3 DIY Projects with Paint, Stencils, Hooks & Leftovers


 Do you remember this little stool I found at the thrift shop?  I used the legs for a project but not the top.

 I added the legs to a fun crate HERE.

Today, I am going to use leftovers from three projects to make ANOTHER project!


 First I painted the stool top with two coats of Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray.

Next, I taped a 5" x 7" mat board Minnesota stencil onto the board from an Amazon purchase of a pack of 3 Minnesota State Stencils Made from 4 Ply Mat Board 11x14, 8x10, 5x7.

I stenciled the Minnesota shape with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.

I then grabbed my *Old Sign Stencils buffalo check stencil.  (Remember Old Sign Stencils are priced in Canadian funds that will be converted to US dollars upon purchase.)


*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

I taped the buffalo check stencil on a diagonal over the mat board Minnesota stencil, and pounced on the checks with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

I then distressed the edges of my project with 220 grit sand paper, and sealed it with Varathane Water-Based Polyurethane in Satin Finish.


I added a black iron hook from Hobby Lobby!  I got it for 50% off.

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I love state pride decor, and of course buffalo checks too.

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What to hang on the hook?  The possibilities are endless.


I tried to sell it on a local Facebook group, and at a local consignment shop.  It never sold.  Not even for $5.  

I decided to give it a new look.

I removed the hook and painted the cutting board with two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Charcoal.

I pulled out my *Old Sign Stencils houndtooth stencil.

This stencil comes in two sizes.  I have the larger one.

I lined the stencil up, and taped it in place with blue painter's tape.

Then I stenciled the houndstooth pattern with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain.


I used one of my paper stencils from FolkArt Woodland Die Cut Paper Stencils (26-Pack).  

I taped the paper stencil over the houndstooth pattern.

I stenciled the buck's head with DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge.  I lightly distressed the edges of the board with 220 grit sandpaper.

I sealed the stencils and paint with Varathane Water Based Poly in satin finish.


I added a sawtooth hanger to the back.


I put the white Hobby Lobby hook back on.

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Here is the completed cutting board makeover.

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It will work with Christmas and/or hunting or lake cabin decor.

Project 3 was created with one of these dog eared fence board leftovers.  Part of the boards were used for this snowflake wall hook project, and other parts were used for a rustic book shelf.

After applying Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator to the board, I used the tree graphic from my *Old Sign Stencils You Cut Tree Farm stencil.

I pounced on the stencil with Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

This is yet another Hobby Lobby hook!  This pipe hook is really fun, and I got it at 50% off.

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I did not seal the stencil or the Vartathane Weathered Wood Accelerator.

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Very fun for a rustic Christmas!
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Use up your project leftovers with paint, Hobby Lobby hooks and Old Sign Stencils!






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