Sunday, July 4, 2010

I love me some stencils

To find out how I turned this....


The picture just does not show it true state. It was pretty beat up.




To this beauty....





Go to my giveaway page HERE!

162 comments:

Green Gracie Home said...

I love, love, love that dresser. While I love the ease of vinyl for some projects, paint is still my first go to!

Since I want to enter, my 4th was fantastic...we spent the morning at the local pool until the storms came and then moved the party home.

Green Gracie Home said...

I am already a follower of the blog xoxo

Green Gracie Home said...

And for the third entry, I totally agree with the allover damask...love that look!

Kat said...

Pretty sure you know how my 4th is going....enter me! Enter me! I have a thirst for stencils!!

Ms. Modern Vintage said...

Okay 1)I need stencils! I want to stencil the back panel of a hutch that is sitting in my garage. I can't decide if I'd choose damask Anna,Verde, or Flora. They are all so pretty. 2) I'm already a follower :) and 3) This is the best 4th of July ever because my brother and wife announced they are expecting their first baby! Christa~

Michele Chastain said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love this!

Cheers!
Michele Chastain
(new follower from LBS)

the watson4 said...

I am a follower.

the watson4 said...

Having an awesome fourth. You can't go wrong with family and good food.

the watson4 said...

I love the birds on a branch stencil. So cute!!

Kenzie said...

The dresser looks amazing! I love the stencil and green! We had a BBQ and fireworks tonight! I hope you had a wonderful 4th!

Kenzie said...

I am a follower too!

Kenzie said...

OMG, how am I supposed to pick just one stencil? They are so pretty! But I do love me some damask! Thanks for the great giveaway!

RenaeF said...

My 4th was so fun! We actually celebrated on the 3rd. We did the parade, BBQ, fireworks. Such a great day!

RenaeF said...

I am a follower of your cute blog

RenaeF said...

I love the Poppy Field stencil!

Susan said...

What a beautiful color you chose for your chest and mirror. I love the stencil. It is really a nice piece of furniture now, Great job!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I am already a happy follower

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Please pick me I went over and took a look and I want an allover damask stencil

Carol

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Here's my comment, please pick me I want to do my bedroom!!

Carol

Tanya said...

Wow, that wee dresser turned out fabulously well! GREAT job!

Also loving your giveaway...I'm a loyal follower!

Tanya said...

I'm Canadian, so our national birthday is July 1st...that said, today is my dad's birthday, so I spent the 4th enjoying a birthday party for both him and my step-mom (her birthday is later this week). Awesome day with family.

Tanya said...

Last entry...those stencils are amazing, so it's hard to choose just one. It's a little intimidating, but I think the old tree mural stencil is beyond gorgeous.

Lauren Cyster said...

Hey Katie...4th went well, just hung out at home with Steve, my sister and the baby. I never did email you pics of the house, I will have to do that soon. Hope all is well with you and "Mr Genius".

Love,
Lauren

the overloaded mommy said...

The dresser and mirror are AWESOME!

My fourth was great. It was my 7.5 month old sons first fourth of July. He loved the fireworks!

the overloaded mommy said...

I am a follower of your blog (and I LOVE it)

the overloaded mommy said...

I really like the Budding Clematis 3pc Stencil kit. That would be my choice if I won. :)

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Yay for second chances, indeed! What a great color for a piece that needed some love.

Staci J said...

Nice work!! i LOVE the colors you cose, and the handles and everything. It just turned out so darling...
Visiting from Metamorphis Monday
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Adam and Nikki said...

Oh the old tree mural stencil is my favorite. Please pick me.

Adam and Nikki said...

Our 4th was awesome. Went to church in the morning, had a BBQ. Got to take a power nap and then headed to the Pentagon to watch the DC fireworks. Wonderful day.

TotalBliss said...

And I quote... "This was the best 4th of July EVER."- My 11 year-old step daughter! Needless to say, our 4th went well! :)

TotalBliss said...

Oh, and I love the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil... so cute my daughters' room!

Lori said...

