Personalized Countertop

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    Funny how sometimes budget restrictions can spark your imagination, isn’t it? After our island was installed, and I had the raw plywood as our counter, I struggled with what to do with it. Decoupage?, stain?… I couldn’t decide. Then I remembered an episode of The Painted House, where Debbie made a partition with wood and a stencil. She painted glue in the stencil, took it off, and then stained. The stain would not penetrate where the glue had dried (clear). This was it! I would put words and phrases of all the things we tell the kids during dinner.


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    • aspires2b
      May 6, 2015 at 1:43 pm |

      Ran into this old post today. I’m an editor and graphic designer, so this project perfectly blended my creative side with my love for words. Where did you get that enormous awesome “Eat” stencil?!! I have searched but can’t find anything even close.

      • AODjen
        October 16, 2015 at 8:29 pm |

        Thanks for the comment. I made it in Illustrator and sent it to a sign shop to be made into a vinyl stencil. It cost about $60, but was well worth it. Good luck!

      • AODjen
        April 9, 2022 at 12:12 am |

        I’m so glad it spoke to you! This was a fun project.

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