A New Decorating Surface is Born. Don't Ignore Your Doors.

Though many people don't share my love of the ornate, I'm addicted to it! I fell in love with the style when I was quite little and it's stuck with me ever since. I can't pass ornamental decoration on old buildings or within the pages of magazines that feature old mansions and anywhere in my own home that I can add ornamental beauty, I do.
I have many 6 panel doors in my home and to me, those 6 panels simply represent a cool, new place to add a design.
I decided that our Raised Plaster Chaumont Panel Stencil was just the ticket for those raised panels.
I simply spread pre-mixed joint compound over the stencil to create the design. The darkness you see is simply the compound photographed before it dried.
I LOVE the result!
The raised detail adds elegance and beauty to this plain door. I painted over the design with the same color used on the door which to me, is quite beautiful. I don't need color to make the design stand out more, the simple shadows that lighting casts is enough to make me swoon!

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  • Linda D Linda D on Feb 15, 2016
    Did you do this to all the doors in your house or just this one?? I ask because we have 6-panel doors throughout the too!!! I love how this looks!! So elephant!!

  • Cheryl Cheryl on Mar 15, 2016
    Did you remove the doors and lay them flat to add the plaster or were you able to leave them in place?

  • Merry Straub Merry Straub on Feb 03, 2017
    My interior doors are not wood but some other material which is a relief pattern made to look like wood. Would this work with the stencils? If you decide you don't like it can it be taken off?

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