No, not those Jonas brothers. If you expected to find some handsome pop singers here, sorry for the disappointment, but I’m talking about these handsome Jonas brothers.
I purchased the Jonas stencil via Etsy from Euro Stencil Designs. It was $38 plus shipping, and has been worth every penny. I’ve used it on a bazillion things. I even used it on this year’s Christmas wrapping.
I did three dressers with this stencil last summer, and they were super popular. Probably nearly as popular as the band!
I started with this one. I painted him using homemade chalk paint. Have you read about this? It’s easy to make. Just mix equal parts warm water and plaster of paris until smooth, then add about two to three times as much satin paint. I don’t measure, but I have a good feel for the consistency I’m looking for. I don’t know what it is about adding the plaster of paris to the paint, but somehow it just goes on smoothly, dries more quickly, sticks to the furniture better, and distresses more easily. I usually finish the piece off with paste wax when I use this paint, as I did in this case. The original hardware was all intact on this guy and I prefer to keep it when that is the case.
Next I painted this one using the same technique. This one was missing some hardware though, so I switched it all out for some vintage black glass knobs. I love the way the stencil fit perfectly inside the scrolls carved into the drawer fronts.
And finally, this one. Same painting technique, and this time I saved some original hardware but had to add some black glass knobs as well. I wish I’d had all the original drawers pulls as they are the prettiest silver, but no such luck.
The latest Jonas project is book painting. I saw this on pinterest and thought I’d give it a try. I think these are turning out fab. I’ll be selling them at the Round Barn and possibly at my own occasional sale in June as well.