Spring Home Makeover|Perfect Wall Decals from The Simple Stencil

May 31, 2012

Spring Home Makeover with Simple Stencil


Just before Andrew was born 3 1/2 years ago, I found for the first time – Vinyl Wall Transfers (or as I call them: Wall Decals).  I was instantly in love, because they added elegance to the wall and filled otherwise void spaces with just the perfect touch – without becoming ‘too much’ decoration.

I instantly got one for my son’s room – It was perfect for over the closet doors.DSC07122

I decided at that point that I really loved these decals. 

When we moved to this house, I decided that there was going to be decals in several places – except… I never got around to ordering what I wanted.

So when Heather and I started working together on this Home Makeover Project: I *knew* we had to work with a company who had a lot of variety on their site, and had easily customizable images/fonts – because I wanted something amazing in every room! So we chose The Simple Stencil.


The first order of business was my bedroom: After all – I had to get my bedroom makeover perfect to show you all Open-mouthed smile

Bedroom Before

I knew the bible verse I wanted over my bed: Romans 12:12.  But the Romans 12:12 verse that they had was not exactly the way I wanted it: so I did a custom order.  It was really simple to do: 

I wanted Joyful, Patient, and Faithful to be in one larger script font – and the rest of the words to be in normal sized but non cursive fonts – so that it would stand out more.  So I ordered two sets of words:

1) Joyful Patient Faithful
2) Be In Hope, In Affliction, In Prayer – Romans 12:12

Then: when I received them, I cut them and laid them out on the bed just the way I wanted them (and took a picture for reference).


And then Installed them:

I’ve written a more detailed tutorial about how to install your vinyl transfers when you get them – for your future reference.


The Simple Stencil had some really awesome transfers to choose from, and I must have spent at least 5 or 6 hours on their site deciding what I wanted, and where.

Some of the ones I chose were:

My husband had the ‘opportunity’ to put these up on the wall, and he found it to be a lot easier than the transfers we have worked with previously – where he normally would have had to replace the contact paper to be sure that it all comes off onto the wall. 

The vinyl transfers from The Simple Stencil were very easy, and after the first few transfers – he knew he could trust them to come right off the contact paper!


I am still looking for the perfect sconces to put up on either side of the words, but meanwhile I think that these words are perfect for over my bed. 

What do you think?  I know – it’s hard to see without seeing the WHOLE room – but, Tomorrow – that will be revealed Winking smile

Would you like to try out some wall decals from The Simple Stencil?

To order from The Simple Stencil – use the code ‘CHEEKY’ at checkout for 20% off your order!


Win It!!!!

One Lucky Reader will WIN a $50 gift code to The Simple Stencil!

How to Enter:

Mandatory Entry:  Leave a relevant comment on this post.

Then: Fill out the Rafflecopter Form.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!

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Also, check out Heather’s Makeover Reviews & Giveaways at OurKidsMom.com

OurKidsMom Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on June 22nd, 2012. alogo1


  1. jenny b says:

    these are the best wall transfers in the word, I wont go anywhere but simple stencil, i love them so much!

  2. I really like these, you make them look easy 🙂
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  3. Loving the robot chalkboard sticker. I have boys and they would love this! kids wall decals

  4. Harmony B says:

    these are a great way to update w/o a small budget

  5. Danielle Papsis says:

    They have a large selection. I think I”d have a hard time choosing! Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. elven johnson says:

    With so many to chose from I’d need help picking too.
    Thank you

  7. so many adorable designs. makes me want to redo my nursery!

  8. paige chandler says:

    What a fun site. I like Everyone brings joy to this house — (Some when they enter, some when they leave) 🙂

  9. I love these! I used to have one in my daughters room but then we moved and havent put any up in our new place!

  10. amanda j. says:

    I love how popular and easy to use wall vinyl has become. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  11. amanda roach says:

    thanks fo great giveaway

  12. catherine c says:

    this makes decorating so much easier…years ago i spent DAYS trying to stencil an ivy border in my kitchen…so frustrating!

    thanks for the chance to win!

  13. I like the way you had the stencil setup, I think it does look better with the words emphasized. I do have words I have painted on a wall, but I think it would look better with these stencils.

  14. These are great! I would love one of these for my girls’ bedroom!

  15. Sandy VanHoey says:

    These are so nice! My oldest daughter has some in her home and they look so nice

  16. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love the imagine & play wall quote!

  17. I am slightly obsessed with wall stencils. 🙂 I love all of them.

  18. Caitlin McClure says:

    Love these stencils!

  19. I love the idea of having a beautiful wall saying above our bed, first because they remind you every time you go to bed and every time you wake up…what a couple believes in and what you are to each other. There are SO many great ones! also, I have NEVER had anything on my walls above my bed or kids because I am afraid a photo or shelf, etc will fall down and hurt someone. With these, if attached well and no risk of them coming off into a crib or small child’s bed, you are safe!

    One of my favorites is this..

    To know you have enough is to be rich…


  20. I could totally use this in my new house

    freebiegoddess03@aol.com freebiegoddess03@aol.com

  21. Rebecca Smith says:

    I’d love to get the Family Home Blessings Quote or the Happiness is Homemade Quote for my family room!

