Last Updated on December 25, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
I’ve searched…and searched…and searched for a stencil for my utility closet, and I simply cannot find one that just knocks my socks off.
There are plenty that I really like. For example, this Nagoya allover small scale design from Cutting Edge Stencils is one of my favorites:
And of course I love this Rabat allover small scale stencil, but I think the problem with this one is that it looks like a hundred other stencils I’ve seen used lately all over the blogosphere:
I have absolutely loved this stencil from Royal Design Studio ever since I saw it used at Peacock Pavilions. This pattern is called Skylar’s Lace. But I’m afraid it’s too busy for such a small space like the one I have.
Of course, these aren’t the only ones I’ve considered. I’ve looked again and again at these two websites, in addition to a couple of others, for the perfect stencil.
I think there are two things holding me back. First, stencils seem to be everywhere right now. I think I want something different. Second, I have such a tiny space to make a big visual impact. I’m just afraid that these stencils—even the “small scale” stencils—will be too big to make any kind of design statement in my utility closet.
Then I remembered a room that I pinned on Pinterest recently with a wall treatment that I absolutely LOVE. And since it doesn’t require a stencil, I could scale it to whatever size I need for my closet. It’s timeless. It’s classic. It’s…
I love this! I also like that I don’t have to purchase a stencil (which may or may not end up working for my tiny space), and that all I need is painters tape (which I already have plenty of), and that I could use any combination of colors.
Every time I thought I found a stencil that I really liked, I would come back to this picture, and I liked it so much more. So I think I’m gonna go for it!
Do you like argyle as much as I do? Or does it remind you of a sweater (or pair of socks) you owned in the 80s?
Edit: I just realized that my blog design even indicated how much I love argyle! My blog banner has an argyle background. The separator between posts is a strip of argyle. Yep, it’s meant to be.
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