My 4th was uneventful, church & then work. We celebrated on the
3rd. After getting off work we headed back up to the waterpark for lots of fun. Then went from there to our cities fireworks. Of course I spent most of my time running the big girls back & forth across the 4 lane busy road to go to the potty b/c they drank huge bottles of juice after the waterpark. We had lots of fun and made memories.

I'm already a follower.

Lori said...

I like the butterfly dance wall art stencil. I think that would be pretty cute in one of the girls' rooms.

liz said...

Not only do I love the color of the green, but the stencil makes it so personal.

Michelle L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous dresser! I would love to win this. Thanks!

Michelle L. said...

I would use the ceiling medallion stencils, they would look great around my 2 plaster medallions!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Gorgeous! I love the green!

C.R.A.F.T. said...

adorable! turned out great! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Jill said...

Love the color!!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Great...I love it. I love that stenciling is back in style...my table top was stenciled also,
Janette

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Looks really fabulous!! Love the color!

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Pick me!

Britiney @ Consider the Lilies said...

Ooooooh! I love love love the tree branches. Thanks for a chance to win!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

We spent Sunday (my only day off) shopping a bit for our trip on Thursday then headed to the military base to enjoy junk food, funnel cakes and fireworks. It was a good old time!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

I'm loving the Tree Branches and the Damask

Good Enough Mommy said...

Our 4th of July wasn't overly exciting on the actual day, but the weekend has been filled with tons of family time, meeting my cousin's baby for the first time, and packing for our California vacation!
That dresser is too cute - I'm jealous!

Good Enough Mommy said...

I would definitely pick Spring Songbirds from Cutting Edge if I won this giveaway. It would be perfect for decorating above the bed in our master bedroom. Gorgeous!

Meredith said...

What a great looking transformation! I am astonished, and you're right.. it looks like vinyl. Thanks for sharing! I do love the dandelions.

refibered said...

The dresser looks amazing! Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

refibered said...

I'm already a happy follower!!

refibered said...

How does anyone choose?! They're all gorgeous. I love the Iris Swirl stencil, but the Japanese Maple Branch stencil is my favorite (because it looks just like our JM!).

lacycox said...

My 4th of July was sooo perfect, we were able to relax all weekend with some yummy food every day!

lacycox said...

I already follow your blog, I love it!

lacycox said...

I am in love with the 'Allium Gladiator Flower Stencil' it is amazing!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how your dresser turned out! I spent my 4th of July shopping at Goodwill, luckily they were open til 6pm cause I didn't think they'd be open at all.

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

I am a follower!! I love your mom's place!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...
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Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

(hmm, I don't see my 4th of July comment) I deleted my last comment just incase, cause I don't want to look greedy! I love your blog and the dresser turned out perfect!! I spent my 4th of July shopping at Goodwill and got tons of deals! I was pleased to see them open til 6pm, as I thought they wouldn't be open at all!

Kati @ Obscured Flair- said...

I love love love the spring songbirds!

tessie said...

We had a wonderful 4th~family, friends, food and fireworks! Now, I would love to start a new project!

tessie said...

I am a follower!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tessie said...

I absolutely LOVE all, but my favorite is the chick-a-dee(my state bird!).

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I really love how your dresser turned out! So unique and adorable at the same time. ;)
Our 4th was perfect - picking strawberries and eating hamburgers and relaxing.

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

And I'm already a follower!! ;)

Jenna said...

Found your blog off of Kat's a few months ago and I'm HOOKED! You are so talented and inspire me to tackle on new projects!
With a new baby girl on the way, I would so love a stencil for her room!
We had a great 4th with my sister's family, watching the kids play out in the yard and "oooh and aaah" over the fireworks!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

I'm really in love with the damask Birds of Paradise Stencil. So pretty!

artteachergirl said...

I love these two pieces! My favorite color too!
I am already a follower and I see why now:-)Best, Vicki

JDzJane said...

My 4th was good. BBQ with the family and all were there.

JDzJane said...

I like the Spring Songbirds stencil.

Meredith said...

I love the Virginia Creeper stencil. It would look wonderful in my laundry room!

