Painted Cabinets by Kelly Duffin
Like many stencil artists, I am always searching for new surfaces to stencil on. Just a little over three years ago, I purchased my first home. I bought the first house I looked at, and there were many reasons for the choice I made, but one of them was the kitchen cabinets. My home was built in 1955 and the cabinets are original to the house. They had been painted over many times, but I didn’t care — I knew when I saw them that my stencils were going to get a workout. The cabinet doors and drawers are ideal for stenciling on because they are completely flat.
My entire house was in need of remodeling (a real "fixer upper") and, approximately one year ago, I finally moved into my home. For my first winter project in my new home, I spent several months sanding, priming, painting, stenciling and sealing all of the cabinets. (I couldn’t paint each door the same – that’s just too boring.) Once all of the painting was finished, I added a different door knob to each of the cabinet doors. It was a true labor of love and here is the final result.
Stencils used for this project are available from The Stencilled Garden