A Patio Makeover Inspired by a Cutting Edge Stencil!
When I was given the opportunity to try Cutting Edge stencils, I couldn't of been more delighted. Although I didn't have a wall to stencil, I did have this old patio table and chairs in desperate need of a transformation. I chose their Maloca stencil, thinking the circle would look nice on the Plexiglass table top. We redid the patio table and chairs along with a few other things with Rust-Oleum's oil rubbed bronze and aged copper metallic spray paints.
In the midst of all of this, I thought it would be fun to cut more plexiglass circles to use the stencil on for outdoor wall art, so we bought a 4' by 8' piece of plexiglass and cut eight circles a little larger than the stencil. I spray painted them with the oil rubbed bronze paint before they were stenciled. Here is one to be stenciled. We cut a hole for hanging and used a copper coated bolt.
Cutting Edge Stencils sent me everything I needed. It was all packaged nicely and arrived in perfect condition. I unrolled my stencil and weighted it down with books as they suggest you do, as soon as you get it.
I stenciled the first circle on the table top. I laid out the stencil and taped it down with painters tape. I loaded the 2" foam roller with metallic craft paint and rolled off the excess paint on paper towels as they suggest in their tutorials. I rolled it over the stencil, lifting a corner to check the color. After I rolled all over the whole stencil, I carefully removed it and the tape. I repeated the process on the wall circles to be this color before washing my stencil for the next color.
I was going to overlap another circle over the first circle on the table top, but, I decided to use smaller sections of the stencil for smaller circles, paying close attention to where I stopped rolling on the paint.
The gold color was the last of the stenciling and got lazy and forgot to go clean the stencil. When I returned it had dried, so, I got a lint roller and gently peeled the bulk of the paint off before washing it with water and a kitchen scrub brush.
Honestly, I've not done a ton of stenciling over the years. So, If I can do this, anyone can. Cutting Edge Stencils have wonderful how to videos to make it easy and to even show you how to clean your stencil.
I plan to do a short post on how we turned our small patio pond into a disappearing water feature to go with our new stencil inspired patio. Hope you enjoyed the post!
Published June 22nd, 2015 4:21 PM
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