Unique Window Covering Using A Stencil by Royal Design Studio

Hey friends! I’ve been absolutely DYING to share this project with you! Not only did the vision come together perfectly, it looks so stinking cool!

Let’s start with my dilema…the weirdest window known to man and a creative mind that can’t stand the thought of plain mini blinds to cover it! I know it’s hard to look past the rose border (I’ll be sharing the process of taking that down soon) but focus on that off center window…

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

 

The window is high so I wasn’t worried about folks peeking in and the sun never shines directly through so I really just wanted to filter the light. I could have used drapes but given the amount of fabric covering the windows on the adjacent wall, I wanted something different. I thought about using a window film but that would not have taken care of the awkward shape.

After meditating on the window for hours {literally} and saying the word FILTER over and over, it came to me! I could use clear acrylic lighting panels that cover florescent lighting! I set out to Home Depot and found many varieties including this one with a cool texture.

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

I could have hung them as they came but plain isn’t my thing so I decided to add “The Finishing Touch“! Enter Royal Design Studio! They sent me this cool stencil, “Get Ziggy With It” to try a while back and I’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to use it. This was it!

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Now, if you’ve followed me for long you know I prefer to free hand. I’m a tiny bit impatient and stencils have caused me more confusion than relief in the past. Getting everything lined up right, worrying with bleeding, etc. NOT the case with this one, yall! In fact, the ease of use has me wanting to stencil everything!

The stencil is thick and perfectly weighted with guidelines that make the process so easy. I used tape to hold down the stencil but you can also use a spray adhesive for vertical applications. You wanna make sure the Royal Designs Studio is facing up before you get started.

My project was a bit time consuming because I chose to use several different colors. I used Royal Stencil Creme in Peacock Fancy, Antique Silver, and Antique Gold. I applied them in a variety of ways…with a brush:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

With a sponge pouncer:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

As you can see, the guides take the guess work out of transitioning to the next section.

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

For the bottom, I wanted a dipped look so I used the Flocked Stencil Roller  to apply two coats of Warm Silver Metallic Paint by Modern Masters. TOTALLY in love with this roller! It was perfect for laying down the metallic paint and didn’t push the paint thru the stencil. Hooked, for sure!

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

 

I was so happy with how the panels turned out but hanging them proved to be a challenge. I tried to just drill a hole and hang them with hooks but that was a no-go! The acrylic started cracking immediately. I stopped and went back to meditation! If you only knew how my brain shuts down when focusing on stuff like this! It’s absolutely maddening I tell ya. I ended up finding these super cool clips from Display2Go.

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's StencilUsing the included tool, I tightened the clips onto the panels. I used a Ferrule & Stop Set to loop and clamp the wire so I could hang the panels.

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's StencilI hung them from a pipe I had cut to fit at Home Depot. The entire project cost me less than $75!

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

IN LOVE!!!!!

Early morning with the lights on:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Early morning with the lights off:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Evening with the lights on:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

Evening with the lights off:

Unique Window Covering Using Royal Design Studio's Stencil

I adore the way it changes with lighting! I’ll be sharing the rest of the room soon as it is a work in progress! If you’re interested in decorating on a budget with junk, subscribe and stay tuned! There’s lots to come!

Make something beautiful today, lovelies! Smooches!

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Comments

  1. Again, something I have never seen before and the final look is so modern, retro,,disco-ish fresh! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!

  2. Kimberly Legill says:

    Girl,girl,girl you always just blow my mind and the stuff you come up with! This is just to freakin cool!

  3. So cool and so different – what a creative idea! <3

  4. shannon says:

    Love love love!!!!!

  5. Hope Williams says:

    Oh I love this! Looks awesome and totally you! I bet it was fun to do too!
    Have a beautiful weekend, Hope

  6. You are so creative. This project was great for your window and I love the colors. Can’t wait to see the rest of the room.

  7. Micheline Mulaire says:

    So very very cool!

  8. Dennise Dekle says:

    Wow,wow,wow!! Such a fantastic solution. So great looking and love that you used panels larger than the window. Keep it comin, thank you for sharing.

  9. Becky Ziegler says:

    Angles this is Awesome !!! Showed it to my Sister n law here in Texas and she commented on how talented you are :)

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