Stenciling patterns on items of furniture gives them a dramatic, one-of-a-kind look. From childrenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s chairs and cabinets to living room credenzas, your personalized handiwork adds a unique, artistic touch that will dress up any room. Take this quiz and find out how you can take your furnishings in hand and create your own stylized settings.
Tape two index cards together to add a stripe between the checkerboard border and the seat.
The cow is stenciled onto the seat and is base-coated Cottage Blue.
Use a toothpick to add a small dot for the chicks’ eyes with Basic Black paint.
Lightly spray the surface of the chair with two coats of spray varnish, letting it dry between coats. Let it dry for several days, then brush on two coats of varnish for more protection from active little hands and feet.
You do all the stenciling on the wood paneling behind the shelves as a backdrop for your display items.
Leaves, vines and berries give the cabinet a classic and colorful outdoorsy look.
You start off the design by stenciling the leafy branches, then proceed to the birdhouses and so on.
A wren is stenciled in the branches at the bottom right of the cabinet.
Stencil a cluster of stars on the large blue birdhouse.
To create the illusion of a birdhouse hanging from a branch, stencil a stripe from a branch to the house by taping two index cards 1/8-inch apart and painting the thin stripe black.
For the Nightstand, you stencil a simple but elegant plaid pattern on a bedside table.
Before you start to stencil, take off the drawer-pulls or metal handles, as you might want to paint them to match the stencil design.
To make the stripes look light and translucent, apply the paint sparingly as you stencil.
To protect your stenciled pattern, apply two or three coats of satin-finish varnish to the Nightstand.
Ambulances and fire trucks are the images that are stenciled on the Rescue Vehicle Cabinet. Although there is no school bus vehicle as such, the body of the ambulance and other elements of the design are painted School Bus Yellow.
Place the stencil for the e ambulance in the middle of a white panel and mark the registration points. Before starting to stencil, mask off the wheels with painter's tape.
Let the cabinet dry for 24 hours. To protect your stenciling work, mist the cabinet with at least three coats of spray varnish, letting it dry between coats.
Each four-sided leg is painted two colors. Two sides are painted Adobe Red, and the other two are Apple Green.
Paint the pull string freehand, using Light Ivory paint and a No. 1 liner brush. But first, you could draw a line with a pencil to use as a guideline.
A diamond, painted Apple Green, is centered in each corner square at the top of the stool, as well as in a repeated pattern around the entire edge, or apron, of the stool.