Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Indian Inlay stenciled window cornice



This is my very first post on the blog.

Here is my version of Indian Inlay furniture. Intricate Inlay work always fascinated me. However I wasn’t keen in shelling out my hard earned money on the expensive ones available online. There was no way I would buy those as I am too thrifty. After looking for some inspiration on-line, I bought the Indian Inlay stencil by Kim Myles using 20% off coupon couple of months earlier from cutting edge stencils  http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/indian-inlay-stencil-furniture.html


I didnt want to use the stencil on the table or the dresser. With a week long shut down at work, thanks giving week was the perfect time to bring my scattered ideas  into reality.


Without further ado lets see how this turned out!!! Here Comes the Wooden window cornice with Inlay work.

Wooden cornice using Kim Myles Indian Inlay Stencil
  
There are two windows on this wall, tried to capture both the windows in this shot.


Indian Inlay Stenciled Cornice
  
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indian Inlay Stencil


Another shot from the side


Indian Inlay stenciled wooden cornice




Here is how I did this project.




  • I used the hardwood plywood (left over from our closet building project) I already had at home, cut to size by friendly staff at Home Depot
  • Sanded, Pre conditioned and Stained using Minwax mahagony 225 stain . I was going for the rosewood look and very happy with the results after two coats.
  • Here comes the most interesting part, stenciling….. I stenciled and stenciled and stenciled using Martha Stewart multi surface Pearl Acrylic Paint for the next three days for few hours every day. Since this was my very first stenciling project, I was scared that I might ruin it with roller. It took little longer with the brush. I love this paint a lot, it has a nice shine to it.
  • In between partying, black Friday shopping, biking, hiking and loads of board gaming (Kids had the break too :) ) I was finally able to finish stenciling. Here is how it looked during the process and after





    • side support for the cornice
    • After all the stenciling, I sealed the entire cornice with the satin finish poly.
    • My handsome handyman aka my husband helped me with assembling. Mr R wasn’t too happy with just few screws holding up the whole structure (which is atleast 15 pounds), so we used few L brackets to hold it together
    • Using few D clips and heavy duty picture wire we were able to secure it to the wall


    I am wayyyyy too happy with the way it turned out. It matches perfectly with the Indian Theme I am using in the entry room. I hope you enjoyed this reveal !!

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    61 comments :

    1. Bharati, The cornices look beautiful. Love them.

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    2. oh wow Bharati...It looks awesome...you guys are giving me a complex now :(

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    3. What a creative use of the inlay stencils! I've never seen it used on a cornice before, only trays and furniture. Very inspirational and it looks great! Pinning to my decor inspiration board... thanks for sharing!

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      1. Thank you soo much for the feedback. I am glad to hear. Have a wonderful day

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    4. Oh my, this is so beautiful. Love it. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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      1. Thanks a bunch for the feedback Marty. I am glad you liked it. Have a blessed day

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    5. Your window cornice is beautiful. I love the stenciling you did.

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      1. Thank you soo much for the feedback Dee. I am glad to hear. Have a blessed day

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    6. You did a terrific job. They're beautiful. Ann Marie @ Iris Abbey

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    7. Turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
      http://www.dwellings-theheartofyourhome.com/2014/01/amaze-me-monday-40.html

      Blessings,
      Cindy

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    8. love the cornices, It looks like an West Indie Style Fabric, the stenciling is perfect!

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    9. Beautiful work! I thought it was actual inlay. Thanks for sharing at Thrifty Life Thursday @ Revisionary Life.
      And welcome to blogging! Very nice first post. :)
      -Revi

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      1. Thank u so much for hosting and for the feedback, Revi

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    10. Hello again! I featured your tutorial in my blog series, Living in a White Box. My series features tips, inspiration, and ideas for how to decorate rental homes. Your cornices are perfect for dressing up windows with mini-blinds.

      If you like, you can grab a featured button and check out my post at Living in a White Box: Mini-Blind Madness. Thanks for sharing your amazing creativity!

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    11. Wow, that is really some great detail! A lot of time and effort went into it, but well worth it. Thanks for sharing it with Share Your Cup.
      hugs,
      Jann

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    12. These are exquisite - beautifully done! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
      Kathy

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      1. Thank you Kathy. Thank you for hosting

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    13. Hi Bharati,

      These turned out to be just beautiful.

      -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    14. What a beautiful design - so much detail!

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    15. Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week :)

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    16. I was so excited when I saw your thumbnail picture at the "Share Your Style" blog party because I just got the same stencil from Cutting Edge! Your project is just amazing...I hope mine turns out half as good. Thanks for sharing how you used the stencil...I got some good tips from your blog post.

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      1. Thank u for stopping Miss Kitty. I am glad that you found tutorial helpful. Would love to see how your turns out. What are you planning to use it on, Cant wait to see your project :)

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    17. Very gorgeous and such a great tutorial! Pinning and sharing! Thanks for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday. I can't wait to see what you have for this week!

      Sharon
      herorganizedchaos.com

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    18. Wow! You did an amazing job on this project. What a great idea for window dressing. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again on Friday. :)

      ~Lorelai
      Life With Lorelai

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    19. Beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Brag About it! I sure hope you'll share some more of your projects with us!
      ~Laurie

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    20. Wow...this is so gorgeous Bharati!

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      1. Thank u for stopping Priyanka. I am glad you stopped by

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    22. It's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing at THe Creative Circle Bharati!

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    23. Wow what a stunning project! I really love how this turned out. Those inlay pieces are a small fortune and this is a wonderful thrifty DIY... SHARING for sure great job!

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      1. Thank u Brenda. Thank u so much for sharing. Excited to connect with you

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    24. These are beautiful! I'm not sure I have the patience for something so intricate - even with stencils! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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    25. Gorgeous!! Featuring when my link party opens up tonight!

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      1. Thank u carol, thank u for the feature. Cant wait to see the other awesome features.

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    26. Hi Bharati,
      Love your work! Look beautiful! Such a great idea!
      Hugs,
      Vesna- Home Chic Club - http://vesna-kreativnostidrugesitnice.blogspot.com/

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    27. So Smart! I wouldn't have thought to use wood as a cornice - this looks great! Thanks for sharing with us at the Pretty Preppy Party! Please join us again next month! xx, b

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      1. Thank Bianca. Your signature above reminded me of a dear friend who always calls me B. :)

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    28. Really beautiful and so painsakingly done but worth it in the end.

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      1. Thank u Mary K. True, it took lot of time and patience, but its worth every minute I spent on this.

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