I brought them home (after giving Whitney a couple....the F and R as you can see) and started painting. I used Antique White Acrylic as the base (2 coats). While the coats were drying I began making a stencil for my dots! I used my Cricut machine to get the exact size I wanted (you can use anything for a stencil I just chose my Cricuit). I then put tape around the outer edges so the stencil would stay down while I was painting (I highly recommend contact paper but I didn't have any nor did I want to make a trip to the store). When the base paint was dry I began stenciling the dots with a dry brush technique to give the dots a faded look (just dab the brush in paint and go back and forth on a scrap paper until you have the consistency you want ~ then sweep back and forth in the stencil). The dots do not need to line up exactly (I actually like it better a little imperfect!).
When the dots were dry I glazed, of course, with the Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze to achieve the antique look (just paint on and wipe away with an old shirt or cloth).
For now they have found a home on top of my hutch! I just think they look so adorable up there! Hope you were inspired! ~ Enjoy! I will be posting this at The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday! Check it out! Great stuff there http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/2009/09/aging-gracefully.html
I will also be posting this at Reinvented for Trash to Treasure Thursday! Go check it out! Great stuff there! http://www.reinventedkb.com/2009/09/trash-to-treasure-creative-candle.html
I will also be posting this at Kimbas DIY Day! Go check it out! Great stuff there!
http://asoftplacetoland-kimba.blogspot.com/2009/09/diy-day-and-giveaway.html I will also be sharing this lovely over at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday... Love this blog... go check it our ladies!http://shabbynest.blogspot.com/2009/09/frugal-friday-linky-party.html