I recently revealed my Painted Kitchen Cabinets. I gave my basic kitchen some real farmhouse flair with very basic changes. One of these very basic additions, was adding grain sack stripes and numbers to the cabinet fronts.
I used purchased, numbered stencils and painters tape to create the look. As you can see in the photo above, no two cabinets are alike. I didn't use a measuring tape, I don't love perfection! If you do, I would recommend mapping out your design using a ruler of some sorts and a pencil, before diving in with paint!
I gathered my supplies and begun with the numbers first. I taped the stencil to the cabinet door front and used a sponge applicator to apply the paint. Be sure to dab or blot your sponge on a paper towel first so as not to have gloppy paint that could cause the image to bleed under the stencil.
Repeat on each door front, with the different numbers and let dry.
Once numbers are dry, tape off your stripes. You most likely will have to do one stripe at a time due to the close proximity.
Here you can see I applied the tape in varying widths, running directly over the number itself. The actual placement is up to you and the look you desire.
Traditionally a grain sack stripe is in a pattern of 3. Continue the taping and stripe process until each cabinet door is complete.
I was very pleased with this simple addition and the amount of personal touch and farmhouse character it added to the entire feel of the kitchen. Over all, a very easy addition for a very big impact.
Maybe you won't add grain sack stripes to your kitchen cabinets, but try it on a smaller piece of furniture, for just a touch. I added them to this produce bin and they look super cute there too!
Again, if you would like to see the entire kitchen reveal, please click here.
Do you have a fun way to add farmhouse character to your space? I'd love to hear from you in the comment section below. Or feel free to send me an email anytime.
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