Thursday, October 13, 2011

Stencil GIVEAWAY and a New Painted Barstool!!!

***This Giveaway is now Closed
I am amazed at how popular these barstools have become.  Thank you so much for the features on different websites and all the kind comments!  This has been a crazy and fun past few days for me!

The people over at Cutting Edge stencils saw my blog, loved the idea of stenciling on leather and want to give one of you the chance to stencil a chair (or a wall, or whatever else you may want to stencil) with a stencil giveaway!

Giveaway info:
Prize: One stencil of any value up to $50 - you can choose your favorite from their site - and they'll ship it for free! (US only)
How to Enter: Tell me what stencil you would choose for a leather dining chair or what stencil you would like for a wall in your home using the form below (Not in the Comments - Comments left below this post will NOT be counted as entries).
Extra Entry: "like" Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.  Don't forget to come back and fill in another entry form stating that you "liked" them on Facebook (you can simply put "liked" in the entry space under "what stencil would you choose" for your extra entry).
Giveaway Ends: Wednesday, October 26th at midnight
How many Winners?: One (1)
Also: Please only enter once, with the exception of the extra Facebook entry.  I will select the winner using by October 27th and will notify by email, so use a real email address.

I will announce the winner here on my blog Friday, October 28th at which time I will also reveal A new painted barstool!  Sorry that is kinda long to wait but I need time to pick a new stencil, have it shipped, paint it, assemble it, etc.!

The barstools from were sold in pairs of two so I bought four barstools.  Which means I still have one blank white stool left.
I can't resist - and this time I'll be using a different stencil and color just to show you another option!!!!

The VERY hard part is deciding which stencil to use!  Cutting edge stencils has so many to choose from that would work great on chairs.  Here are some of my favorites for custom leather dining!

There are a lot more options on their website as well - go check them out then come back here to enter the contest by telling me your favorite stencil.  If you are a first timer at stenciling and nervous about the process just check out their great new "how-to" videos on youtube.  Trust me - it is not hard to get great looking results!  I was so happy about my choice to use a stencil for this project - anything free-handed would have turned out looking like a painted chair - the stencil helped the pattern have such precision that it looks like an upholstered chair instead.

I used one of their stencils on my dining room walls (see here) and used a foam roller brush just like their website recommends - it worked great and was very fast.  I felt like I wanted to be even more careful and precise though on my barstools so I used a small stencil "spouncer" brush (you can find them at most craft stores) which gave the desired result and I was glad I took the extra time to do it that way.  

DON'T FORGET TO CHECK BACK OCTOBER 28th for another Barstool Reveal and GOOD LUCK!!!


  1. WOW! Very cool giveaway. And LOVE the barstools. Great job!!

  2. Am I crazy I don't see a form or a link to a form? Love your stools - A-Mazing!

  3. Ok now it came up apparently my computer is slow this morning :D