Meredith said...

We had a wonderful 4th. My husband's family whom we haven't seen in about 3 years came for a visit. It was fabulous to see all the cousins playing together.

Deb said...

I love the Poppy Allover Stencil!

Deb said...

Because I would really like to win a stencil...my 4th of July went great, relaxing with family, and fireworks!

Jeni said...

I love this dresser and the whole set up you have going on.

I would love to enter your drawing for it too sooo...

My fourth went great and everyone still has all their fingers! My two year old is sad that there won't be anymore booms and pops though. He thought they were pretty cool!

I love you blog by the way--keep giving us the inspiration!

Jeni said...

I already am a follower of your blog--Love it! (as mentioned before!)

Jeni said...

and for the third entry...

I agree with the damask stencil all over a wall. I was just looking at something like that for my bedroom.

The Working Home Keeper said...

Beautiful!

Mary Ellen

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that turned out beautifully! i love the allium stencil- that one is actually my fave and i have been eyeing it! i also love the zinnia and the poppies- too many to choose from!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i subscribe via reader!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

and i spent my 4th bbq-ing with family and friends, wiping rocket pop off my kids faces, and going to the town parade!

Kaysi said...

I love this makeover, it's great. The green is just awesome!

My 4th was awesome!!

kaysiscrafts@gmail.com

Aidy's Mommy said...

I love love love those stencils. I added myself as a follower.

Aidy's Mommy said...

We had a great 4th of July! It is so nice to be able to get together with family and celebrate, I enjoy any time I get to spend with family!!!

Aidy's Mommy said...

I would love to have the bigger damask stencil. I am in LUUUVVVVVEEEE w/ damask. My room is black and white damask w/ wine red accents. I would love to cover the wall that my dresser in on with the damask stencil!

Jessica @ Take Two Designs said...

Very very cute!! And it looks so easy! I love that!

My July 4th was spent traveling to my mom's, but my July 5th was good! LOL My family got together and grilled out and watched the Bachelorette! Nothing like hamburgers, hotdogs, and the Bachelorette to bring a family together! LOL!!!!

Jessica @ Take Two Designs said...

I LOVE the Garden Anemone Wall Art Stencil! I already know what I want to do with it! :)

miss corner cape said...

first of all this looks fantastic, i love it all. the color, the drawer pulls, everything.

and my fourth was relaxing!

miss corner cape said...

i really like the zinnia stencils, b/c they aren't overly floral. they could be just round patterns.

Karie Waters said...

My 4th of July was AWESOME! went to KC and spent some time with my sis and her family in her brand new home.

Karie Waters said...

I became a blogger just today. Don't wven know how I got on your site but I really like it. Haven't had time to do the blog stalking thing where I read the whold blog, yet :-)

Jessica @ Me and My Bucket said...

My 4th was great!! The hubs came home after being gone for 3 months, I couldn't have asked for more!!

Karie Waters said...

Just checked out the cutting edge website and I am in LOVE. I really like the Brocade No.1 Stencil. Thank you for turning me on to this.

Jessica @ Me and My Bucket said...

I can't believe I wasn't already following you ... SHAME ON ME!!! I am now :)

Jessica @ Me and My Bucket said...

Oh my goodness!! It's such a hard decision, but I LOVE the Large Houndstooth Stencil, totally FABULOUS!!!

crystal said...

Spring Songbirds Wall Art Stencil! Sooo want it!

crystal said...

I have become a follower of your blog:)

crystal said...

My 4th of July was an adventure to say the least...LOL! We had our vehicle break down on us in another state in the mountains! An on a Sunday & Holiday! We got lucky and managed to get our vehicle repaired and ended the day on a better note...even though we missed the fireworks. But we had watched some the night before so it was all good and the kids were satisfied with that:)

cushycottage said...

i'm a new follower. love your stencil post. the green dresser is so cute.

cushycottage said...

spent 4th july at a friend's home. we had great food and company. we even had a mini fireworks show :)

cushycottage said...

love this stencil Japanese Maple Branch Stencil. i have a japanese room in my cottage. this stencil will be prefect for it.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a fun and whimsical look! Our 4th was great... it was hubby & I's 12th wedding anniversary.

