Oh and I also got some thumb tacks and twine for the back to hang with. Some ladies made their twine visible, which looked really cool, but I decided not to because...I didn't think of it and I made mine first. It was an easy peasy craft, perfect for a bunch of people to do at the same time, for all skill levels.
Since the wood was so weathered, it's obviously very uneven, so the paint bleeds a lot. Spray paint would have been a LOT easier, but I'm on this kick where I don't spend any unnecessary money on crafts or DIY around the house, so ceiling paint fit the bill. Then when we took the stencil off, we scraped the bleeding off with toothpicks because it comes off really easily since the wood was so old. A little bit of bleeding looks really cool. I love the way it came out. Up close it's too uneven, but far away it looks cool...I think. ;)
|It fits well with the retro woodsy feel of the room, don'tcha think?|