I'm becoming a fan of fonts and text on decorative accessories such as throw pillows and table runners to name a few. Roman and Arabic numerals are WAY cool and have influenced a few of my projects lately too, but back to "Le Francais".
Simple, one-word "phrases" in French are hip, cool and trendy. So, here's my first attempt at a "Frugal Tree-inspired", French "phrase".
|Vertes = Green, as in "GO GREEN", ECO, Trees, Upcycling, Recycling, etc . . .|
A plain, reclaimed plate was given a boost of character with a stencil set, some Martha Stewart satin acrylic craft paint in vanilla bean (a great color!) and finished with some Valspar flat clear sealer.
I used a sponge brush to dab the paint into the stencil. I wanted a distressed look so left some areas devoid of paint. The matte clear-coat removed the previously shiny finish from the plate and gave it a look similar to stoneware - - - a bonus for that Old World feel.
|Displaying some highly relevant, GREEN moss balls!|
I made this for my shop but heck, I'm liking it so much I may have to make a few more (for myself!). Hmmm, what "Frenchy-words" shall I use next?
Sharing this at:
The Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
Common Ground - Vintage Inspiration
At The Picket Fence - Inspiration Friday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating - Flaunt It Friday