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Radical Raised Stencil

The raised stencil look has been extremely popular for me. It takes an otherwise plain front furniture piece and adds a texture to it that you can’t help but touch. I love pieces that engage all of the senses.

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Materials list:

  1. Furniture cleaner

  2. Mud in white

  3. Stain blocking primer in white

  4. Metallics in Silver

  5. Paint in Stormy Seas, Hurricane Gray, Driftwood, Sawmill Gravy, Cotton, and Manatee Gray

  6. Satin clear coat

  7. ReDesign with Prima decor wax in Eternal, Shiny Star, and Diamond Dust

  8. Rustoleum 123 gray primer

  9. Wood U Bend moulding

  10. Amazing Resin

  11. ReDesign with Prima silicone moulds

  12. Jameela Vine stencil from Royal Design Stencils


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I began this piece with a good cleaning with a thorough cleaner. It continuously wiped dirty, brown rags, so I could tell it was a bleeder. I followed up with a coat of a stain and odor blocking primer, in white.

It’s not much to look at at this point, but I have a solid base to start laying my finishes on. I lightly sprayed the Jameela Vine Stencil in 3m super 77 spray adhesive and placed it over my drawers. Using Mud from and a spatula tool from Prima Marketing, I scraped a thin, even layer of mud over my stencil. The stencil removal is where the magic happens!

I removed the old carved wood from the top center, it was in poor condition, far more effort to save it than replace it. This medallion from Wood U Bend mouldings fit perfectly! You can find a Wood U Bend retailer HERE.

The keyholes and hardware backings were cast with resin and ReDesign with Prima silicone moulds. I sealed all of my work under a coat of gray spray primer so I could blend over top without reactivating the Dixie Mud.

Metallic paint inherently has fewer pigments in it, so I prefer to use a base of regular paint under my metallics. This was a color blended base of Hurricane Gray, Manatee Gray, Driftwood and Sawmill Gravy, a beautiful finish in its own right!

Metallics catch the light, so every brush stroke is all that much more important. I tinted the Silver into 4 custom shades using Stormy Seas, Manatee Gray, Haint Blue, and Cotton. Just a few drops is all it takes to tint paint, so mix slowly.

I choose to spray my clear coats for the most flawless finish. Two coats of satin clear coat and this piece was ready for finishing touches. I used ReDesign with Prima decor waxes in Eternal, Shiny Star, and Diamond Dust to add sparkle to all those details. In the light, she throws a magical glow from every angle.

This one is going home to sit between 2 vanities in a master bath redo that will be the perfect romantic retreat.

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