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A sweet friend gave me large cabinet doors that she no longer wanted.

Heavy wood cabinet door with unique triangular carving.
Heavy wood cabinet door with unique triangular carving.

Well, you know me, I’m seeing plaster stenciling and cast plaster art in my head! I LOVED the unique triangular section in the center. It had bumpy carving that would create a unique backdrop to cast plaster.

I’ve been wanting to do something unique for my living room wall and this was just the project!

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I cast the plaster pieces I want to use from our plaster molds then primed and painted them and the door with cream colored paint. I painted the triangle on the door in neutral brown to coordinate with my carpeting.

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I dry brushed metallic gold over the triangle first, then when the paint was dry, again dry brushed it, this time with black acrylic paint. Catching only the very tops of the carvings really showed off the pattern, almost making it look like reptile skin. Cool!

Brush glaze then wipe off the excess to bring out the detail of cast plaster.
Brush glaze then wipe off the excess to bring out the detail of cast plaster.

The plaster pieces were brushed with brown glaze then quickly wiped with an old terry towel to remove the excess. This brings out the detail in a huge way! Once dry, the cast plaster pieces were glued in to place.

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The border edge was plaster stenciled with our Tremont Furniture Border Stencil, brushed with glaze and then again, the excess was wiped off to reveal the design.

Once dry, I lugged that heavy piece in to the living room, climbed the ladder, hung it on the wall and delighted in my new art piece!

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Plaster Molds used:

Empire Medallion Plaster Mold

Romantic Round Plaster Mold

If you haven’t yet tried Raised Plaster Stencils on small craft projects, you’re missing out!

For durability, use pre-mixed tile grout instead of joint compound as the raised medium. It dries rock hard and stays put through abuse!

This beautiful box started out as a thrift store find for $3.00.

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After it was primed, I applied our Raised Plaster Bennington Frieze Stencil and then painted over the design and the box with sage green paint. 

I then painted the raised design and trim with gold metallic paint to make it pop.

Adding a cast plaster ornamental piece to the very front (with the same colors) made the entire box just come to life.

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Before

 

Charlene Dougherty found her head and foot board at an antique store.  They were nice, but she wanted them to be a little more ornate.

Charlene had purchased our products before and knew right where to go to get what she needed.

She painted the head board then cast pieces from our plaster vertical leaves mold and

straight scroll mold to create the center design.

Plaster Molds decorate walls and furniture

On the wall, she used our vertical leaves mold, our Large Floral Medallion Plaster Mold and used our Raised Plaster Single Acanthus Stencil in between the plaster pieces.

The whole project came out so lovely. Especially on those beautiful blue walls.

 

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I kept seeing this broken round table at a dump site and finally wound up putting it in my jeep and hauling it home.

One of the legs was broken so I glued it back together with wood glue and clamps and by the next day, it was good as new.

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After a good sanding with my handy electric palm sander, I decided to embellish it with plaster stenciling. Using wood putty instead of joint compound creates a rock hard design that will stand abuse.

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I repeated the design all the way around the table.

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After painting the entire table black, I began by painting the raised design with gold acrylic paint.

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Now the top needed something special as well so I used our Raised Plaster Astana Medallion Stencil with acrylic paints instead of joint compound to create a medallion on the top of the table.

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Now it was a fabulous addition to my home.

 

 

 

 

Cabinet Before

Cabinet Before

Oh how I hated this cabinet in the master bath of my home in Idaho. Layered barn wood, to me, is meant more for an out house!

The rest of my home was elegant so I just had to do something about this situation.

The thing was that the cabinets were well made of super great wood so I decided rather than to replace, them, simply “re-do” them.

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I removed all of the doors and drawers and went to work on the garage floor ripping the old wood out so I could cover them with a new, flat wood surface.

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I used 1/4″ oak panels to replace the barn wood.

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I painted the cabinet the same cream color of the walls, then painted all the doors and drawers a rich brown color. It was the perfect backdrop for metallic gold stenciling.  

I used a small roller to stencil our Elegance Wallpaper stencil on to the new surfaces.

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It was the perfect design!

