Marrakesh Allover Trellis would look really nice in there.

  54. wow!! that is incredible!!!! it looks gorgeous. seriously beautiful. i want to do that now!

  55. Rhoda, absolutely beautiful!! I can’t wait to see the finished room. If I could pick a stencil pattern think it would be the large nova trellis, although hard to choose – so many great ones.

  56. You did such a beautiful job…..can’t wait for the reveal. I really love the Moorish Trellis so that would be what I would pick. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. Fantastic job! I’m torn between cherry blossom and elegancia allover.

  58. I love that wall! You guys did a great job! I totally want one of these stencils…… Thank you.

  59. christine cooke says:

    I just love rockin roses damask. We are about to purchase our retirement home a real fix r upper. The hubby got to buy a new pick up on the condition that I get to make the decor decisions. I think this would be a great feature wall in a bedroom.

  60. You are so good to help your sister with her bedroom project!!! The stencil looks great and I would love the same one…if I win!!!!

  61. I LOVE the wall you did and the pearly paint really makes it special. It’s hard to choose just one, but I think I have decided on Large Berry Romantic. There are so many choices and I like them all!

  62. How does one pick just one? These are fav! I do like the endless circle lattice. I remember doing stencils 20 years ago too; sailboats in my sons nursrey! They are so muh better now!

  63. Hi, I really like the pattern you chose the best, large moorish. It looks great with the pearl paint and I prefer the lower contrast.

  64. Love what you did, I’m totally inspired to copy you, lol. And so many stencils to pick…the large moorish, the casablanca trellis, or the endless circles any of those would be awesome!!

  65. What beautiful work! I would choose the Casablanca Trellis. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  66. The Springtime in Paris stencil would be perfect for my daughter’s Paris themed bedroom!

  67. Beautiful Rhoda! I like tiger’s stripes stencil.

  68. I actually love the large moorish!

  69. Oh Rhoda I do love what you two have done! That looks sooooo nice! Hard to believe it only takes 2 hours to do. WOW I DO LOVE this look!
    I like the Vase and Pearls 968 stencil.

  70. I adore the Large Nova Trellis!


  71. Large Nova Trellis caught my eye – and I know exactly where I’d use it.

    Thanks, Rhoda!

  72. Gabriella Johnson says:

    I’m so glad you posted about this! I have been planning on wallpapering my breakfast nook but have been hesitant because the wallpaper I want costs $ 200.00. These stencils give me the same look I was hoping to achieve for so much less! I think I would want either the Casablanca Trellis or the Donatella Damask. Of course I love others too. How do you decide?

  73. Oh, so many to choose from, and so lovely! I think the one I would choose is the one that you have, the large moorish. It could be used in many different rooms.
    I am excited to see you and your sister’s redo!

  74. Sharon in Chicago says:

    I’d do the Rockin’ Roses Damask in my bathroom in a heartbeat!

  75. I love the one you used Large Moorish Trellis…but I also love the more contemporary Allover Circles. Would love to try this!

  76. I love the Large Marrakesh Allover Trellis. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

  77. I love the Circling Elements and also love the Moorish Trellis….I was one of those that stenciled too many walls in the early 90’s…..Lots of fun though, and I’ve been hunting for some stencils to make my mark on this house we moved into a year ago…..Thanks, Rhoda

  78. I think I like the one you chose best for practical purposes, but also love the ribbon lattice allover, the granada border and the ornamental cartouche best. It’s so hard to choose.

  79. Cheri Berry says:

    I like the cherry blossom design. It would be perfect for our bedroom.

  80. I love the endless circles lattice. We’re about to close on a new home, and I think it would be so fun to put a stenciled wall in one of our new rooms!

  81. WOW! so impressive.

  82. Love the Granada Border and your work is wonderful!

  83. Oh my…so many to choose from! The Large Moorish Trellis is actually my favorite. I would use it in my dining room! Or perhaps my master bedroom!! Thanks for a chance to win. Janis

  84. Endless Circle Lattice

  85. I love the small chez sheik and have a bureau makeover just screaming for this treatment. What a great resource! Thanks!

  86. Rhoda,
    Thanks so much for showing us how to do this. Your sister’s bedroom is already looking fabulous with the paint colors choices and stenciled wall. I want to help my sister-in-law stencil an accent wall in her guest bedroom. The Acanthus Lattice pattern would be just perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these beautiful stencils.

