Stencils are such a versatile tool, but they can be a little scary at first. When Cutting Edge Stencils first asked me to do a review, I was a little weary because I thought it would take an entire day to do a project – and it can… if you’re doing an entire wall or floor. Since my walls are bead board, I knew that I couldn’t do them on my walls. Being smitten with my farmhouse floors, just the idea of painting them made me want to run for the hills. But there was a little voice in the back of my head that knew I could do this, so I took the plunge.
I’ve had a gorgeous stencil waiting for me to use it for weeks now. Sometimes when I don’t know what to do, I sit back and wait. Waiting is kinda hard for me – but I let it simmer until I know exactly what I want to do. Finally, inspiration hit: a ghost pattern on my night stands. Since my tables were already a beautiful grey to start, and I chose Martha Stewart Metallic Glaze specialty finish in Mercury, because it was a deep gray tone but still offered a little shimmer.
Using a foam roller, I put 3 coats of paint on, leaving the stencil in place – giving it about 15 minutes to dry between coats. After 3 coats, I let it dry – which takes a long time – my table took about 3 hours to dry…. so be patient!
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Disclaimer: I was provided the stencil for this project by Cutting Edge Stencils and the Martha Stewart glaze was provided by The Home Depot in exchange for the possibility of promotion, however my opinions and my ideas are all my own.