Pam said...

I love that stencil. Very cute and the green is very pretty. That is my new color this year.

Jessica said...
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Jessica said...

{GASP!} I love love LOVE this stencil you used on the little dresser! How stinking cute! There wasn't too much celebration on Independence Day for me.. I'm living in Canada now and 3 days before I celebrated Canada Day with my husband and a friend :) It's okay, cause they have fireworks too! YEAH! I'm your newest follower {wink!}

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love love love your dresser. Love these stencils...my fourth was great. no fires...no burns....so all in all a very nice weekend!

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

really. I have to choose? I love the one you used. I love the zinna...the fern...okay I love them all!

tamaragw said...

Love how the dresser turned out!

We had a great 4th, complete with small town carnival and fireworks!

tamaragw@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

Love the green on the dresser... it's just the shade that graces my living walls, window curtains and threatens to overtake my home. I love it. I've so shied away from painting old furniture and you make it seem approachable. Gotta follow another wise cracker like me, you make me laugh. LOL!

Dawn @ BeatUntilFluffy

CatlOve said...

For my 4th my boyfriend came to town and we spent the evening with his family at his sister's boss's lake house. It was beautiful and we got to watch fireworks out of a wall of windows instead of getting bit up all night by buggies!

I love the Garden Bird Stencils!
http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/bird-stencils-wall-stencil.html?category_id=1009

Stephanie Cameron said...

My 4th went great. I got a new nephew a few days prior, and I love fireworks!! I saw some great ones.

Stephanie Cameron said...

I'm a new follower!

Stephanie Cameron said...

I would pick the damask too!! I love it and I need it!!

Judy said...

I like the Poppy Field but also the one that you used.
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

Judy said...

I love what you did with the chest. Very clever to use a stencil.
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

Judy said...

I'm a follower!
judyk2310@sbcglobal.net

sandyvern said...

Wow! That came out great!! I love it!

Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely said...

I just LOVE dressers with big graphic images that span the drawers. It's my favorite! And the apple green is so fresh! Great job!

Allison said...

What a transformation to the dresser! I love the apple greeen you chose and your mirror is fabulous, too. I am tempted to give stenciling a try after seeing your project and your little tutorial. Very helpful. What a fun piece!

Rhiannon said...

i love the green and the matching mirror too!! totally thought it was vinyl! Great job!

Laurel said...

Our fourth was very low key this year. Church, lunch, and fireworks with the kids. One of the best ever!

Laurel said...

I've been a follower of your blog for about a month, and I love it!

Laurel said...

And I agree with the all over damask. My favorite!

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

That table turned out so cute! I love the green, I love the stencil, I love the drawer pulls!

And I would love to win this giveaway. I've got my eye on several stencils, but I especially like the flower ones.

Rebecca@This Present Life said...

And I spent my 4th of July with my sister, working on home improvement projects and going to the movies! It was a little non-traditional, but we had a great time!

Betty said...

Had a great 4th, especially since my grandchildren arrived to spend a week with us.

Love those stencils, and would love to win the giveaway!

Pam said...

The redo on the dresser is LOVELY! Already a follower. Visiting again thru Friday - Follow. Pam @ Sallygoodin

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Love the dresser! Great job! I worked on July 4th...enough said.

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I like the all over peony stencil. That would be fun to work with!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Love this! Great finds and fix-ups :o) Okay...1)My 4th was great because I spent time with family. 2)I'm a new follower and looking forward to reading all your posts. 3)Oh my! So many stencils to choose. I love the Spring Songbirds

babiesdoc said...

the little chest make over is great.
I love the branch with songbird stencil

Katie said...

Our 4th was quiet and lowkey, but very fun!

Katie said...

I love the Spring Songbirds stencil!

alicia said...

I had a fantastic fourth! It was a busy barbecuing day and then we watched fireworks that night. Didn't get home until late after roasting smores. Very fun!
I love stencils!! I could definitely use something to spice up my decor!


