Holly’s Stenciled Fence
I am sprucing up the backyard…preparing for a possible party or two…and figured since I am dressing up the playhouse, and catching up on the gardening…my fence needed some accessorizing…it was looking lonely. I have tried to grow things back here in this section of the yard…to no avail. Between the shade and the dog it was an impossible task. So, here is a simple solution!
Every morning when I open the blinds in our bedroom I look outside and
see a blank fence…so I had a BRILLIANT (if I do say so myself) idea.
I used an allover random pattern for this larger stencil.
Step 1. Determine layout
Step 2. Tape stencil to fence (I simply used masking tape)
Step 3. Apply chalk. Now for this step, I sometimes used the side of the chalk and rubbed and sometimes had to use the tip to fill in.
Step 4. Repeat as often as necessary.
NOTE: THIS IS NOT AN EXACT SCIENCE. Based on the roughness of the fence (and your own desire for “perfection) your results may vary. I LOVE the way this looks on my back fence – rustic sunshine!
Now of course I could have painted the stencil on…but I thought by using chalk, I could be playful and fun…imagine the fossils stencils on the fence for a boy’s party, the chrysanthemums for a summer BBQ or an allover design to liven up the fence. Best part…when you want a change, just whip out the hose. Presto-chango!
I live in a pretty foggy wet coastal area, and the one stencil has lasted for almost a week,
so for a party, you could easily do this a day or two before.
Next up…I am trying a chalk/stencil rug!