This is the story of a chair.
It belonged to my neighbor, who had purchased a whole set, but upon her big move she left this lil’ beauty behind.
I’m sure some of you are thinking “I own this chair!” , and it is a popular type of Windsor loop-back reproduction commonly sold at Target amongst other places;) So, I decided to try my hand at stenciling and making this piece a little more one of a kind.
Here is what Violet looked like after I stripped and sanded all the white paint off of her seat.
Not too shabby! I like the look of her with the oiled and sanded natural wood. Ahem…you may also notice the amethyst curtains that I hand dyed this week!
Next, I cut flower shaped stickers from contact paper. I did this by tracing the design onto the contact paper, then applying them to the seat of the chair.
This method of stenciling can be used to create a wall mural too.
To do this yourself, you simply need:
- A wooden surface
- Roll of contact/self adhesive paper
- Paint and roller
- Brush for touch ups
I decided to let the natural wood show through the surface, so I didn’t need to do a base coat of paint.
I am pleased as punch with the final results.
Ain’t she a beauty?
If you have similar stencil projects you’d like to share, send over the pics to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Monday, I will be sharing the work of a talented artist along with an interview here!
Until then, XX!