Wednesday, October 28, 2009

some stenciling fun...


Remember that tea cozy I was working on awhile ago?

Well, I set it aside because I couldn't decide what exactly to do with it as far as embellishing it in some sort of way.

Then one day, I happened across an inexpensive set of paper letter stencils in the Walmart craft section and got an idea...

It just took a stencil brush and some black craft paint...

...and my cozy was complete.


Then I moved on to this little metal stool, found at an estate sale this summer for a few dollars. I had given it a coat of paint, but decided it needed a little something more...










I'm trying to figure out what I can stencil next!

33 comments:

  1. I know....You can come to my house and stencil (since you were wondering). I once stenciled a border around my master bedroom -- a vine-like creation with little berries. It took me 2 years to finish. I like short and sweet projects much more.
    -- Jodi

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  2. I love them both. What great ideas!!

    Ruth

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  3. Great ideas! I love the stencils, it looks so good! Lovely photos as well.

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  4. Looks great! But I'm curious, and maybe I don't need to know. But what does the 04 stand for?

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  5. Bevy,
    No real significance to the numbers ~ I think I saw a similar chair stenciling idea in a magazine and liked it. I just picked 4 because I like the number 4 :) ~Deb

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  6. looks so good! Lovely photos as well

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  7. I love what you've done and I went through a stenciling phase at our house. I would do a whole room (ceiling borders, chair rail height etc.) on a Saturday afternoon, even with details... guess I get that from being a "painter's daughter". :o)

    You remind me of what fun it is.
    Great job!

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  8. I love stencils! You get a professional look by dabbing on paint! How great is that? (I love the chair with the fringe!!!)

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  9. The tea cozy is precious! I love the stenciling and the trim! So cute!

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  10. Love em all!!! The metal chair is to die for!!!

    Great job!

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  11. Oh, I love them both!! I love your decorating style. I love to decorate in country primitives, and I find your blog so inspiring! Thanks

    PS - Made your pumpkin cake, and it was gone sooo fast!!

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  12. Isn't it very French or Parisian to have numbers on things?

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  13. I love this idea! Simple and sweet!

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  14. that tea cozy is the best. very sweet. love it.
    sue

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  15. Thanks for answering my question, Deb. I love it!! What a great "conversation" piece...

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  16. What a fantastic idea!!! :) It looks wonderful! I love it! :)

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  17. Both of them are wonderful Deb! I love the idea of stencils...to me they are so divine!

    Debbie
    ouroldhomestead.blogspot.com

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  18. Anonymous10:57 AM

    Both of these projects look great!! When you make the tea cozies do you use one standard size or custom fit it to a particular pot? Again, your sewing is always so beautiful.

    Have you seen the stencil projects where they stencil red or black stripes on burlap or homespun? It turns out like the vintage french grain sacks. Really cute and fun.

    -Vicki K

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  19. They both turned out great!

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  20. Your Tea Cozy is so wonderful and simplistic. What fun to stencil!!! Oh my something else to try LOL

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  21. I love the tea cozy, so pretty

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  22. Oh how great! I love it!

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  23. what kind of paint did you use on the stool. It's so nice & glossy...

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  24. That looks great!

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  25. I love your projects...The numbers add a perfect french touch.

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  26. Perfect and soo you xoxoxo Clarice

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  27. I especially love the chair stencil.

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  28. I love your stenciling~ I just did some Word Art on a cabinet & liked it so much I plan on doing more.

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  29. Never have I done stenciling before, but you make it look so very easy.

    God bless.

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  30. What cute ideas with the stencils... I particularly love your metal stool. How cute!

    I sent your patterns for the waffle dish cloths to my sister... she is a knitter extraordinaire! :)

    Love your blog!

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  31. Love both projects! My parents had a stool exactly like that when I was growing up. Last time I saw it, it was out in the garage pretty well rusted away. :( Yours looks amazing!

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  32. the simplest of ideas and yet what an impact. you are very clever. i love your aesthetics. charming, homely but kinda pithy as well. Like not twee and meh! if you know what i mean. x

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  33. I just found a stool similar to yours! What is the color of the paint you used? Love it, and love your blog!

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