  87. How fun! I love the Large Deco Damask!

  88. I love the Zebra Stripes!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  89. I like the Tiger Stripes, the Morocan Key or the Springtime in Paris! Springtime in Paris would be the perfect accent for a small half bath! Love!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  90. I would get the Chinois set, Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  91. I love the Ribbon Lattice. It would look awesome as a feature wall in the master bedroom. Thanks for a great post and an even better giveaway.

  92. So happy stencils are making a comeback! Would love the Springtime in Paris stencil. Already have many projects in mind!

  93. I love the Casablanca Trellis!! That would make for a much needed beautiful addition to my master bedroom!

    What an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  94. Y’all did a great job on your sister’s wall…love it! Love several patterns, I think Acanthus Trellis might be my fav. Thanks for the chance to win!

  95. Rhoda, great tutorial! After seeing your instructions, I know that I can do this! I’d like to use stencils on a wall in my office, possibly a niche in the foyer, and maybe in the powder room. I like the Arabesque template because it looks like a classic pattern that I won’t get bored with over time.

  96. I love stencils…..used them throughout my house when the country border type stencils were the rage…many moons ago. I still love that look even though I know it’s a bit passe……now whole walls! Going around a border was a big enough challenge! I loved the Rockin Roses Allover Design – -looks complicated though! Thanks for your generosity and that of Royal Design Studio! Jean from South Jersey.

  97. Elizabeth H says:

    That wall is stunning. Great job and so looking forward to seeing all you and Sis do in the room. I love the Ribbon Allover. Perfect for Granddaughter’s room at my house.

  98. I live in Florida and we have BIG leaves (ferns,palms etc…) I came up with an idea to bring them inside….on my bedroom walls. I brushed some pale green acrylic paint on one side of the branch/leaf and pressed it onto the wall . I overlapped them and made them go in various directions….result was beautiful nature prints from my own yard! You can also get creative with dabs of gold and copper color to the leaves before you “print”….if you don’t like it wash it off before it dries and do it over!

  99. Marilyn Gray says:

    I love the Paris in Springtime set! I would do that in my main bathroom. Oh My! How I hope I win. Thanks for the opportunity!

  100. That turned out great, Rhoda! I love these wall stencils, too. None of the hassle of wallpaper. I’m looking to do one small wall in our new entry/foyer area just to break up some of the neutral colored wall. So far, I only know I want to go with an allover damask. I love the Encatada Damask pattern!

  101. I love them all but especially the Casablanca Trellis! I love the wall you & yous sister did!

  102. okay, rhoda, this is a tough one. who can pick only ONE stencil when they make all of them look amazing? still, the small hollywood squares are delish…or the large….or the endless circles… or…..


  103. Y’all did a fabulous job… I love it. It’s perfectly positioned on the wall, too. Can’t wait to see the rest of the room when it’s finished.

  104. Oh I love what you did! So pretty!!!!

    My faves are:
    Moroccan Stencils: Chez Sheik
    Allover Pattern Stencils: Elegancia Allover
    Allover Pattern Stencils: Entwined Trellis

    But honestly I have no idea how you decided…they are all so GORGEEOUS!!!

  105. BornInaZoo says:

    I want to stencil my kitchen/eating area. It’s 18×22. The Allover Pattern Stencils: Cordova is exactly what I was looking for!

  106. I like Lisboa tile the best but there are so many really pretty designs.

  107. I love the one you used, the Large Moorish pattern.

  108. OMG!! The finished wall looks fantastic! It was hard to pick my favorite Stencil from Royal Design Studios but I love the Large Japanese Flower Garden B!!!! I would love to do this pattern in my daughters room! Thank you for your insight on so may topics that I love-I really enjoy your blog!

  109. Love the large Marrakesh! I am so delighted that stenciling is making a huge comeback…back in the day, I was a stenciling maniac! Thanks, Rhoda and Royal Design Studios!

  110. I have to say there were so many I could pick, but I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Large Flourish #969L. I know it is one of their older stencils but I think it is so wonderful.

    I can’t wait to see your sister’s bedroom reveal! You are so talented!

  111. Stacey Freet says:

    I love all the damasks, the spingtime in Paris or the floral bloom!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  112. I just had to tell you how beautiful your sister’s wall came out. I love it! You guys did such a great job. Fabulous.

  113. I love the Large Moorish Trellis too!

  114. I love what you did with your sister’s bedroom wall. Amazing!
    I like the Small Chez Ali for pillows. Also the Circling Allover for a small bathroom. All these stencils are so gorgeous, it’s hard to make a decison.

