Nicole Kulis is a very talented lady who re-purposes and then sells furniture. Her pieces are done with class and style and once she discovered our Raised Plaster Stencils, she said they now sell so quickly and she is obviously pleased with that fact.
I loved this particular project where she re-did a side board.
She first added the raised stencil to the upper sides of the cabinet then painted the entire cabinet with silver paint.
The raised design gave it even more decorative appeal. I love the elegance this piece now has and obviously, Michelle is very proud of it. I can see why!
The question “can you use plaster stencils with paint?” comes up all the time. The answer is Absolutely! We use our plaster stencils with paint regularly. What you will simply find is that our plaster stencils will be the most durable, high quality painting stencils you have ever owned!
We’ve all had worn furniture in our lives that we probably left behind or disposed of in some way or another. But Barbara is my kind of gal. A “Rescue Artist”!
This poor little occasional table really needed help. And Barbara was just the gal to give it new life!
She started by painting the top black and then using our Raised Plaster Brassio Frieze Stencil with just metallic paint over the top made it super elegant and just so darned sweet! A coat of light colored paint at the rim of the top, pedistal and legs gave it an awesome new look. Notice how she painted the tips of the legs black? That gives it a coordinated look that is quite smart!
Any of our plaster stencils can be used with paint rather than dimensional products. You’ll just find it to be the most durable, high quality paint stencil you’ve ever owned!
I have had this dresser for many many years, I painted pink and blue for my oldest daughter when she was small, years before I even knew I would be doing this now. We dragged it across the ocean when we moved from the UK to Canada and it has been many colours and even lived in the garage, all alone and forgotten. It is is now resplendent in Fusion Mineral Paint Ash and Brushed Steel. I used a stencil from my favourite stencil designer Victoria Larsen Stencils. I cannot bring myself to sell this piece, sentimental fool that I am!
The combination of the two gray colors is not only striking, but makes this piece so elegant!
The stencil design adds just the right amount of detail to this dresser. I can see why she doesn’t want to sell it!
Wouldn’t this also be an exquisite treatment for a focal wall?
Then using light pressure, dip your stencil brush in to darker gray paint, wipe off the excess and swirl the bristles over the stencil openings.
Turning the stencil each time you repeat it, gives that pretty random effect.
I painted the cabinet trim, the same darker gray paint to match then used the same stencil with joint compound to create a raised design on the cabinet door front. I added black paint to the joint compound to pre-color it.
Simply use a plastic scraper, or even a credit card to smooth the compound over the stencil openings.
Gently un-tape the stencil and peel it back to reveal the raised design. Now, let it dry completely.
I added a cute new handle that I got from Hobby Lobby, moving it to the upper edge of the door for more convenience. Now it’s an adorable storage unit that I will put in my work room!
The stencil set includes the medallion stencil and a round plaster mold to create the inner medallion you see attached in the center.
With the stenciled medallion done in white and the plaster medallion painted the same color she painted the chest, the look is so elegant!
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I love all things “home decor” and that’s what my blog is all about. Not just stencils or stenciling.
With that in mind, I couldn’t wait to share this incredible make over by my new friend and customer Chris Rees.
First, let me tell you a little about Chris. She’s a visionary who sees things much differently than the rest of us do. Especially when it comes to home decorating. Not only that, she’s incredibly creative! She looks at something and sees a different purpose, a different color, a different slant on what something was meant for.
I have to tell you, she really blew me away with these make overs!
Step one: Common, iron tea cart.
Step two: Fill with polished rock, add a luscious red sink and accessories, a rustic water fixture and Wha La! The COOLEST bathroom sink cabinet (can you call it a cabinet?) I’ve ever seen! And how cool she used the tea cart handle as a towel rack!
Look how adorable this bathroom came out!
Now, would WE have ever thought of such a clever use for a tea cart? Me, I would have seen a plant potting cart, maybe a roll around cocktail station, but this gal turned it in to something so wildly elegant!
Now, check THIS one out! See that sink in the photo below? You’re never going to believe this, but it’s a light cover turned upside down! REALLY????? Who would have thought.
Here’s what she said about it:
” The interesting thing is that this sink bowl is actually something that I came across on our property as we were left with a mix of junk and treasures (ton of it). It is either a reverse lighting lamp or belongs to a ceiling fan light. I really don’t know, but the measurements were right for the drain so I painted it with Turquoise glass paint, fired it in my oven and well, read about plumbers putty. Really never unclogged a drain before building two sinks? My kiddos could not reach the top of the original so whats a Mom to do?”
Clever and creative, she saw a need for a lower sink area for her children and solved the problem in the cutest, most clever way!