What a beautiful makeover Amber did with our Raised Plaster Francais Border Stencil! Instead of using it horizontally, she used it vertically on this beautiful chest to create a raised design on those awesome doors.
Notice the beautiful, light beige she painted the chest first. It gives this piece and updated, more modern look but with the ornamentation of an antique piece.
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!
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 using plaster stencils on furniture! It’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done in my life and I’ve done a LOT of plaster stenciling since coming out with the very first line back in 2004.
My nephew, Guy Keesey hand built me this sweet little chest. I loved it from the moment he gave it to me. After coming out with my plaster stencils line, I searched my home for projects to do them on.
This chest caught my eye and I knew it was the perfect start to what would become a complete passion for me!
I began by painting the chest dark brown then using our plaster stencils to create corner, center and border designs with joint compound.
I then sponge painted a lighter beige paint over the plain portions of the chest (to lighten the background a bit) and then painted over just the raised stencil design with black paint, blending the edges over the light sponging.
I replaced the stencil over the design and very lighted swirled metallic gold paint over the design. I painted the legs black and added metallic gold paint as banding.
After a coat of satin varnish, it was complete and I love it!