Thursday, June 7, 2012

Royal Design Studio - My Review and A Giveaway!

When I came in contact with Royal Design Studio, I could not have been more excited!  Deciding which room I would stencil was the easy part!  Choosing one of their stencils, not so much.  Royal Design Studio offers so many different designs.  I poured over their site, daydreaming of all the possibilities.  Ultimately, I chose the "Tiger Stripes Allover Stencil" for my twin daughters' bedroom.  The longest wall would be the stenciled focal point.

Before my stencil arrived I painted the walls with Glidden's "Misty Aqua".  It was an improvement already but I was itching to get to the stenciling.  When I received my package I quickly read through the instructions and helpful tips and got my supplies ready.  My daughters chose Glidden's "Pink Flamingo" for the tiger stripes.

To begin, I found the halfway point of the wall and centered the stencil on it abutting the ceiling.

I was so anxious to get started that I decided to skip the spray adhesive tip and used frog tape to adhere it to the wall.  In my experience, this was a big mistake.  I wanted crisp lines but instead ran into some bleeding.  This also could have been due to the paint roller being overloaded with paint.

I'm so thankful I realized this on the first "square" that was stenciled.  I let it dry, repainted with the "Misty Aqua" base color and decided to begin in the morning - this time with spray adhesive in hand.  Using the repositional spray adhesive made the job move along so quickly.  My helpful hint with the adhesive is that less is more.  That stuff is sticky!

My favorite feature of the stencil is the repeat registration cut into the Mylar.  It was a dream lining up the registration marks and keeping everything level!

It took me only a couple of hours to complete my 12' wall.  The next morning I went back over my stencil work with a small paintbrush and "Misty Aqua" to touch up any areas that had bleeding.  There wasn't much to improve upon.  I really enjoyed this project and found it to be relaxing. 

My daughters' room is so unique and they are ecstatic with the results.  I'll let the photos speak for themselves...


I am thrilled to offer one of my readers a Royal Design Studio stencil of their own!

To enter, hop on over to Royal Design Studio's website and select a stencil ($50 or less) that you would love to use for a project of your own.  For an entry in the giveaway, come back here and leave a comment letting me know which stencil you fell in love with!

For additional entries:
1. Like Royal Design Studios Facebook Fan Page!
2. Follow Designamour on Twitter!
3. Or follow Royal Design Studios Pinterest Page!
4. Follow Maxwell House Interiors on Pinterest!
5. Become a follower of Maxwell House Interiors or let me know if you're already following along.

**Leave a separate comment for each entry.**
The winner will be chosen using on
Friday, June 15th at 10 a.m. 

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  1. i am a follower- so happy to see a post from you! love the zebra!

  2. and i like rd on fb! :) how is that for initializing everything?

  3. For me, it's a tie between the allover houndstooth and the hollywood squares, but, honestly, I love almost all of their stencils! :)

  4. I like RD on Facebook! (

  5. And finally, I'm following you via GFC! I love what you did with the zebra stencil!

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  7. I love the peacock feathers stencils

  8. I follow your blog, and I love what you did to that wall. It looks amazing.

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  10. What a cute room for your daughters!
    Mary Alice

  11. Love the stencil! Good Job!

  12. Jeannie, the wall came out great! Even where there is bleed-through from the stencil, it looks like part of the design and it's so fun! My daughter would love this so much - hope your girls are loving it!


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