Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Wheelie Wednesday - The Stencil

Hi everybody! It's me - Autumn!I can finally report that the guestroom has been painted antique white and mom and I have worked very hard on the stencil and at last it's completed!

We're sorry to say that it's not an Airedale stencil! We really did consider it and we even went as far as to draw it out and cut it out and we even tried it out with stencil paint inside the chimney cupboard but mom said it looked yucky and unprofessional and she painted right over all that hard work! Maggie and Mitch were pretty upset to hear this bit of news! OOPS! Sorry, guys!

This is the stencil that mom used. Don't tell anyone but mom swiped this idea off the internet and cut her own stencil!
We liked the idea of an Autumn theme (my mom is so smart) with oak leaves and acorns and berries so that's what we did! This particular stencil requires several different stencil paint colors so you have to stencil one color at a time, wait for it to dry and go around the room again and again until all of your colors are on the wall! It's tedious but well worth your efforts!

We started with the green leaves. And then we added red to a portion of the oak leaves and then came around again and this time we added gold to the same leaves!
This is the completed stencil! You can see that we added the brown branch and red berries!
Mom has also been stripping woodwork and those are just about done too!

You can see also see the trim color we decided on around the doors and the firebox! We have pretty much finished all that we can do in the bedroom for now and we're out in the workshop helping dad prepare the floors. The floors are an incredible amount of work and we're hoping to have them down in a month or so!

Mom can't wait to move the furniture back in and invite our first guest! Who wants to be first?!

See you all next Wednesday!

Love, Autumn


Princess Patches said...

What a great room! We love the stencils and trim color! We can't wait to see the floor!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

NESSA the hovawart said...

Wooow, very well done! Your mom is an artist ;-) That room looks so great!
Kiss and hugs,

Aki and Poopie said...

your pawrents sure are the best M&M!! that is tedious work indeed... just looking at it makes me tired already!

We absolutely love teh end product.. its soooo cool!!! we wished we could have seen how the aire attempt turned out though...

drooly kisses,



we'd love to visit your fantabulous house! (and meet you pawsonally too!)

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

My're up and postin' early!!! We LOVE that stencilin'...and she did it in your honor! (Eric would say this is one more instance of Wheelies takin' over the world, but we think that's just hope!)

Our daddy painted our firebox once with black fireproof paint...made the whole thing look way different...

Can't wait to see how it all turns out!


Teddy said...

Ooh, what a pretty room!! If you invite me, I promise to have no accidents on your new floor ;)


The WriggleButts said...

Wow! That looks really great! We're sorry there's no picture of the failed aire-stencil, though.


Gus said...

We wanna see the airedale stencil too! But we love the autumn stencil, and hope you get a plaque on the door.


Kelly said...

Oh Autumn, the guest room is looking FAB! I think this calls for a wheelie slumber party when it's complete!!

Archie and Melissa said...

we want to be first!
wow! your mom is so talented! everything looks wonderful!
m & e

Deetz said...

Wow, that is beautiful. My mum is a freak for decorating and painting. She said we would try to stencil sometime, looks like alot of fun. Great job on the room, can't wait to see it all completed with furniture and stuffs.

Petra said...

Beautiful work! Motch loves stenciling, too. In our last house, she stenciled every room, and now she's ready to do some "word art". I think she should do the whole house in words like "Petra rocks" but I don't think she'll listen to me.


Teamwork always come in beautiful....

Fred said...


Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

room is very very very beautiful!!!
we love stencil too!!!
can't wait to see it finished!!!
it will be SUPER!!!!!
like you!!!!!!!!
kisses and licks!!!!!!!!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Autumn
You and your mom did a really great job on that stencil. We love the colours.
Love Ruby & Penny

Raising Addie said...

Very cool!

That must have been a lot of work!

Can't wait to see the final product!

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie and Lucie

Amber-Mae said...

Wow! I think it looks sooo pretty!!!

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

The Army of Four said...

