Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Terrific Under Ten Tuesday #3

The majority of my projects for my home are made for less than $10. Probably more so under $5. I have a strict budget and I got to stick to it. That is why I started Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays. It's been so much fun to see fellow bloggers link up their budget friendly projects and finds! It's very inspiring to show others that it's really not that hard to decorate on a budget.

Well my $10 or less project I'm going to share today is my stencil stair landing right off my kitchen.

I found this cool stencil at Hobby Lobby for around $8 with a coupon.

The stencil includes easy to follow instructions. After experimenting, I have a few tips of my own.

Using spray adhesive works a lot better than painter's tape to adhere the stencil to the wall. I had no problem with pealing the wall paint. It especially worked great when I had to get close to the ceiling and corners.

You can roll on, sponge on or rag on your paint. Using a small roller works the best and faster. If it's hard to roll in a tight spot like next to a corner/ceiling then I would use a sponge or stencil brush.

Also a little paint goes a long way. After you roll on some paint on your roller, roll out the excess on some rags. You don't want too much else the paint will creap under your stencil. I used a sample size of free paint that I got at my local salvage center and I had plenty left over.

Don't be afraid to take a risk. Try a fun stencil or wall treatment on just one wall in your home if you don't want to be too bold. If it doesn't turn out the way you like it then you can always paint over it.

I'm glad I went out of my comfort zone and tried something a little different. Now this is one of my favorite spots in my home.

Now it's your turn to link up to Terrific Under Ten Tuesday!

 Here are a few "rules" in order for you to join in on the party:
*Please be a follower of my blog.

*Your project must be made or bought for $10 or less.
*Your project must be HOME related. For example a DIY project, craft, makeover, thrift find, recipe, kiddo activity, party ideas...you get the idea.
*Please do not link up Online Shops or Giveaways.
*You can link up to 3 projects. (They don't have to be new. Look in your past posts and pick out some favorites to share.)
*Link to the specific post and not to the main page of your blog. If you don't know how to do this, Not Just A Housewife provides a great "how to link up to a linky party tututorial" HERE.

*Add the Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays button to the bottom of your post, side bar, or to your linky party list.

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The linky party will be open for 2 days. Then I will feature some favorites on Friday!
*By linking up, you give me the permission to use your photo(s) from your post on Feature Friday.
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  1. I <3 the stenciling...looks beautiful! I linked up my latest :)

  2. I love this! I just used a wall stencil on the back of my built-in bookshelves. Such a cute and easy alternative to wallpaper!

  3. Another gorgeous makeover! So happy to be linking up as well this week :)

  4. Your stenciled walls are wonderful! I've got to find something to stencil now :) Just found your blog and I am really impressed with what you do so frugally. I've linked up my latest project - thank you for hosting!

  5. Still loving that landing, Kindra! It looks like a lot of work. Did it take you as long as it looks like it did?

  6. Thanks for inviting me over!! I'm having my first blog party tonight at 9pm eastern; I hope you'll come over and join! :-)

  7. Thank you for stopping by A Woman's Haven! I love linky up to your new party. :0)

  8. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing~Hollie


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