  22. Heather Turner says:

    This would be a great way to add dimension to our living room

  23. Amanda Alvarado says:

    There are so many that I love! It will be hard to choose if I win! LOL

  24. LaTanya says:

    I like the Script Monogram

  25. I love the Bible Scriptures.

  26. Corinne Soto says:

    these look super easy to put up, perfect for our master bedroom

  27. david basile says:

    some great sayings there

  28. susan varney says:

    this makes a nice positive note mverno@roadrunner.com

  29. telitha says:

    i would love so many of these for a playroom i’m doing for my girls!

  30. Kendal Barriere says:

    I love the verse you choose for your example for the giveaway! I hope I win!

  31. Amy Martin says:

    What a neat idea.

  32. Kristin Sawatzke says:

    I would love to win this! THey are all cute!

  33. That looks great on your wall! I love the variety of the fonts. Very nice!

  34. Marysa N. says:

    We are going to re-paint my daughter’s room this summer, and I would love to get a stencil for her room for over her bed.
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

  35. Nikole H. says:
  36. nannypanpan says:

    would love a srencil for my living room wall

  37. Debbie Ellis says:

    This one would be awesome, my Grand daughter loves Stencils on her walls she in to retro.

  38. stephanie rowe says:

    my sis is wanting a tree with a bird and a monkey, but i didnt see a monkey there. i do like the You are my Sunshine for my nephews nursery

  39. Debbie Welchert says:

    I really love their Growth Chart Wall Decal – Football

  40. Sarah Carroll says:

    I have been wanting some of these for my girls play room. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  41. Katherine Short says:

    We will be moving into a new house soon, and I have already told my hubby he’s going to have to keep me from going overboard with these, I like them so much!

  42. LOVE this! REALLY hope to win! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  43. i’d use them in my living room.

  44. Nicole L says:

    I’ve always wanted to try these but didn’t know how they worked exactly. Thanks for the info and demonstration!

  45. christine jessamine says:

    this is a little thing that makes a huge difference when decorating a room. i love the verse you chose

  46. liberty boblett says:

    I really like that Simple Stencil is easy to use. I am usually not a DIY-er, but it looks like I could do this with ease. Great job on your room!

  47. jewels dupras says:

    I love all wall art I’ve seen with Simple Stencils! it makes the room stand out and I also love how easy and helpful it is to order exactly what you want! I just moved into my own apartment and I would absolutely love and appreciate if I won! thank you for the opportunity!

  48. I love what a difference wall decals can make. They can transform a normal room into one that’s spectacular

  49. completes your room!

  50. there so cute!

  51. That looks great. You also made a perfect pick!

  52. Missy L says:

    I love the Bible Verses section! I want so many of them 🙂

    PS- I actually clicked enter before getting all of my Twitter name in the box on one of the entries. I’m mlynnh8

  53. This is a cool product and great for any house or room.

  54. Heather Garcia says:

    Would love to have the BIENVENIDOS to welcome my spanish family to my casa!

  55. Would love one for our bedroom!

  56. Suzanne B. says:

    I like the Stick Figures Value Pack to make little people for my nursery village.

  57. Holly S. says:

    I’d like to get one of these for my daughters bedroom.

  58. I like the polly parrot decal.

  59. Kathlyne says:

    I keep seeing these online and I think I’m really going to do them when we move.

  60. Shawna Hehr says:

    I love the Master Bedroom Collection and that so many are fully customizable

  61. Sam Eagle says:

    I really love these stencils I am a artist & just think they are so artistic

  62. i love to have sayings on my wall that remind me of the important things in life!

  63. Candice Hull says:

    These are so great. We move every year for my husband’s job, so we always have to rent and can’t paint. These would be great to personalize our house without getting kicked out 😀
    Thank you

  64. Company has religious sayings too!

  65. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    my nieces would like these wall stencils

  66. Deborah M says:

    I love the idea of putting a monogram up. I hadn’t seen that idea before today and I think it would be lovely.

  67. trisha mckee says:

    I love the quotes- I think that would look awesome on my bedroom wall.

  68. Kimberly Bauer says:

    These stencils are awesome.

  69. Erin Cook says:

    They are so cool

  70. christal c says:

    I like to stencil as well. I think it is a quick way to update any wall. I also stencil furniture

  71. amy deeter says:

    love the imagine & play wall quote!

  72. Misses Giveaways says:

    I would love to have one of these for the baby nursery I am working on.

  73. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    Would like to have some of these for the big blank wall in our living room

  74. Melissa Shirley says:

    I love these for holidays

  75. Dawn Reid says:

    What a great site. They have such a great selection.

  76. These are great. I have heard wonderful reccomendations for this brand

  77. Ciara B. says:

    i really love the carpe nonctem stencil

  78. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love to stencil on my walls as you can make the walls so unique and so personal at the same time.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  79. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love the baby stencil which says I see the moon, and the moon sees me.
    lauraemerson7 at yahoo dot com

  80. i so need one of these for our bedroom!! our walls are so bare and a quote or even just a flourish would breathe so much life into the room!! thanks for the giveaway!

  81. i love this idea to spruce up a room

  82. Angela Winesburg says:

    I would love these in our bedroom

  83. Penny B W says:

    I’ve wanted to try wall stencils for a long time and they have a great collection to choose from! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  84. shirley zolenski says:

    I think these are great and a great way to decorate a room

  85. Moore Zego says:

    Wow, this is really a great giveaway!

  86. I’d love this for my kids room!

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