jodie’s box.

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!

16 thoughts on “jodie’s box.

  1. You crossed my mind last night as I was checking my emails before hopping into bed. I wondered if you were under the weather when I realized I had no email from you.
    Darling box – the addition of the stencils lends authenticity IMHO.
    Nicely done. Do take care rest, fluids and lots of well wishes.


    1. Thanks so much Victoria! I really think this might be the first time I’ve missed posting on the blog due to illness. I’m sure it won’t be the last, but let’s hope it’s another 4 years before it happens again 🙂


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