If you remember from my post a few days ago (check it out here) I told you all about how Valspar was giving out free paint samples. Well, when my paint came in the mail, I couldn’t wait to get started! It comes with 7.2 oz of your choice of paint, two mini rollers, 2 mini trays, the paint chip and corresponding color chips, as well as a coupon for $5 off a gallon of Valspar paint. Talk about a deal! If you haven’t requested your free sample yet…make sure you head over to Facebook and sign up!
Here’s what I got in the mail:
The computer changes the colors a little bit, but I chose Green Sea, it is the darkest color on the chip inside the box. What to do with the pretty color?
Well, after finishing painting a 2 shelf bookcase a couple weeks ago (all with one 7 oz. paint sample) I decided to give it another try. When I went back to the store, unfortunately they were out of the 2 shelf bookcases. Shucks! Oh well, I decided to upgrade to 4 shelves! I grabbed two matching bookcases, and was ready to go!
This time, since I had a bigger surface to work with, I decided to give a stencil a try. After perusing around blog land for a while, I found a cute quatrefoil printout over at Tatertots and Jello. How thoughtful of her to offer a free printout! I’ll be revealing my completed bookcase tomorrow, but in the meantime, check out how I made my stencil!
All I used was the print out, a blank transparency sheet, some tape, and scissors.
First thing I did was cut the excess off of the edges of the printout:
I then flipped the printout over and taped it onto the transparency sheet:
Flipped over here is what it looks like:
Then I began cutting out the black areas, starting at the edge:
In order to get the middle black areas, I made a small cut through the edge:
This can easily be patched up with a small piece of scotch tape. After everything was cut out, I removed the small pieces of paper that were left, taped up all the edges that I needed to cut, and voila! Home made stencil!
Can’t wait to show you all the bookcase tomorrow, be sure to come back and check it out!