Queen Bee

Thursday, April 25, 2013

In my last post, I shared a tour of an amazing shop in Raleigh, NC,
     ...Shops of Baileywick.

The shop was overflowing with pretty, rich inspiration!

One idea that I "borrowed," was the beautiful pillow, below, that my daughter and I both admired!

Now mine is not an exact replica, but I adapted the idea and made it my own! :)

I found the bee, crown, and laurel wreath stencil on ebay, seller: stencils-by-joanie.
They also have a direct <online site,>  Creative Stencil Designs.
Great quality stencils, and they ship super quick!

Let me just say, ...I. have. gone. stencil. crazy!!!

Following flashbacks of 1980's stenciling, I didn't think that would ever be possible! ha!

Anyhow, I cut a 17" square from canvas material, taped the stencil to the fabric, and dabbed away.
The sponge, as seen below, also came in bulk from the same seller.  ...love them!
They work much better than any brush I've tried, and eliminate paint bleeding under the stencil.

And so we have my creations...

Crown & Laurel Wreath Pattern...

Paris France &  Crown design...

Again, ...I have absolutely gone crazy with stencils.
They sure can help transform a cruddy piece of furniture like nobody's business!

The bench, below, was found at a yard sale.

Painted aqua and stenciled...

Now how cute is that???  :)

I didn't get a before shot of the table below, ...was a shabby old wood table found at an auction.
Painted with AS Old White and Duck Egg Blue, stenciled, and distressed, it too has been revived!

...the "Queen {crown} Bee" stenciled projects didn't stop with pillows and furniture...

I found the cute, colorful buckets at the Dollar Tree....

Stenciled just the crown and bee from the templates on burlap, and hot-glued them to the buckets.

Wouldn't these make great teacher's gifts, ...budget friendly, too!

I must confess, in less than a week and a half, I've placed three orders for stencils!
You'll see more in the coming weeks!  :)

Number Stencils....

These cuties are going to my booths!
   {as are the pillows and furniture above!}

Ironically, as I was preparing this post, Betty Crocker posted sweet bee cupcakes on FB,
click the picture to check them out!

Okay...  I'm off to bee more creative!  Bee back soon! :)


Linking Post To:
Be Inspired @ Common Ground
Home Sweet Home @ The Charm of Home
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co


  1. Love all of your stenciled goodies...so cute! Great teacher's gifts!

  2. Oh you are on a roll! Everything turned out so neat. I really liked stenciling in the 80s...wonder if I'd like it now. =D I usually just do the printer thing for pattern and use a black sharpie.

  3. Rhonda, your stencil projects are so cute!! You're making me want to stencil again. I haven't done it in years!!

  4. I love all of your projects! I need to stop by dollar tree for some of those totes. They would make fabulous gifts!!

  5. Now that is some major cuteness! GREAT JOB!



  6. You certainly have been busy with those terrific stencil projects Rhonda..I love the dollar tree buckets...I can just imagine all the different things you can do with them...great party favors for example...Loved all of your oh so pretty creations!

  7. You are so darn talented. Great work.

  8. These are so cute! I just found your blog and became your newest follower!

  9. So cute! Love all of the projects! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  10. All your projects look so good! I just want to go and buy some stencils.


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