Our Zagora Stencil Featured in the Better Homes & Gardens Magazine’s May 2013 Issue
Hey there, my innovative, craft loving friends! Cutting Edge Stencils has some pretty gosh darn exciting news! WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED, AGAIN! This time, the spotlight is focused on our trendy Zagora stencil design in the ultimate home and garden magazine, Better Homes & Gardens! Can you hear us screaming from your home? The best part about this stencil shout-out is that features one of our blogger friends, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative and her Zagora Stenciled headboard. Pick your jaw up off the floor, I know it’s gorgeous isn’t it.
Let’s back up a bit and take a look at that gorgeous headboard. It’s hard to believe that it’s painted and stenciled, right? Beckie is ultra crafty and had dreamed of upholstering her own headboard. With no luck in finding fabric she loved, it finally dawned on her why shouldn’t she just stencil her own fabric? After all she could get the color and pattern she wanted without having to hunt around. Here’s how she did it…
- Upholstery Weight Fabric
- Zagora Stencil – Cutting Edge Stencils
- Acrylic Paint (for a similar look consider Benjamin Moore’s secret AF-710)
- Foam roller
- repositionalble spray adhesive
- Air Compressor with Air Stapler
- Two King Sized Foam Egg Crates
- 1/2″ MDF (cut to size)
Here’s the 411 on how-to paint your own diy headboard…
1. Buy some upholstery weight fabric from your local fabric store like Joann’s. Lay the large panel on a flat surface. Beckie used her kitchen/dining area but you could also use your garage or basement (a place that can handle a big project).
2. Secure the stencil with some painters tape or spray adhesive and pour the paint into a paper plate. You can add some fabric medium to your paint. While it’s not needed, it will make your painted headboard softer to the touch when it’s finished
3. Using a foam roller, carefully roll the paint over the stencil putting enough pressure on the roller so the paint adhered to the fabric, but not too much so the paint seeped under the stencil.
4. Once the first section was done, wait about 2 minutes and then carefully lifted the stencil and positioned it in the right place next to the previously painted area. Then work your way across and down until the entire piece of fabric until it’s complete.
To get the tips and tricks that Beckie learned along the way and to see how she constructed her painted headboard check out her blog post Fabric Upholstered Headboard: Painted & Stenciled.
This is what it will look like when it’s done- STUNNING!!! Beckie says, “I adore this room, especially since it is our guest room and it is always clean. I just walk past it and stop and stare.” We would too!
And now it’s being featured in the “I Did It” section (opposite back cover) of the most prestigious home magazine, Better Homes & Gardens! Congratulations Beckie, that is quite the accomplishment!
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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew