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How to add embellishments to any project
A few times I've had a piece of furniture that I wanted to add some character to without spending a lot of money and I found the perfect solution with a little putty and a stencil. Here are some of the projects I've dressed up using this technique...
1. You can use any kind of spackling. This is what I had on hand.
2. Just line your stencil up where you would like it, and then spread a thin layer of putty over it using a putty knife.
3. Remove the stencil
4. After it's dry (about 1 hour) you can sand it very lightly with 220 sandpaper just to take off any clumps.
5. Paint the base color on your furniture.
6. Glaze over the embellishment. I like to mix my own using 1/2 paint and 1/2 glaze. For this project I used Americana Burnt Umber.
7. Brush on glaze
8. Wipe off glaze. Easy, huh? Sometimes I use a damp rag if it's not coming off like I want.
You know when you see a one-of-a-kind piece of furniture that makes you look twice? That's what doubletake decor is all about! Taking something ordinary, out-dated, or tossed aside, and making it beautiful, unique, and a topic of conversation to everyone who visits. It's something I love to do...in fact, it's kind of an obsession. Once I start a project I can't do anything else until it's done. Maybe that's why I like it. It's my excuse to do something I enjoy instead of laundry or dishes. Having someone love a piece of furniture as much as I do, makes my joy complete!