Friday, December 2, 2011
Always Practice First!
Thought I'd share this as I was cleaning out my studio space last month. I found this little wooden cabinet from probably the 80's that I had sponge painted blue. You remember the first sponge painting, right? Blue on white, not blended in at all...very country. Well that's what this baby looked like, complete with mauve trim and black and white checks. Cute in it's day. Yep, must've been the 80"s, maybe early 90's. I took it out of the closet and immediately thought stencils and color. I've been wanting to do paint a piece of furniture like this so I thought this would be a great piece to practice on.
I kept the black and white checks for some definition. I primed the rest of it and then went crazy with stencils and doilies. I used Claudine Hellmuth paints because of their translucent quality. I added some Graphic 45 letter stickers that are newsprint which you all know I love. At the very top of the cabinet is a very 80's cut out heart where I place a little hand painted shrinky-dink girl. it turned out so pretty and it's the perfect size for Stickle storage. So happy to have this little cabinet out again after all these years!