My custom ordered stencil from Maison de Stencils arrived today! A few weeks ago I mentioned that I loved a French graphic that The Graphics Fairy made available so much that I decided to have a stencil of it made so that I could make a few projects with it. Well, here is the first. I have had great luck finding real wood Lazy Susan’s at Goodwill. I picked this one up a quite a while ago for $3.99. A bargain.
I sanded the entire piece and wiped it down with a clean dry cloth and then taped the stencil securely to the Lazy Susan after I placed it where I wanted the design. Then with some black craft paint I stenciled the design onto the piece. I have the best luck getting crisp and clean edges with no paint smudges by pouncing the stencil brush up and down on the piece. Then my favorite part of the whole process is peeling away the stencil.
And of course I had to give it a spin. Just me getting artsy with the camera in the second shot :)
Now, here is where you have to be careful. The stain I used was WAY TOO DARK!! Next time, I’ll be sure to use a MUCH lighter stain. Although I have to say, the stain definitely gave the Lazy Susan the look feel of it having been around for a 100 years or so….Don’t you think? :)
And here is with the dark stain finish. I have two more wood Lazy Susan’s out in my garage from past trips to Goodwill. My next attempt will be with a lighter color stain. How about you….are you a dark wood kind of person or do you like the lighter shades?
I am linking this post up to Thrifty Thursday over at Tales From Bloggeritaville. And I am linking to Frugal Friday over at The Shabby Nest, and Tickled Pink Fridays over at 504 Main. Stop by for more projects.