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.
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!