Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway!//closed

A few months ago I won a stencil of my choice from this blog. And I made these for my new studio, and LOVED them!  

So I got another Cutting Edge Stencil to try a little furniture makeover. 
Disclaimer: I just painted right on top of an ikea dresser. No prep or nothing. Do NOT do that. I mainly just wanted to show you all how it looks to paint furniture. Refer to this blogger for tips on painting furniture! 
(I chose the large Rabat stencil)

Use a small sponge roller with a tiny amount of paint on it. The idea is more strokes of less paint! That prevents leaking!

Tape the stencil down from the top and bottom. That will help keep it flat!

They send a single “strip” of the stencil so you can fill in the holes on the ends.

The finished look!

What do you think? One day when I have a piece of furniture that needs a little *umph*, I will definitely stencil the top. It’s a cheap way to refresh old furniture too!

Do you want to win a Cutting Edge Stencil of your own (up to $50.00)??
Good news! They are giving one away to one lucky Small Things Blog reader! 

They have extremely helpful videos on their website too, so if you have never stenciled before you will feel like a pro after you watch it! 

You can find other helpful videos on their YouTube channel too! 

Here is how to enter to win a stencil of your choice (valued up to $50.00):

1. Leave a comment below with your e-mail address included telling me your favorite kind of stencil. Repetitive geometric pattern? Flowery accents?  (your answer will not factor into the decision of who wins. It’s completely random.)

2. For a second chance to win, “like” Cutting Edge Stencil’s Facebook page and leave a second comment below telling me you did (with your e-mail address included!) 

Good luck! The winner will be chosen at 7:30am EST on Friday December 16th via The winner will be notified via e-mail. 

The winner is. . . .

Jordan said:

Jordan said…

I liked their page of facebook. 
DECEMBER 13, 2011 7:06 PM 
Congrats Jordan! Check your email!
Thanks to all who entered! 


  1. says

    I tend to sway more towards geometric patterns and nature-like themes, such as their Birch Forest stencil (LOVE the trees!). Stencils are such a great way to add texture to walls and furniture!

    nicole (dot) rieth (at) hope (dot) edu

  2. Jessica says

    Thanks for the giveaway! The dresser turned out fab! I LOVE their damask stencils…would love to do the wall behind my headboard! My email address is bpopro(at)att(dot)net.

  3. says

    I have been thinking about painting a rug and a geometric print stencil would be perfect for my little project!

    cutiepatootie97 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Anonymous says

    I’m LOVING the geometric and smooth Mermaid Allover stencil and would love to own one! thanks for posting the giveway, my fingers and toes are crossed that I win! (

  5. Nikki says

    I love the Rabat stencil! I have been wanting to do a stencil like this in my bathroom. I love your blog. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. bailey says

    I love the geometric patterns, especially the paisley pattern since that will be my daughter’s name! (

  7. says

    I have been looking for a stencil like the one you used for forever! We are moving into a new home in a few months and I’d love to do the same pattern with pale blue and metallic gold colors in our new dining room. Very chic and I am scared to death of wallpaper, so this is a good alternative. Love the geometric patterns!

  8. Allison D says

    I know it’s super popular right now, but I’m loving quatrefoil stencils! Thanks for such a great giveaway! ans3r (at) virginia (dot) edu

  9. says

    I have wanted to try one of these and I think I finally have the perfect project for it! I love the all over geometric patterns, just classic.

  10. Sarah says

    I love the geometric pattern you showed! I usually don’t go for something like that, but I think I would now that I see what you did with it! :)

    sarahpeterson18 [at] gmail [dot] com

  11. says

    Thanks for the give-away! I love the geometric patterns. We are buying a house this spring and I cannot wait to buy some old furniture and give it a new look!


  12. says

    I like the allover more feminine graphic stencils, such as the Hourglass or the Trellis stencils. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  13. says

    Can’t wait to buy our home so we can order from the Cutting Edge site! Thanks so much for sharing and love your blog, too! My fav is the Kabat design as it is very reminiscent of the clover pattern in Italian architecture, which is where we spent our honeymoon 2 years ago. :^) I plan to decorate my home Italian/Tuscan style. Thanks!

  14. Anonymous says

    Oh my goodness I love these. Went to the stencil site and got lost for a while. I just love the Damask ones. I am already imagining ways to use in my home. Love love Thanks for posting.


  15. Lauren says

    I have an appreciation for all things stencil! But…I do seem to be digging the more geometric ones these days.

    Laurenbnorton at yahoo dot com

  16. says

    I also “like” cutting edge stencils on face book. I presently have one of their stencils waiting for me to use on our bedroom walls. Anastasia Damask. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  17. says

    Love the design you did!! Beautiful. I would love a geometrical pattern. I just told my mom today that after the New Year, I wanted to paint my furniture(thanks to your post about redoing your furniture) and one of these would be just the thing I need.

  18. says

    I love the geometric shapes–do the stencil in a slightly lighter color than the background or do a light/dark contrast (like you did!)
    brookeb269 at yahoo dot com


  19. Amy Marie says

    I’m totally torn!! I love the zinnia patterns…but I love the geometric patterns too! I wouldn’t be disappointed with either! :)


  20. says

    I am so glad that I found this blog! I am learning to branch out! I love patterns of all kinds…but to achieve the look I love the paisley patterns repeated over and over is amazing.

  21. Anonymous says

    I love the stencils that look like fancy lattice work or moroccan inspired patterns :)
    My email is
    Jenny O

  22. says

    Love these stencils!! I’m torn between geometric stencils and damask. You can’t go wrong either way, though.


  23. says

    Oh my gosh! Reading this I pointed to the post and told my husband, see this is exactly what I need to do on our coffee table! I’ve been meaning to redo it- the legs are painted black, the sides are some kind of horrid magenta from its previous owner, and the top is scuffed up oak. So it’d pick the Rabat Allover Stencil. The table they have on their website for that stencil is what I want to recreate!

  24. says

    These are so neat! I have an empty wall in my living room – I have no idea what to do it – this would be perfect. I really like their Zagora and Harlequin Allover stencil.


  25. says

    I love the rabbit pattern you featured! So versatile! Thanks for the website link. I’m getting ready to revamp and this is what I’ve been needing to direct my DIY activities!

  26. says

    alove 9 2 6 (at) gmail (dot) come
    Minus the spaces.
    I love all kinds of stencils. While i’m not a huge flower fan there are some that are truly beautiful.

  27. Anonymous says

    I love geometric patterns!! And after looking on their website I LOVE all the Damask stencils! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

    michelleremund (at) hotmail (dot) com

  28. Carly B. says

    loving the geometric stencils!! and I love the idea of painting furniture, not necessarily walls :) {carlyjoybradshaw(at)gmail(dot)com}

  29. Michelle says

    I really like allover geometric stencils, like the Nagoya stencil. I do love the dandelion stencil, though!


  30. Anonymous says

    My favorite kind of stencils are the trees and branches. I am really enjoying your site.
    Kathy (O:


  31. says

    Wow I love the new look you gave your dresser! I’m very inspired to do that to my own, I have some furniture that definitely needs some ‘oomph’ :) I like the repetitive geometric design the most.

  32. says

    Since I am a quilter, a quilting stencil is my absolute favorite! I do like painting stencils too though :) I painted a potted geranium going down each step in my old house and on the last step the pot had tipped and on the wall at the floor some “dirt” was stenciled on….it was my favorite and took many layers to complete.