  115. OH OH OH, Pick me, Pick me!!

    I love & want Springtime in Paris Set, #3094


  116. Oh! I love your room…my favorite is the Casablanca Trellis, or the Endless Circles Lattice.

  117. I just LOVE the Grand Damask. Thanks for info, I knew nothing about this company.

  118. The wall turned out great, can’t wait for reveal. Love all the circles and hollywood.

  119. Rhoda,

    You and your sister did a wonderful job stenciling! What a difference it makes to the room — so sophisticated.
    I looked at the site — so many patterns appeal to me but I think Star Diamonds – Small is the one I would choose.

    Your Friend,

  120. My dream stencil is Skylar’s Lace (it reminds me of my wedding dress!) but realistically the Endless Circle Lattice would tie in with a lampshade I got from Garden Ridge and a dresser that I stenciled using a metal radiator cover!

  121. I absolutely love this look! So many great designs to choose from. The one you chose is fabulous.
    Today, I pick the Acanthus Trellis Allover. Who knows which one I would choose next week! 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this online store. Definitely bookmarked it for future reference.

  122. I am really liking the Endless Circles Lattice stencil. =)

  123. I love the one that you used the large moorish trellis and I know just the wall that I would do!

  124. How lovely!

    I love the All Over Tail Feather stencil –
    thanks for the link to such lovely choices.


  125. Ahhhh…I’ve been wanting to try this! I like the Bamboo Trellis.

  126. LOVE, LOVE them all…..donatella damask is one of my favs ….love renee’s room – GORGEOUS !!! hugs, sweet friend !

  127. I really love the stencil you chose–your project looks fabulous!
    But, for me, I am all over Skylar’s Lace!

  128. Rebecca DeSpain says:

    I love the Endless Circles pattern! So nice!

  129. What a difference the stencil made.

    I have textured walls so couldn’t put up wall paper without a lot of work, but a stencil might be just the ticket. I’d like to do it in our mater bath and entry.

    I really like two different ones though. The Allover Pattern Large Berry Romantic and the Tailfeathers are my favorites.

  130. My favorite stencil is the “Large Linked In Allover” I would absolutely love to stencil this pattern in my master bath. Thanks for the tutorial!!!

  131. I, too, loved stencils back when the colors were dusty blue and rose… These are so modern! I like the large curved connection and think it would be great in our powder room. Fun project!

  132. Rhoda – The stencil looks terrific. Can’t wait for the master reveal! You know, out of all of the patterns, I think I prefer the moorish pattern you all selected. Good choice! Thanks for the opportunity to try a stencil in my home.

  133. I have been oogling over these stencils since I saw them in a Better Homes and Gardens Magazine! I am loving the Indian Floral stencil for behind my headboard in the bedroom! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

  134. patsy hinson says:

    moorish trellis large and ribbon lattice are a tie!

  135. Cyndia Montgomery says:

    Rhoda, you made this look so easy! And of course, it turned out beautifully! I’m finally brave enough to try it myself, so I think I’d like the Small Chez Sheik.

  136. I liked the 724L very large damask.
    Your wall looks spectacular! Love that you used pearl paint as I think that really added the 2die4 look. How nice that you would do this with your sister. I’m sure she will love the room every time she walks into it. So incredible for a small amount of the decor budget. Your particular stencil choice would look good in a foyer or dining room, too.

  137. Michelle Reeves says:

    I am in *love* with this wall. So creative yet simple. I can’t wait to try this in my bedroom. I like the “Large Acanthus Trellis”. Fingers crossed!

  138. LOVE the Allover Pattern Stencils: Elegancia Allover

  139. Oh Wow! there are sooo many I love! BUT I think I will go for the ‘Large Ribbon Damask’ in my sunroom and the ‘Japanese Hydrangea’ for it’s elegance in the bedroom! Nice project!

  140. I love the Large Curved Connection! This would be perfect for the hallway in my house.

  141. I like the large linked allover and the trellis patterns. Chez Sheik designs are pretty too!

  142. I have been thinking about using a stencil on my stair kicks to spruce them up so this would get me started on that project if I win! There are so many beautiful stencils to choose from @ Royal Design Studio but I think that I would choose the Allover Chain Link pattern. Thank you for the opportunity to win, Rhoda! 🙂

  143. I love the Casablanca Trellis!! Fingers crossed! Thanks for the great giveaway and tutorial!

  144. I absolutely love the Tiger Stripes! I can see that now in my bedroom. Hope I win :o)

  145. Rhoda, you did a fabulous job-I’m sure your sister is thrilled!! Thank you so much for presenting this lovely project with my Moorish Trellis stencil. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway! 🙂

  146. I have loved the one you used for a while, but haven’t broken down and purchased. I love a lot of them, but would choose the Large Moorish like you did.

