I have never put my finger on quite “why”, but I LOVE black furniture in certain cases. Evidently, D does too!
She painted this chest midnight black and then added our Raised Plaster Lilac Love Stencil to it.
Here’s a tip for painting gold over plaster stenciling: Do the stenciling first, let it dry, paint the piece your intended color and THEN paint the design gold. If you try to paint metallic colors over dried joint compound, it will simply suck up all that beautiful gleam!
Like many of us, Ann loves the look of ornate antiques.
She used our Raised Plaster Chaumont panel on the doors of an old cabinet to give it incredible new life.
First, she did a translucent color wash over the entire door to give it a lighter appearance, but also to allow the wood grain to show through.
She then painted the inner panel a warm, rich brown.
Once that was dry, she added our Raised Plaster Chaumont Panel Stencil directly in the center of each cabinet door.
She succeeded in giving her project an “Old World” beauty that could be mistaken for a very old piece of furniture.
Thank you Ann! We love it!
Anne used our Raised Plaster Traditional Cabinet Stencil with ordinary paint to add such a luscious design to the front of her cabinet. I love how it looks! She added such ornamental beauty to the two plain panels.
The cool thing about this design is that it repeats easily with tiny flowers, bells and pearls to create a very intricate pattern. It’s perfect for this piece because of the ornamentals already present.
Good job Anne and thank you for letting us see!
Sandra had an old chest that she just new she could give new life to. Boy, did she ever!
Prepping with primer first, she added our Raised Plaster Cadence Frieze stencil to the centers of the inset panels.
After letting that dry, she then painted the entire chest with the most beautiful and cheery blue paint.
Not only did she extend the life of this wonderful wood piece, she gave it such style and class!
Raised plaster stencils help you add design to your furniture pieces and cabinets easily! Just tape the stencil to the intended area, smear the openings with pre-mixed joint compound, gently peel back the stencil and let it dry.
When you paint over the applied design, it protects it from chipping off. No need to seal further unless you are sealing the entire piece.
Works great with chalk paints!
Dawn had it in her mind that she wanted stone around her fireplace instead of the simple tiles that were there originally, and by golly, she found a great way to do it with our Raised Plaster Stacked Stone Stencil
Dawn mixed her paint color right in to the joint compound she used for the stones. If you mix white glue with joint compound you can make it stick to anything including metal and slick tile.
To repeat the stone easily, simply plaster once, then flip the stencil over, line up the old stones with the stone openings, overlap slightly and plaster again.
I love the way it looks now. Certainly much more modern and inviting. Thank you Dawn!
I was just blown away when Colten sent me this photo of an old vanity dresser that was given new life.
Painting it soft cream, our Raised Plaster Parkland Posey Stencil was applied to the sides of the dresser then painted over with the same cream paint. The handles were removed from the lower drawers and gray diamonds were painted over the fronts to give an really cool design element.
All of the ornate ornamentation on this piece and the plaster design really popped out when gray glaze was applied over these areas and wiped off to remove the excess. This piece is now museum worth and how I would LOVE to have it in my all white bedroom!
Catherine is a pro and my gosh, I was blown away when she sent me a photo of this delicious armoire.
Catherine had a vision in her head: To create a beautiful interior to this lovely piece.
So she painted the inside a stunning lipstick red and then stenciled our Bamboo Wallpaper design inside with gold metallic paint.
Even the doors got this same treatment. So lovely!
Irida Kyriakopoulou had a worn chest that she wanted to give new life to. It indeed needed some attention. And what a wonderful job she did!
Giving it a new paint color and then sanding back to make it look more antiqued, she then applied our Raised Plaster Romantique Stencil over the cabinet doors. Because of it’s shape and size, this stencil is just perfect for furniture make over projects. Tape off smaller elements of the design for application to drawers if you like.
With one applied to each door, this stencil gave the cabinet such a beautiful new look.
New hardware helped it to look new again.
Thank you Irida!
I had so much fun stenciling this cute table.
I found the base at a thrift store. It was in great shape and only cost $9.00 to purchase. I then added a solid wood top from Home Depot.
After a bit of sanding, a coat of primer, and a coat of black paint, I was ready to go!
I wanted the edge of the top to remain black, so I taped it off with painters tape.
I first found the center of the table by measuring in from both sides and making a mark to determine the center of the table. I lined up the center of our 8″ Fiore Tile Stencil over the pencil mark in the center of the table. I stenciled it with white acrylic paint.
I then lined up the outer elements of the stencil with the previous stenciled tile and repeated the design across and down the table. It was easy!
After a quick coat of satin polycrylic (which doesn’t yellow), I was done.
The finished table turned out absolutely adorable!
This is a great stencil for floors, back splashes and walls as well. It comes in 6, 8 and 10″ sizes for your particular needs.
Darla Dawald has been a long time Victoria Larsen customer. I love it when she shares her creations with us. Who wouldn’t be inspired by her lovely work?
She shared these wonderful tables with us where she used our Plaster Lizard Texture Stencil on table tops. Wow, don’t they look high end?
Look how lovely and ultra detailed the surface came out!
In her email, she lists exactly what she did for you:
I wanted to share the completed end tables with the VL Crocodile stencil with raised plaster, with you.
I used Snow White general finishes paint on body, then I painted the top in a dark gray. Tinted the plaster with black acrylic paint to make it dark gray. Applied the stencil 3 times across the center then taped off sections to complete the raised plaster stencil on top and bottom 6 times. It took some time but I’m happy with the result.
I then used the modern masters metallics in platinum with glaze. After it dried I used the silver tinted slightly with black as a glaze to achieve the depth. I poly sealed it in satin General Finishes with 4 clear coats on the top only. The General Finishes chalk paint on the body doesn’t require waxing or seal (which I love).
Just listed them for sale.
Feel free to use my photos.
Darla’s techniques can be used on any piece of furniture or even to create a high end looking accent wall in a powder room. I love how it came out! Don’t you?