Stencil Patterns Can Add Personality To Bland Furniture
Welcome back, my Cutting Edge Stencils friends. A furniture makeover project is not only simple but also super rewarding especially when using our stencil designs! 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 is a great way to add pattern and a touch of personality to furniture. Today we’re sharing how to turn trash to treasure using our Maestro Tile Stencil.
Erika, our in-house craft guru, found this cute coffee table sitting at the curb. It was beat up and the pattern didn’t fit her eclectic modern style but she saw potential in it. For our visual fans, we put together this quick video tutorial about the project!
Let’s walk through the steps for this project. Here is what it looked like before its stenciled makeover.
She had spotted this geometric coir welcome mat in HGTV Magazine. Erika fell in love with the color combo and fun pattern. She knew it was the perfect inspiration for her new coffee table.
The first thing she did was round up her materials for the project and clean off the table using a cleaner. Then she sanded the top to remove any debris.
Erika chose to paint the entire table. She primed the top in STIX primer and painted it using Benjamin Moore Balsam, a pretty green hue. This classic green color matched her inspiration perfectly.
After cleaning and painting, the table was already looking brand new! Erika wanted a pattern that matched her inspiration so she browsed our large collection of stencil patterns. She selected the 8 inch (medium) Maestro Tile Stencil. This beautiful geometric tile stencil draws it’s inspiration from the ever popular cement tiles.
She sprayed the back of the stencil with repositionable spray adhesive. We like to use Sticky Note Spray adhesive which can be purchased on Amazon.
Erika placed the stencil on the table and then painted the pattern in Modern Masters metallic Pale Gold using a two inch dense foam roller.
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 table.
Erika had to pick up the stencil and reposition it to complete the pattern across the top. Once the entire design was painted, Erika lifted the stencil back to reveal the geometric pattern.
Are you ready to see how Erika’s stenciled table turned out? Here it is!
To complete this project, Erika coated the table in Varethane’s waterbased polyurethane. This will help seal and protect her stencil work.
Erika didn’t stop with one stencil project. Since our stencils are reusable, she rinsed it off with soap and water and used it to create custom coasters. Erika had purchased plain white tiles from Home Depot for sixteen cents each. She primed them in white. Then she painted them in an electric pink hue and stenciled the same tile pattern across four tiles in metallic gold. Simple and gorgeous!
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