Thursday, August 8, 2019

Adding Paint and Stencils

This week I continued to add paint and stencils to a 3 pieces - the planter tin, a large side table and a faux window frame with mirror.

The plant holder was stencilled with "HERBS". The stencil was one cut by my sister Gail while teaching me how to use her Silhouette Cameo in July 2015 and the process used is described there.

The dark brown side table had the top removed, frame joints re-glued and top sanded by DH. He pencilled in the 'where to place the top when it was to be reattached'. I didn't know that so I painted the back right over the pencil marks.

3 coats of Fusion Picket Fence white Mineral paint applied.

Added a stencil - Bee and wreath in CeCeCaldwell Beckley Coal. 

Top was finished with Fusion Clear Coat. 

Finally - the faux window with mirror wall decoration.

Removed mirror and all the hot glued dried out flowers and leaves decoration. Painted (2 coats) of CeCe Caldwell Antique White.

Used a Martha Stewart stencil to add words and two bees. Waxed with ASCP Clear  Wax and polished.

Replaced the mirror, backing and brown paper on back.

Updated, fresh and finished.

(Taking a photo of the mirror took awhile, had to find a reflection that was plain)

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  1. I love all three! My favorite is the window frame! Gotta love the bees!!!

  2. Oh gosh! They are all so pretty. :)

  3. You have given me some great ideas here Joy! I have an old window waiting for up cycling!
    You're most welcome to join me in a cuppa,
    Bless you,

  4. Joy - three terrific outcomes. I have to say my favorite is the table - if you didn't have the side-by-side before and after shots, I never would have believed it was the same table! I was in a gift shop today that had many stenciled signs, and I was thinking of you! Thanks for linking up to Mosaic Monday!

  5. Hello, your stencil work looks beautiful. I love the herb container and the picture frame. Great projects, well done. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

  6. This furniture & other stuff got a new beautiful life!

  7. The little bee is the perfect touch to the window frame! You always take things and make them beautiful!

  8. Wow you did some great refurbishing work.
    Happy mosaic Monday


  9. great makeovers, Joy. that little table is gorgeous and so versatile. Love the French Bee stencil!


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