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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