Cutting Edge Stencils Shares A Stenciled Dresser Using the Indian Inlay Stencil
Good morning, my DIY friends. Cutting Edge Stencils knows that you’re gearing up for the weekend with lots of DIY projects. We don’t mean to add to your to-do list but we have an awesome stencil idea that’s super easy and will totally transform the look of your space. Let’s take a look…
We’d like to introduce fab DIYer behind the blog Sweet Jolly Rascals. Since this creative thinker remains nameless on her blog, we’re going to refer to SJR throughout the post. Many months ago, she purchased a simple black dresser from Target for her Indian-themed guest bedroom.
See we told you it was plain Jane! SJR had a plan and it was to decorate around the dresser using interesting drapes, accessories, and bedding to spice up the space. But as she was pulling the room together, she felt the dresser was just too plain. That’s when she turned to Pinterest and Houzz for some design inspiration and fell in love with the bone inlay pattern. The only problem is a bone inlay dresser can cost several thousand. Yikes! That was not in the guest bedroom budget. SJR came up with plan b, which happened to involve our Indian Inlay Stencil Kit. The Indian Inlay Stencil kit is a bone inlay inspired pattern so it’s perfect for recreating that designer look on an affordable budget.
SJR positioned the stencil on the top of the dresser 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. SJR used white craft 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.
SJR finished off the dresser with a coat of Miniwax polycrylic protective finish and placed it in her guest bedroom. Presto chango, bet you would never guess this started out as a plain dresser from Target! SJR had this to say about her stencil project, “I am so in love with this piece. The way it perfectly fits with the decor of the room, the instant conversation it starts, the price tag. I couldn’t be happier!”
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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew