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Monday, April 04, 2005

Stencil Madness

It was all I could do not to kiss the precious dirt of my own yard when I arrived home at midnight Friday. It's so good to be back.

And the work begins again. I found a fabulous idea in PaintDecor magazine and performed some futile attempts at making my own stencils with transparencies yesterday.

Today I found some reasonable stencils (though not as pretty as the $30-a-pop kind from Stencil Planet) at Hobby Lobby for $5-10. I am going to do a monogram (the illustrious letter W) and little design on the piece of wood over the sink and continue the design (sans monogram) on the false drawer fronts.

Though my test with the raggedy homemade stencils looked ... well, raggedy, I at least got the idea of what it will look like. Perfect, if I do say so myself (and I do).

I'm still toying with the idea of painting all the names of ours house's previous owners (we are only the third family) around the top of the walls as a border.



Heather said...

What a cool idea...painting all the homeowners names as a border. I know it's a bit out of the ordinary but what a great tribute to an old house!

9:08 PM  

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