Hello! I’ve been down for the count with a cold since last Friday, so I don’t have anything earth shattering to share on the blog today. Instead I pulled together a post on this quick project I worked on a while back.
You probably don’t recognize this box, but it has been shared here on q is for quandie once before.
It belongs to my friend Jodie, and the box made it into the photo of Jodie’s dining room back in December when I shared a tour of her home. There it is on her dining room table …
Recently Jodie decided the box needed just a little more oomph, so she asked me if I would stencil it for her.
Of course I agreed. Stenciling is just so quick and easy, and really cost effective once you already have the stencils (and I have quite a few).
Jodie was pretty flexible and said I could use whatever stencils I thought would look good, so I went with some french stencils that seemed appropriate for a dining room. I used a different one on each side.
By the way, both of these are just portions of a larger stencils. I just used sections that would fit and looked good on the box. I purchased both of these stencils via Etsy which is a great place to find them. You might recognize the first one I showed, it’s the same stencil I used on the Windsor chairs last Friday.
Jodie asked me to use white paint for the stencils, but I suggesting going with a pale grey instead. I think a crisp white would have been too stark and would not have worked with the rustic, aged look of the wood. The pale grey (this is Martha Stewart Multi-Surface acrylic craft paint in a color called Wet Cement) reads as white next to the wood.
How’s that for a quick and easy update?
Hopefully I’ll get my energy levels back up to normal soon and be able to share something a little more exciting with you. Until then, be sure to stay tuned!