BABY OH BABY!

Stencil: A PERFECT solution for Babies Rooms! A cozy and charming nursery isn’t just for your new baby to enjoy. It’s also for you to love during those middle-of-the night visits. Along with babies comes a lot of “stuff” such as a crib, bassinet, changing table, and rocking chair. Don’t forget to also bring “ambiance” to this special place.  Creating a fun, fanciful focal wall can pull everything together.  Stencils are a wonderful way to add some whimsy and personality to a ro...
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Local Company Receives National Recognition

Gypsy Mint Stencil Company Gypsymint.com peg@interiorsofstillwater.com 651-387-0006 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Company Receives National Recognition A breath of fresh air has arrived in the interior decorating world—and it encourages you to pick up a brush and have some creative fun. Reusable stencils are an eco-friendly replacement for wallpaper and have become all the rage for DIY dabblers and experts. Leading that trend is a Twin Cities-based company, Gypsy Mint Stenc...
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How to Stencil Anything with Masterful Techniques

  You could spend hours searching for a graphic rug—or DIY the exact style you want with this cool technique. Using a roller, coat the entire surface of a sturdy canvas floorcloth in two coats of dark-gray paint (visible in the "grout" lines). Once it dries, apply a large-scale stencil—we chose a two-by-three-foot one with a subway-tile motif— and roll on a coat of white paint to create the rectangles (as shown). Then add a coral "shadow" between them by shifting the stencil slightly...
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PEOPLE & THEIR PETS… Oh, how we love them!

Dogs –VS- Cats If you ask most people, they proudly associate with either dogs or cats. An article from cbsnews.com laid out a difference in personality traits pretty clearly. Those who said they were dog lovers, in a study done by CBS, said they tended to be more lively – meaning they were more energetic and outgoing. These folks also tended to follow the rules pretty closely. Cat lovers, on the other hand, stated they were more introverted, more open-minded and more sensitive than d...
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Perfect Patterning

pattern: noun pat·tern \ ˈpa-tərn \ Definition: a form or model proposed for imitation You may ask yourself, “When should I use a pattern and where?” Our answer, of course, is use pattern often and anywhere. Your home or office is crying for something different and a pattern can provide just that little something extra to make the space amazing. Adding interest to your walls can be achieved in many ways. Different colors, textures, and of course patterns! The possibilities are literally e...
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2018 Trending Colors & Stencil Patterns

With the first quarter of 2018 behind us … (wow, can’t believe that) …  it’s a great time to think about refreshing your spaces.  Spring brings renew.  Refresh with paint at a time when you can throw open the sashes and let the fresh air in while doing it! Of course, anyone embracing change knows that sometimes it’s easier said than done.  You know you want something new but knowing where to start is the hard part!  To help, we’ve pulled together some ideas on cur...
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Spring Tile Projects? Try a Stencil Instead.

What does Spring mean besides sunny, warm weather?  If you’re lucky, it means your tax refund!  If you’re already considering using that tax refund to update a few things around the house, you may want to consider adding stencils to that list. You need only allocate a small fraction of your refund toward stenciling. Stencils can be used is a variety of ways. For example, this is a stunning picture showcasing a customer’s talent using our Subway Tile Stencil.  This stencil a...
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What’s UNDER your stencil!

Base Wall The base wall can be as important as the stencil itself.  Think "Outside The Box" when planning your overall look.  Check out these ideas to knock your project out of the park. Basic Paint Well, of course the most common base beneath a stencil is plain ‘ol paint.  The infinite color options can make your dreams come true.  We gypsies like to recommend a paint finish that is low sheen or flat.  Low sheen finishes provide the least amount of bleeding...
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We LOVE Focal Walls

Everybody has them... that special little place in your home, apartment or business that could use a little love. Pattern and paint can be a perfect way to bring the attention you are looking for. The square footage can be small, but oh how the impact can be grand!                    
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