Fusion Stencils, Metallics And Texture Make A Simple Plant Stand Gorgeous

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Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

I am still working on projects in our happy, bright, living room. Years ago I rescued this substantial plant stand with visions of stenciling it like glam fabric to coordinate with our old and crusty column collection. You can see that it got a quick distressed finish and nothing else. So much potential was waiting to happen, right?

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Having discovered Fusion Mineral Paint, and several exceptional embellishment products in the Fusion line, I decided my moment for experimenting and getting this project done was now!

I did need some inspiration to get started. Colors and patterns especially. I was remembering a fabulous painting trip to Florence and and craving some old world personality. Shouldn’t every home have something old, worn, weathered and gold?

I poured a glass of wine and looked through my inspiring photos for a lovely hour. Soon enough, I had my plan. Soft, warm grey, gold and silver stenciling, and a tiny bit of texture and aging.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Although this project looks a bit advanced, I assure you, it’s really not. Totally DIY. Try all of these steps to get the look, or use just a few on your piece.

Want to dive in?

SUPPLIES

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

FUSION SUPPLIES: Algonquin & Sterling Mineral Paint colors, Pale Gold & Silver Tinting Kits, Bronze Gilding Paste, Beeswax Finish, stencils and paintbrush. Also, paper towels, lint-free rags, tin foil or a palette, wide inexpensive flat brushes and a tiny stiff brush.

PAINT A BASECOAT & DRY BRUSH

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Paint one or two coats of Algonquin and let dry. (I often paint my pieces white first to get the vision creatively, so you can ignore this step.)

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Dry brush some Sterling over select areas. Let dry. If you have never dry-brushed before, just off-load most of the paint on your brush onto paper towels before starting. This will allow you to get an aged look without sanding.

STENCIL USING METALLICS

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

The Fusion Tinting Kit metallics are highly pigmented water-based paints. So a little really does go a long way. Pour a few drops on tin foil or a palette, dip the tips of a stencil brush into the paint and off load excess paint onto paper towels. Use a swirling motion to stencil the pattern.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Use silver and gold and be creative with placement of your Fusion stencils.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Dry brush some gold.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Now we have a pretty, but very new-looking finish. Let’s add some aging, without having to break out the sandpaper.

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ADD LIGHT TEXTURE AND DARK GILDING PASTE TO AGE

Use an old brush to stipple areas of Fusion Sandstone, avoiding a pattern. Let dry.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

This is the last step, and Gilding Paste is a wax product, so you will not be able to paint over it. Use a throwaway brush to add Bronze Gilding Paste to enhance the distressed patina. This step does need some practice. Use a stir stick to put some paste on a palette. I used a wide, stiff brush to dip into the paste, then rubbed a lot off on paper towels. LESS IS GOOD to begin with. You can always build up more color. So go easy until you get the feel of the look you want.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

I like to brush the paste on in small areas, then use a lint-free towel to rub it around or off in areas. Very quickly the Gilding Paste is making the fresh coats of paint and stencil designs to a lovely, aged patina. So exciting. So easy.

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

OPTIONAL COAT OF BEESWAX FINISH ON THE TOP

Fusion Mineral Paint stenciled and gilded plant stand project.

Wipe a coat of Beeswax Finish on the top where water may drip after watering the plant. The finish will make the water bead right up.

Now, add a pretty planter filled with your favorite floral. My planter fit almost exactly by total coincidence. I used bright green pothos since it likes low light and tolerates lack of water when I forget.

What do you think?

Fusion Stencils, Metallics And Texture Make A Simple Plant Stand Gorgeous

See how simple this project is? It’s all in these amazing DIY products that help you look like a master with the help of a few easy steps.

Fusion Stencils, Metallics And Texture Make A Simple Plant Stand Gorgeous

If you missed my living room drum table project using Fusion products, find it here and happy painting!

Table painted with Fusion Mineral Paint

Stay tuned for lots more step-by-step projects.

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