The Scrapped Table Panels Make a Comeback

After working so hard on the panels for the original bedside table design in J & A’s bedroom, I just couldn’t bring myself to throw the things away.

I mean, I really put a lot of time into those, but my original idea for them was a complete bust.

So, I decided to reuse them, and they’ll be making a comeback in the master bathroom design…or somewhere. Here’s my idea.

I’m going to cut them shorter, sew a rod pocket into the top and turn them into decorative banners, similar to this one:

Fabric Wall Art by Rachael Taylor

I’m sure I won’t use all of them…that would be a bit over the top.  I’ll probably only use three.  And on each one, I’ll stencil a word or phrase…okay, probably a word, like “faith”, “hope”, and “love”, or something like that.

The thing is, I’ve never stenciled on fabric before, and the very thought of painting on fabric brings me back to the 80’s during the height of the painted shirt craze.  Do you remember that?!  Oh dear.  I certainly don’t want anything even remotely reminiscent of that hanging on the wall.  🙂

So if you’ve ever had success in stenciling on fabric, I’m open to pointers and suggestions, from type of paint to use, how to apply the paint (brush? sponge? other?), special preparation of the fabric (although it’s too late for these panels to be washed), etc.  If you have experience, please help a girl out!  😀

Hope you have a great weekend!  And don’t forget to enter this week’s giveaway if you haven’t already.  Winner will be announced on Monday.

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  1. Michael's sells a medium from I think Plaid that turns any paint into fabric paint. I find this works great and I use a little sponge tip applicator and do several light coats so no bleeding…you will make them fab I am sure!

  2. Go to Baileyandme2.com and ask her how to use butcher papaer to stencil. she has some really nice stuff with words on it – including burlap!! I dont know all the particulars or even where else to find out but it is all over the blogosphere. Worlds above abd beyond the 80's puffy paint. 🙂

  3. Go to Baileyandme2.com and ask her how to use butcher papaer to stencil. she has some really nice stuff with words on it – including burlap!! I dont know all the particulars or even where else to find out but it is all over the blogosphere. Worlds above abd beyond the 80's puffy paint. 🙂