Stencils are pretty fly, yo. You can do so much with them.
Redo furniture, like Matt and Jacque did with this amazing woodland themed dresser:
Paint walls, like we did in our hallway:
Bring boring and dingy old planter pots back to life:
Uh, yes please!
With a little paint and this stencil, I transformed that ugly pot to this!!
Below you can read my How-To, but if you’ve never stenciled anything, you can go here to read all kinds of tips!
First I wiped down the pot and painted it using a sample of Valspar’s Misty Gray. It’s a really light gray with just a hint of icy blue. This was one of the samples I purchased when I was redecorating my front room.
Then I used masking tape to hold the stencil in place on my pot. With some gold craft paint (specifically, Ceramcoat 14kt Gold from JoAnn’s) and a small sponge brush, I carefully painted over the stencil.
If you use too much paint, you will end up with paint seeping under the stencil which in turn creates unclean lines. So basically, when you dip the sponge/brush into paint, don’t apply directly to the seam where the stencil meets the surface of whatever you’re painting. Wait until your brush is getting low on paint, then dab the edges of the stencil. Less is definitely more in this case.
Ta da!! So much better.
What was once an eyesore…
…is now a fun statement piece!
It’s the little things. I’m loving the touch of glam!
Don’t blame me when you find yourself mindlessly wandering your home looking for something to stencil!
The cool people at Cutting Edge Stencils sent me some of their craft and furniture stencils to review. I was not paid and will not receive any monetary kickbacks should you decide to purchase a stencil from their website. But you really should try it. It’s fun. Just sayin’.