Sunday, May 15, 2016

Repairing and Stencilling

There were a few somewhat damaged wooden pieces overwintered under tarps in the carport. I pulled out 3. They got a good cleaning before we worked on them.

This is the after repairing and stencilling photo.

I have learned with practice, how to stencil with single letters. Biggest learning was to make a practice word on paper, measure, tape the base, beginning and end of the word onto the wooden surface and then measure again as each letter is stencilled to make sure the space between each letter is as you planned.

This toolbox was missing one long side. It sat in the carport all winter. May seemed like a good month to look around for an old grungy looking piece of plywood - and there were 2 lounging around in the corner of the carport. Just what DH needed to make the repair. He fixed and I planned, measured, taped and stencilled, then sanded a bit, waxed and polished. Authentic carpenters tool box make usable again.

Next up is the small wooden reddish brown tote. It had an accident, someone crashed/stepped or somehow broke one long side off leaving it with lots of splinters and cracks. It became a carport project waiting to be fixed. DH removed the broken parts, glued them together and then glued and screwed and nailed the piece back to its original place.

I repainted, same colour. I've always wanted to add a number to something so this tote got No. 9. Waxed, polished, finished.

This last small project (spent the winter in the house) also involved measuring, masking tape, stencilled letters, chalk-clay paint and a stencilling brush. Oh yes, since some of the turquoise paint had flaked off I used a kitchen knife to remove a bit more. Waxed, polished and back in service.

Early evening photos. Good afternoon's work.

Here are links to posts where I have included the details of my 'how I stencil': here, here, here, here, or you could type stencil in my search aVintageGreen and see even more.

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  1. Joy - great pieces. Have a great week dear friend.


  2. Isn't it amazing the charm that is added with a little cleaning, painting and most of all stenciling.
    Very charming :)

  3. It's a gloomy day on the beach so I was thinking about painting a sign. Now after seeing about your projects, I might just stencil a toolbox too.

  4. I love your refurbished projects. :) They are all so different in their color schemes and will appeal to people with different decorating tastes. Means more foot traffic to your booth. Smart.

  5. I have four boards ready to stencil! Still looking for that stencil WORDS sheet!!! You are my inspiration!!

  6. Hello Joy, You did a terrific repair and stencil project on each poor suffering treasure. They are all pretty again and ready to face life once again. Good job. Big smile here.

    Have a wonderful week,

  7. They look brand new! Good job.... Thanks for joining us at the Dishing It & Digging It Link Party

  8. I love your projects and your stenciling is great!

  9. Don't you just love how a little paint and stenciling updates things? Great projects. Thanks for linking up to the Talk of the Town Link Party!

  10. It always feels so good to finally complete a few projects that have been hanging around for too long. Great job on all your finishd projects, your stenciling looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

  11. Sweeeet pieces! It's amazing what a little elbow grease and paint can do! I hope you have a great day! If you would like to inspire some more, Making Broken Beautiful is starting right now over at The Curator's Collection and I would love to host your talent!
    The Curator's Collection & Making Broken Beautiful Thursday

  12. Hi Joy, your are getting really good at stenciling. Love all your finished projects. Love the No.9. Good that DH is helping with the "fixing". I have so many of those kind of projects, I need to get started on them. You have inspired me.
    Audrey Z.

  13. These all came out great! LOVE the Tools box the most. Thanks for the idea...just picked up a little tool caddy today and wasn't sure what to stencil on it!

  14. You did an excellent job in breathing new life into these pieces, I love the stenciling.

  15. Joy, your pieces are fantastic! I'm glad you were able to make them new again. The stencils look great on them.

  16. Joy, you do such a great job of fixing up and stenciling. All three turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  17. Joy, I really love your little garden stool! Thank you for sharing your wonderful stenciled projects @Vintage Charm! Blessings, Cecilia


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