Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Stenciling Your Clothes

Before I even start this post, CAN I JUST SAY I GOT THOSE AWESOME ORANGE JEANS AT JCPENNEY'S FOR $1.97 last week?!!!!!
I literally speed walked in to the store for the sole purpose of fulfilling my desperate need of a  bathroom.  And of course on my speed-walking way out, happened to see a clearance rack and  my body wouldn't listen to my mind telling me I didn't have time to shop and the rest is history.  I grabbed them, and crossed my fingers that they'd fit and - phew!  Like a charm.
Oh yeah, and the shoes were marked down to $.99.  That's NINETY NINE CENTS at Dollar General.  Don't laugh.  It's the only store we have in Parma.

Now that we got that out of the way.

Do you have a drawer full of "Plain Janes"?
Just need to add some pizzazz to your wardrobe without actually going shopping?
Just like in your house, sometimes you can breath new life into a room simply by rearranging the furniture.  So rather than heading to the nearest TJMaxx, how about go through what you already have with an open mind, grab a stencil brush, a bottle or two of acrylic craft paint and some Fabric Medium*!

You can find this at JoAnn's - and make sure you don't forget your 40% off coupon!  By squirting a little of this into your paint, it will assure great professional adhesion.  I just squirt a little piant on a lid, with another little squirt of fabric medium and mix it together with my paint brush.

*Just to note, not everyone uses fabric medium, and if you're using wall paint, you probably could just go straight to painting.  Who of us haven't gotten paint on our clothes that we wished like heck would wash out in the laundry??

I've blogged about my friend Marie before and some of her great furniture makeovers, but Marie strikes again.  She invited about forty ladies over for a brunch, and told us all to bring some old jeans or clothing to paint on.
I came heavy-laden with diaper covers, jean jackets, v-neck tees, on and on.

Ain't she an awesome lady?  I hope you have some friends that are as cool as mine.  I really do.
Here we are, designing away at her kitchen table; our tummies all full of french toast casserole, homemade cinnamon rolls, and egg bakes.

This is my favorite stencil.  I've used it on clothes, furniture, rocks, the minivan...  (okay just seein' who's actually reading.)

Kammy stenciled shirt

Kammy stenciled shirt

A friend just had twin baby girls.  For some reason, I manage to sell all those little girl outfits my daughter outgrew without the matching bloomers!  Needless to say, I have this LARGE stash of diaper cover bloomers with nothing to match them.  Of course, I figured I could do something with them....  I'm glad the day finally came, especially since my girl's been out of these things for over two years!

Once it dries, always do a quick second coat.  You'll be amazed at how much brighter it looks!

Kammy stenciled clothes

Have you stenciled any clothing? 
 As long as it wasn't your underwear, please share with me in the comments below! :)

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  1. Looks awesome! I hate that I live too far away to be a part of these fun projects! :(. And Kammy you totally surprised me wearing shoes like that! :). -Susan

    1. Ha, why because they're neither high heels NOR boots??? :):):) I'm getting old. Sure sign.

    2. Haha....yep! I'm getting old too...especially with my shoes! :)

  2. Awesome!!!!! I think I just might have to try this out on some t-shirts!!!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

  3. So Darling!!! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange! ♥ DavesWife

  4. I love the pattern you used for your stenciled shirt. I will have to try out some of that fabric medium! Thanks for linking up to The Creative Exchange!

  5. Going to get some stencils for my minivan this weekend! :) For real, I can't wait to give this a try!

  6. Love the stencils! Nice work. I have done some work with freezer paper stenciling and fabric paint. This opens even more doors. Thanks for sharing.

  7. where did you get the owl stencil? And can you use any paint.. or does it have to be a certain type? I see one of those little bottles of pink paint at the table. Is that one of the cheap bottles, or is it different. Thanks!!


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