Stencil Patterns Can Put A Geometric Twist On Dated Furniture
Welcome back, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. Rather than toss your old furniture to the curb, why not give it a whole new look using a furniture stencil. Our stencil designs make furniture projects so easy that even a novice DIYer can tackle them. Come see how we put a modern spin on an old dresser using our Brush Strokes Wall Stencil.
Erika, our in-house craft guru, is known for her furniture makeover projects. She scooped up this old wooden dresser at a local garage sale.
Erika had spotted some inspiration in HGTV Magazine. The creative publication had featured a furniture flip with a funky chevron pattern.
To kick off her project, Erika gently sanded the exterior and then wiped off the debris.
She primed the clean dresser using STIX Primer in White.
Once the primer was dry, the dresser was ready to be painted. Erika chose to paint the dresser in Benjamin Moore Chicago Blues and the drawer fronts in Benjamin Moore Navajo White. She painted the dresser using a dense foam roller.
Erika browsed our large collection of stencils and chose a modern geometric pattern. The Brush Strokes Stencil pattern echoes a popular chevron or herringbone design, with a carefree artistic twist.
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 used Benjamin Moore Chicago Blues (the same color she used for the dresser). She used a 4″ dense foam roller to paint the chevron 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 reposition the stencil to complete the pattern across the front. She lined up the stencil using the registration marks.
New knobs are always a great touch. When new knobs can’t be purchased, try painting the old ones. Erika used gold spray paint on the old wooden knobs.
Are you ready to see how Erika’s stenciled dresser turned out?
It’s amazing how Erika was able to use paint and a pretty stencil pattern to transform this old dresser into something fresh and modern.
We love how this piece turned out! Erika placed it in her apartment and look how great it looks.
Oh, and you know how much we love a great before and after shot. This pictures captures the total transformation.
Tell us, where would you use the Brush Strokes pattern in your home? 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