Tuesday, December 3, 2013

PAINTING BLACK, STENCILING METALLIC GOLD & DISTRESSING A FANCY BOARD FOR CODY

Cute, wonderful Cody is Christa's little yorkie.  When there's a lot going on in the house and she needs to confine him, she has a board that she puts across a doorway.  Cody can still see out, but he can't get over it.  It was just a plain board and she asked if I could paint something on it.


So, this is what I painted.  I painted and distressed it in black.  Then, I embossed the stencils and painted the stencils and Cody's name in metallic gold paint.
The board is 4'x12", but it was important to remember that the doorway opening was around 32 inches wide.  So, I needed to make sure the placement of the stencils was within that space.
This painted board might seem unnecessary and you wonder why even paint it.  Well, if you have an orange unfinished piece of wood in the middle of your beautifully furnished room, you understand.
And, embellish is what I do!!


On the other side of the board, I just painted it black, stenciled in metallic gold paint and added their initial.  Also, I rubbed the metallic gold paint around the outer edges.
Their home is so beautiful and I thought I would paint this board real fancy for them.
Christa told me they LOVED the board and thought it was "awesome"! 
That made me feel really good and so glad they were happy.
I was thinking that this board would make a really nice bench, too.  Or, the back of a bench or even a headboard. 
 Now, I'm thinking of lots of uses for this board and it was really easy to do.
Also, she asked me to paint the picture frame in a distressed black.
(It's just above the board.)

41 comments:

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    1. Thank you! It looks really nice in her family room.

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  2. Bonjour,

    Une parfaite réussite... Une belle enseigne et artistiquement beau.
    Gros bisous

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    1. Thank you! It's next to the bar area and I'm going to be working with black there, too. Maybe some artwork on the doors.

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  3. Love this! Wish all I needed was a board to confine my daughter's dog! lol

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    1. :) I use a big piece of plexi glass that I got from the hardware store. I lodge it in the doorway and Charlie can't get out.

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  4. Gorgeous, what a fabulous idea. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Gorgeous as always, Linda! Everything you touch is enchanting. You add such beauty to life. Well done. Catherine

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  6. I'm totally into gold right now...I have been working on my daughters room and it evolved into lots of gold and lavender/pink ~ such a fun color to see coming back again, well at least in her room! love your signs! xoxo, tracie

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    1. Thank you! Your colors sound wonderful together! Sounds like a princess, to me.

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  7. I think it is gorgeous and only the best for our little fur babies.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

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  8. These are great! Thanks for linking to TTF this week.

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  9. I think it is beautiful, and Cody deserves something special.

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  10. Oh- That board is WONDERFUL, Lynda! I bet Cody LOVED it. Did you know that you are a No Reply blogger when you leave a comment on my blog? (thank you for visiting, by the way). Anyway-here is the link if you do want to fix it- xo Diana

    http://www.flusterbuster.com/2013/02/are-you-no-reply-blogger.html

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    1. Thank you, about the board! And, I did go to that link and my address is on it, so I'm not sure what to do. Would love to see replies to my comments, though. I'll try to figure it out. Thanks,

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    2. Hi there, Little Miss Maggie helped me understand no-reply blogger. Hope I've fixed it now and thank you for letting me know. Hope your little grandson is better and your Christmas is peaceful.

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  11. Love it! I just did my first DIY dresser re-do this week and plan to do more in the future. Will be using your blog as a reference, thanks! And thanks for sharing at Take It On Tuesday!!

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  12. You make the humblest things beautiful! Love the board. Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a very merry Christmas!

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    1. So nice of you! Thank you and Merry Christmas to you, too.

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    1. Thank you! Your flowers are so beautiful and your little dog is sooo cute!!

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  14. Very Nice… love the colors! Thanks you for sharing at One More Time Events….Tammy

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  15. Looks great, Lynda! You did a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing at my HOME.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  16. The gold on the black is stunning Lynda! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Love this! So pretty. Thanks for linking up for Take is on Tuesdays!!

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  18. This is marvelous - there are wonderful possibilities for this! Beautifully done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    kathy

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