Good morning， my creative home renovators!？ Today，？Cutting Edge Stencils is chatting about a home decorating trend that we’；ve seen more and more of this year.？ It all started earlier this year when we popped up in Benjamin Moore’；s 2013 Color Trends， within their Urbanite color palette.personalized nursery pillows
It’；s a palette of colors that are crisp， chic and let off a cool cosmopolitan vibe.？ Ah! It’；s no wonder that our stencils fit in so well here!？ Benjamin Moore features a city-chic kitchen that’；s been painted in soft yet sophisticated colors and to top it all off they painted our？Chain Link Allover Stencil to create a unique backsplash. Gorgeousbaby pillow， don’；t you think？
To recreate this gorgeous kitchen’；s look， paint your backsplash in Benjamin Moore sparrow AF-720 and then stencil our Chain Link Allover pattern in camouflage 2143-40.？ The best part about this project (other than being featured in one of favorite paint company’；s trendy forecast) is that it’；s so achievable!？ Stenciling a backsplash in a kitchen is way cheaper than some of the alternatives like stone and tile.？ Yet it the addition of the stenciled pattern in this space can be stunning. We think it’；s an awesome idea!
Well look no further!？ It certainly looks like Benjamin Moore was onto a trend when they stenciled their kitchen wall that has quickly caught on!？ This past July， This Old House Magazine featured the Julian family.？ This handy DIY family was working on a kitchen redo when they decided to stencil the backplash in their kitchen.？ After putting down a gray base coat in a flat finish (Clark Kensington’；s Ominous Cloud)，？ Haley Julian used white semigloss (Dutch Boy’；s Ultra White) to apply the Hourglass pattern.？ Don’；t know about you but we’；d love to pull up a stool and hang out in this breathtaking kitchen!
Then there’；s this stenciled stud that we found on the Remodelaholic.？ Ashely， a creative DIYer， was working on a kitchen redo on a really tight budget.？ Instead of using a pricey tile to line the kitchen backsplash， she decided to stencil the area using our Casablanca pattern in limey shade of green.？ We love how the stencil pops against the all white cabinets!？ Stunning!
Not sure which direction to take your kitchen makeover？？ We all know that kitchen projects can be full ups and downs.？ Just like this Ikat Zig Zag stencil in Hillary’；s kitchen.？ Hillary， a crafty fan， started the striped pattern in the dining section of her kitchen and then continued it along the wall as the backsplash.？ We love her creative continuity!
Even our Instagram fans， like Audrie， have picked up on this inexpensive kitchen trend.？ Audrie used our Zagora Stencil in a warm golden hue to give the heart of her home a little patterned punch!？ We love it， don’；t you？!
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Thanks for reading， and happy stenciling!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
One of many things we love about artist/designer/craftsman/journeyman Max Lamb‘s work is that he ALWAYS has an unusual take on the practical AND he loves to reveal his process, offering in a powerful lesson in EMPOWERMENT. ?This video shows him making a wood stool out of huge chestnut tree log he hauled home from Springfield Park, London. It especially interests us because we lugged home several fallen tree hunks on our trusty Magna Cart?after Hurricane Sandy, then wondered what to do with them, having no access or facility with a chain saw. Fallen trees are a readily available raw material for a lot of people.