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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.


Navy Sideboard / Sofa Table

I loved the bones of this Sklar Pepplar sideboard / sofa table and knew it would look fabulous in a classic color to update the worn original stained finish.

As with all my projects, the first step is to scrub the piece well with warm soapy water, rinse and dry well. The top of the bottom shelf was lightly power sanded to smooth the finish then wiped well to remove and sanding dust.

I imagined it in a deep rich navy and ordered classic navy from a new paint line called Jolie Paint.

Look at the lovely packaging they send it in! See this sweet jewelry box and this fun wooden accent chair in malachite. And this stained and painted wood chair in verdigris. Boat are the small tester sizes in the box.

Here is the beautiful classic navy and their signature brush. I LOVE the brush; the construction is so well made and the handle fits my hand perfectly. The natural bristles apply the paint beautifully.

The top has a leather inset which covered easily with this paint. And this beauty has casters for smooth moving when needed. The long full drawer has loads of hidden storage space too.

Here is the first coat complete.

And the second which was lightly sanded when dry. The edges were minimally distressed just for a hint of aged wear.

To seal the paint I used a combo of Jolie's clear wax and Daddy Van's shadow black wax.

The next day I applied another clear coat of wax over the top and top of the bottom shelf. For even more durability seeing it was going to a busy household, I brushed on a coat of Polyvine wax finish varnish in dead flat on both surfaces and left it to dry over night. And then the next day another coat of Jolie clear coat was hand rubbed just on the table top. This tables' surfaces are well protected.

I loved the combination of the two and the 360 degree view from all sides of this sweet table.

The original hardware just needed a good polish, what a change it made (L) from the tarnished R

The gold pops against the deep navy.

And once the hardware was back on and the wax buffed it was good to go.

pretty from all sides

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This project has my 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.

June 4/2019

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