Stencil Patterns Can Make Old Furniture Look Like New!
Welcome back, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Paint can do wonders for blah and bland furniture. But there are more things you can do besides just slapping on a fresh color. Furniture stencils are a great way to enhance a piece of furniture. Today we’re sharing how to turn trash to treasure using our Secret Garden Toile Stencil.
Erika, our in-house craft guru, is known for her furniture makeover projects. A good friend of hers was about to toss this dresser but before she did she offered it to Erika. Erika scooped it. While it was plain, it had a ton of potential. Watch this quick video tutorial about this furniture flip project.
Let’s walk through the steps for completing this project. Here is a before shot.
The first thing she did was clean off the dresser using a cleaner. Then she lightly sanded to remove any debris. Next she painted it using Benjamin Moore’s Coral Reef 012, a pretty coral color.
Now she was ready to start stenciling! She browsed our large collection of stencils and chose the Secret Garden Toile pattern.
The Secret Garden Toile Stencil was inspired by the oriental chinoiserie design. It is particularly popular in wallpaper designs, and now is easy and affordable to replicate thanks to this repeating stencil. It’s also perfect for furniture projects just like this! Erika planned to add pattern to the drawer fronts so she taped off the surrounding area with blue painter’s tape.
Erika applied spray adhesive to the back of the stencil. We like to use Sticky Note spray adhesive which can be purchased on Amazon. Then she placed the stencil on the front of the dresser. For the stencil color, Erika mixed a bit of Benjamin Moore Coral Reef with Navajo White to create a soft pink hue. She used a 4″ dense foam roller to paint the pattern.
She made sure she rolled off any excess paint on a piece of paper towel. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed. Then she painted the entire pattern on to the dresser. Once the entire design was painted, Erika lifted the stencil back to reveal the pattern.
Erika had to pick up the stencil and reposition it to complete the pattern across the front.
Here is the stenciled dresser before she removed the painter’s tape.
Erika painted the pattern and removed it to reveal a stenciled inset.
The dresser came with white colored knobs. Erika chose to paint the knobs in metallic white so they had a bit of a shimmer. She placed them back onto the dresser. Something as simple as this can drastically change the look of the dresser.
Are you ready to see how Erika’s stenciled dresser turned out? Here it is!
Erika managed to give this old piece of furniture a fresh new look with a pretty paint color and classic stencil pattern.
Tell us, what stencil would you use to makeover an old piece of furniture? Leave us a comment below, we’d love to read your thoughts!
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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!
Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew