Spring Home Makeover | The Simple Stencil Custom Vinyl Wall Transfers Review

Spring Home Makeover with Simple Stencil

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Today my bedroom makeover continues with the walls. If you remember, yesterday I showed you how I transformed my bed into an inviting nest. My room “before” was just a place to lay your head and wasn’t inviting in the least. To me, it felt outdated, run down and mismatched.

To begin the makeover, Kaytlin and I gave the walls a good coat of chocolate brown paint to match the brown in the bedding. The walls were easy to make over, but I was worried about what I was going to put on the walls. Obviously the floral print in my “before” picture wouldn’t go with the new look. The space above my bed is rather large and finding a print to fill the space would probably break the bank.

After some searching we found The Simple Stencil, a custom vinyl wall transfer site. I had never done a wall transfer, but I was willing to give it a go to get the look I was dreaming of.

I found a saying that I loved in the premade section, but the font wasn’t exactly what I was looking for. After a little more shopping I decided that I would give the “design your own” section a try. The program was straight forward and rather easy to use and I had my design finished in a matter of a few minutes. After a little more shopping I found an embellishment that I thought would look nice with it and put two mirror imaged copies into my cart.

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I placed my order and anxiously watched the door each day for it’s arrival. Thankfully my order arrived quickly and was packaged well. I was happy to see that they included a few sample items for me to practice with because my actual product turned out rather large and I was a bit apprehensive to jump right into this project.

After a little practice I decided it was time to for me to tackle the real thing. To be honest, I usually hang things on the wall by site alone. This bugs my husband to no end because he likes things to be hung “right”.  I was doing this as a surprise while he was out of town, so I decided that I needed to do this right. My tools of choice were the tape measure and the level. It took a good amount of time finding the center of the wall and choosing the right height so that it would not be too close to my headboard, but I was pleased with the outcome.

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I got the phrase centered, level and then taped it up. Following the directions I pulled the paper off slowly and used the applicator (a fabulous tool btw) to press the words to the wall. I took my time when removing the top portion of the transfer, but somehow the periods didn’t transfer to the wall and stuck to my paper. That really wasn’t a huge issue though… I just repositioned it back on the wall and repeated the process and they adhered fine the second time around.

My biggest challenge with this pattern was the embellishments. At first I was leveling the tops of the papers they were on so that they would be at the same height. I taped them on the wall and took a step back to check the position, it was then that I realized that the transfers weren’t positioned on the paper the same. I then repositioned and leveled to the tops of the embellishments, as well as measured from the distance from the words so they would be about the same distance on each side.Then it was time to apply the transfers to the wall.

As you can see, I finally got it all in the right place and it turned out spectacular. I am beyond pleased with the quality, the look and the ease of application. My main wish with the whole process would be a “design your own” program that would allow multiple fonts and to add embellishments. If my entire design had been on one sheet instead of three I think the time to install it would have been cut in half. Overall, though… I would recommend The Simple Stencil for your wall transfer needs!

They have a stencil for every room of your home, too. Here are just a few of my favorites from the kids section:

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Comments

  1. Kendal Barriere says:

    I like This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice & be glad in it. ~Psalm 118:24 stencil.

  2. Daily Woman says:

    I would love theFamily Tree.

  3. Mayla M says:

    I like the ALL BOY! wall art.

  4. amy says:

    I really like the Celebrate…faith, family, friends stencil!

  5. Samantha Ball says:

    The Family Tree would be awesome!

  6. Sandy VanHoey says:

    I love this one: May this home be blessed with the laughter of children…etc.

  7. DAMIAN JARREAU says:

    I like Family Faith and Friends

  8. I like the every perfect gift quote with the stars

  9. Lisa Fonseca says:

    Spiritual Verses

  10. victoria lester says:

    i like the “A PRINCESS SLEEPS HERE” under baby’s room

  11. Jennifer H says:

    you are loved to the moon and back!

  12. ELIZABETH says:

    I like the Flower garden theme pack.

  13. jenny beale says:

    I ADORE simple stencil so so so so much, it is the best idea ever, I have one to try or above my bed but I haven’t yet as I am about to move house, I am so excited about it! I would love to get more wall decals for the kitchen etc, I just love this site and am very impressed with all that Jennifer Jeffers has one with the company! =D

  14. Harmony B says:

    like this qoute This is the place we gladly call home and for this we are truly thankful

  15. I LOVE this stencil!

  16. Danielle Papsis says:

    I like the Twinkle…do you know how loved you are? decal in Golden Yellow.

  17. lisa says:

    A PRINCESS SLEEPS HERE

  18. Lauren U says:

    I love the “we made a wish and you came true” sticker

  19. Fawn H says:

    I like the You are the poem I dreamed of writing stencil

  20. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I like You are loved to the moon and back!

  21. rachelle jones says:

    I love the custom monograms!!

  22. elven johnson says:

    I’d have one made that says ” Frolic in the land of forever with me. “

  23. D Schmidt says:

    I really like the Woodland Owl Boy

  24. Diane Zielinski says:

    I found a cute flower growth chart stencil.

  25. carol says:

    I think the Family Tree is really nice

  26. Anna D-G says:

    so many cute designs. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Goodnight are adorable!

  27. I want Everyone brings joy to this house — (Some when they enter, some when they leave)

  28. Erin Collins says:
  29. Amanda J says:

    I’d love to get one of the monograms.

  30. Kris says:
  31. Candice Hull says:

    I like the “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” Joshua 24:15
    Thank you

  32. amanda roach says:
  33. Jude Skocki Kelly says:

    I learned that these are removable and reusable.

  34. Brynn Dexter says:

    I really want the family tree for my new living room!

  35. catherine c says:

    i like the Thank Heaven For Little Girls!

  36. Ashley says:

    I like their Owl on Branch decal and their monogram decals. I think I would have a hard time narrowing it down.

  37. Jaime says:

    I love the Carpe Noctem stencil

  38. Carrie Phelps says:

    I love the Imagine and Play.

  39. Erika P. says:

    I like the May the lord bless you Numbers 6:24 with moon and stars stencil.

  40. Sue Hull says:

    I love the Spritual Scripture Wall Stencils they have. Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Caitlin McClure says:

    I want the You Are My Sunshine stencil!

  42. Eileen says:

    To know you have enough is to be rich…

    http://www.thesimplestencil.com/custom_vinyl_wall_lettering/index.php?catid=334

    I complain about my tiny little house and my old crappy car, but I am so rich with family, I need to be reminded of this. I love this saying!

  43. Rebecca Smith says:

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

  44. joni says:

    I like the Quote Stencil:
    Life is one grand, sweet song,
    so start the music.
    -Ronald Reagan

  45. tess says:

    i like the owl always loves me
    tcogbill at live dot com

  46. christine jessamine says:

    i like the dots monogram for babies

  47. Wish it…Dream it…Do it!

  48. Amanda Alvarado says:

    There are so many I like! I love the Play – that would be perfect in dd’s playroom because it is always a mess! I also like the Dr. Seuss quote because it reminds me of my ds who we are not on speaking terms with right now – it was the 1st tattoo he got! I remember being so pissed – not because he got it but because he was told to wait until he was 18 when he could get it done in a tattoo shop that was clean and sanitary – not a friend’s house! He had less than than a year left. @@ Teenagers!

  49. susan varney says:

    i like the All hearts come home for Christmas Stencil

  50. LaTanya says:

    I like the Script Monogram

  51. I like that you can design your own.

  52. I absolutely love the Bible Scriptures. I also like that the removable wall decals are simple to apply & look professionally painted on.

  53. Amanda says:

    I want the “You are my Sunshine” stencil along with a sun to put in my nursery!

  54. Corinne Soto says:

    i like the “and they lived happily ever after” stensil for the master
    corinne.soto517(at)gmail.com

  55. Tara Liebing says:

    I like Life is measured II

  56. Christina Skinner says:

    I’d like the “Every good and perfect gift comes from above – James 1:17” with stars!!!!!

  57. Kristi D says:

    I love that you can design your own stencil for you wall.

  58. telitha says:

    i would love so many of these for our playroom- the play definition, read to me quote, princess crown, etc.

  59. kelly says:
  60. Rebecca Xavier says:

    My favorite is Family One of Gods Masterpieces.

  61. Amy Martin says:

    I hadn’t ever heard of this site before, but I love the idea of having a Bible verse gracing the entrance to my home.

  62. Dede says:
  63. Lily Kwan says:

    I learned that the company is located in Melrose, Florida.

  64. Denise C says:

    I like the Polka Dots or one of the monograms

  65. Nikole H. says:
  66. Meghan Finley says:

    I like the play one for the kids room

  67. athena d. says:

    i like that you can also design your own… and i LOVE the ‘and they lived happily ever after’

  68. stephanie rowe says:

    i love the over the moon and back, and you are my sunshine for the nurseries! love them!

