Eve's Eden: Artist Eve Peach an online journal to share art and contemporary crafts

15. August 2013

Vintage Paper Doily Placemat Stencil Project

Filed under: contemporary crafts,home,inspiration,vintage — Eve Peach @ 18:55

 

paper doily stencil project

paper doily stencil project

Hello All,

Let me just take a minute to blow the dust off this ol’ unused blog of mine.

Ok, now I am ready to show you my little paper doily craft project I whipped up today in my kitchen!

I have an amazing friend and neighbor that lovingly swaps out kid-sitting duties with me, and today was her day to take my youngest to play at her house this morning.

So I decided to set aside some of my free time today to be CREATIVE! Yay!

That same friend of mine recently gave me some cool vintage paper doily placemats from her yardsale a few weeks ago, and ever since I got my hands on them I have been wanting to use them in a creative way.

I soon thought of using them as stencils to embellish my kitchen cabinets.

My home was built in the early 1950’s and still (to my delight) has the original kitchen right down to the red vinyl countertops, retro silver knobs and cabinet pulls, white porcelian sink, and three beautiful glass light fixtures.

So I think a doily pattern stenciled on to the cabinets was a perfect way to give new life to my kitchen.

cabinets before stencil

cabinets before stencil

It was so easy!

I just taped the stencil on the bottom two cabinet doors below my 1950’s white porcelian sink.  And used a foam brush to dab paint on top of the paper doily stencil. I had two stencil patterns to choose from and I went with the one that had a more intricate pattern.

 

project supplies

project supplies

doilies taped in place

doilies taped in place

I only stenciled two of the cabinet doors, because in this house with two little girls the clutter builds up fast, and I don’t want to visually create to much pattern for my eyes.

my kitchen after stenciling!

my kitchen after stenciling!

close up

close up

I also decided to take the doors off the very top cabinets above the sink that really served no purpose.  Now they serve as a beautiful open shelving display for my ever growing vintage teapot and teacup collection.

newly opened shelving for displaying!

newly opened shelving for displaying!

I hope my little project inspires you today! And I hope to be able to post more of my creative endevours in the future so that this blog doesn’t continue to build up to much dust!

doily stenciled cabinet doors

doily stenciled cabinet doors

kitchen artwork and vintage plastic corn salt and pepper shakers

kitchen artwork and vintage plastic corn salt and pepper shakers

 

 

view out the kitchen window, how lucky am I

view out the kitchen window, how lucky am I

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