1. a quart of Orange Behr paint from Home Depot (the color was Birds of Paradise)
2. a can of white spray paint
3. One large cardboard box (as straight & uncreased as possible)
4. One paint roller
5. One (leftover) stencil
6. 1 box cutter & measuring tape
Step 1 is cutting the cardboard to help me make a flat surface to "install" inside the back panel of the shelves because my shelves are paneling & I also did not want to permanently alter them. Here is what I covered up with cardboard. The grooves would have made it too difficult to paint a pattern on to.
Here is the cardboard I cut to fit inside the shelves after I measured them out exactly with a tape measure.
Step 2 was to take each piece of cardboard & roll the Orange paint on it. I applied two light coats as not to bubble up the cardboard. BTW you can totally use MDF instead of cardboard if you want something a little more sturdy. I just cut the cost with the cardboard ;.)
Step 3 was to take the stencil & use the white spray paint to create the pattern on top of the orange background....Here it is up closer...BTW this was the first time the Hubs & I ever sprayed a stencil instead of hand painting it & it turned out so FAB & was a huge time saver ;.)
My favorite part is how it plays off of the rug in the living room, I chose to believe they are kindred spirits ;.) See ya tomorrow!