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Product Review: Stencil from RoyalDesignStencils

After including an item from Royal Design Studio in one of my Etsy love posts, they asked me to do a product review. Royal Design Studio offers hundreds of elegant stencils to use for decorative painting around your home. I chose to use the Eastern Lattice Stencil on an old table that I’ve been wanting to paint. The stencil came well packaged and I was surprised at how thick and sturdy it was.
I started by taping up the part of the table that I didn’t want the stencil design to get on. (Do you like my lame white paint job? I slacked on the inside and left it brown…)
Carefully position the stencil where you’d like it. I tried the tape down method but I would recommend using Spray Adhesive instead. I think the Spray Adhesive will hold the stencil in place better.
The instructions that came with this stencil were very thorough. They walked me through a unique painting technique that was developed specifically for these stencils. You can find a lot of tutorials and instructions here. Royal Design Studio also offer this special brush that works best on this dry painting technique.
Since my table was larger than the stencil, I let the paint dry before repositioning the stencil. The stencil has grid marks on it that made it extremely easy to line up the second time. I repeated the painting process again.
This stencil technique really took my boring brown side table to the next level. While I’d be nervous to try stenciling on an entire wall, I’d definitely recommend it to add extra style to a piece of furniture in your home. It only took a couple hours and my table is now a statement piece in our office. Check out the photos at Royal Design Studio, the possibilities are endless and they all look gorgeous!
Have a product you’d like me to review? E-mail me at julie.astra[at]yahoo.com!

Bicycle Love

I just finished up a custom order for wedding thank you cards that had a bicycle theme. They got me thinking about how great bikes are. They just never get old, no matter how old you get. Jordan and I go on a bike ride at least once a week, and Penny loves to run along with us. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is the inspiration behind this Etsy love post.

Love this bicycle necklace (and the striped top too!)
What a cute little decal for your laptop!
Bicyle + Mustard Color!? In love.
Love this bicycle mug from past sponsor, LennyMud!
Really cool and casual shirt for the man in your life!
Such a fun pillow set.
HAPPY BIKE RIDING! :]

Geometric Love

I am loving this geometric trend I’ve been seeing on Etsy lately. There’s something so simple, yet complex about geometric designs. They are popping up everywhere, from jewelry to home decor. I’m definitely about to grab myself of pyramid earrings off Etsy today!

Such a cool necklace!

Gorgeous.

Love the jewel tones in this cuff.

This vase is perfect for my succulents!

How stylish is this wall stencil decor? Love!

Pretty honeycomb earrings.


Thanks for taking a peak at some of my Etsy loves! xoJA

Yellow Love

We’ve been having a lot of sunny days lately and it’s really getting me excited for summer. One of my favorite colors this season is yellow. It’s so bright and happy, I am just drawn to it.

This vintage skirt is soooo cute!

How sweet is this elephant?

Pretty hairpins!

This pillow would add some color to any room.

I love silk screened shirts like this.

Cute yet sexy dress!


I hope this Etsy Love post brought some brightness to your days! I have been busy busy with Etsy orders and consignment agreements for various stockists! Plus with summer in the air, it’s just a very exciting time for me! Talk soon, JA.

Cupcake Love

One of my housewarming party hostess tasks was to make cupcakes! For Christmas last year my friend got me a mini cupcake maker (think waffle maker but with tiny cupcake wells). I put it to good use this weekend, making confetti cupcakes topped with vanilla frosting and a strawberry slice! (I was proud of them.) So here comes a cupcake themed Etsy Love post!

In case you missed it, you can find my DIY Dessert Stand tutorial here.

Yummy cupcake soap!

LOVE this cupcake tank!

How cute is this print?

The sweetest party banner.

Such a fun bow!

I even have some cupcake goodies in my shop!


Hope you get inspired to make some yummy cupcakes! Have you entered this week’s giveaway yet? It’s dreamy.

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