Stenciled Loud and Proud.

This cupboard came from a local thrift shop and was being sold very cheaply because it was not in great condition. The wood was very stained with chipped veneers and so I set about completely reinventing it.
I painted the cupboard in a lovely greyish blue colour and then applied a very matt water based varnish to protect the surface before adding the stencil pattern.
The pattern was built up gradually using three different stencils beginning on the outer edges and working inwards.
Using the Lund and Bergen Border stencils, I decided to cover the sides and top as well as the doors, giving the cupboard a lovely modern Scandinavian vibe.
Somebody described the finished piece to me as 'very pretty', and I think that is a really good description!
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  • Nicolette tabram designs Nicolette tabram designs on Mar 23, 2016
    Thank you very much

  • Annamarie3363 Annamarie3363 on Aug 30, 2016
    Hi Nicolette, thank you so much for sharing your amazing work!! I immediately visited your website, and found exactly what I have been searching for! So much so, that I have already placed my order, thank you! You may also like to know that this is my first comment on Hometalk, despite having been a member for some time. (ps - I love the raised border design on your website, was this made with Plaster of Paris?) Anna-marie

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    • Nicolette tabram designs Nicolette tabram designs on Sep 02, 2016
      Hi Anna-marie, it's just the perfect consistency for using with stencils and once dry is really hard