Damask Stencil ~ Awesomeness!!

February 20, 2012


Wow!  That took longer than I thought!! 
Well, I guess it didn’t help that my son and his girlfriend came home for the weekend.  
Don’t get me wrong….  
 I absolutely LOVE IT!! when they comes home!  
 I make a point to be available to spend time with them as MUCH as possible.  
 So… everything bloggy gets put on hold!  Family ALWAYS comes first!!
 It was really nice to see them.  They actually came home for a surprise birthday party for his girlfriend’s mother.  So, sweet!   
They are the cutest couple!  Anyhoooo…..  Let’s dive in!

About a week or so ago, I got the paints out for this project!  
 I found them in the basement when I did the

 Ok, I know my mouth is hanging open a bit TOO wide!  
Can't you feel my excitement??

Look at them…. They are soooo old!!!   
Oh well, a stirring with the magic paint stick and good as new….
well, probably not that good.  
 Good enough for me!

So, here is the lovely 3 drawer thingy.  I’ve had it FOREVER!!  I got it at IKEA.   
One of my many favorite places to shop!  
 It really wasn’t even being used.  
 Kinda just taking up space in the basement…


First off, we sand, we prime, we sand again.  
 Easy enough, then we paint.  I believe I used the same paint from the Chevron Tray.  It’s like a grayish whiteish kinda color.  I like it.
I guess, I forgot to take a pic of that part...  I think you get the idea, right?

Now, comes the tedious, but FUN part.  I laid the damask image on the drawer fronts.  
 I got this image off of google "damask" images.  Easy, huh.  Then I went to the local grocery store where they have a copy machine and I just enlarged
 it to the size I wanted.


Ok, I taped it on, then with a ball point pen, I traced it.   You gotta press HARD!  
You want the lines to be marked into the wood.   
Like this…

It worked pretty good!

I bought this awesome tangelo orange at Hob Lob and set to work.  
 This is the thinnest little paintbrush I could find here at home.  

 I outlined the damask with the paint.
I thought... this doesn't look too bad the way it is.
It really was easy, just a bit time consuming.

Then WA LA!  Here it is after filling it in.


  Gorgeous, don’t you think?  


It’s in the office!  I put the printer on top of it.  
 It will house the printer paper and other odds and ends.

I’m soooo happy with the way it came out!   
This was waaayyy too much FUN!  I love this! 

I haven’t forgotten about the boxes… I’m working on it!  I did get some fantabulous fabric for it!  Coming soon…
Lori ~

72 comments:

  1. Looks fab! I think it's even a good look in the previous pic where the paint is not completely filled in!

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    1. Tracey, you are the bestest friend evvveeerrr!! Thank you for your encouragement!

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  2. Lori, it looks so good! You've given me a great deal of inspiration today! Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Lori!! I truly appreciate your words of encouragement!

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  3. We gotta a lot of Lori's around here...
    I'm so glad I found your site through "How to Nest for Less". I love it when I find new great blogs to follow...that's you! I have really enjoyed looking around, and I hope that you stop by and visit me too. So nice to meet you, Lori @ bleak2unique.com

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  4. Thanks! Lori! I love this blogging adventure! Your blog is adorable!!

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  5. This turned out great! I would have never thought to score the outer edges of the stencil. Great idea! Can you see the marks after it's been painted?

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    1. Hi Janny, Thanks for the sweet comment! The marks never show!!

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  6. your photos are so crisp and well cropped, i thought this was a full size dresser. it is so cute in tiny size, too. my middle girlie is obsessed with orange. this is her vote for best pin of the week.

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  7. Thanks soooo much for the encouragement, especially on my pics! I have sooo much to learn!

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  8. just so you know 24 people have liked that pin and 33 have repinned it since last night. you are an orange damask rock star!

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  9. really, really cool! love the stencil and the color!

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  10. Thanks! Lucy! This is one of my favorites!!

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  11. I too thought it was a full size dresser :)

    I just love the shot of orange, what fun!

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  12. WOW, that is just FABULOUS!! Lovin' the orange. And great idea with the ball point pen. I'll have to try that! THanks for linking up this week :)

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  13. So cute! Nice job on the design, too. :)
    -Revi

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  14. Saw this via the link up on Nest for Less. LOVE IT!!!!! Been thinking of doing a damask stencil on a table top. You've inspired me to go for it! Great job.

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  15. How sweet, Anna! Thank you! It sounds beautiful.. I have this little love affair with damask prints...

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  16. Outstanding!!! I love the oversized damask and now I know how to get one of my very own. Now, to find a large copier.....

