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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stenciled Magazine File



I bought this wood magazine file from Goodwill months ago, and while I've been using it on the counter for random papers, it wasn't prettified yet.  I thought I had a "before picture" on my computer somewhere, but I couldn't find it.  At first my plan was to Mod Podge some scrapbook paper onto it, but it's taller than 12 inches! 

So I finally stenciled it instead and I love it!

I painted it orange first then created (in Make-the-Cut) and cut (with my Cougar) some stencils out of vinyl.  I just used a color that I didn't love, so wouldn't be using on any actual vinyl projects.  Shelf liner from the dollar store would have worked great too, but this way I didn't have to go buy anything extra.


I adhered the stencil and painted it white.  There were only a few places where I had to touch up.

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I'm not sure there's anything around here safe from stenciling.  What do you think?  Is stenciling a passing trend or here to stay?
  
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6 comments:

  1. Love it! In my opinion, buying things from goodwill, then painting and stenciling them is the very-best-by-far way to decorate a home. :-) I like to thrift and paint. It might be an obsession (a money saving one!). Found your blog on the OBB fb post. :-) I'm a PNW crafter too. Vancouver, Wa, to be exact.

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  2. Great idea! Stenciling seems to be one of those things that goes in and out of fashion every other decade or so.

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  3. Love it - I might also try modge podging (if that's a term) with scrapbooking paper!! I saw an idea using these files to organize Ziploc baggie boxes in the pantry (or kitchen) -- great idea that I never thought of myself!!! Thanks for reminding me!!! Super cute!

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  4. Moorish circles are my favorite, what a fun way to style things!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  5. So pretty! I love the design, plus who couldn't use about a million magazine holders?

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  6. I think it's definitely here to stay! It's such a great {and EASY} alternative! This is adorable. Thanks for stopping by Third Floor Design Studio. I love to meet my fellow BYU-ers. I would love to get back to the NW. Such a beautiful part of the country!

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