Stencilling Furniture

The Vintage Sunflower

I finished this piece well before Christmas and am just now blogging about it!   Sometimes life and illness get in the way.


I bought this piece from someone I know who had good intentions of refinishing it but she never got to it.  It had been painted with several layers of paint-brown, green and white. The white was some kind of shiny lacquer paint that was horrible to sand through but as usual, Sunflower Husband sanded it for me!


Once it was sanded, I stained the top with General Finishes Java Gel Stain 1/2 Pint and sealed it with Polyvine Wax Finish Varnish Dead Flat Pint / 500ml.

The next step was to give it a couple of coats of Ball Jar Blue paint from Heirloom Traditions. I aged it using 80 grit sandpaper.


Once that was finished, it was time for the stencilling.  I was fortunate to…

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