My stenciled tree branch apron rack is the first thing I see each morning, cup of coffee in hand, as I walk into my office. It doesn’t just look good, it’s practical too. I recently realized I’d ruined more than a fair share of good clothes while painting. I figured if I had something pretty and fun to wear, I’d be much more inclined to use it and save my clothes.
Earlier this month I shared that I was writing for Royal Design Studio’s blog, Paint and Pattern as a monthly contributor. It’s a huge honor to be included on their team of extremely creative ladies! Each month I get to create something new with their products. I can’t begin to describe how awesome that is! I scour the Royal Design Studio website and about a million…or at the very least, several dozen DIY ideas spin in my head!
Here’s a list of what you’ll need to make a stenciled tree branch apron rack like mine.
- large Birdy Border stencil by Royal Design Studio
- stained wood board cut to 10″ x 24″
- white paint
- Royal Design Studio stencil brush
- painters tape
- 3 coat hooks or branch pieces
- drill with a flat spade drill bit to make holes for the branches (only needed for the branch hook option)
- wood glue
- picture hanging hardware
Begin by stenciling the birdie pattern onto your board and let it dry.
Next, take a spade drill and make holes for the tree branches on your board. A spade drill is a flat looking triangle drill bit with a point on the end 🙂 I made a test hole with each size of spade drill that was close to the branch size I wanted to use. I fit the branch ends in my test holes to see which spade bit to use on my tree branch apron rack.
It’s a good idea to attach your hanging hardware before putting on the branches. The holes I choose were just big enough that I had to gently tap my tree branch sections into each hole. I used a little wood glue in the holes also for added strength. Looks great doesn’t it?
I’m having no problem remembering to put on my cute little birdie aprons when I paint now. They are so fun and cute I almost forget they’re practical too!
If you’d like to see the step by step details of this project, see my Paint and Pattern post.
Not only am I saving my clothes from landing in the “painters clothes” pile, I’ve added something unique to my new office/studio. I’ve been working on redoing my office/studio for a month or so and it’s not ready for the big reveal…yet. But, I can share a little peek of what it’s starting to look like:)
It’s coming together nicely. I spend hours and hours each and every day in this room. I’m working on styling it to be a place that I enjoy walking into in the morning. It’s wonderful to have my own space, one that I can make all my own, especially in a small house!
Two other projects I’ve finished and shared in this new space are my gorgeous turquoise blue metal bakers rack I upcycled, and of course my awesome old world inspired DIY wood shutters you see part of it on the wall in this picture. I’m looking forward to finishing the rest of my space & the big reveal…hopefully soon!
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