    If I don’t win, I’m going to get it. I’ve been waiting long enough.

    Thanks Rhoda and Royal Designs!

  147. I love the bamboo trellis.

  148. I love the large phoebe tulip. Thank you!

  149. Loved the tutorial, and the end result of your efforts are amazing! If you decide to make the upholstered headboard, please post a tutorial of that, too.

    Thanks for all the great inspiration!

  150. Wow! Decisions, decisions! I think my favorite is Large Phoebe’s Tulips but I like them all!

  151. Ohhhh…chain link allover is really cool!

  152. Its basically impossible to pick just one! I love the casablanca trellis, the damask allover, circling allover, ribbon damask, ornamental cartouche….I could go on and on! Thanks for the opportunity!

  153. WOW – what a great giveaway!!! I love so many of their stencils and have been itching to do something dramatic to the walls in our downstairs bathroom 🙂 I think the Small Camel Bone Weave or Large Eastern Lattice would add such a phenomenal touch to the space! Thanks Rhoda!!!

  154. Rhoda,

    The wall looks great! You are right stenciling has come a long way over the past few years. My favorite was the Ribbon Lattice #3081. I need to redo my bathroom and I had a vision when I saw that stencil. Great idea – thanks! Becki

  155. I love it! Love the pearl accent to the paint.
    My favorite stencil is Springtime in Paris

  156. Love the Casablanca Trellis

  157. Oh what a hard choice to pick one….but it will have to be Rockin’ Roses Damask.

  158. I love the large acanthus trellis design. It would look so nice in my living room!

  159. I love the Japanese birds for my dining room!

  160. Love the interlacing leaves allover! Would look great for spring, fall, on a chest or wall or even wrapping paper!
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  161. Alicia Hardy says:

    It looks beautiful! I hope to win the Chez Ali Small 3072S stencil! So many possibilities!

  162. I love so many if them, but if I had to choose I would go with the Large Entwined Trellis.

  163. Wow — your sister’s wall is stunning — great job! I see many possibilities but I think I’d go with Chinois for my bathroom or Japanese Garden for the guest room, or…with so my great patterns it’s tough to decide.

  164. I love the new Chez Sheik stencil! I have a few projects in mind! 🙂

  165. I love the Springtime in Paris! I would put it in my powder room where I have started a display of various hand mirrors for a oh, so french, feel. The powder room is the one place in everyon’e home that should be a relaxing place to visit!

  166. I like the Cherry Blossoms!

  167. Wow! They all are so lovely! If I had to choose just one, I would go with the Donatella Damask.


  168. That wall is gorgeous! I’m about to stencil my first wall so your tips are much appreciated! They have a lot of really great stencils. I’d have to go with the Endless Circles though. My OCD loves it! 😉

  169. It is so hard to pick, but the Eastern Lattice, # 3012L, (large or small) is so beautiful! We are restoring the dining room walls of our little 1937 cottage (with more time and muscle than money) and this stencil would really help transform the room! I can see why you are a convert! 😉

  170. How fun! I love what you did…I’ve narrowed my selection to the Damask patterns, but…there we’re others I would love to try. I’m looking at one focal wall in my living/front room. Thanks for your tips and a chance to win a stencil!

  171. I’ve always liked the Casablanca Trellis, but now I think the Moorish Trellis is my favorite! I’d pick that one!

  172. Paula Perry says:

    I want to use Moroccan Stencil: Chez Ali Large 3072L to do a headboard behind our bed and then one row as a border around the room. This design is perfect because my husband doesn’t want “girly”. The walls are light gray, I will use Faux Effects, Design Metallics in Charred Graphite and Charred Silver (they are so luscious!).

  173. My favorite is the Large Chez Sheik Allover

  174. Beautiful wall! I would love to stencil a feature wall in my baby girl’s nursery! One of my favorites from the site was the small acanthus stencil. So pretty!

  175. Love the large damask. Thanks for the giveaway.

  176. Rhonda, thank you for sharing so much with us, including your personal trials and triumphs. We all have them and are guaranteed the pruning we go through. I enjoy the endless circles stencil, they have come along way from ur cutey pie stencils of yesterday!

