head diy Design Fanatic: Upgrade The Look With A Stencil

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Upgrade The Look With A Stencil

I finally did it! Yes, I did! 
What, you might ask? A stenciling project! 

Inspired by Debbie and all her wonderful stenciling projects, I finally decided do one of my own. Well, another one. My first and last attempt at stenciling was a disaster and didn't turn out so well. I was brave and decided to do try it again.


Ya'll know I've been working in my closet lately...I'm still working on changing out our seasonal clothing. This little cubby is backed with burlap covered cardboard. While I love the texture of the burlap, the color just didn't go with the brown baskets on the shelf above.

Paint can fix just about anything, so the burlap was painted with some Valspar Mediterranean spray paint I had left over. Lucky for me it was just enough to cover the whole piece. : )


Then I used a stencil I found at Hobby Lobby and used a mixture of craft paint. (Americana Burnt Umber and DecorArt Rich Espresso Metallic). I brought out my mirror for placement of the stencil.


Voila!


The backing to my cubby now looks so much prettier and goes so much better with the brown baskets that sit above this area. You'll have to wait and see how the whole closet looks until after I finish organizing it.


Hope you had a great weekend!

Pam


12 comments:

  1. That is so very pretty Pam! I am so happy I could inspire you! You inspired me to clean my closet...of course I will be starting next week:)

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  2. I love the blue color! So pretty. The stencil is pretty great too!

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  3. Wow - painted burlap - why not! Looks great. I've got to work on my closet, too. Your's is looking really nice! Linda

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  4. I am drooling over that Mediterranian Blue color. You did a fantastic job on your stenciling as well! Now I'm inspired. :-)

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  5. Wow, I love this idea. How fabulous is this. YOur closet is going to be so pretty, I might just want to live in there. Hugs, Marty

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  6. That is so pretty, Pamela. What a nice organized space.

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  7. It looks great Pam! I love that you painted the burlap too. And nice work on the stencil!

    Have a great week!
    Pam

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  8. What a lovely post! Great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  9. Wonderful idea and it looks beautiful, Pam!

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  10. Nice nice! Subtle and sophisticated.I've been thinking, and looking, at our big closet... thanks to you! We will see what comes out of it all....

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  11. Wow Pam I love your stencil project! That came out so nice! Love the the whole display in there! You can always feel good about looking in the mirror in such a cute spot!

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