Trashy Tuesday How to Stencil on Old Wood With Stain
Update! I only use Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint since publishing this post. DIY Paint is 100% Natural, Clay Based, which makes it different from every other chalk paint product. It is perfectly smooth, the colors are beautiful and cover well, even their whites. It paints like liquid Velvet. You won’t believe how good a paint brush and a can of paint can feel. It is ahmazing stuff. Check my side bar if you want to know more.
It’s a 2 For Trashy Tuesday! I made this box from old fence boards (you can read how to build stuff like that here), painted it with CeCe Caldwell’s 100% Natural Chalk + Clay Based Paints , then stenciled the box with a natural stain.
Here’s what I started with, if I can build this, anyone can build this! If you don’t have a chop saw, you can use a hand saw, or find someone in your neighborhood, bake them some cookies, have them chop up your old piece of wood for you 😉
5 pieces of wood in equal sizes. Mine were 7 inches each. When using old fence boards, try to find pieces that are not warped. (Makes getting the sides to match up a little more challenging if they are curvy in places)
Glue 3 sides together using wood glue. I like Gorilla Wood Glue. Stuff is strong! I used cans of CeCe Caldwell’s paints to hold it in place, they are just the right height for my project.
I painted the entire box with 1 coat of CeCe Caldwell’s. When the paint was dry, (only took about a 30 minutes) I lightly sanded it with 220 Grit Sandpaper to distress the finish. Next I went over it with a piece of brown grocery bag. This polishes and smoothes the paint. CeCe Caldwell’s paints are 100% Natural and contain NO latex or acrylic. The paper bag actually makes the porcelain clay in the paint shine and sparkle and makes the surface very smooth. Check HERE to see how I have used this in other projects.
Now for the Stencil! I used CeCe Caldwell’s Stain. Watch the video to see how easy it is to stencil on old wood with CeCe Caldwell’s stain.
My friend loved her gift, a nice alternative to gift bags.
Next time you see a piece of old wood, pick it up and grab some CeCe Caldwell’s Stain. Then check back here to see how to stencil on old wood!
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