I have another nursery project to share with you today. I must say I’ve really enjoyed putting this room together piece by piece and am really loving how it’s turning out. I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you soon!
One of the projects I did for the room is super easy! It only took me maybe 15 minutes to complete this stenciled picture frame mat. It’s totally worth trying if you want to update a boring frame!
First, buy a RIBBA frame from IKEA – or any old frame will do!
Get out your stencil, paint, and sponge paint brush. If you’re working on a surface you don’t want painted put some scrap paper down under your project. Place your stencil in the middle of the mat so that the design is centered when you’re done. This will help it look more symmetrical.
You may want to tape the stencil down in a couple places to keep it from moving around while you paint. I hate extra steps, so I skipped that and just held it down as I went. Then start stenciling. Dip your paint brush in a little bit of paint and then dab it on the stencil. Don’t use a brushing motion or you will get paint under the stencil.
I moved the stencil around the frame and painted in different places so I wouldn’t smear the wet paint.
And there you have it! A stenciled picture frame mat! Really, that’s it! As always, I love getting a custom look for such a little cost! It helps offset all the tools my husband buys! Haha! I guess that’s a subject for another post altogether! ;)
Toss that baby back in your frame (once it’s dry, of course) and admire your fabulousness!
Have you ever stenciled anything? I’ve done a couple other projects now and just love how it instantly personalizes a piece!
To see all of our DIY projects and the final room reveal, check out these posts:
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!