Coffee With Tammy


Hello sweet friend! Welcome to coffee with Tammy. Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand or your favorite beverage choice.

I am doing a little change here. Coffee with Tammy will post over the weekend not just on Saturday mornings. Over here, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse or little something about myself.

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Right now, I am on my second cup of coffee. So many things to get done.

We just got back from a week at the beach. I love going on vacation but it is nice coming home too. Especially when the house is nice and clean.

It is one of the task that I do before leaving on vacation is to clean the house. It makes for such a great entrance back into the home.

Before we took off on vacation, I did a makeover this wooden magazine holder.

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OK, I like green but not this green and brown. This yard sale find was in need of some lovin’.


  • Paint Brush of Choice
  • Fusion Mineral Paint (I am using French Eggshell)
  • Stencil ( I am using French Bee Stencil)
  • Folk Art Acrylic Paint Color (I mixed black and white to create a gray)
  • Stencil Sponge
  • Sanding Block
  • Tack Cloth or Microfiber cloth

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First Clean it from any dirt or dust

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Shake your mineral paint and begin painting

I grab my container of Fusion Mineral Paint in French Eggshell. I painted in the same direction with nice even coat.

Allow Paint to dry at least a hour between coats

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When I got to the bottom, I found a low cardboard box to sit this magazine holder on. That way, I did not have to put a towel or drop cloth down.

You should let the pain dry one hour between coats. For this small project, two coats of the paint worked very well.

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How to stenciling

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For this project, I was able to lay the magazine holder on the side. I stencil was able to lay flat on top.

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Next, I put some of the black and the white acrylic paint on a paper plate. With the stencil sponge, I mixed until the desire gray color.

Make sure you dab off any of the extra paint from the sponge onto the paper plate.

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Remember a little paint goes a long way! I like to dab the paint on in a circular motion to work the paint across the stencil. I cannot stress the importance of using as little of paint as possible. You will not have bleed under if done this way. You can also use spray adhesive on the back side of the stencil to keep it in place. This particular stencil did not slide on me.

Let Your Stencil Dry – 10 to 15 minutes before distressing it

With a sanding block lightly distress the areas on the magazine where there it would naturally be worn. I also distressed across the bee pattern to fade it.

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Wipe off your project using a tack cloth or microfiber cloth to remove any dust from the sanding.

Finished Project

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Add your favorite magazines and enjoy! This project was fun and easy to complete.

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Enjoy your weekend sweet friends and hope you are doing something creative. I am off to paint a table!

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  1. That stencil is the cutest! So many other projects you could do with it 🙂 Hope you had a great vacation and happy resing-after-vacation!! Pinning for sure!!

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