Faux {Vintage} Metal Stencils

February 13th, 2012 in member junk     
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Photo: www.knickoftimeinteriors.blogspot.com

 

I love the industrial-looking set of metal stencils from Restoration Hardware, but I don't love the $416 price tag for the whole alphabet, so when I spotted a set of paper stencils with a Gothic font at Staples for $3.99, I knew I could create a similar look with an affordable price tag.

 

Just spray paint the stencils with some metallic-looking spray paint, then rub

some antique glaze over that to give them the look of aged metal.

 

Fun, Frugal & Fast!

 

 

 

 

 


Pattern or design used: My own design - Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors
posted in: member junk, industrial, silver-metallic, paint

Comments (6)

bertandpetunia writes: I love those metal stencils but won't pay the price. (Jim, @ my flea market they run about $5 EACH!) I think I'll show them & make my own! Posted: 4:57 pm on February 20th
Junky_Jolie writes: I have to try this...so cool!

JJ Posted: 7:08 pm on February 17th
Junky_Jolie writes: I have to try this...so cool!

JJ Posted: 7:08 pm on February 17th
annebell writes: Those look so authentic! I think the combination of the spray paint and the glaze really works. Great project! Posted: 8:06 pm on February 13th
MakinItHappen writes: That's awesome. I like how you think! Posted: 4:35 pm on February 13th
JunkArchitect writes: Your technique for aging the paper looks absolutely amazing. That's what this site is all about, re-imagining not wasting money. You can find a full set of metal stencils at a flea market for $10.00.

$416.00...they better be 150+ years old.

Jim
Posted: 4:24 am on February 13th
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