An Upcycle – Using Paint & Stencils

Upcyle using paint & stencil

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An Upcycle – Using Paint & Stencils

Upcyle using paint & stencil

This weeks’ upcycle is all about taking nothing and turning it into something.  I love to make something old or something no one else wants into something useable and in my opinion, lovely again.

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Today you can find the step by step tutorial on my Youtube channel for this upcycle. I used old placemats that I was about to toss out and blades from an old ceiling fan. I had a ceiling fan replaced and kept the blades. When I kept them, I had no clue what I would do with them. Sometimes that’s how it works. You see something and get a feeling

that it could be useful again. You don’t know how or why but it usually works out. That intuition is rarely wrong. However, that is not an excuse to hoard or to collect clutter. My rule of thumb is that if I save something but haven’t found a use for it in 3 to 6 months, then it must go. And I rarely keep any large items because I simply do not have the space. Always keep your space in mind when making these decisions. Now away from organization and back to upcycling.  🙂


On my channel, the project begins like this:

Upvycle Using Paint & Stencil

As you can see it is a regular ceiling fan blade and the placemat was cut down for an older project but that will not hinder the process. I actually think it will add a bit of character to my gallery wall.

Upcycle using Paint and Stencil


Upcycle Using Paint and Stencil

Head on over to my Youtube channel and see how this all came together. My plan is to add all three of the pieces to a gallery wall I am working on. There will be a reveal of the wall once I have everything in place. You know sometimes those gallery walls can take a little time.


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What unusual items have you upcycled lately? I like hearing about your projects in the comments below. And it makes my day when you share pictures.

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14 thoughts on “An Upcycle – Using Paint & Stencils

  1. Sylvia Lance says:

    OK, I know where some of these ceiling fan blades are stashed at my parents’ house! Now I know what I will do with them! As always, great ideas for upcycles! #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  2. Christie Hawkes says:

    Very creative, Clearissa! And I love your advice not to hang on to something for more than 3-6 months. It’s nice to be back hosting #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty with you after our short break.

  3. Clearissa Coward says:

    Thanks Sylvia. Great you have some blades too. Hey, may I suggest that you fill the holes in yours? I didn’t do that to mine but I kinda wish I had. 🙂 Unless they won’t bother you as they really do not bother me. 🙂

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  5. Allyson says:

    I love a good upcycling project and yours are both great ideas! You sound like a radio host on your YouTube channel with that wonderful voice. 🙂

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