Everyone ready for the big reveal? I teased you all yesterday when I showed how to make a quatrefoil stencil, and now I'm ready to show you how I used it!
First up it was time to sand the shelves. I used a power sander, cause there were too many shelves for me to tackle it by hand. But if you don't have a power hand sander, a good old block and piece of sand paper would be just fine:
create a stencil). Because I wanted my darker paint to be the lines, I decided to trace with a pencil. If you are using your contrasting paint to fill in the middle, go ahead and paint right over the stencil.
I laid down my stencil, and then used a couple pieces of painters tape to make sure it was securely in place:
free paint sample from Valspar, to paint inside the lines:
The next thing I did is completely optional, but I thought it gave my shelves a nice pop. While perusing my local craft store one day (Michael's for anyone curious) I found some cute shelf liner for only $3. Seemed like a good deal to me!
Break down of the cost:
Sanding materials: $0, already had
Primer: $0, already had
Paint: $0, already had
Contrasting Paint: Free! Sample from Valspar
Stencil: $0, made myself
Shelf Liner: $3
So for $23 I went from this:
|Not exact model|