Raised Stencil Makeover

10 Materials
8 Hours

Raised stencil makeover on this thriftstore find for a one of a kind cabinet with Mediterranean vibes.

We totally scored and then forgot we did and left this sheet music cabinet in a corner of our shop for about a year. When we found it again we had just completed a raised stencil canvas and was inspired to carry the look on over to this little piece. We started by cleaning with Krud Kutter, rinsing and letting dry. Next we scuff sanded with a 220 grit pad and removed the dust with a tack cloth.

We primed with BIN since we were taking this piece from a dark finish to a lighter one and wanted to prevent tannen bleed through.

We then sanded the primer smooth with a well-used sanding pad and removed the dust again.

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Then we sprayed the base coat. We used Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan in French Linen diluted a bit with some water in our paint sprayer, the Fuji Semi-Pro.

After it was dry, we took off the door so we could get clean lines on the edge when applying our texture. So we used what we had on hand - Dry Dex spackle and used a spreader. We measured the center of the door and aligned it with the center of the stencil, used stencil adhesive spray then taped it down so it wouldn't shift. This process was repeated on the sides of the cabinet too.. After it dried, going from pink to white we lightly sanded.

We then painted in a mix of Chateau Gray, Graphite, Old White and French Linen, all by Annie Sloan. Clear wax was applied and buffed, and a beautiful drop pull attached.

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  • Mery
    on Aug 20, 2020

    hi, I just would like to know where I can get the raised stencil. I going to do this project.

    thank you very much


    • Tam
      on Aug 20, 2020

      That final picture belongs in a high-end magazine...Bravo!

  • Shannon Ledezma
    on Aug 20, 2020

    I love this project. Quite elegant. I would also like to know where you purchased the stencil.

  • Mery
    on Aug 22, 2020

    I love the stencil. I would like to know where you purchased the stencil. I’m looking for it and I can’t find

    thank you

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