Do you ever paint a piece of furniture and feel like it’s missing something? Sometimes more than one color takes care of it…or adding a little crackle
Even think about adding a stencil? This was a piece my friend Kathy painted at the store- too beautiful NOT to share
a simple all over damask stencil, Kathy used the CeCe Caldwell Young Kansas Wheat, over soft Dover White. The YKW is also on the sides of the piece
Can you imagine that chest with no stencil? It wouldn’t be nearly as striking…
A little pop of color
This one wasn’t a ‘little bit’ of stenciling, it was a lot, but what an impact
This one I sandwiched in the middle of two layers, and used a thicker material so it would be more dimensional
Number stencils here to redefine a piano bench as a youth desk
A script stencil in metallic creates a fabulous finish to this 1970’s Formica stack table
When I painted this accent table I struggled to find the perfect LID… I settled with a mix of the base colors, making the CeCe Destin Gulf Green more prominent
but a few days later I decided it wasn’t working for me. I painted over it with the Cottonwood, aged it with CeCe wax and some Caromal Toner, then topped it with a stencil (also in Toner)
all better! This chair got a checkered seat – and some golf leafed legs!
Now how fun is that? One of a kind …
Force yourself to think outside your save zone… three little sample pots of CeCe Caldwell, and enough Caromal Colours Toner to stencil with, and you could do a small chest in this finish!
Even my son got involved – he recently painted a piece just for fun, layering color, and decided he wanted to add a stencil
Of course, when he wasn’t looking I added a swarovski crystal to the center, can you see it? I’m making it my trademark – if you buy a piece from me look for the sparkle…
This month I’ll be showcasing new stencil designs that will be available in our store as well as our online store
Do you have a project in mind? You can find more inspiration and ideas, just head to my Categories section where you can search for specifics.
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