I loved the new cabinet, but it needed something in the center of the doors so I used our Ornate Round Plaster Mold to cast a plaster piece for the very center of the large door.

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The whole project came out so great that it made me want to do more make overs like this!

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Chrystal Every Thomas found our plaster stencils and went to town on her Craigslist furniture finds.

OK, I’m deeply impressed!

Plaster stenciled chest

Plaster stenciled chest

Chrystal found this chest on Craigslist and gave it a make over using our Raised Plaster Marcelle Border Stencil.  She shows us how the full border can be used across the fronts of the drawers and then how a portion of the design can be taped off (to create a smaller design) and used in the corners of the doors. This is a truly “designer” look and Chrystal obviously is a “designer” in her own right.

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Using the same plaster stencil design, she did a make over on this cute little table as well.

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She used the design in just one corner, pre-tinting the medium pink. Now how precious is that????

Thank you Chrystal! We are officially “in love”!

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Yes, I really did find it at the end of my road, laying there on the ground. No seat, just a frame of nasty wood.

I HAD to haul it home and do something with it.

I’d seen on Facebook where people were turning old chairs like this in to garden planters, but that didn’t really hit me as a fun project to do.

I thought “princess chair” because it’s such a small chair and perfect for a little girl to sit on.

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I first sanded and primed it, then decided it needed plaster stenciling to create a raised design on the back rails and around the bottom.

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On furniture, I like to use pre-mixed tile grout because it dries rock hard and stays put.

I applied the grout to the stencil and then peeled it off to reveal the new design.

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There are some strange holes on the fronts of the legs and I just happened to have two cute rose droplet resin appliques that would be perfect to cover the top two holes. I glued them in to place.

I then painted the entire chair and it’s embellishments with gray paint.

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To create a new seat, I cut plywood to match the top of the chair.

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I then used one of my new stencils to add a pretty design in metallic gold paint to a section of gray satin I had lying around in my material box.

I cut foam rubber to match the seat size, then created the finished seat with my electric staple gun. Tug, staple, tug, staple and it was done!

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I finished the chair by replacing the stencil over the raised designs and stenciled them with the same metallic gold paint, adding it to the resin appliques as well. I added antique brown wax at various edges of the chair to give it more detail, blending well with an old terry towel.

The finishing touch was to glue gold fabric cord to the bottom edge of the cushion to complete the look.

Now it’s ready for some little princess to love!

Shannon Calloway got really excited when she saw a post I did on using plaster molds to create ornate furniture.

She was currently selling old furniture that she would re-paint or re-finish on the popular website Craigslist

I got the cutest email from her saying:

“I’ve been selling painted furniture on Craigslist, but after adding ornamental pieces from your plaster molds to my items, not only have my sales increased, but they’re all selling for much more. I’m so happy!”

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One this piece, she applied pieces made from our Straight Scroll Plaster Mold.

For furniture, instead of using plaster of paris in the mold, use Durham’s Water Putty instead. You can find it in the wall repair aisle at Home Depot, Lowe’s and other home stores.

This will create a piece that is rock hard and can stand abuse.  Simply glue to the piece and paint as usual. It’s easy, it’s fun and it’s drop dead gorgeous!

Pam Findley was (and I mean “was”) like most of us. Construction grade cabinets in her kitchen and she wanted more. More I say! More!

And she got it!

She used our Raised Plaster Companion Vines Stencil to create beautiful raised vines on those plain cabinets.

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She used the large vine stencil at the fascia board and then the smaller design on each of the doors, flipping and mirroring the design on each door.

I love the country finish she used for the cabinets, but she didn’t mention how she did it. Either way, it was quite an upgrade to those cabinets. Great job Pam!

Mary Ellen Crawford loves a new project and this one was a doozie!

She started with an old side board and saw the potential in what it “could be”.

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She removed the handles and knobs then gave it a coat of cream colored paint, using a brown glaze over the top to add depth to the detail.

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She then used our Raised Plaster Breckenridge Frieze Stencil on the doors to create a raised design that appears hand carved. 

Suddenly, this quite large piece of furniture turned in to a large “high end” piece of furniture!

Fabulous job Mary Ellen and thank you so  much for sharing!

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