Time to get the paints out after the Christmas holidays!
First up is this wooden step ladder style plant stand that I picked up at a garage sale last summer. It had a very dark espresso type stain.
I painted the plant stand with two coats of Dutch Boy Chalky Paint in Antiquated Lace. I then distressed all the edges lightly with 220 grit sandpaper. The French street stencil is from Decoart. I stenciled the letters and number with black craft paint. Then I brushed on a coat of water based Varathane poly sealer in matte finish.
I love how my little plant stand turned out!
I love how a little paint and a French stencil can transform a piece of furniture.
My dog, Fergie, isn't sure what to make of ANOTHER different thing in the living room.
In 2016, I became an AVID stenciler! I stenciled signs like this "coffee sign" above three re-purposed coffeepot planters. See the details HERE.
In February of 2014, I created a wall display in my kitchen with a barn board, mismatched hooks, cutting boards, a shutter, and a chippy step stool. See that post here for details. I still love it, so I work around it at Christmas time. This year I added a "Vintage Christmas" Sign, a wispy faux pine wreath with a scrap of red checked ribbon, vintage Christmas post cards and a tree shaped cutting board transformed into a Christmas card holder.