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Stenciled Deck Rug

We built our new house in the middle of a prairie hay field. This means we have a ton of wind at least until all our planted trees mature in about 10 years!! I have always wanted a beautiful deck with a pretty rug but unless it was nailed down and was pet hair proof it is not going to happen. I can however have a painted/stenciled one. Here is how I did it ...

Using this large prosperity mandala stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and Fusion Mineral Paint I created the rug of my dreams.

Like any painted project, prep is needed.. first step was to sweep

and scrub my deck where I planed to put the new "rug".
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I got my supplies ready
- my prosperity Cutting Edge Stencil - a mini foam roller and tray - a hammer and nail (to affix stencil in place) - my Fusion Mineral Paint colors; renfrew blue, azure and lamp white

Finding the center of where I wanted the "rug" I nailed it in place.


Wooden Spice Rack in Fusion's Plaster

After a customer purchased this white farmhouse roll top bread box and vintage round wooden tray, she found this round spice rack and sent to me to paint to "match" the other two pieces.

As with every piece, it starts with a good cleaning. This piece had a waxy greasy coating that required scraping and scrubbing to be sure it was all off before moving on to the paint process.

Just like the other 2 pieces I applied two coats Fusion Mineral Paint in the color plaster, a warm white color. 

The edges were lightly distressed to keep the vintage look and hints of wood visible. 

To further age it, I applied Fusion Mineral Paint black wax in the crevices and edges.

The last step was to add a stencil, again like the other 2 pieces in the collection. This Waverly stencil fit perfect. Using a small stencil brush I applied Fusion Mineral Paint in coal black over the secured stencil. 

Once dry, it was lightly sanded to give a worn aged look in keeping with the whole look.

She now just needs to add the jars and this beauty is ready for use and looks fabulous with the other pieces.

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