This was a 10 dollar Habitat Restore find. I primed and painted it with a small sample bottle of Ben M, Gossamer Blue. I wasn't crazy about this piece from the minute I was stuffing it in the back of my car. Why I buy these rejects? I don't know, lack of a weekend project is the only real excuse I can come up with. Does anyone else do that? I mean impulsive buy and I'm not talking awesome, must have boots. We are talking about a dated piece of furniture here. That being said, after I painted it, the color reminded me of a beautiful tray redo and how she was inspired by another blogging friend. Check her tray out here and how she was inspired by this unbelievable "wallpaper" here. It's like a little inspirational domino effect going on.
My three cents for any of you who want to try this:
1. Use either a round or liner brush to fit your desired painted "lines". The longer the bristles the better. They will hold more paint and you won't have to reload the brush as often.
2. Thin your paint w/ water to an ink like consistency. It will just make the paint flow so much better.
3. When mapping out the stencil use a chalk pencil. No pencil lines to erase. Just a touch of water or saliva, and voila....gone! I find erasers will sometimes leave grease-like marks on paint.