April 3, 2011

Lace Stenciled Night Stand

When I was transforming this little nightstand 
I was thinking French,

Actually French lace

I painted the body heirloom white

Then got out my new pink paint brushes from Ace

Mixed up some French pink (Or what I thought was  French pink) for the drawer

I cut out a piece of lace to cover the drawer and sprayed the lace (Not the drawer) with temporary adhesive. 

Then stood a distance away and  LIGHTLY sprayed over the lace with black paint

If you stand to close or spray to heavy you will have a muddy mess!

Pull the lace off immediately 

I did a little black glaze down each side of the stand in the grooves

You could use lace as a stencil for all kinds of projects

Picture frames or mats, glass, mirrors, vases 
and in any color combination

Just throwing the idea out there, I know your creative minds are working!

Happy Creating

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Shabbyprimdelights said...

Totally love the make over. The lace looks fantastic...so much so I had actually thought you had glued lace to the front. Pink brushes...yummy...look to good to use :)

KarenSue said...

Oh my! This is beautiful. What a great way to use lace, I love it but you can only have so many doilies.

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
Now, aren't you just the cleverest! This little ugly stand is now tres chic! I love it.


Roselle said...

That came out so adorable!!! Love the lines of that sweet night stand and you can't appreciate it until it's painted white!


bee'nme said...

Carol, I am always amazed and inspired when I visit here! What a wonderful idea...and what a great transformation! I have 2 lace curtain panels that got terribly mildewed (long story)...I washed them, and they're better, but now thanks to you I think I have a great purpose for them...stencils!

The beauty of repurposing...it's always on display at the Polka Dot Closet!!

Have a fabulous week!

Hugs & Blessings,

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

That is so pretty!!
What a wonderful idea and
beautiful lace that you used ~


laxsupermom said...

I love this project! It's so soft & pretty. Great tip about standing back when spraying the lace. Thanks for sharing.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love it, Carol! What a fun project, and you executed it well! I posted about lace not too long ago, and I made a lacy tray at a ceramics class. Pretty!!!!!!!

I might buy a couple of other lacy pieces I spied at Anthropologie :D

La said...

Hi Carol!

I like the way the drawer turned out. Very pretty and feminine.

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Gorgeous piece Carol...very french and nicely done!
My boy had a blast in Orlando..he is on his way home now as we speak. I can't wait for him to get back to hear all about it...oh and of course squeeze his face and kiss em!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Oh I love how this turned out- what a great project.

Gina said...

That is so pretty! Carol, you have some of the most amazing ideas. I think I would buy everything in your booth!

Gina said...

Oh wait, I have to add to my last post. I'd buy everything in your booth, INCLUDING that white table that will not sell! LOL

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Thats so clever! Love it, thanks for sharing Scarlett x

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, great job on that little nightstand. I have thought of using lace in that way but never really tried it. Thanks again for the great how-to! Always enjoy reading your posts.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Are you sure that's not real lace on that nightstand??? Ummm?? It looks so real Carol and what a great idea. Never thought to use black. Now I have another "to do" to add to my list. :) xoxo

Josie said...

It's perfect Carol! I am definitely going to try this! What kind of adhesive did you use, if you don't mind me asking? And I looove your pink brushes--they're so fun and so YOU :)

Kitty said...

Awesome project! I'm so impressed!!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

That is very cute and very vintage.

Phyllis said...

The lace design is so unique on the front of the drawer.....LOVE it. My mind is racing with the possibilities. Thanks!!

Kaysi said...

WOW! great transformation!

Jennifer said...

I never thought to lace- up my furniture re-dos like this!!!! I love it! =) What a fabulous idea! <3

Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

Kristina said...

What an amazing idea! It's so unique. Beautifully done!

Biljana said...

Absolutely beautiful, so gorgeous:-)
Hugs, Biljana

Tina Eudora said...

You just keep coming up with one fabulous idea after another Carol! I have an old end table that could benefit from an update and this seems like the perfect touch. Thanks for always being so inspiring with not only great ideas, but thrifty ones to boot!
Tina xo

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carol,

I once saw this idea on the Christopher Lowell show a few years ago. I saw it done on an armoire. So,so pretty! I should try that one of these days. So glad you posted this to share. Hope you have a great week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, How do you come up with all of these awesome ideas!!!
I love every one of them!
Have a pretty day!


You have more energy that the Energizer Bunny! LOL!
I'm so impressed! Always very kind of you to share these ideas with us!
Off to dig up some lace!

Debbie said...

This one was utterly UNexpected! I love the pink, and then to top it with black made the whole thing just pop.

I have a little night stand up in the attic with a drawer. Hmmm.

(I'll end up with the mud if I try it. I just know it...)

Olivia said...

This is a really cool idea. Spray adhesive is hard for me to work with. I always muck up my hands, but I am going to try this on something flat that I am not afraid to mess up. Thank you for sharing! Have a great day.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

You always come up with the most creative things!! And thank you so much for sharing them with us!!
This came out beautifully. I have used paper doilies as stencils with spray paint.


Rebecca said...

It's totally awesome my friend. Way to go! This was indeed a fabulous post! LOVE IT!


Sandy Michelle said...

Such a cool lace idea!!

Sandy xox

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

WOAH this is soooo cool!!!!! love how it looks!

I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

Dorian said...

Thanks for the sweetest comment EVER! I see what you mean about the lace, but seems to me you have great ideas for how to use it too! LOOOVE this cute side table! If I am fortunate enough to come across some lace, I will def. post a tute with something made of it for you! In fact, I just made a dress, and used a little bit of Dollar store lace to embellish, just need to dye it, will post soon! Thanks for following!

Megan @ Cut the Craft! said...

Love love LOVE this idea!


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is gorgeous!!! what a great idea. i will have to try it!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I LOVE this idea... and your instructions are wonderful...I too think it looks SO REAL like you left the lace on! "Fantastic"! Yes, you've got my creative juices running now!
Thank you so much

HeartVintageDesign said...

Great idea. Thanks for including the adhesive product in the photo. Tackling a new project is so much easier if you get the right stuff in the beginning : )