Monday, September 9, 2013

Stenciled Cabinets



I kind of nipped my fear of stenciling right in the butt on this project. This white cabinet has been sitting in my basement for-ev-ver. for-ev-ver. (Name that movie?) I also purchased a stencil and some paint months ago to get the ball rolling on this project, and then my fear of royally screwing up set in. FINALLY, I decided I had nothing to lose. I told myself to get over it and so I did. 


I like to think of this as my first step in transforming my den. It needs a lot of work, organization and otherwise, but every time I go to tackle it, I get frustrated and move on to something else. But now I am so excited about how this cabinet turned out, I want to make everything in my den just as pretty!


I purchased my stencil at Michael's, as part of the Martha Stewart collection, but I would recommend using a much bigger stencil if you decide to try this. Every imperfection on this cabinet is due to repositioning the stencil so often. I used a pouncer to apply the paint, and learned very quickly that less is more. If you think you aren't using enough paint, you are probably doing it right. I worked on this cabinet over the course of a few days, doing one side at a time. Overall, it probably took me about 4-5 hours to complete. 




And now that I finished the cabinet, I think the next step is to paint the den. Goodbye ugly green and Hello light grey!

Happy Stenciling!


8 comments:

  1. I just love this! This Moroccan print is totally my favorite right now. I love the bluish grey you used too. Gorgeous, Melanie!

    Xo Kylie

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    1. Thanks! I love the Moroccan right now too! My next project is using the Moroccan pattern in a wall in the master bedroom! I'm nervous but can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  2. Sandlot! ;)

    You've been busy lately - lots of projects! This looks really good :)

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    1. Haha YES! The Sandlot... loooove that movie.

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  3. They look great! You are painting up a storm on the these days! Excited to see even more updates!

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    1. Thanks! I had a lot of projects I started while on summer vacation, and now I am finishing them while procrastinating on my studying. oops, haha.

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  4. This looks fantastic!! Great Job! Found you on Handmade Tuedays!

    Shelly
    minettesmaze.blogspot.com

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