  177. Acanthus trellis & springtime in Paris…..LOVE LOVE LOVE them both.

    You did a great, REALLY great, job on that wall. It’s so elegant and @ only 2 hours it’s a job length that i could tackle during nap time 😉


  178. I really love the Endless Circle Lattice Allover…it’s so midcentury modern.

  179. Meg Nelson says:

    I can honestly say I love them all. I had seen one (large japanese flower garden) and had addded it to my Pinterest board for our 15 year-old daughter’s room prior to this. I think besides that I would use the small chez sheik for my kitchen backsplash.

    Thanks for all your great ideas and advice. I enjoy your blog!

  180. My favorite so far is the Palazzo Centerpiece #514. I’ve used it several times to make a stunning ceiling medallion, my favorite is using it with Modern Masters metallic reactive paints – yummm. My next fav is the Springtime in Paris series – I have a few ideas for this one. Beautiful bedroom renovation Rhoda! Thanks for showing how there are other options if you don’t want to mess with wallpaper 🙂

  181. debbi johnson says:

    my favorite it the casablanca trellis

  182. I love the Large Moroccan arches and the large feathered damask

  183. Carol Adams says:

    I have longed for one of theses stencils for some time! Hard to choose but really like the ribbon trellis.
    Love what you did w your sis, Rhoda! So so pretty!

  184. The chain link stencil is beautiful! So simple! Love the stencils!

  185. Grace White says:

    Your sister’s wall is beautiful. You two did a great job. Can’t wait for
    rest of the room. I like the stencil you used and the large ribbon trellis
    also. Would love to win and do some redoing myself.

  186. Stunning! I love that you used pearl paint to add just the right amount of shimmer! I have been eyeing the Skylars Lace pattern to us on my bathroom floor, but I’ve been hesitant because I didn’t know how hard it would be to use. You really encouraged me to make the jump by showing the step by step process. Thank you!!!

  187. Felicia Woodward says:

    Trying to decide how to revive my once cool and trendy Ikea hacked dresser, it never occurred to me to stencil it until reading this – and now it’s so obvious! I think Encantada Damask would be perfect, but then I saw Arabesque Border and I think that would be perfect. But Delicate Bamboo looks perfect, too… I am already so in love with my new dresser!

  188. Jennifer H says:

    I’m digging the “Endless Circle Lattice Allover”.

  189. I love them all! Grenada Border is beautiful.

  190. Love the Ornamental Flower. Would love to dress up my closet with this pattern.

  191. Darlene Darden says:

    Tough choice, they have such an amazing selection. Currently I am on the fence between the Casablanca Trellis or Endless Circle Lattice for a ‘wow’ factor in my entry!!

  192. I love them all as well but I think the large entwined trellis would be good for my dining room. Thank you for giving us a chance to win!

  193. Jackie Greenwood says:

    That’s tough; they’re all so beautiful! I think my favorite might be the Eastern Lattice Large 3012L. Thanks so much for your blog!!

  194. Heather Spooner says:

    I loved the endless circles lattice. Thank you for the giveaway!

  195. Wow! That wall looks gorgeous. I was a big fan of high end wallpaper in the 80’s, but, this is beautiful. I like that you put pearlized paint on the stencil area. If I had a favorite, I think it would be the Casablanca Trellis 5009. It is simple, but looks like a million! Blessings

  196. Beautiful job on that wall. I checked out the options on the website and I like the Ribbon Lattice – it’s simple and understated. I really like the look. I’m itching to paint my kitchen and this would be such a nice accent. Thanks for the opportunity!

  197. Courtney Cloe says:

    I love the Donatella Damask stencil, but it may be a bit too intricut for a first time stenciller…what do you think?

  198. I love Royal Design Studios! Have had my eye on the Casablanca trellis for some time now to stencil the walls of my foyer. So glad you showed this tutorial and made it look so easy, Rhoda! Hope I win!

  199. Great job on the wall-it looks great! The Large Marrakesh Trellis would look cool behind my bed, I think.

    Love reading your blog!

  200. My favorite is Ornamental Cartouche. There are so many that I love. I would love to stencil drapes and a side table that is in need of an update.

  201. My bedroom has not been painted or decorated in almost 25 years now, it is disgusting to tell the truth. It is in desperate need of a makeover and that Sprintime in Paris stencil just spurred me on to actually get it done! What a beautiful stencil and I can see using it just as the website did, right behind my old brass and porcelain bed, on the whole wall.

