Custom DIY Stenciling and Staining Furniture!
Stenciling and Staining furniture!
Here are some alarming before and afters…
I started with a headboard is in serious bad shape.
This is disgusting!
Redeeming feature is that they have REAL wood …
I know we can work with it!
The division is in the shape comparison. Thankfully they are cheaper at yard sales.
I built tanks from scrap wood from the garage … and spare cake.
I spent a lot of time sanding it down.
I’m too cheap to buy a stencil $40-50 for a project I’ll use one …
so I improve and make my own.
I inserted my thick plastic right into my cameo silhouette.
Once I adjusted quatrefoil background I want … I have guests “cut” it.
This plastic is too thick to have cameo cut it out though.
It was noted the line though … and that’s what I want!
Then I spent hours cutting it out.
Yes, it’s slow … but my son and I heard some of the Hobbit on CD,
so that is fun.
I always put an x on the inside, where I’m cut … sometimes,
you (okay, me) is very close to something and you take and began to cut the wrong parts!
When there is no spare time … I measure the surface of everything to
stencil and mark the small x in the center.
Then I lined up my stencil and start in the middle.
Here are the secrets … repositionable spray.
Keep it in place while you work!
One you do stenciling … you wait until the paint is completely dried before pressing it down again and paint the next section.
But it worked pretty well, because I had a lot of surface needs to be painted … so I just walked around until all central is painted and then be the first ready for part 2 and so on.
At first I was not going to either side of the bed stencil… Besides, I have run out of white paint! But it needs it, so I got out some acrylic paint and did it.
Oh, ya, painted inside drawers too! And used up all my aqua paint as well!
The next day is the fun!
I used black walnut stain. I want it up … so I painted it on with a
Paintbrush and then rub off the excess with a rag old.
Repeated on all surfaces. I love how it makes the stencil turned out!
Give it a rich look!
I had a ton of random buttons I got at a yard sale … any match.
and they were booked.
I just sprayed all brass and copper they fit perfectly now!
See how they work perfectly with the color of wood?
And here is a picture of the product series has been completed!
Perfect fit little bedroom set!
Link to THIS side this week!
Thanks for watching!!