Look what a clever person armed with a copy of Stencil It can do.
Betty Cooper transformed her well worn cabinets from this
Drawers started like this
and were upgraded with some pretty stencilling and a new set of drawer knobs.
Betty wrote ' I finished my project- and I am thrilled with it. I hope you will enjoy seeing your designs used to save my old cabinets. I used a super paint to cover the old finishes- Cabinet Coat , a water base product meant for kitchen and bathroom cabinets It levels out very nicely and went on quickly with a foam roller. It comes only in white, but can be tinted pastel and mid tones. As you can see, I chose a cafe au lait.
I then turned to Stencil It for inspiration. I chose the Damask pattern for the cabinets and cut the designs in 4 sizes (stencil burner only, my hands are too old for a craft knife).
She continues 'Most of the designs were stenciled in white, but I took some of the leftover base paint, added some raw umber, and came up with a shale gray for some of the prints.
For the dresser, I wanted a lacy effect, and used your Elizabethan pattern. It looks great and gives the effect of lace panels applied to the background.
The end result is a lot better looking than anything new that I could have bought, and everything fits perfectly.
I have to admit that the paint project was easy... figuring out how to send this email with pictures was way more challenging for me'.
I am glad that she persevered. This is just one of the stencil projects that Betty has sent me. There is another where she has stenciled a pashmina shawl with the butterfly design from Stencil It. It's lovely and I'll post it soon.
We have stencil burners that work with UK electrics and can recommend where to get USA versions.