  202. I like the Large Moorish pattern. I could be convinced to go with something damask too.

  203. Donatella Damask or the one you chose, I can’t decide between both of them! Love your wall Rhoda and I can’t wait to see the final reveal. You and your sister must be having alot of fun redoing her room, she is so fortunate to have you guide and help her.

  204. Serenity Damask is my favorite, but they are all beautiful.

  205. I love the cherry blossoms stencil. I have done some stencilling in the past but nothing in an allover pattern like you’ve done Rhoda. Very beautiful job!!

  206. I love the Springtime in Paris stencil!

  207. Love them all. Springtime in Paris set is great but the endless circle lattice was stunning. What an impact it makes in a room…..trying to figure out where to use it!

  208. I just loved all the movement in Tailfeather allover… simply beautiful!

  209. Luke's GiGi says:

    You have sold me on the large moorish pattern. Your sisters wall looks beautiful!

  210. I LOVE the large moorish pattern as well as the Casablanca trellis. I have been wanting to do this treatment in my dining room. Your sister’s room looks great!!!

  211. Rhoda, great job on the stenciled wall – it is gorgeous! I would love to win one of those stencils in the giveaway…I had to go through that web site several times just to pick one favorite! Ultimately, I chose the Japanese Flower Garden B. 🙂

  212. Sooo many to choose from! Probably one of the Damask patterns. Fun giveaway!

  213. What a beautiful wall! I am inspired. The stencil you used, Large Moorish Trellis, is incredible. I also liked Casablanca Trellis. Thanks for the tutorial!

  214. WOW! All the stencils are awesome, I really like the Casablanca Trellis. I have been wanting to do something in my powder room for quite some time and since I am not a big fan of wallpaper this would be perfect.
    Thanks so much!

    Mary L

  215. If I were to do an all-over wall like you did, Rhoda, I would choose the same stencil you used. Love it! But I also loved the velvet pillows shown at the bottom of some of the pages. I don’t know how they did the metallic gold on the velvet, but those pillows are stunning. I figured out that they used three stencils: Verona Tile, Florentine Tile, and Sicilia Tile. I would probably choose one of those.

  216. Mary Stewart says:

    I’m buying the Moorish Trellis stencil for a rug make over, but would love to win another one. Thanks for the great tute!

  217. I love Tailfeather Allover! Thanks for an Swedish giveaway.

  218. Oh, I love how the stencil turned out. Just lovely!

  219. I really like the Small Acanthus Trellis.

    That bedroom is going to look stunning when finished! 🙂

  220. I LOVE the Casablanca Trellis!

  221. You are such a sweet sister! I love what you did in her room with the Large Moorish Trellis! I MUST copy!! I also love the rockin roses damask pattern … I’m just not sure where to put it?! Thanks for yet another amazing idea!

  222. Gosh! I would probably get the nova trellis or casablanca trellis for my bathroom. I have been looking for one of these for that project and these are even better than some of the others I have found. I have to say though that the springtime in paris is awesome! I would love to use that one somewhere…

  223. So hard to choose just one but…I’d love to try the casablanca trellis stencil. I love the one you used on your sis’s room. Soooo much better than wallpaper. Just lovely!!

  224. I have been looking at wallpapers to redo a teenage girls bathroom. After looking at your post and checking the Royal DesignStudios website, I am definitely going to use a stencil instead!! Love, love the Damask Allover, but couldn’t quit looking at all the trellis patterns either!

  225. I really like the Granada Border, the Small Ancanthus Trellis, and the Allover Chrysanthemum.

    Definitely going to stencil when decorating our new home – a wall, fabric to stretch over a canvas frame, and possibly even the concrete porch floor!

  226. I love the Chinois set!!!

  227. I love the Casablanca trellis!

  228. I love the Chez Sheik – Small stencil . Your wall is beautiful, I would love to use that stencil in the powder room of my house!

  229. Casablanca Trellis – I’d love to do a bedroom wall as well!

  230. Love the Small Chez Sheik! Have the perfect 4 drawer chest I want to tackle! So many wonderful patterns….hard to choose just one! Very nice work on your sister’s wall!

  231. Linda Liles says:

    The Large Moorish pattern is the one I want to use in my bedroom. It is JUST what I have been looking for and I am so excited to see it in use.

  232. Alicia Lippman says:

    I love the Moorish Trellis pattern that you did for your sister…
    it’s looks great.

  233. I absolutely love all of them! So intricate, just fabulous! I would use it in my bedroom for an accent wall, or in my hallway. Or maybe the guestroom? My faves are the Ribbon Lattice, the Large Moroccan Arches, the Dew Damask or the Large Eastern Lattice. I can’t get enough of it! Your sister’s wall is amazing!

