Sunday, April 10, 2011


I had so much fun yesterday! Miss Whimsy and I played all afternoon on the Silhouette. She made the most adorable owl and I made a sign. One thing I have found with the Silhouette though,
if you don't have all afternoon to spend on a project,
you probably should NOT pull out the machine.
Otherwise, you end up frustrated and unfinished.

While in Round Top at the Texas Rose show, I picked up some old cabinet fronts. I loved the old paint and the border that surrounded each one. I picked up 4, dreaming of Silhouette signs.

I started by sanding the board and wiping it down with a damp sock. (Some people have rag bins, I have an old sock bin!)

I then cut mt design. I wasn't sure of the layout, so I did it in 2 sections. With the vinyl, don't use a cutting mat and slow down your speed a couple of notches.You get a better cut and are less likely to end up wasting vinyl. (I picked up this roll at Goodwill for 90cents! Not the best color, but great for making stencils!)

I then picked out the insides of the letters, leaving the negative. (I used a nifty Creative Memories tool that I have had for years.) 

I applied the transfer paper to the top of the vinyl
and decided on placement.
Carefully pealed the backing off the vinyl.

Carefully placed stencil and removed transfer paper
 And then with a quart of Behr  Oops
paint that I picked up for $1at Home Depot,
Ummmm.... OOPS? Not the color on the lid....
 After a stir, WHEW!
I slopped on the paint,
Repeated with 2nd stencil, and free-handed some swirls...
Sanded the whole thing until I liked the overall shabbiness.
Rubbed some stain and VOILA!

Make it a great day or not. The choice is yours!

Love, Whyt


Keeping It Simple


  1. Loving this tutorial! might have a go with this!! thanks for sharing!

    Susan @

  2. ahh...two of my favorite things to work with right now. Vinyl and cabinet doors. Love how it turned out! I too have a Silhouette and getting to know it has been interesting. I only know how to cut vinyl. lol. I haven't had time to experiment with anything else.=)


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