Stencil Your Shelf Paper

Painted Vanity

I finally got around to painting our Master Bath vanity this week – thank you, Spring Break. I will post on the full makeover soon, but wanted to share this little tip on my shelf paper alternative.

We recently painted the bedroom gray and cream and I wanted to give the vanity a facelift too. Paint, new hardware. I used Annie Sloan, mixing Graphite and Paris Gray 1:1. Loved the color and wanted to wrap it up with some pretty shelf paper before replacing the cabinet contents. But sadly could not find any paper in a gray pattern. In fact, I don’t think they’ve made new shelf paper since 1970.

Stencil Your Shelf Paper! Breaking Point
So, I decided to try my hand at stenciling. Hey, if I mess up, no one really sees the inside of the cabinet but us, right? I used Paris Gray along with the new vanity color. Finished it off with two coats of lacquer to protect it from toothpaste, lotions, oil spills and water. I learned less paint on the brush makes a neater stencil.

IMG_1539What do you think? Would you try it?

Stencil Your Shelf PAper! Breaking Point

Stay tuned for the complete makeover.

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