  234. It’s so hard to choose just one. I am wanting to redo my half bath and my choice would be the large feathered damask. I really hope I win!

  235. gayle jolluck says:

    really difficult to decide….but I’m thinking of a floor cloth, so, Paris in the springtime is perfect for this…thanks, Gayle

  236. Beautiful!

    Well, I keep coming back to the Granada Border.
    I’d love to use one of these stencils – lots of places in my home could use a special touch.

    Thanks so much for encouraging us – and letting us know how easy it is, Rhoda!

  237. There are so many beautiful stencils, but I really like the Large Berry Romantic!

  238. So hard to choose one, but I’d probably go with the Acanthus Trellis Allover. Would be lovely in my guest room.

  239. I love the casablanca trellis stencil! 🙂 I would use it in my home office and my office at work (I’m redoing both). I think it would help the creative juices flow.

  240. Soooo pretty! It’s really hard to choose just one! I’d love to do a feature wall using the Springtime in Paris stencil – not sure if I’d prefer it in the living room or the bedroom (maybe both??).

  241. I obviously love the pattern you chose – but the Moroccan Stencils: Chez Sheik – Large and Zebra stencils caught my eye too! I can see using it in my new office (if they’ll allow me to paint it. 🙂 ) What a fun project. Can’t wait to see the finished bedroom!

  242. Love the job you and your sister did in her master bedroom!! If I win, I would choose Ribbon Lattice Allover. It would look great in my foyer.

  243. My favorite stencil is the Large Moorish Trellis. I love all of the possibilities that I could come up with to use it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  244. I like the large anthacus trellis or the rockin roses. I really need one of these. Fixing up my house to put on the market!!

  245. Louise in NE OK says:

    There are a lot that I really like….But, the Large Moorish Trellis is the one I’m most drawn to at this moment! Would love to win!

  246. Love so many of them. Too many to choose from but I choose…Casablanca Trellis.

  247. I love the feathered damask ! It looks like it could be used randomly on a wall-something similiar to what I saw Candice do for an office remake.

  248. I like the Entwined Trellis. Would be great in my bathroom.

  249. I have been thinking of doing this now for sometime to a bathroom.
    I absolutley love the Ribbon all over design. Would love a chance to win this and give it a whirl!

  250. VintageBeachgirl says:

    I love the Casablanca Trellis!! So beautiful…….thanks for sharing and for sponsoring the giveaway! Hugs, VBg

  251. Endless circles lattice is my favorite. I would love to win!


  252. I’d love to use the Ribbon Lattice stencil on a wall in my dining room. I have always loved stencils. So much impact with just paint & a stencil and you can change the feel of a whole room.

  253. Oh my! I love the Casablanca Trellis stencil!

    I would love to just use it for anything in my house! 🙂

  254. I love the Large Deco Damask. Thanks!

  255. I love the Casablanca trellis stencil. Been wanting to try one out!

  256. Betsy Gordon says:

    I love the Casablanca trellis. Just an awesome stencil and so versatile.
    I’d use in a powder room or bathroom.

    can’t wait to see the final product of your sisters remodel.

    Fun fun!

  257. Paula Weaver says:

    I love the Chez Ali Small. I would like to stencil some pillows and also use it in my closet behind some shelving. It looks like so much fun.

  258. Love the Large Moorish!!! I’m a newbie on your blog but you are the “BOMB”. I will be trying this technique on my accent wall. I’m thinking the laarge zebra stencil is perfect for my daughters room as well. Thank you for all the great ideas and I can’t wait to see the finished room!!

  259. FAB Rhoda….I take back my thoughts on stencils. I could definitely see doing it on one wall in my office when I get to that point!
    Great job!

  260. I have followed your blog for a long time. I enjoy seeing where you go and what you are doing. I love the stencils. I checked them out and the Endless Circles is my fav.

  261. The pattern you used (Large Moorish) is my favorite. I am painting my master and would love to do this behind my bed. Thanks.

  262. Oh my gosh, that came out amazing! I love it. And two hours isn’t bad at all!


  263. Amy Anderson says:

    I LOVE the large ribbon damask! I am going to be redoing my daughters room very soon and that would be fabulous!

  264. My favorite is Elegancia Allover – your sister’s wall came out beautiful!

  265. Deana Rooks says:

    I love love love the allover Morracan arches. So pretty!

