Barbara emailed me one day saying she had a lot of cigar boxes that were too good to throw away. She wanted to give them a face lift and create uses for them. So she set out to find a great design for the tops of those boxes.
She used our Raised Plaster Chantilly Floral Stencil over the top.
I love the bright color and the placement of the design. Barbara shows you that even larger stencils can be used on smaller projects by allowing excess portions of the design to simply be eliminated. I love the backgrounds she did on these boxes before plastering the raised design. Ah….but she went a step further. Look at what she did to the inside!
Each box used the same design but was done in different colors with different backgrounds.
What great creativity and how much fun she must have had doing these wonderful boxes. Think of all the uses for trinkets, jewelry, candies, etc!
Thank you Barbara!
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!
Now how could you not want to hang out in this back yard when you are surrounded by tall, beautiful daisies on a wood fence? What a cute idea that went viral once it was published and we couldn’t keep this design in stock.
Our Large Daisy Stencil is so easy to use. Simply stencil the stems, repeating them to any height, add the daisy flower head to the top and then stencil leaves where ever you wish. Stencil with a roller and you will find it a super quick job!
Stencil first in gray and then off-set flowers in white, with some covering gray daisies. It makes for a lush garden you will love! Now, imagine this on a wall inside the house! How fun and cheery!
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!
Many of us just hate winter. That is, unless we are skiers that look forward to the slopes and a hot cup of chocolate. But I love winter because it gives me time indoors where I can focus on giving my interiors a fresh, updated look before Spring arrives.
Try a focal wall with a wallpaper stencil and paint! The cool thing about stenciling a wall is that you can simply paint over when you tire of it or want to change your decor.
Try a fresh, spring time look with our leaf wallpaper!
Or use one of our lovely tile stencils to give your tired, linoleum floor new life or simply use our
Midland wallpaper stencil as an all over design like this customer did:
Being forced to stay inside can result in some wonderful new looks to give your spring time a great new feel!
Joni McDonald is a creative little thing. Full of fun and lots of ideas. It even comes across in her emails to me.
Discovering plaster stencils has added to her creative side by giving her yet one more medium with which to create.
She pondered, she plotted and planned, she calculated and experimented, and she finally came up with just the right solution for her new need to embellish. She used a plaster stencil on her metal mailbox! Now what a novel idea and Joni is just the gal to come up with it.
Giving it a pretty patina paint finish, she then added the plaster stencil and painted it copper gold. Lovely isn’t it? Now, just imagine the oohs and aaahs coming from her mailman (or lady) the next time they deliver the mail. Joni delivers them some “beauty and originality!”. Joni graciously let me share this adorable project with you and for that, we all thank her! (Bowing to your greatness Joni!)