When I saw the title of this first article from This Old House, “How to Stencil a Border“, it didn’t really grab me. Then I clicked through the link, and fell in love with the photo. And because it’s This Old House, they walk you through the entire process, from cutting the stencil to painting it on the wall. They even provide a pdf download of the stencils they used.
The second article from This Old House, Painting with Stencils, also includes a pdf download of stencils, designed by artist Damon Bopp of BoppArt. After you read the article and download the free stencils, I highly recommend visiting the BoppArt website to view more examples of Damon’s incredible stenciling work.