Here at My Patch of Blue Sky, I spend quite a lot of time stenciling projects for Paint + Pattern Design Magazine. I truly love the process – and all of my posts.

But this recent cabinet project was special to me. The piece was painted out in Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan for months, waiting for inspiration. Suddenly, I discovered two of the loveliest new stencils released by Royal Design Studio and my mental magic happened!

In our only guest room filled with flea market finds, old books and North Carolina pottery treasures, I wanted to create a soft exterior with just a hint of pearl:

Painted, stenciled cabinet exterior.

And a jazzy interior:

Painted and stenciled cabinet inside.

Love the way my christening gown, bonnet and cape look hanging on the open door. My French-Canadian grandmother made the set out of my aunt’s wedding gown, which she also created. The tiny frame tells the history of the ensemble and who has worn it through the years.

One of my most special keepsakes. My brother, sister and I – and my two daughters – were christened in it and hopefully some day – our grandchildren!

What do you think? Are you daring enough to paint whispers of color on the outside and electric dazzling colors on the inside of your piece?

Get all of the instructions to paint, stencil and foil (yes, foil) your own piece from my recent post on Paint + Pattern.

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