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    1. Thanks!! sooo much for stopping by! Hope you find that super sized copier... :)

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  17. This looks so amazing! I LOVE the orange. I would love it if you would come share this at Fabulous Friday!

    http://www.herecomesthesun-kelly.blogspot.com/2012/03/fabulous-friday-17.html

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    1. Thanks, Kelly! Orange is my new FAVORITE!! I'll definitely check you out for Friday!!

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  18. I love how this turned out! Great job. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  19. Totally perfect! I love the way it turned out!!!
    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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    1. Thanks sooo much Katie! Linking up has been so much fun!

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  20. What a fun project, Lori! The color is so nice! Megan

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    1. Thanks, Megan... as you know... I happen to LOVE orange!

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  21. I love that orange. I have those same Ikea drawers. I used chalkboard paint on mine. They are so fun to dress up!

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I know, right? I love Ikea stuff!

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  22. Love this. Makes me sad that my IKEA drawer unit like this is holding some of my tools. This is much prettier! Visiting from the Sundae Scoop Link Party.

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    1. Thanks so much! Well, mine sat unused for so long, I'm just glad it's being functional and pretty!

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  23. Wow! This is amazing and the pop of orange just makes it FANTASTIC!!!! I love anything with a damask on it.
    I'd love it if you shared this at a party I have going on at Project Queen. Here is the link if you'd like to:
    http://projectqueen.org/welcome-to-link-party-26-turning-the-daunting-into-the-do-able
    I'm a new follower!
    Mandy

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    1. Thanks, Mandy!! I'll definitely link up! Great minds think alike! I love orange and damask....

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  24. What a fabulous job! Just love it. My sons room has a lot of orange accents. It's a bold color, but really makes a room cheerful. Would love if you would share it with my readers and post it on my web site!

    Thanks,
    Susan

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    1. Thanks, Susan! I stopped by and submitted my project! Thanks for the invite!

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  25. Love it! The orange looks great! I have one of these in my garage... but it is missing two of the drawers! Yours looks great!

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! I appreciate you stopping by!

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  26. Beee-uteeful!!!! love love love!

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  27. Thanks for sharing at Fabulous Friday. I will be featuring this tomorrow.

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    1. Wow! Kelly! Thank you for the feature! I feel so blessed.

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  28. Love it and highlighted it tonight! Thanks for sharing! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/03/sunday-spotlights_25.html

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    1. Natalie, I'm blessed. Thank you, so very much!

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  29. This came out beautiful (I even liked it before you filled it in!)
    We have our first ever Beautify It Monday link party going on now and we'd love for you to stop by and link up @ bringingbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! My daughter liked it too, before I filled it in! I linked it up! Thanks for inviting me!

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  30. I love it, and the pop of the orange damask is fabulous. If it's missing don't come looking for me. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

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    1. Thanks so much, Cathy! Hahaha! It's still on my hutch...last I looked. :)
      It's my pleasure to share!

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  31. I can't believe you painted that in by hand! What a beautiful job!
    I'm a new blogger, too- your projects are inspiring!
    ~Laura
    http://www.somekindoflovelyride.com

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    1. Hi Laura! You do kinda need a steady hand... but it's more like staying within the lines... :)

      Thank you for your sweet comment! I'll check out your blog!

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  32. I'm pinning this! I love the idea of grabbing an image from google and enlarging it at the store to use as a stencil.

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    1. I know it is sooo easy! Thanks for pinning!! Blessings!

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  33. I love it! Um, I will so be making my own stencil. I've been wanting to put a damask pattern on something for a while now, but was kind of saving up for a "real" stencil. Not anymore! Thanks for linking up.

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    1. Thanks, Tisha!! You go for it, girl! It's so easy! My pleasure to link up!

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  34. superb idea.. Love it! You did a pretty neat job.. I am sharing it on Pinterest and Facebook.. Thanks for linking up at friday fun party.. :)

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    1. Hi Hani! Thanks for pinning and sharing! It was my pleasure to link up!

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  35. Turned out awesome! Bet you're glad it's not taking up space in the basement anymore. Now following. Love from Whimsically Homemade!

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    1. Awww, Thank you so much! I am very glad, I just need to clean out the rest of the mess down there in the basement... ugh!

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  37. This looks great! I love the pop of color! Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

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  38. This is really cute. Love the orange!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! Orange is my favorite!!

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  39. Wow! I'm always super impressed when people paint furniture and it looks awesome. Thanks for sharing at our Handmade Tuesdays party!

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    1. Hi Carrie! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?? Thanks for stopping by!

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  40. Does anyone know of the tool that burns through the plastic as you trace?? Wondering which brand is the absolute best!

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