  266. I can’t believe how beautiful the room turned out using a stencil! I have wanted to try this for a long time. My friends paid designers to paint their rooms with stencils but I know I could do it myself too!I just love the large nova trellis!

  267. Judith Harris says:

    I like the Antoinette wall stencil, Large. I plan to do my guest room walls. They are already painted a soft light blue. I have a multi – old mirror installation that would look even better over the Damask style stencil. I enjoy your blog. Keep the articles coming!

  268. Jennifer says:

    This is stunning. I like many, but the Vase & Pearls Allover Stencil is beautiful. Would be so romantic in my bedroom.

  269. I love how your room turned out! I am going to be tackling a bedroom as well. I was curious why you used the Folk Art paints rather than standard paint? In your experience, does it turn out better? Is this the best way to get the iridescent look? I want to do it right the first time! Thanks for your help.

  270. Alison Brumfield says:

    I’m curious how you handle corners and around window trim. I din’t see any comments about that. Are there instructions included in the strencils?

    • Hi, Alison, here’s what I wrote above in the post about the windows and corners. You just have to press it as flat as you can & that’s where another person comes in handy:

      You will run into the top of the crown and around windows where you can only use part of the stencil. It would work better to cut the stencil but you don’t want to do that, so having someone press on it as you roll will help around the windows and baseboard.

  271. I love the Large Moorish Trellis that you featured in your blog. I have had a photo in my Pinterest of that same stencil for some time and now that I am able to do some projects I am very excited. Maybe I’ll get lucky 🙂

  272. Cindy Brienzo says:

    It was hard to pick a favorite, so many that I liked! I would choose the Small Ribbon Damask stencil, for a bedroom wall,

  273. So hard to choose, but since I have, I think I’d go with Acanthus trellis, no wait…the classic damask, no wait AGAIN, the large moorish trellis. Ok, pheewww, glad thats over and I finally decided on the ornimental furniture scroll set…omg I just can’t do it, I want them ALL! Lol. I’m actually starting on my office/guest room, as we speak. I’m using an eggshell in ‘ivory silk’ for the walls and the same color in high gloss for the stencil. I’ve used stencils on furniture but, mthis is my first time on walls. Wish me luck??? I’m new to your blog and I love it! 🙂

  274. I love your sister’s bedroom. What size stencil did you use?
    Thanks, Pat

  275. Christina says:

    How did you stencil underneath and on top of the window?

    • Hi, Christina, you just have to press the stencil as close as you can to any molding or top of doors or walls as you can. Some stencils come with smaller pieces of stencil to be able to get really close to the top and sides, but this one worked pretty well just pressing it in and getting it close.

  276. Love the Atlas allover Morrocan. I think it would look great in a foyer.

  277. Wendy Verdon says:

    That is so gorgeous and so classy! it is my favorite shape! Great job!

  278. Lisa Nielsen says:

    I love how your wall turned out! I love all the stencils, I can’t decide which would be my favorite, but since I love birds I think I will pick Sweet Tweets Lacy Birds!

  279. I LOVE the Chez Sheik Moroccan Stencil! I used to live in Morocco, and it is still the home of my heart 🙂

    This stencil is SO evocative of Morocco. I adore it!

  280. Beautiful! I did notice your sisters windows are very close to the side wall. I’m very curious how you addressed the curtains and rods/finials. I have the same window layout in my daughters room. Making curtains but scratching my head about the rods and fenials.

    • Hi, Sandy, do you mean how to fit in rods and finials in a tight space. I think you just have to try to get them in there as best you can like she did here. You have to measure and take into account how much space the finial will take up once in place.

  281. I love the African Plumes Stencil.

  282. Large moorish trellis stencil…love it for my bedroom.

  283. Cassandra Lacks says:

    You did a beautiful job. And I like the Nova stencil design.

  284. I love soooo many of their stencils, but I would have to say ONE of my favorites is the Verona Furniture Tile. Thank you for sharing.

  285. I love the simple one you hsed. From the company website it would be San barreling damasj

  286. Nichole taylor says:

    This is so cool. I’m always changing the color of my walls. This would be awesome. I like the Moroccan style the best. Thanks for sharing.

  287. Debby Brawner says:

    My favorite stencil is Aveline Floral Damask. It will look great in my bathroom.

  288. hi there, interested with the stencil design but the royal design dont ship to my country. So can i buy yours?

    Thanks, really appreciated it.

  289. Beautiful! I want to do the same thing. How many bottles of that folk art paint did it take for you to stencil that entire wall? Trying to get an estimate on how much to buy. Thx!


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