Decorate Your Outdoor Decor with Cutting Edge Stencils
Hello there! I was just thinking that even though over here in New Jersey we have to suffer through freezing temperatures and icky, icy snow, all of you residing in the warmer parts of the globe might be sipping lemonade on your patios or getting a golden glow from a sun that feels like it’s actually working! How envious I am of you sun hogs, who are lucky enough to absorb the beauty of the outdoors this time of year, and all year round! So this post is either for those of you who can actually enjoy being outside ALL THE TIME, or for those of you who want to mentally take yourselves to a place in which you feel warm and, well, happy again! That being said, today Cutting Edge Stencils is talking about how to stencil your outdoor furniture! In January? Yes. Because we’re so over winter already, and we’re DYING here!
Allium Gladiator Patio Chairs
Holly, from 504 Main, stenciled her old, used and abused wooden lawn chairs with our Allium Gladiator Stencil (which BTW is on sale at 50% off for 1/17/13 ONLY with code: GLADIATOR50). The flower stenciled design gives the chairs a touch of style and certainly freshens them up a bit! Who wouldn’t want to sit their boo-tays in these chairs and soak up the warm sun? We’ll take 4!
How She Did It
First Holly showed those dusty, old chairs a little TLC by giving them a bath with the hose. After they dried, Holly stenciled each chair with inconsistent patterns of Allium Gladiators and a butterfly (giving each chair a unique design)! She used DecoArt stencil paint to complete the design. But, since the wood was old and the paint was fresh, Holly decided to sand over the newly painted chairs to give them a more rustic, natural look! To complete the project, Holly sprayed the chairs with Deft Wood Finish spray to keep the paint from getting too worn. So cute!
Holly’s Chalk Fence
Holly also stenciled her outside wall with our Chrysanthemum Grande Stencil and SIDEWALK CHALK! What a cool idea! She taped the flower stencil to the fence with masking tape, and then started stenciling! You can either use the side of the chalk or the tip to get the harder to reach areas! The results aren’t perfect, but that’s what gives the design character and beauty, especially in the outdoors! This is such an adorable, nonpermanent way to spruce up an old fence!
Paisley Stenciled Outdoor High-top Table
Brooke, from Killer B. Design, stenciled this gorgeous rural high-top table with our Paisley Allover stencil design! This outdoor piece has so much life and expression now, thanks to Cutting Edge Stencils!
How She Did It
First, Brooke sanded down the entire wooden piece before she stained it with one coat of Minwax’s Golden Oak stain. Then she poured out her Valspar’s Grey Mist paint onto a paper plate, and loaded her foam roller with it. Brooke taped down the bottom of the Paisley stencil to the wooden surface, held the top in place with one hand, and began using the roller to stencil on the design with the other. The next step was to move the stencil and repeat the design all the way down the top of the table. After the pattern had had some time to dry, a coat of Howard Feed and Wax furniture finisher was applied as a top coat to prevent the paint from peeling! What a pretty table!
Looking for more DIY stencil ideas:
- Visit Cutting Edge Stencils’ website to purchase your favorite stencil designs!
- Follow us on Instagram to see what our other customers have created with our designs!
- Check out our blog about stenciling wood wall art!
Thanks for reading, and happy stenciling!
Melissa and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew