Glam Factor

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.

Use your free hand to press the stencil against the surface to get clean lines.

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!

This project was a breeze.   I definitely recommend Cutting Edge Stencils if you’re looking for a non-permanent solution to bring some visual texture in your home!  They have hundreds to choose from!

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’. 

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  9. Karla Alfonzo

    I love this Whitney. I need a couple for my plants! Let’s talk about these when we begin the work on my bathroom! :-)

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  12. I adore the pattern and color you used! It looks SOOOOO much better! Now it makes a real statement! :)

  13. I HAVE TO DO THIS! I have a very similar pot that we got at IKEA yeeeers ago that is such an eye sore. Thanks for the inspiration doll!

  14. THAT is fabulous. Looks totally expensive and I never would’ve guessed you stenciled it! Niiiiiice.

  15. Christine @ Casa

    This looks so good!! I love the gold! It makes such a big change! I wouldn’t have thought to do this so thanks for sharing : ) Looks much easier to tackle than say a whole wall or room!

  16. Amy

    It’s amazing what just a little touch of a detail can do for a room! And I still completely love your stenciled wall.

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  18. Yes I want to find something to stencil now after seeing this. Just the right amount of glam Whitney!

  19. It looks so glam! (Hence the title of this post?) :) Makes me wish I had a planter to stencil. I think I could handle something of that scale.

  20. Love that stencil! The gold is gorgeous and looks amazing!

  21. I LOVE that!! I never think to just paint certain things – I always immediately think I just need to get a new one. ;-)

  22. Love, love, love it Whitney….you did a fantastic job and what a great idea!
    So beautiful!..Have a great weekend!

  23. Hey Whitney! Thanks for the “shout out” feature! Your stenciled planter pot looks great! We’ll be sure to share it! Take care!