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Quatrefoil Painting Project — with free printable

I love quatrefoil — what a wonderful shape. So steeped in history — I may have a slight obsession with medieval historial fiction…. Anyway, I have been wanting to make something with a Quatrefoil shape for a while now.

Note — a Quatrefoil wreath is coming up soon.
In honor of The CSI Project’s first challenge — Paint, I made a couple of painted quatrefoil projects out of an old stool and a big tray.
Come over to The CSI Project for the tutorial and HERE is the stencil.Updated to add: I had a few people ask me the color of the paint on the stool — it’s Folk Art #444 Patina. Also, I’ve updated the links to The CSI Project. I am about to remodel my bathroom and am hoping to do it in this color and white. Blissful!

I’m linking up to these fun places today:

And, have a Terrific Day!


  1. Lauren @ 31diy says:

    I used your stencil to paint the top of my desk, and I love the result! Here's the link: http://31diy.blogspot.com/2011/03/quatrefoil-painted-desk-tutorial.html

    Thank you so much! You are an inspiration.


  2. Mandy [Mandipidy] says:

    Jen, this is amazing! I want to quatrafoil my entire house now! :]

  3. I included you in my post today! I can't wait to try out your great stencil this weekend. I'm sure my husband will be just as excited.


  4. I finally got the chance to use your quatrafoil. LOVE that its a png. Here's my trunk I made with it!


    Have a great day!

  5. 2chixinthemix says:

    Love your Quatrefoil! I decided to try it on a cake. http://2chixinthemix.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/experimenting-and-more-grad-caking/

  6. Stephanie Lynn says:

    Hi Jen, I'll be featuring and linking to your amazing quatrefoils today! Thank you so much for linking, I greatly appreciate it! This is gorgeous as is everything you do! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  7. BLJ Graves Studio says:

    Both projects are beautiful. I had no idea what that shape was called, but I have always liked it.

  8. mom24boys says:

    Thanks so much for all your great ideas! Love them. I am passing on the "Versatile blogger" award. Visit me to pick it up:

  9. the thrifty ba says:

    i cant tell you how much i love your blog! i just gave it an award over at mine. thank you for blogging!

  10. In this wonderful life... says:

    I LOVE quatrefoil!! SO cute!

  11. LOVE it! BUT the links aren't working!!

  12. Connie Weiss says:

    I love it! That color is perfect!

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the step stool, amazing as always!

  14. Love this idea. Now to look for something to paint and use this stencil.

    Thanks for sharing.


  15. Lynn from For Love or Funny says:

    Saw you on the CSI project –
    I'll definitely be putting you on my blog roll!

  16. I am so in love with this I can't wait to use it!

  17. The CSI link isn't working for me? Is there an address I can type in to get to it? I love the projects and want to find the stencil so I can make my own!!

  18. I Love the stool, Jennifer!!

  19. Tammy @ tinselshop.com says:

    LOVE both of these, you did a beautiful job! My wheels are spinning…what can I quatrefoil??? Great idea, thanks for sharing!

    Best wishes,

  20. Ms. Bake-it says:

    Love your stool!

  21. Amanda @ Serenity Now says:

    Too cute for words!!! Very very chic. Please don't hold out on me—what is your favorite Medieval fiction??

  22. Life in Rehab says:

    Fabulous job as always, Jen! I may have to try that.

  23. very cute stool I love the color!


  24. samantha says:

    Very cute. I would love to know what color blue that is on the stool. It's so nice!

  25. Thanks for the inspiration, Jen! I just love all of your ideas!

  26. those turned out gorgeous! Great work! Love ya, JEN

  27. trippingtiffies says:

    I am obsessed with quatrefoil! thank you thank you thank you


  28. utterly chic! love it!

  29. Love Stitched says:

    AMAZING!!! I love it!

  30. Liz @ Sugarplum Creations says:

    Ooooh, I love it too, Jen!

  31. ellie g says:

    Totally cute! Especially the black and white! Thanks.

  32. First of all, where did you et your stool! it looks like it has a nice wide base! Those seem to be hard to find these days, and I need one for my kitchen too!

  33. House of Smith's says:

    I'm totally in LOVE!
    I'm DEFINITELY going to do this!:)

  34. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest says:

    Very, very cute!! That stool especially is adorable & funky all at the same time — love it!!

  35. Jenglamgirl says:

    Darling Jen~ I love the stool best. So cute! What a great print, I really think I heart it too. Thanks for sharing. Have a splendid day 😉 Jenn

  36. Whatever Dee-Dee wants says:

    I so want your stool. So cute!

  37. Rambling Girl says:

    Love em! You have so many great things you share, Jen! Your the best!

    Thanks for sending prayers my way. Please continue to keep me in yours. I am really going to need them through this exercise I have to maintain everyday!

  38. Heidi Jo says:

    oh i love it. can't do it…but love it!

  39. Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage says:

    I for sure will be trying this one. I have trays that I have wondering what I will do with.

  40. Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish says:

    Love that! I am a recent addict to quatrafoil! Just did an outdoor pillow with a print! :)

  41. Sew Many Ways... says:

    These are beautiful. I love them both, but the black and white tugs at my heart. It would look great in my sewing room. Off to find the tutorial. If you love buttons for craft projects, pop over to my blog, I'm having a little give away.
    Have a great day,

  42. michelle b @ every little thing says:

    cool!! the stool is super cute!!
    hope all is well!

  43. RWilson05 says:

    I can't find the link for the printable… ?