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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.


Walnut Stained and Verdigris Painted Wooden Chair

Before and after chair makeover :)

This sweet wooden chair had a wobble. Luckily it was able to be disassembled to start all over. 

That also made it perfect to stain part and paint part for a fun two tone color scheme.

A good scrub was the first step to remove any thing like fingerprints, dried food etc that would affect paint adherence.

The color portion would come from my new box of Jolie Paint products.

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

I chose Jolie Paint in verdigris; a soft robin's egg blue.

After the first coat of paint went on there some areas on the bow back that needed further sanding. Easy enough to do and repaint. Two coats were the perfect coverage.

AS you can see above it is only a tester size of this color but even after 2 coats on this chair, there is half a tester pot left!!

The wood seat was power sanded down to bare wood.

Then General Finishes antique walnut gel stain was applied. After it dried well for a few days, 3 coats of General Finishes high performance top coat in flat finish with my angled Zibra brush went on with overnight drying between coats.

To seal the pretty paint, Jolie Paint's clear wax wax hand rubbed on. 

Then it was time to reassemble the chair adding counter sunk screws into the legs thru the seat frame for additional support along with fresh glue. The seat back was screwed in place

 and wahlaaaa

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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.

July 12. 2019

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