Hello sweet Friends!! Today my Décor Enthusiast Girls and I are back together after a little Holiday hiatus sharing something I love…stenciled projects! I share a bunch of stenciled makeovers around here, but I had to come up with something new for today.
I decided that this folding screen I found at the thrift store a couple of months ago would be a perfect canvas for stencils:
It was $35 and 25% off so I ended up paying $26 for it. I have included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I use. Read my full disclosure here.
Here it is all redone and ready for action:
I always wanted a fancy a screen to change behind like in the movies ha ha.
I bought the stencil I used at Michaels not too long ago. It’s by ArtMinds and I found it over by the art supplies, on the other side of the store from where I would normally find the stencils. HERE is a very similar and less expensive one on Amazon.
To add my stencil, first I measured to see where I wanted to add the stencil and in what pattern. Then I sprayed Loctite Spray Adhesive on the back first to hold it in place. I used a small brush and pure white DIY chalk paint to fill in the stencil, taking care not to brush towards the edges as much as possible:
I only did one coat. Here it is after I removed the stencil:
I continued to add a quick spray of the spray adhesive to the back before moving it to the next spot. (After I was finished, I used an old wash cloth and warm running water to wipe down the stencil on the side with the paint in my kitchen sink, then let it lay sticky side up on a paper towel to dry.)
I sanded generously with 220 grit sandpaper after to smooth it all out:
The base coat is Gray Morning by Behr and Ultra Pure White 50/50 mix made into DIY Chalk Paint, easily my favorite blue hue.
I am on the prowl for new colors though…wanting to add something new to the mix.
I decided to break up the damask pattern with two panels of stripes…
I sealed it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
This was fun to do since I’ve never painted a folding screen before. I hope you enjoyed it too!
My Décor Enthusiast Girls are sharing how they had fun with stencils today as well. Click the links below the image to see more of any of these fun projects!
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Check out how a couple of stencils brought this piece back to life HERE.
UPDATE! Check out how this brown beast looks now HERE!
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