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All in the Family Circle

Growing up, we always had Family Circle magazines around the house. In fact, my Mom still has a subscription. Now, I’ll admit, it is no longer a “must read” magazine for me the way that Elle Decor, Veranda, and House Beautiful are, but this month’s issue is one I HAD to pick up!

You see, there is a lovely little furniture stencil project in there written by the talented (and welcome NEW discovery for me) Suzonne Sterling of the wonderful Urban Comfort blog.

furniture stencil-Easter Lattice

Suzonne used our Small Eastern Lattice stencil on a metal coffee table. Because this particular stencil requires you to paint in the negative spaces around the trellis pattern, Suzonne basecoated the table in a gold metallic paint first. She then did the stenciling in the brown color, so that the actual trellis pattern shines through. Suzonne posted about this project on her own blog here and you can find more detailed instructions also on the Family Circle website.

You will probably want to set aside some time to peruse Urban Comfort. It’s full of inspiring DIY ideas. I particularly liked this idea of creating a Winter Butterfly Garden and think this would be so, so pretty on a mantle of as a dining table centerpiece!

She also recently did a wonderful post on the upcoming Annie Sloan U.S. tour. As a stockist for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I gotta love that one too!!


  1. Melanie- thanks for mentioning on my blog that the lattice was your stencil. I went back and edited the blogpost to show that it is yours. Sorry I didn’t do that originally. I’ve had that stencil for so long that I didn’t even remember where I got it. YIKES! Blessings, Jennifer

  2. LOVELY feature! Huge fan of Urban Comfort as well-such a fabulous blog. Happy Monday! xo

  3. I’ve not heard of Family Circle before..the table looks amazing though!

  4. Melanie, Thank you for the links. I just spent an hour ordering butterfly’s! They are perfect for a wedding I am creating.

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