How to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf

How to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

Some girls like to receive flowers, chocolates and jewels from their hubby’s or partners!  As lovely as all of those things are my man knows me too well and brings me furniture….. and I LOVE it!! This was the case with this shelf that I am about to share with you! Hubby went down the street to get some milk and came back with this Ikea Shelf which someone had put out on the side of the road! So as part of this months Farmhouse Hens Blog Hop, I’m sharing with how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf.

How to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

As soon as hubby bought this home I knew exactly what I was going to use it for! To display my Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint and Fusion Mineral Paint in my studio! It’s taken a while for the shelf to come to life after moving house and settling in. But she was a delight to bring back to life and here is how I did it!

 

Supplies needed:

 

Step 1 – With a ratio of 1:1:1 mix up your Milk Paint, Bonding Agent and water. Mix well and let the paint mix rest while you prep your piece. Clean down your piece with sugar soap or TSP. If there is any shine to the surface give the entire piece a sand with your 80 grit sandpaper. Wipe down to remove all of the dust.

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

Painting Time

Step 2 – Give your piece 2 coats of Farmhouse White letting dry in between each coat. Once dry give the entire piece a sand using 120 grit sandpaper and distress to your liking. Then taking your stencil, spouncer and black paint lay your stencil down in the area you would like to stencil. Tape down with painters tape. Load up your spouncer lightly with paint. Before go stencilling away dap your spouncer on an old tile or plate to get rid of most paint and prevent bleed through. You can always go back over before you remove the stencil if you think it is to light. Less is better to prevent bleed through, just like my Farmhouse Drop Cloth Pillow.

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

Step 3 – Once dry, lightly sand over the script to distress using 120 grit sandpaper on a sanding block. Wax the entire piece.

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

Just had to share a photo of my trusty helper Lilly, falling asleep on the job standing up! So hard to find good help these days!!

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

And there you have a fun way to turn a side road find or thrifted find into something practical and useful!

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

I still have a little way to go with setting up my studio/shop but at least this is a start right?

 

Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

Be sure to check out below and see what my Farmhouse Pals have been busy painting too!

Happy Painting!


 

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Sharing how to paint a French Script Stencilled Shelf from a roadside find and a few coats of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint - Farmhouse White | www.raggedy-bits.com | #missmustardseed #paintedfurniture #DIY #raggedybits #distress #chippy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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19 comments

  1. In Canada you do not see things on the curbside. What a wonderful find.

    The way that you added french script just to the back of the shelf is very well thought out, its just enough to give it an artsy flare.

    Beautiful work as usual. So happy to be collaborating with you my friend.

  2. That’s a beautiful start Sam. I’ve never had much luck with stencils I’m afraid, I’m probably to heavy handed with the paint. All of the very best with your shop, I’m sure it’s going to be a HUGE success

    1. Keep at it, Michelle!! It took 22 years of painting and lots of practice, getting used to the paint all have helped me. One day it will all come together, I promise!! Thank you so much for your well wishes!! It’s been a dream of mine for so long!

  3. What are they thinking?? Someone threw THAT away? It was your lucky night, and even sweeter is how your man got it for you, knowing how much you would like it. Looks like you’re putting it to a great use too!

  4. What a great find. Your husband is a good hubby he know you well. I am in love with the script stencil. I may consider doing this table with it. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Maria

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