Monday, March 25, 2013

Stenciled and Painted Armoire Makeover and a Cutting Edge Stencil Giveaway for You!

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I am so excited to show you this makeover that I created using a tired and dated armoire that has been hanging out in my stash and my brand spanking new Cutting Edge Stencil!  When Cutting Edge Stencil gave me a chance to pick any stencil I wanted from their huge selection of stencils, I must say… I took a few DAYS!  But I finally decided on the Fleur Craft Stencil by Kathy Peterson. 





Okay, on to the before…


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Here is a nice but outdated small armoire that is looking for some pizzazz.  I’d been saving it to make over for my daughter’s room for quite a while.   I custom mixed some chalk paint to get the perfect light aqua paint color for my stenciling.  Turns out, I actually made what looks like Annie Sloan’s Provence without realizing it.    I don’t own that color, so now I know how to make it :)  I must be a genius!

custom mixed chalk paint color


I took the cabinet doors off to lay them flat and so that I could measure the stencil placement.  The Cutting Edge Stencil and the brushes that came with it were very easy to work with.  I have stenciled before, so I felt sure I knew what to do, but I went to their website and watched a couple of the how-to videos just in case.  Their projects are so inspiring!

I first painted my entire armoire with Annie Sloan’s Old White.  Then I took the doors off and measured and taped the stencil on with blue painters tape.  I used my custom colored chalk paint to stencil, and it went great!  Chalk paint is very forgiving.  If I found I was too heavy handed, I was able to wipe off the excess very easily.  I didn’t worry too much about imperfections either, because I knew that I would be sanding down my stenciled area after I finished. 


Once I finished the doors and reattached them to the armoire, I stood back and thought about it… It needed just a little something else…

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                                                                      (Just a little too plain)


 So I took out the middle drawer and turned my stencil design sideways. I stenciled just one design around each glass drawer pull. 


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Perfect! It ties the whole piece together without being overdone.


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After my stenciling dried, I lightly sanded my design with 220 grit sandpaper to give it a slightly worn and not-so-crisp look. I then sanded the edges of the armoire around the doors, drawers, and edges – just because I like that look. I then sealed it all with a coat of Annie Sloan’s clear wax.


At first when I was stenciling the doors, I showed my 7 year old daughter and said that I was doing this for her.  She said “Umm.. I wanted lavender” and walked away.  Ummm… mom’s not into lavender, and there is not one lavender thing in her room.  Girls!  So, I thought I ‘d be selling this piece in my booth.  But after I got the shiny new glass knobs on and the piece put together, she saw it and said “can I have it; can I have it?”.  Ahhh.. much better.  It will go into her room and hold all of her American Girl dolls and their clothes and accessories.  Now I get to vacuum the floor, and she gets a special new piece painted just for her and the dolls.  Win.  Win.

Thanks Cutting Edge Stencils!

So, do you have a tired piece of furniture that needs some reviving?  How about some curtains that need color?  Would an accent wall make a huge difference in your room?  Or a rug in need of a makeover?  Plain pillows need pizzazz?  There are so many projects to be done with stencils.  And now you have a chance to win the stencil of your choice.  You can pick any stencil worth up to $75 from the Cutting Edge Stencils website if you are the winner of my giveaway.  



And it gets even better!  I am one of 7 blogs doing 7 Cutting Edge Giveaways in 7 days.  Yes, you can enter all 7!  Please stop by the other 6 blogs listed below for more chances to win.  ~LUCKY NUMBER 7!~





Good Luck!


  

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54 click here to comment:

Jamie Lott

Such a happy makeover! Makes me smile just looking at it! Great job Kim!

reFresh reStyle

I love it Kim! It looks so much better and those knobs are perfect!
Debbie

Nova

beautiful makeover! I have a "smoker's table" that I would like to stencil; my Dad gave it to me.

Debbiedoo's

That is gorgeous!

Amy

I've tried furniture and canvas; I'd like to try fabric.

devine-inspirations.com

I'd use the Birch Forest Allover pattern in my son's outdoorsy themed bedroom.

betty baez

would love to stencil my computer desk angelgenius27(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer

So beautiful! I hope to use chalk paint real soon. I never have!

Jennifer

So beautiful! I hope to use chalk paint very soon. I never have!

Linda@Coastal Charm

Kim,
Happy to hear that your daughter wanted to keep it...just too cute to let it go. I would love to win one of their stencils...I have some furniture just waiting for me to use a stencil on it.

