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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.

Plain Chest

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.

Plaster Stenciling on chest

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.

Plaster stenciled chest

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!

The finished chest was a total hit in my home!

Plaster Stencil on chest

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