It started with the free dresser I got on the curb.
The top two drawers came in parts so I figured while they were apart I’d make the most of it and try a stencil on the drawer bottom. Try ended up being the key word in that sentence.
My plan was this:
How much of that plan was successful? About none.
I had an idea to lay a strip of painters tape on a piece of poster board to punch out the circles for the patters.
Does painters tape come off of punched poster board? Oh no, don’t even try it. I think I peeled apart every layer of the poster board but the tape would not budge.
Then I tried to punch the circles with the tape facing up so it wouldn’t stick on the poster board. Did it stick to the punch? Of course.
My compromise was to just tape on the punched circles in the drawer in the pattern I wanted with the thought to paint over them. This would work certainly! I tried to convince myself many times.
Don’t try this at home. Really.
My white latex paint did not like my silver craft paint. Not only did I need to wait and then apply another coat although at this part I pretty much knew things were headed down the craft hill fast and furiously.
But still I hoped and then my hopes were dashed.
Did this come out at all like I planned? Ha! Peeling paint, blurred lines, not a perfect stencil in any way.
Read more about this fail from Jessica at Decor Adventures: How NOT to Stencil a Drawer