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Sew Much Ado said...

That looks so great, you make stenciling a little less intimidating :)

Thanks for linking up to We Did It! Wednesday!

- Kim said...

We went swimming at the community pool for the 4th.

JK said...

My 4th (3rd) was fun. We just kept it small with a turkey burger barbecue and homemade rootbeer. Then fireworks at our house. I also made some festive matching pillowcase dresses for my girls to wear to church for the 4th.
LOVE that dresser you did. So cute!
jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

JK said...

I just became your blog follower.
jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

JK said...

I love a lot of the stencils but I would love to do something with the Large Tree & Birds stencil in my girls' room.
jaimiemildred at gmail dot com

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Good grief! Over a hundred comments! Yes, your dresser is that cute! In fact, I featured today on my blog. I'm basically stencil-challenged, so I really appreciate the outcome you achieved. Just darling!

Ms Bingle said...

Oh, I just love the chest!
You did a wonderful job!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a great weekend...
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Higgs Happenin's said...

My Fourth of July was great. I spent the day driving across the country with my husband and then watching fireworks together. I love America!

Higgs Happenin's said...

I became a follower of your blog, and I couldn't be more excited to see your future creations. I just found it today!

Higgs Happenin's said...

How do you choose? All the stencils are so darling. For what I want to do with it I love the Large Tree & Bird Stencils and the Zinnia Grande Flower Stencil. But I also adore the Allium Gladiator Flower that you used. It's the cutest flower.

The Damasks are perfect I agree.

Olivia~ said...

OH my gosh this is just darling, i love the green you chose! Excellent job and very creative.
hugs,
Olivia

jerneja said...

My little family have to move this Month ...and you really gave me the best idea ever how to use some of old furniture at parents place!!!!Now I am really excited to do so!
and as we are talking about your "challenge"
well, I come from Slovenia and I have to tell you that my 4th of july was very happy even thou it is not so important to us as it is for you! ...my grandma has a birthday so we did celebrate at her place...with lots of sweets and cakes!! best 4th of july ever

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Debbie said...

Girl with 148 comments, this project was a HIT! And it sure was in my book too...loved the color and love the stencil. You really shown us how to think outside the box...on a budget! I appreciate you joining in on the party. Have a great weekend. Debbie:)

shamika said...

I really wish I wasn't such a chicken when it comes to painting furniture. I love the color and the overall look. Great job!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

WOW!! Now that is one fantastic makeover!!
I love the colors you picked and I think the mirror and the dresser together look like they were made for each other!!

Great job!!

Debbie

Heather said...

Love it, Love it, Love it! How awesome! Thanks for linking up.
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Blue Artichoke Interiors said...

Really cute transformation. I love what a easy fix a stencil can create. You might want to check out a few stenciled furniture projects I just posted about.

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

I love the green, and the stencil is FABULOUS!

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Allison said...

This is A-DORABLE!! I love that stencil!! I made a stencil for a shelf project recently. Great job!

Holly said...

Great redo...I love saving an old piece of furniture and you did a FAB job! The color is great and that stencil is to-die-for!

Jennie V. said...

Wow! I've been looking at blogs to get some inspiration to re do my bedroom, and this post is awesome! I love dandelions, but these are so cute with stars. I am definitely going to have to get a stencil and go to town on my dresser!

Thanks for sharing. It looks fantastic!

kirstin & jordan said...

oooh, love this! I've been eyeing some of the damask stencils at cutting edge- I love the way it turned out on a dresser!
we'll be featuring (again!). :)

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very CUTE and you will have to let your gals know that they are coming on as a sponsor at www.dIYclubinc.com for the Aug party and so anyone using one of their stencils gets entered into the competition give-a-way.

Cheri

Duchess said...

That is adorable! I love it.

BigBearswife said...

i love that green color with the white stencil on top of it!! to pretty!!

- Brittany said...

Very cute dresser and stencil! I just love alliums. I found a vinyl wall decal of them for cheap at Home Goods and used it in our home office.

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com