This is the finished look of the cabinet doors in my vintage camper. I used Joint Compound to make a raised stencil design on the cabinet doors. The cabinets did not have to be removed as they were still in good shape but they were not in the best of shape with peeling paneling pieces that were either coming off or even missing completely in spots. So this was my solution for something pretty and different. . After receiving several questions on how I made it, I thought I would doing a tutorial.
Wallboard Joint Compound
Place your stencil design of choice on the cabinet door.
Next take a glob of the joint compound on your spatula.
Spread your joint compound over the stencil
Lift stencil straight up to remove the stencil. You will now have your stenciled design.
I wanted a little more texture on the door, so I randomly placed more of the joint compound around the design.
Let dry completely. You may now sand any rough edges if you so desire.
You are now ready to paint. I used a gray base coat of chalk paint.
After the base coat has completely dried. I added an off white paint to highlight. I used a dry brushing technique, but left the paint a little bit heavier on brush.
Distress and wax to complete, as desired.
I love how easy this is to add a design and texture to a surface. Remember to have fun with your projects. See a Secretary Chest of Drawers, I used the very same technique, visit here.
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