Simple Projects...and a Giveaway!



Last spring, I bought this wonderful stencil over at ArtisticStencils on etsy!  I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but loved how it looked!  When it came time for Junk Bonanza, I needed to add a skirt to the bottom of our cash register table.  Using a thrifted homespun type fabric tablecloth, I tore sections for the front panel and two side pieces.  A dry brush technique with regular acrylic brown paint and a small foam brush, gave me the look I wanted.  I don't plan to wash this fabric, but would probably have wanted to use fabric paint if I planned to clean it.

Such a great look, and so many different words and numbers can be used on different projects!


I also needed a display for business cards, pens, etc., and used a little wood tote I found at a garage sale...


I painted it white, stenciled both sides, and distressed it a little.




Left over fabric was tied with a vintage cloth tape measure and attached to the front panel...


We simply attached it at the corners with upholstery tacks.  It worked perfectly to cover all of our supplies and bags...




I think this stencil is so versatile!  
Peggy at Artistic Stencils makes her own stencils~ they are very nice quality and reasonably priced!   She has many other wonderful stencils in her etsy shop ,too!  She also has a fun blog called Vintage Feedsacks where she shares graphics and clip art!



 AND...  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW ENDED...

She is sponsoring a STENCIL GIVEAWAY here at Itsy Bits And Pieces!  

  • All you have to do is visit her shop and then leave a comment here telling me which stencil you would choose if you win!  

You can get additional entries by~

  • Being a follower here
  • Following Peggy's blog
  • Sharing this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, or Twitter...

Just leave a separate comment for each...and PLEASE make sure your email is enabled so I can reach you if you win (look on your profile page- if there is no "email me" under your photo or avatar, I can't respond to you)

The giveaway ends Thursday September 27th at 10 PM CST!  Good Luck!

Until next time...

102 comments

  1. Hi, I follow your blog and love your ideas.
    Dolly

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  2. I love her store and like the Vintage Peacock...thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. Linda, That is the cutest table skirt. I have a caddy like that. I use it for tableware. Smiles, Susie

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  4. I shared and followed! I would love the vintage damask or laurel wreath. so fun!

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  5. I love what you did with the table skirt and stencil!!! SO clever! It gives me an idea or two for our upcoming boutique!!!
    XO Kris

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  6. Oooh! I just love that table skirt! Such a great stencil. I love all of her Paris stencils and would love a chance to win! I also follow your blog. =)

    Jeanine

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  7. In love with her stencils! I would choose the Paris Flea Market stencil. I love anything Paris!!

    Linda

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  8. I am a follower of your blog! I love how you used the stencil to make the caddy and the table cover...so clever!

    Linda

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  9. STENCIL Vintage Peacock
    Thank you!
    ambre.sautter at gmail dot com

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  10. I'm truthfully in love with the stencil you picked! How creative were you in putting this together. Love the wood on top as well:) Best, Katie

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  11. Linda,
    Charming check-out table...love the idea that you had.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  12. Gorgeous table skirt... I never would have dreamed that one of those tables could look so good! Great caddy too.

    Loving the French Queen Bee... :)

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  13. I'm a happy follower! Love the skirt and the caddy!

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  14. Love how your table cloth turned out! I think you picked a great stencil...I like the custom monogram ones too!

    ~Trisha

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  15. Love your table cloth project...very simple and still elegant! I've been a happy follower of your blog for months!

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  16. Ooo please count me in :) I would love to win the Vintage French Postage Stamp.

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  17. Peggy has some awesome stencils but my favorite is the Old Typeface 3 inch Numbers Set. Thanks, Linda & Peggy, for a chance to win a stencil!

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  18. I looked over all of them, so hard to chose but I think I'd pick what you used:)

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  19. I signed up to follow Peggy's blog, which, BTW is a wonderful blog!

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  20. Oh Love your projects!!!! I love her bee and wreath ones!
    Have a great giveaway!

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  21. I also follow you!
    Maybe I like the man & woman stencil...??!?!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  22. I'm following Peggy's blog too & I can't make up my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I like them all!!
    ♥'s
    Sherry

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  24. Your stenciled tablecloth and box are just wonderful. I'd love to win one of Peggy's stencils. Of course, I'm a follower here at Itsy Bits and Pieces.

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  25. I'm a follower at Vintage Feedsacks.

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  26. I posted your giveaway on my Once Upon a Firefly FB page.

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  27. I love the Paris Flower Market and Vintage stencils!

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  28. I would love the Retro Peace Sign Stencil. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  29. I am following you on GFC.
    Username: missreneer

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  30. I love Peggy's Damask Wallpaper Background #31 stencil. Her work is great!
    Lynn @ Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  31. I am one of your happy followers. Love the inspiration I find at Itsy Bits and Pieces!
    Lynn @ Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  32. I'm now happily following Peggy's blog, Vintage Feedsacks. Fun stuff!
    Lynn @ Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  33. I love Peggy's Damask Wallpaper Background #31 stencil. Her work is great!
    Lynn @ Cottage and Creek
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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  34. I love your table skirt Linda, very clever. Peggy has some beautiful stencils in her shop. I think I'd choose one of the alphabet stencils.

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  35. Look at you so crafty! I love how the table skirt came out and so simple.
    I hope all is well!!
    Have a great weekend!
    xxx Liz

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  36. Linda, I love each and every project!!! I want the stencil you have...she does have other wonderful ones as well though ~ I love the one with the bee inside the wreath too!!! I would love to be entered to win, thank you so much for the opportunity ~ Wishing you a wonderful weekend!! hugs and love, Dawn

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  37. Very cute!! Please enter me, I'm a follower. Thanks!!

