A Stenciled Vanity Using the Budding Clematis Stencil Kit
Good morning, my DIY friends. We all know that just about anything can be refurbished with paint to suit your style. After all painting furniture is a quick and easy way to revive an old piece and bring a fresh dose of color to your home. Today, Cutting Edge Stencils has an awesome stencil idea that will without a doubt glam up that gloomy furniture of yours. Let’s take a look…
We’d like to introduce you to Dede, the repurposing queen behind the blog Designed Decor. Dede was given an old vanity by her husband’s friend, Steve. The vanity was in poor shape and had been badly painted with black paint. Here’s what it looked like when it was dropped off on her doorstep.
See we told you it was in bad shape! But its beat up style didn’t scare Dede because she had a plan. She was going to revive it using paint and a stencil. First she sanded it down to remove the black paint drips and filth. Then she painted it using Creme de Menthe by Maison Blanche Paint Company. Once the fresh coat of paint was dry, it was ready for a stencil. Dede chose our Budding Clematis Stencil Kit 3pc. She said, “I love this pattern and how it gave this vanity the extra glam.”
Dede positioned the stencil on the top of the vanity and used a bit of painters tape to hold it in place. If you’re trying to recreate this, pour your paint onto a plate or paint tray. Dede used a soft blue which was one shade lighter than what she had painted the piece with. Dip your stencil brush into the paint. Brush off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Next you will paint the design onto the vanity with the stencil brush. Here she is working through the stencil process.
Presto chango, bet you would never guess this was the same piece we showed you earlier! Dede had this to say about her stencil project, “I love the monochrome look of the paint and how the stencils added the perfect whimsy touch to the dressing table vanity. ”
Dede also painted the inside of the drawers and added stenciled butterflies for an unexpected yet adorable touch.
She says, “It’s all the little details that make this vanity stand out.” To see how she finished the matching chair, be sure to check out her Tissue Paper Decoupage Chair post.
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew