Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kitchen Art

Cutting Edge Stencils have become a good friend of mine! I used one of their all-over stencils to transform my living room, here, a few months ago. Then I received my latest wall-art Bon-Appetit stencil in the mail a few weeks ago and got even more excited! Today I get to share with you my latest stencil creation.

I used these simply wonderful tools...
To create this...
What do you think? Here is how I did it...

First, I took two inexpensive oak boards from a local hardwood store and "mended" them together using two mending plates.

Next, I dry brushed three thin layers of white acrylic paint to the boards.
Then, I placed my Cutting Edge Stencil in just the right spot.
I decided to use Americana's Weathered Wood solution since I was attempting an 'weathered' look for my kitchen art. I simply followed the directions on the bottle, which was to apply one even coat of Weathered Wood to a dry acrylic painted surface. I applied the solution directly onto the stencil, just as I would with paint.
When the Weathered Wood solution dried, I applied my blue paint over the stencils. The results were awesome! The paint started crackling immediately to give me just the right finish! And as always, the stencil stayed in place, giving a fool proof finish.

To add to the aged effect, I lightly sanded all over the painted surface, trying to reveal some of the natural character of the wood. (I especially love all of the fun knots the wood had to offer!)
Now my kitchen art stands proudly in my kitchen, trying to hide the unfortunate immediate view of our unsightly fridge! I can definitely say it makes an impact right as you walk into the kitchen. I am loving it.

I have entered this into the CSI: The Color White Project:

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Happy Thursday!

97 comments:

Dunne' December 16, 2010 at 6:01 AM  

I actually really like the Bon Appetite stencil! I've been looking for something like that for about a year now for my kitchen. I was hoping to find a more vintage style sign with the utensils, but I might be able to make that work!

Amanda December 16, 2010 at 6:01 AM  

Ohhhhhh my gosh. I LOVE it! I've been blogging forever about how I really wanted to PB fork and spoon canvas for my kitchen. And my hubby tells me no. I am not paying $300 for a fork. But I could so do it with that stencil. Wowsers!!! FINGERS crossed!

Amanda
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Sue@Uniquely Chic December 16, 2010 at 6:30 AM  

I would love to have the all over poppy stencil. I'm in the middle of doing a vanity redo and the fabric I chose is so similar to that stencil. I'd love to add it here and there to the vanity....fingers crossed!!

Sue@Uniquely Chic December 16, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

I would love to have the all over poppy stencil. I am in the middle of a vanity redo and the fabric I chose is so similar adding this stencil here and there would the perfect finishing touch...fingers crossed!

Phyllis December 16, 2010 at 6:44 AM  

I really love the poppy field flower stencil. They have some great stencils.

Mindy December 16, 2010 at 6:49 AM  

Daisy Crazy #3 would be perfect for my girls room. They have a lot of super cute stencils.

Beth December 16, 2010 at 7:21 AM  

Sakura and Birds on a Wall is ONE of my favorites.

Dana December 16, 2010 at 7:28 AM  

Definitely with you on the Bon Appetit stencil. Very fun!

Kelli December 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

i love the stencil that you used! but i also really love the brocade no.1 stencil..that one is so pretty too!!

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Kelli December 16, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

i also like them on facebook!!!

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tzip December 16, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

I love the Japanese Maple Branch stencil.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kari December 16, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

I really like the Bon Appetit stencil AND the "Aspen" Allover Stencil - how fun!

Kari December 16, 2010 at 7:39 AM  

I also "liked" Lemon Tree Creations on FB!

Sourkraut December 16, 2010 at 7:42 AM  

My favorite's the Casablanca stencil.

Krysstyllanthrox December 16, 2010 at 7:46 AM  

I'm loving the hourglass allover stencil.

The Hockey Family December 16, 2010 at 7:48 AM  

LOVE the Allium Gladiator Flower Stencil! So pretty!!

The Hockey Family December 16, 2010 at 7:49 AM  

Oh, and I liked them on FB too! :)

Melanie December 16, 2010 at 7:51 AM  

Japanese Maple Branch Stencil!! pretty!

Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 8:02 AM  

My favorite is the large tree stencil, I want to use it in our entry way.

Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 8:03 AM  

I've been a FB fan.

CountryBelle December 16, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I've had my eye on the Romance Wall Pattern kit for awhile now.

Mrs. Kat December 16, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I love the allover trellis stencil!
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Mrs. Kat December 16, 2010 at 8:06 AM  

I'm already a FB fan!
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Kelly December 16, 2010 at 8:11 AM  

I LOVE your kitchen art. I've been wanting something similiar for my kitchen so I'm gonna say that's my favorite...of course there's so much more I love!!

AB December 16, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

I love the casablanca or hour glass patterns. We are getting a house this Christmas so this would be perfect!

ROBIN18447 December 16, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

The Romance Wall Pattern kit..

Audrey December 16, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

I love the chandelier stencil. So pretty!!

Kayleigh December 16, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

love the allium twin flowers!!

Hespyhesp December 16, 2010 at 9:07 AM  

I love the garden birds stencil!

Hespyhesp December 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

I like you on facebook!

Caroline December 16, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

I like the Budding Clematis 3pc Stencil kit

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Beth December 16, 2010 at 9:10 AM  

Love this giveaway and "Birds on a Branch"!

Beth December 16, 2010 at 9:11 AM  

Just liked y'all on FB.

BizzyMom December 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

LIKE the Aspen stencil! Would love to do a wall in my bedroom with it. :)

Mallory December 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

your stencil looks amazing!! I love the Casablanca seriously so perfect, great for our new house!!

Mallory December 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

I really liked you on FB!

Mallory December 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM  

I follow your blog!

emerzim December 16, 2010 at 9:34 AM  

I love the hourglass allover stencil. I want to use it on my dining room table!

other-option December 16, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

I love the missing link stencil.
- Danielle
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Chris December 16, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

I love the Birds on a Branch Wall Art Stencil, and the wispy branches allover stencil! :o)
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Chris December 16, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

I have been a fan on FB for a while now! Love your site! :o)
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Rachel December 16, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

I love the blooming branches 2 pc stencil set!

Sandy December 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

Love the Bon Appetite stencil. Your project is great....

Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 10:00 AM  

I love the Casablanca All Over & the Diamond Damask!

Jennifer December 16, 2010 at 10:01 AM  

I also follow Lemon Tree Creations on FB.

tammyig December 16, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

I used daisies in my wedding and I would love them on my wall!

Lauren Merrill December 16, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

i LOVE the funky wheel!! I would LOVE it

Lauren Merrill December 16, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

just became a fan on facebook!!

AnnieL December 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

I love the Casablanca stencil...I have been dreaming of doing this one in my bedroom:)

AnnieL December 16, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

I also became a fan on FB!

Brooke December 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

I love the casablanca stencil...

Elsina December 16, 2010 at 11:59 AM  

Love your kitchenart! At cutting edge I love all! The panneling stencils are gorgeous, as the fresco. I would choose a dDamask/Allover Wall Stencil or casablance I think.

Elsina December 16, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

I like you at Facebook and follow tru Google connect.

Katie Johnson December 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM  

Oh my goodness... Its so hard to choose just one! I love them all! But I think my favorite would have to be the "Damask Stencil Anna" - its BEAUTIFUL!

Thank you so much for doing this giveaway! What a special treat for the winner :)

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Katie Johnson December 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM  

I liked you on FB!

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Thanks again! :)

Yummy Mommy Mia and Daddy Al December 16, 2010 at 1:08 PM  

Ohh, thanks for the chance to win! I really like the Zimia Grand stencil. My bedroom walls behind the bed would look lovely with this in a bright colour. :D

Erin December 16, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

I love the Brocade No.1 Stencil, this would be perfect for my daughter's room when I do the makeover! Love it!

Kaylyn December 16, 2010 at 1:46 PM  

I love the Casablanca Allover stencil. It's gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

Allison December 16, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

I actually LOVE both stencils you showed above! So pretty!

emilyah December 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

The large Tree and Birds stencil is beautiful! eallred{at}gmail{dot}com

Amy December 16, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

Although it was super hard to choose, I would absolutely love the casablanca all over stencil for my bathroom that I plan on redoing.

Amy December 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

I also like you on FB! :)

emilyah December 16, 2010 at 2:14 PM  

I also "like" Lemon Tree Creations on facebook. :)

Marissa December 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

I LOVE the Allium Gladiator Flower Stencil.

Sarah P December 16, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

No doubt - Casablanca Allover Stencil

LOVE IT!

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Leanne December 16, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

I love the chandelier stencil. so fun!


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Lisa J December 16, 2010 at 6:48 PM  

the Japanese maple stencil is a beauty as is the weeping willow.
what a great giveaway.
thank you!

Sissi December 16, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

Your kitchen art looks great! Congratulations! I love the simplicity of the hourglass stencil.

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The Spann Fam December 16, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

i love love love the casablanca! i would love to put it in the hall bath... merry christmas!

The Spann Fam December 16, 2010 at 8:13 PM  

i love love love the casablanca! i would love to put it in the hall bath... merry christmas!

MommaMihmsy December 16, 2010 at 8:38 PM  

Love the Parsley Blooms....it would look great in my bedroom!

tonnessen09 December 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM  

The spoon, fork, knife looks JUST like something I saw in a Pottery Barn magazine!! I mean... exactly like it! I would LOVE that stencil for my kitchen! Thanks for the chance to win! tonnessen09 AT gmail DOT com

tonnessen09 December 16, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

I like lemon tree creations on Facebook!
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Just Be You December 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

I Love Birds on a Branch Wall Art Stencil! These Stencil's are so Great and whether I win or not I am totally going to buy one...Thanks for the link :)

Just Be You December 16, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

I Like Lemon Tree Creations on Facebook !
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Phredfamily December 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

Casablanca all the way!

Hannah December 16, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

I love so many of them! But the poppy field flower stencil is definitely one of my favorites.

Hannah December 16, 2010 at 11:19 PM  

And I liked you on fbook!

Nicole December 17, 2010 at 6:54 AM  

I really like the large tree with birds. I saw in idea in one of my magazines to stencil the tree (maybe without the birds) and then hang picture frames in and around it. A Family Tree! Love it! I am going over to like you on FB too!!

Em December 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM  

Patrice you are a big deal! Look at all these comments my friend. I'm excited i know ya. I love the all over hourglass you did in your first post. Hoping I get to use it in my office! Merry Christmas

from my hive to yours December 17, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

I love the funky wheel and allium

emily December 17, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

What a great giveaway! I'm in love with the casablanca allover stencil!

Corinna December 17, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

I love the stencil for stair treads!

Corinna December 17, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

I like LTC on facebook!

Justina December 17, 2010 at 10:31 AM  

I LOVE the fork, knife and spoon one but would also love the Casablanca one for my bedroom.

Justina December 17, 2010 at 10:32 AM  

I also like LTC creations on Facebook!

Sam December 17, 2010 at 2:19 PM  

I love the Damasque Wall Stencil. It would be so lovely in my dining room!

Anonymous December 17, 2010 at 3:08 PM  

That looks really great! I like the way you antiqued the wood and love where you put it! Keep up the good work Patrice!

Birdie3008 December 17, 2010 at 6:28 PM  

I LOVE the Allium Twins Flower Stencil! I have a bare spot on the wall between two rooms in my room where the stencil would be perfect!

Birdie3008 December 17, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

I like Lemon Tree Creations on Facebook!

jena December 17, 2010 at 7:26 PM  

Just one? Really, only one? I can't...I like the trees and then the butterflies and then the flowers and then the tree branches with the butterflies....okay, so I like them all!

jena December 17, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

I "like" lemon tree creations on facebook!

Crystal December 17, 2010 at 9:23 PM  

I love the Casablanca! WOuld love to win one!

becky December 19, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

Casablanca Allover Stencil is my favorite!
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{ The Painted Home } December 20, 2010 at 6:27 AM  

love it!

Its So Very Cheri January 5, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

I am visiting from the CSI. I am enteries number 86, 87, 88 and 89.
I love that stencil. Great Job.
The DIY party starts Thursday 7pm.
Cheri from www.itssoverycheri.com and www.thediyclub.com

Serendipity Chic Design January 5, 2011 at 9:08 PM  

This is seriously to die for!! Great job!

Take care,
Lisa

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