Design by Sharpie (TM).

Stenciling is all the rage these days in the interwebs.  And I’m not taking about the green ivy kind. 

There is Lauren’s living room (as seen in the Dec BHG!): 

via Pure Style Home


I love this.  Her husband actually painted it for her.  He deserves a whole lotta love & attention as there is no way in HELL my husband would do something as precise and delicate like that. 

Next, there is Janell’s new foyer.  Love this, too. 

via Isabella Max Rooms


And finally, Emily’s office.  This might be my favorite pattern.  Well, I don’t know… I love it all. 


via Jones Design Company

HOWEVER, yesterday, I found the following.  

Britt  hand-drew her “wallpaper” with a SHARPIE.  Freehand.  All the way. 

via GusAndLula


I really do like this idea, but I am flooded with questions like:  

  • How did you not jab your eyes out with the Sharpie 15 minutes later in a fit of angst? 
  • Did you get extreme hand palsy like I do with a can of spray paint? 
  • Did you ever break down, get in the fetal position, and cry in the corner chanting IT HURTS!? 

I would love to attempt something like this, but thinking about it just takes me back to the questions listed above. 

Thoughts?  Could you do it?  And, as well as she did? 

[Actually, I did buy a stencil from Michaels but am waiting for that giant dose of motivation (or wine) to do this.]
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3 Responses to Design by Sharpie (TM).

  1. I’m completely with you on this post. My husband would never even give me an opinion about a wall stencil. Much less do it! I love the other stencil designs but I too have stood at the stencil display at Michael’s trying to decide if I have the patience, precision and time to do it. So, I’ve decided that I’m going to try the Easy Change pre-pasted wall paper by Sherwin Williams. But if you google wall paper paint roller there is a product that gives you the stencil effect but it’s will a roller there are not a lot of great designs to choose from, but I’ve been intrigued by it.

    On another note. I’m doing a giveaway this week. Pop over and enter and tell your friends! :)

  2. Rita says:

    I COULD do it, yes. As well as she? No. Would my minimalist husband let me? No. Does he do any business travel? No. So, I encourage you to try so I can live vicarioulsy!

  3. angie says:

    SNM, your post had me laughing HARD! You are darn funny!
    And there is NO WAY a girl like me stands a chance creating a work of art like that with a Sharpie. Need we all remind ourselves Sharpies are permanent! That means no mistakes on the entire wall! Not gonna happen over here!
    So cool, though. Emily’s office is my fav! Thanks for posting!

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