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  38. Great ideas! I love the stencil you used, so it would be a toss up between that and the Old Typeface number stencils.

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  39. Great ideas! I love the stencil you used, so it would be a toss up between that and the Old Typeface number stencils.

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  40. I'm also following you via RSS

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  41. I like the birdcage stencil the best!

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  42. lOve the same stencil you used or the custom initial with a C!

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  43. Love the union jack stencil. I just salvaged a coffee table out of the trash and need that stencil to finish it off. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  44. I love what you did! Wow, this is so easy I bet I could do it and I even have some lovely linen from my old bedroom drapes.

    Sign me up for the giveaway..I am already a follower and I am heading over to see all the goodies.

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  45. My fav...it's between Rt 66 and Paris Flower Market...so I will go with the latter. Thanks, enjoyed her blog too.

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  46. Following her blog as well. Thanks.

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  47. I love them all however, I already have an idea for the one shown for September 20th it didn't have any identification. I love it, we are remodeling a almost 100 year old house the kitchen island has cabinets on two sides but, the other two side there is nothing. Can't you see this stencil right there beautiful!!!!!
    janleeatk@gmail.com

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  48. I signed up for Peggy's blog. I'm so excited. janleeatk@gmail.com

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  49. I follow on Bits And Pieces as well. It was one of the first blogs I signed up for and I look forward to it with My cup of coffee each morning. janleeatk@gmail.com

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  51. I would either choose the vintage french postage stamp or the little bird on the branch. I love birds! Thanks for sharing this - I have added her shop to my favorites!

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  52. I shared the giveaway on facebook!

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  53. Your table set up looks divine. I like the warm wood with the stenciled fabric.

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  54. I like the bird on a branch with leaves---it would be fun to use on a dresser or wall.

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  55. I'm a follower of Itsy Bits and Pieces.

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  56. See I was going to say I liked the angel wings, but then I saw the vintage camper, so vintage camper it is. Love your skirted table!

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  57. Can you say "lovely"?....I can and it is!
    Didn't make it to Junk Bonanza this year...thanks for sharing the wonderfulness of your booth.
    Kari

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  58. Wow! I have not visited here in sometime . . . I have truly been missing out. I love how you used bits and pieces of this stencil on your projects. You amaze me with your, "thinking-out-of-the-box" talent. Inspire me too!!! Great Projects! Have a lovely and creative day, Connie :)

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  59. I would choose the old typeface set of numbers with the No. Sign. I hope to win because I could really really use the stencil right this minute!

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  60. I am a follower of your blog....pick me!

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  61. I would choose the old typeface set of numbers with the No. Sign. I hope to win because I could really really use the stencil right this minute!

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  62. Love how you used that beautiful stencil!
    Thanks for a chance to win one for myself...I like the one you have as well as the crown!!

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  63. Love that table skirt! Such a great idea. I'm thinking I should make a tablecloth for Thanksgiving kind of like it. Looks like Junk Bonanza was lots of fun. Mimi

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  64. I forgot to mention my favorite stencil! The Sea Horse!

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  65. I would choose the vintage peacock.

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  66. Linda, this turned out so nicely! You have the best ideas! Ann

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  67. goodness, love that Paris bee, and the flower market. Love the one you have too. so many wonderful stencils!

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  68. I am certainly a follower and would love to win one of those great stencils. Di

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  69. Oh yes, I would want a Paris stencil and don't I love what you did on the tablecloth!! I would love to do that on the back of a chair. Di@Cottage-wishes

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  70. Love Artistic Stencils & would love the Vintage French Paris Postmark Stencil. Thank you for offering the generous giveaway!

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  71. I would choose the Vintage Paris Postage Stamp.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  72. I am a follower of your Blog!

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  73. I now follow Peggy's Blog.


    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  74. I love how you've used your stencils.

    I'm having a hard time making up between the Old English font or the customized inital with the wreath. Hmmmm, Ok, inital it is.
    Oh and I'm a follower.

    Thanks.

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  75. What a great giveaway!!! I would love to receive the "Vintage with Scroll" on page 7. That could be used in a couple of different ways. Versatility is key, right? I am already a follower of yours so I believe I have two chances to win.... woohoooo!! Thanks so much!

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  76. Seriously, Linda! How would you expect me to pick just one stencil!! I'll be placing an order for sure! I do love the word "vintage" with the scrolly brackets though. ;) And I'm a follower!

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  77. I love the Old Typeface Numbers stencils and would definitely choose that one!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win, Linda!

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  78. I'm now following Peggy's blog as well.
    ~Angie

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  79. Love Keep Calm And Eat A Cupcake :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  80. I follow you :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  81. Following Peggy's blog :)

    sally.puckett@yahoo.com

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  82. I already am a follower of your lovely blog, from Athens, Greece !

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  83. I am also following Peggy’s blog

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  84. Hello Linda!
    I am half-French, so I naturally loved all your creations with the Paris stencil !
    I’d be delighted to win one of Peggy’s stencils and particularly liked the Damask Stencil No 2 10x10

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  85. I'd choose the French Jardin de Paris stencil. Lots of great choices!

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  86. I love the STENCIL Scrolly Christmas Tree.

    The table skirt you did is so cute.

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