  69. mell says:

    Family tree is a favorite

  70. april yedinak says:

    I like the Cattails decals

  71. Debbie Welchert says:

    I would love to have their Growth Chart Wall Stencil – Football

  72. Sarah Carroll says:

    I love the peace dove embellishment!

  73. Larissa brunken says:

    Heart swirl frame

  74. nannypanpan says:

    i like the we wish you a merry christmas
    nannypanpan@gmail.com

  75. Katherine Short says:

    I love the “Carpe Noctum” stencil! I can see that going in my room 🙂

  76. Kasey says:

    I REALLY want the “We are all a box of crayons” quote for the playroom! I have two 4 year olds, two 3 year olds, and a 2 year old. SO different so that would just be perfect for our lil house!!!

  77. Dee says:

    I like the monogram ones!

  78. Liberty Boblett says:

    I like that you can Design your own stencils at Simple Stencil. Would really like to use this when we repaint our home!

  79. Debbie Ellis says:

    I like the “A PRINCESS SLEEPS HERE” perfect for my little Grand daughter.

  80. Katie R says:

    I want the Love..Live..Sing..Dance stencil

  81. Ellen B says:

    I like faith family and friends

  82. polly says:

    love the flower garden theme pack

  83. Allison says:

    I like the swan ornamental wall decal.

  84. Hoa Le says:

    I like the Owl Always Love You decal.

  85. Beth ann says:

    I love the “A Princess Sleeps Here” stencil 🙂

  86. Lauren Turgeon says:

    I love that it is totally customizible!!! Beautiful spiritual verses….

  87. I like the Cloud design.

  88. Theresa says:

    I would like the one that says “You are my Sunshine”

  89. Jeanne Lehman says:

    These look like fun~

  90. Katherine says:

    I love the Bible Verses Especially As for me and My house we will serve the Lord

  91. chris says:

    i like Always kiss me goodnight -2 color

  92. I love the Hibiscus border. I have a completely empty bedroom, but it is on it’s way to being decorated in beach bum theme! lol

  93. Missy L says:

    I like the Blessed Are the Peacemakers verse. I could picture that over our front door, in the living room.

  94. tamar says:
  95. Rebecca Wood says:

    I like the Love is a canvas furnished by Nature decal.

  96. shawna says:

    I like the For the Lord is good… Psalm 100:5

  97. Susana H. says:

    I like the quote “You make me realize how beautiful my life is..”

  98. Suzanne B. says:

    I like the Stick Figures Value Pack.

  99. JODI BRADSHAW says:

    Vivianna Rose Krummel

  100. Holly S. says:

    I’d like the you are my sunshine vinyl.

  101. tomato says:

    I like the polly parrot decal.

  102. Kathlyne says:

    I like the Chinese characters.

  103. Shawna Hehr says:

    I love so many things, but I do really like the Master Bedroom Collection and I love that many are fully customizable.

  104. Sam Eagle says:

    I want a lot of the Spiritual Wall Designs so nice

  105. sarah t says:

    i would love to have Bless All who gather here

  106. Tammy Hoffa says:

    Share the harvest halloween stencil

  107. Jan Smith says:

    They have spiritual verse stensils!

  108. sarah oswald says:

    i liked the a princess sleeps here stencil.

  109. Deborah M says:

    I love the idea of getting a Monogram vinyl transfer. What a cool idea!!

  110. trisha mckee says:
  111. christal c says:

    I like the script monogram initial stencil

  112. amy deeter says:

    i like the Don’t forget to wash your hands – Mom
    amy16323(at)gmail(dot)com

  113. Misses Giveaways says:

    You are Loved to the moon and back for baby nursery.

  114. Traci Lynn Butler says:

    I like the Cattails stencil

  115. Kim says:

    Love the To Live well is to Eat well stencil

  116. Melissa Shirley says:

    i like the The Witch Is In for Halloween

    melissalucky43@yahoo.com

  117. Carrie says:

    I like the Family Name and Established Date

  118. Dawn Reid says:

    I like Family Faith and Friends

  119. Ciara says:

    i like the carpe noctem bedroom decal

  120. beth c says:

    i love the flourishes, two hearts & scroll bracket!

  121. Angela says:

    I like the Family Faith and Friends design

  122. Penny B W says:

    My favorite stencil is Peace. Love and Joy to all who enter here!

  123. shirley zolenski says:

    I like the Someone we love is in heaven… spiritual monogram

  124. Marissa says:

    I would love the Class of 2012 monogram

  125. ashley says:

    i love the monogrammed ones

  126. Gianna says:

    May the lord bless you Numbers 6:24

  127. Ann Council says:

    I like you can design your own wall.