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Painting a Kitchen...

Have you ever used stencils for your cabinet facings?

How did it turn out?

I purchased 'Dark Chocolate' and 'Summer Ivy' (more of a dusty sage) for my kitchen, since right now it is white, and it is HORRIBLE!!!
The cabinets will be 'summer ivy', and the walls behind them will be 'dark chocolate', and I would like to stencil a small scroll design on the cabinet faces, behind the hardware, to help accent and tie the colors together (though they are already beautiful!!!)...

How has yours come out?

(Now, off to paint my kitchen!!! YAY!!!!)

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ObbyDobbie

Asked by ObbyDobbie at 12:22 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

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Answers (5)
  • I like my cabinet facings to be plain - that's just me though :o)
    Mommy_0f_many

    Answer by Mommy_0f_many at 12:24 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • haven't done it but sounds like a great idea to me :D
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 12:24 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Sounds like fun.
    Momforhealth

    Answer by Momforhealth at 12:29 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Well, the hardware is an nifty oxidized, brushed brass... and ties in nicely, the detail would be directly behind it, to break up the hard lines a little bit. Not on the entire cabinet facing. That would be too busy.
    ObbyDobbie

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 12:30 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I have solid cherry cabinets, no paint will be touching them.
    Just remember to wait til the paint on the cabinets has had ample time to dry before trying to stencil or the stencil might pull up the new paint job. Also use a stencil adhesive that will help seal the stencil, but will lift off easily.
    Good luck!!
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 1:16 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

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