I originally planned this lawn set makeover for Funky Junk’s “Robin Egg Blue” link up a few weeks ago. It didn’t work out but I definitely wanted to go forward with the plan and kept working on them until I finally got them done.
Here’s what I started with… bland, bland, bland. I don’t think it could get any more boring. When Donna posted the “Robin Egg Blue” challenge, I didn’t think it was very interesting. I don’t use that color in my home. But as I was sitting at Himself’s desk I saw these sitting at the edge of the Bird Garden.
Hmmmmm… bird garden…robin egg blue. Worked for me!
They looked pretty good in blue. But they still needed “something”. So I started trying to figure out a way to add a bit of character to them. In one of my blog reads I saw some silhouettes and knew that was just what I wanted to use.
Trick is, how to make a stencil. I ended up using contact paper that I traced my pattern onto.
Next obstacle was how to protect the blue paint. I was a bit afraid to tape it. Didn’t know if the paint would lift. So I tried using some CHEAP aluminum foil I had on hand from another project in the works. It works great! Other places I had to tape… so I did it very carefully.
After that all I had to do was peel and stick the stencil then spray on the brown paint. A couple days cure time until I could apply 5 coats of poly to protect it.
I am SO happy with how they turned out!