When we last left off, I had gone on a polka dot spree on the feature wall in the guest room. I'm in love with the fun confetti wall treatment that I created with vinyl decal polka dots. Now it was time to tackle the nightstand. Just like when I spray painted my daughter's nightstand, I did the same here, painting the body white, and "dipping" the feet green.
Close up of the feet.
Then I was approached by Cutting Edge Stencils. They offered me a free stencil (yes, please, where do I sign?) and the chance to host a giveaway for one stencil up to $50 in value (with free shipping). So it's a win-win. Win for me, I get to try something I've never done before, and win for you, my readers, since you have the chance to get yourself some awesome stuff.
I selected the Aladdin small craft stencil, since I knew I wasn't prepared enough to stencil an entire wall, especially after all that work two weeks ago.
Having never stenciled before, I was super happy to find the Cutting Edge Stencil YouTube How-To Video. Let's just say I needed a bit of a visual before I could get right to work. They also have a blog, which offers more tips and tricks and ideas for projects.
I dug out some green acrylic craft paint, perfect for stenciling since you can just clean up any mistakes with water. Then I used spary adhesive on the back of the stencil before adhereing it to the top of my nightstand.
First I tries using a stenciling brush, but I quickly realized that would take me all day.
So I switched to a small foam roller and boy, did it get done quickly. Like so fast that the kids (who were watching me) didn't even have time to start whining!
After I let it dry, I sprayed it with a low VOC top-coat so that the pretty part won't chip off.
And in the room it looks even better.
I let me kids take these pictures, so they are clearly from a three year old's perspective.
And there is a baby block in the pink basket if you look closely.
Ok, so now that you've sen what I did, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils (sorry, only US residents)!
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I was provided with a free stencil in exchange for writing this post and hosting this giveaway. And it is awesome! I might be a stencil-addict now:)
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