Wall Stencils Can Give Old Furniture A Sophisticated New Look
Good morning, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. One man’s trash can certainly be another man’s treasure when paint and our stencil patterns are involved. We are excited to share a sweet dresser makeover using the Indian Inlay Stencil Kit. All it took was one of our furniture stencils and a dash of creativity to make an old piece of furniture look like new. Let’s take a look!
We’d like to introduce Sue Ross, the chalk paint enthusiast behind ImAllAboutThatPaint (and possibly stencil designs) on Instagram. Sue loves to find old furniture that she can freshen up using chalk paint and sometimes stencils. She recently stumbled upon an old dresser and she saw a ton of potential in it. Here is what it looked like before.
It was an old wooden dresser that was beaten and worn. Rather than have this dresser carted off to a landfill, Sue saw other possibilities. She decided to give it a fresh new look using Annie Sloan chalk paint and our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit. The Indian Inlay Stencil kit was designed by Kim Myles and is a bone inlay stencil pattern. It’s perfect for recreating a designer look on an affordable budget.
The first thing Sue did was remove the old finish. Her plan was to stain the top of the dresser and paint the bottom portion. She chose to custom mix Annie Sloan chalk paint to create a pretty pink hue for the bottom of the dresser. Then she positioned the stencil on the dresser drawers and used a bit of painters tape to hold it in place. If you’re trying to recreate this, pour your paint onto a plate or paint tray. Sue used white chalk paint for the pattern. Dip your stencil brush into the paint. Brush off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Next you will paint the design onto the dresser with the stencil brush. Once the pattern is complete, you’ll need to reposition the stencil to complete the design. Simply pick up the stencil, align it, and continue painting the pattern.
Once the paint is dry, Sue updated the knobs to match the dresser’s new look. Are you ready to see how it all turned out?
This piece is so cute that we’d never guess that it started off as roadside trash. Sue had this to say about her stencil project, ” Thought this would be cute in a little girls room. ”
Tell us, what do you think of this adorable Indian Inlay stenciled dresser? 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