these curtains and these curtains? Well, Cutting Edge Stencils was kind enough to offer me a stencil and stencil kit from their new line of designs... I chose the herringbone stitch allover stencil (obviously I like herringbone?!) and then started thinking about where to use it. I had a few ideas, but decided to go with stencilling a blanket - the Gurli blanket from Ikea... the price is right at only $14.99! Be forewarned, this particular blanket had a bit of stretch to it, and was not a perfect rectangle which makes stencilling with a linear pattern a bit tough. I had to let go of perfection and accept a little added character :)
I covered my kitchen table with plastic and then a drop cloth so my blanket wouldn't slip. Once I laid the blanket out (which is definitely a two person job when the material has stretch... trust me on that one), I lined up the stencil and taped it down with painters tape. Easy peasy. I used Martha Stewart paint in Rose Gold, added a bit of water and some fabric medium. I mixed that up, and then went with the dense foam roller as my tool of choice. Once I got going, it went super quick - probably 5-10 minutes for each pass with the stencil. After 4 passes, I took a short break to let the paint dry before re-adjusting the blanket on the table and then carried on.
Wooden Tray - Target
Mercury Glass Vase - Home Sense
Coasters - Anthropologie
Coral - Target (but I've painted it)
Mercury Glass Candle - Capri Blue Candle from Indigo
White Candleholder - Target
DIY cactus from Home Depot in mason jar
Thank you to Cutting Edge Stencils for supplying me with the stencil and their stencil essentials kit!