DIY inlay mirror + cutting edge stencils giveaway

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I have been so eager to show you guys my new DIY mirror.
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The folks at Cutting Edge Stencils offered up one of their stencils for me to try out, and I knew exactly which one I wanted and what I wanted to do with it.
I’ve been eyeing those beautiful bone inlay mirrors.  They are gorgeous but mighty expensive.  I used their Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit to make my DIY version.  I had a piece of mirror left over from another project and just built a simple wood frame for it.
The stencil was a breeze to use as it came in several separate pieces.  This allows you to get really creative in how you want your final design to look.  And, if you plan your stencil placement you can get the places where the corners meet up to look a little more purposeful.  I also recommend using their stencil brush as opposed to a roller for this type of stencil.  It may take a little longer using a brush, but all of the little details come out much crisper. 
I have a second scrap piece of mirror and I’m planning on making this mirror a twin sister.  Maybe I’ll use the pair in our master bedroom over the nightstands.  I even sat this one over the pedestal sink in the powder room to see how it looked.  It was sa-mokin hot in there, but there wasn’t enough room to get a photo.
So, want to win a stencil of your own?!

Cutting Edge Stencils is offering
one lucky reader their choice of any stencil up to $50!!!
If you’re new to stenciling, be sure to check out Cutting Edge Stencils new How-To video with
helpful tips to get you started.
Here are some other stencils I’m thinking are pretty darn awesome.

| Peacock Feather |

I could see this next one used on some fabric.

| Otomi |

Giveaway open to US residents only.  One random winner will be announced Wednesday, December 10th!


  1. Noel Avatar

    I have an old wooden filing cabinet that I think would look great painted and stenciled.

  2. Aja Avatar

    Girl!! I can't believe that mirror is a stencil! It looks soooo good! I would either do something similar or I've been thinking of getting brave in my powder room. Fun giveaway!

  3. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    OHMY! i would copy you because that is AMAZEBALLS.

  4. Caroline Nolazco Avatar

    This is nuts- I'm working on a similar project. But it's a table, I don't have cutting edge stencils [wish I wouldve known about then when I started] and yours is like 10 times prettier. You make me want to trash it :p I love love love the mirror!

  5. Adrienne N. Avatar

    I would love this!! I have so many great ideas for decorating my home with stencils!

  6. Pam Smith Avatar

    Wow this turned out great! Thanks for sharing! I really love the bold statement that the black and white make for that mirror.

  7. Carrie Davis Avatar

    Your mirror is beautiful! If I could stencil any ROOM, it would be the laundry room . This is the room I feed my fur babies, and clean my human babies clothes…my heart lives in this room, and so does the furnace and water tank!

  8. Mindy Avatar

    Um, that is amazingly beautiful. I'll send you my address and you can mail it to me for Christmas, 'kay? 🙂
    I've always wanted to stencil something, but just haven't tried it out yet. I think The Kid is gettin' his own room back for his birthday this year, so it would be fun to do one of the walls.

  9. Mindy Avatar

    Haha – that sounds EXACTLY like my laundry room. Only you can add large appliance storage/recycling center/pantry……. 🙂

  10. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Avatar

    You did such an awesome job – the mirror looks amazing!

  11. Jennifer Schmitz Avatar

    I would stencil one of our bedroom walls.

  12. Leigh Drury Avatar

    You did an awesome job on your mirror, gorgeous! I would stencil the back of a bookcase I just painted.

  13. Samantha Hawes Avatar

    That mirror is to die for!! I've used their stencils before and loved them. I would stencil a large mirror for my daughters new big girl room, and maybe attempt a mirror like yours.
    XO – Samantha

  14. Meg Avatar

    I love the polka dot stencil! 🙂 Xo

  15. pam {simple details} Avatar

    That is so FABULOUS!! I want one exactly like it!!

  16. Amongst the aspen trees Avatar

    That is amazing. I have a Lane chest that would look fantastic with and inlay pattern.

  17. Karli Avatar

    I'd like to stencil the inside of our dining room hutch!

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  19. Denise Avatar

    Can I copy YOU? That is gorgeous!

  20. Andrea Avatar

    Holy mirror! Shelley, this is GORGEOUS. I need to check out their new stencils.

  21. ljb Avatar

    More more more more I need more stencils… I'm so addicted!

  22. Hunter Avatar

    I would definitely stencil a table in the same pattern you did (Indian Inlay). It turned out great!

  23. Bridgett Stahlman Avatar

    I want to do a mirror also but maybe use gilding paste also on it

  24. jcamp78 Avatar

    I have been wanting to stencil the walls in my half bathroom.

  25. Diana and Scott Avatar

    I've been dying to stencil a wall in my kitchen!

  26. koeh235 Avatar

    Omg, I never would have thought to stencil a mirror like that! Currently searching for stencils to do our kitchen backsplash and laundry room!

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