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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.


Jolie's Malachite Accent Chair

When I saw this cute solid wood chair I knew it would be perfect in a fun color as an accent chair.

As always, a good scrubbing was in order to get off all the dried on food and fingerprints.

I knew the perfect color; malachite from a new paint line I was so excited to try called Jolie Paint

Just look at the fabulous packaging Jolie Paint comes in.

See navy used on this sweet sofa table and verdigris used on this adorable chair and malachite on this gorgeous jewelry box.

I loved the consistency of this paint and how smooth it went on. Two coats covered perfectly. And even after 2 coats on this chair and painting this sweet jewelry box (blog post coming soon) in the same color, the tester pot still has paint enough to do another project!!

On this chair I tried their suggestion of random brush stroke application. You can see it in the above photo. It gives the chair some added dimension. 


On the second coat I did my usual smooth brush strokes then lightly sanded all to smooth a bit and distress the edges for a worn aged feel.

To seal it I used Jolie's clear wax. It too went on easily and has no smell which is nice.

To add just a bit more age I brushed some Fusion's black wax in the nooks and crannies, perfect!! 

This solid wood chair will add a fun punch of color to any room.

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This project has an affiliate link to Jolie Paint; prices do not change when you purchase paint and supplies thru the link, They do however give me a small credit to continue creating more amazing pieces using Jolie Paint.

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