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A Fast & Fabulous China Cabinet Makeover

A DIY Stenciled China Cabinet Using the Leopard Skin Stencil

Good morning, my DIY friends.  Do you dream of transforming an old piece of furniture into something new and functional?  Painting and stenciling a piece of furniture is a great way to make it fresh and fabulous.  It’s also a budget-friendly alternative to purchasing new furniture AND it allows you to create an item that reflects your personal decor style.  Awesomesauce, right?  But if a furniture project seems more like a daunting nightmare rather than a DIY dream, then Cutting Edge Stencils is here to hold your hand.  We’ve got a project that is going to knock your stenciled socks off because you will be able to recreate it regardless of your stencil skill level.  Come take a look at how a china cabinet gets a pretty patterned makeover…

A DIY stenciled china cabinet using the Leopard Skin allover pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

We’d like to welcome Amy, the decorating enthusiast and creative DIYer behind the blog Playing Sublimely.  Amy admits to falling in love with the new Thibaut Tanzania wallpaper shown in this Lilly Bunn bathroom.

Steal this wallpaper look using the Leopad Skin Allover stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

We can’t blame her because it’s pretty amazing!  She was temped to put this in her bathroom but that would mean taking down the current wallpaper and putting new wallpaper.  Ugh, a project that sounds like a complete nightmare because wallpaper is such a hassle. Amy says, “I just couldn’t pull the trigger, so I took the easy way out and got my “black and white spotted fix” by using it in a smaller space.”

Amy and her husband had built a china cabinet a couple of years ago and she had used a Zebra pattern on back.   Since she was ready for a leopard change she painted the back of the cabinet with a 50/50 mixture of Annie Sloan’s Pure White and Old White.  Then she stenciled our Leopard Skin Allover pattern in Annie  Sloan’s Graphite.

Stenciling the Leopard Skin allover pattern in a china cabinet. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

Amy used painters tape to hold the stencil in place and then painted the pattern using a dense foam roller.

Stenciling the Leopard Skin allover pattern in a china cabinet. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

After the stencil was complete and dry, Amy placed her dishes back into the cabinet.  Ready to see what her newly stenciled cabinet looks like?

A DIY stenciled china cabinet using the Leopard Skin allover pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

Aren’t you just wild about it’s new look? We sure are.  Here is a close-up of the leopard stencil.

A DIY stenciled china cabinet using the Leopard Skin allover pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/leopard-pattern-animal-skin-stencil.html

Tell us: What do you think of this stenciled china cabinet makeover? Leave us a comment below!

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Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew

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