That looks so pretty! If it couldn't be Airedales, the leaves are a great choice!

Putter said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! Autumn!

Your Mom is doing such a goodest job ever! OMG! OMG! OMG! Autumn, why does that room look familiar to MY MOM? It does not look familiar to ME? Can you write back and let me know ... I am very curious! OMG! OMG! OMG!


Putter ...:)

Caz and Ludo the cool dude said...

great guest room you have done a excellent job the stencil made the room look like and warm, those brown colours.

Well done a good job.

ludo the cool dude

Lady Kaos said...

The room looks great! I can't wiat to see the finsihed room!!

Chow Chow said...

Very nice stencil work there! Well done!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

Furry nice work!

Maybe woo khan go help Mango and PeeWee redekhorate their dad's barn!


Asta said...

That must have been a nawful lot of wowk but soooo wowf it..It's simply bootiful..We love the leaves and bwanches and bewwies and youw choice of colows..whoevew gets to stay thewe suwe is lucky! You must have been a weal inspiwation fow that stencil..I'm suwe Maggie and Mitch will undewstand..they have all those lovely paintings and sculptoowe of themselves evewywhewe
smoochie kisses

Snowball said...

I love those autumn leaves painted on the wall but I think it will not look so plain if mom has added a border with a different shade all around before painting on the leaves. Perhaps she can try it when it time to repaint the room.

Peess: jie jie is not too satisfied with her latest painting too. See, you guys dun even recognise who that pup is. I will give you a clue. He is on of our DWB News reporter.


Lois Lane/Laney said...

I want to come play!

Comet said...

Those stencils are very pretty. Your people sure are putting in a lot of work making that a nice room. I'd send Comet to come stay with you, but he would probably pee on your floor!

Toffee said...

Oh can we visit!

We want to come over puh-lease!!

Anonymous said...

What a lot of hard work, but even without the floors in, the room looks great!

See ya!

Moco said...

It is a lovely room. You have been working very hard and it really shows. Autumn is a prefect theme.

Persephone and Buster said...

hi maggie and mitch...Ms.Persephone here -- I got on the 'puter before theBUSTER could..shhhhh. what a pretty room you helped make! love the stencil...can't wait to see the floor...hurry hurry...
if you put a real cushy bed i would be most honored to rest my head on a lovely pillow...i do so love to drape.
Ms.Persephone...and Ms.Blue oh...and i guess...theBUSTER to.

Joe Stains said...

We are sorry that the Airedale stencil didn't quite work out, but the leaves look wonderful!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Autumn!
You and your mom have done a pawesome job in that room!
It looks pawesome!
Kisses and hugs

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Autumn...

Yer P's are the most talented ever....that is a great stencil...Gram tried that once and just gave up on it....She has tried faux painting and that goes much better....


Dewey Dewster here....

Boo Casanova said...

your mom is super talented, wait, multi talented too.

i have no idea what is stencils until now. :D

wet wet licks


Amber and Nala said...

The leaves are crafty! :)

Huskee and Hershey said...

Sorry that the AIredale stencil did not work out.. but this is very nice too! We love the details and colors!!

Stanley said...


If you think you can fit me, my girl and Stella all into the guestroom, we are so THERE! It's looking very cozy, and bet it will be even more bootiful once the floor is in. You and your mama did I great job on the stencils. Could she come to GooberStan for a job... and bring you, Maggie & Mitch along?

Goober love,

Noah the Airedale said...

We want to see it first hand lol.
You know could have put airedale paws around the room hehehehe.

Seriously though the room looks great.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Bae Bae said...

That looks very pretty. I can't wait to see when the furnitures are in. Me me me I wanna go visit you doggies

~ Bae

parlance said...

Those stencils certainly make the room look lovely.

Lacy said...

w00f's M and M, that room iz gonna b bute ti loves the stencil..can me and my mama comed to visit u..

b safe,

Dexter said...

The stencils are just so pretty. That room is really coming along. I know how long these projects can take.