Blessings,
Linda

sprucea

I'd love to stencil some old wood...I need some shabby chic artwork!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Great makeover. The paint colors are so fresh. Good call on stenciling around the two drawer knobs. It really tied everything together.

Lisa

I would love to stencil my wall with one of the moroccan stencils :)

Amanda Ortiz

I would love to try this on a t-shirt or skirt

infinitycurls

This is awesome!

Brenda Nonamaker

I just love what you can do with stencils. It isn't something that I have done but look forward to doing. Lots of beautiful things with stenciling. Thanks for the giveaway.....:)

Beverly Ritch

Love your armoire makeover! Thanks for a chance to win stencils too!

Sally

I would love to stencil the top of a table I am about to paint!

Heather

My next stencil project will be a rug!

lifeunfolds.com

I want to stencil a dresser for my sister. msmaf at (ymail) dot *com*

Meg Sluyter

I really really want to stencil my dinning room wall. I haven't ever stenciled on furniture or walls yet so this would be my first try. Go big, right?

Kathy boake-trout

LOVE this,
would love to do this to cabinet l have

Jeanne

I would love to win! My front living room wall looks so sad! Cutting Edge stencil would spice it up! Maybe the Entwined Allover Stencil or the Birch Forest Allover Stencil or...it's so hard to pick one! I love them all!

Madi

Your dresser is beautiful and I love your blog name! This is such a fun giveaway! *hopeful*

Lisa

I would love to try and stencil my file cabinet in my craft room! It is an old black cabinet that is in serious need of personality!!!

Lisa

I would love to try and stencil my file cabinet in my craft room! It is an old black cabinet in serious need of personality!!

Debbine Bartolazo

I would love to stencil my craft/sewing desk, and an accent wall in my home office!

Debbine Bartolazo

I would love to stencil my craft/sewing desk, and an accent wall in my home office!

A Peart

I plan to stencil my son's nursery with the polka dot stencil before he arrives this summer :-)

Deanna

We're finishing our basement so I'd like to stencil the bathroom wall, maybe just behind the toilet as a feature. Thanks for the opportunity.

Deanna

We're finishing our basement so I'd like to stencil the bathroom, maybe a feature wall behind the toilet. Thanks for the opportunity.

aiah23

I want to stencil one of the walls in our master bedroom to make an accent wall.

Fawn

Jennifer

Nice job! I'm currently using the Crazy Daisies stencils on my daughter's wall, and my son wants one of his walls to be the Birch Forest stencil.

Jennifer

Nice job! I'm currently using the Crazy Daises stencil in my daughter's room!

tina myers

I love the way you used a large stencil to cover the entire front of the dresser instead of stenciling the drawers individually. Lovely!

tina myers

I love the way you used a large stencil to cover the entire front of the dresser instead of stenciling the drawers individually. Lovely!

Jessica

I want to paint the backs of my bookshelves! Thanks!

Nicole Lyon

Oh GOODNESS~ I would love to win this! Eep!

Been wanting the chevron stencil so baaaaad!!! lol! I LOVE chevron but don't have the patience to tape and paint it!!! lol!

pamelotta

I would definitely stencil my living room floor. My carpet needs to go!

Jodie

I can't wait to try stenciling drapes. We're moving to the country and all the windows need treatments.

KT

So excited!! I've been planning a stenciling project on my daughter's dresser. She wants butterflies. :)

KT

So excited! I've been planning a stenciling project on my daughter's dresser. She wants butterflies. :)

Sidu

i wanna do rugs and cushions and curtains

Suz

Beautiful!

I'm hoping to stencil a boring, white storage cabinet.

Jessica Ledergerber

Found you through Cutting Edge Stencils Blog! This was just the inspiration I needed - I have an old armoire almost identical to the one you showed here that I was thinking of getting rid of ---- not anymore.... hehe, little does the hubby know... Thanks for the inspiration!

Chrissie

Adorable. I'm now eye-balling my dressers. Hmmmmmm...what can I do. :)

Love the Light of Life

I would like to stencil a wall in our master bedroom!

ashleyelizabeth19

I would stencil new bedroom curtains. It will be so hard to choose which stencil to use, but I would do it in bright yellow!

Megan

I am going to stencil a dresser for the nursery!

ehwiley

I would love to stencil my foyer accent wall. Something moroccan for sure!

Shar22

Love this project! I would stencil some accent furniture and maybe refresh the back of a bookcase.

Shar22

Love this project! I would stencil some accent furniture and maybe refresh some bookcases.

Terri Herman

My powder room could really use a new look & stencil ing would be nice!

linda

Love it