Stencil Splashes in Unexpected Surfaces!

Stencil Splashes in Unexpected Surfaces! | Royal Design Studio

Who doesn't love seeing beautiful colors and stencil designs in unexpected places? You can use stencils to transform almost ANY surface, from walls to furniture and from floors to fabric -- but we had a bit of a stencil swoon when seeing pretty projects featuring stenciled refrigerators, filing cabinets and more! Take a look at the charming stencil surprises we have in store for you...


Stenciled Refrigerator with patterns from Royal Design Studio
Stunned? We were, too, with this beauty! Artist Tamra Cook of Alexander Cook Fine Art & Finishes stenciled the old oak doors of her client's refrigerator using Faux Effects' Lusterstone with a vinyl stencil from our sister custom stencil company, Modello® Designs. You can easily recreate the look with the Flourish Allover Stencil from the Allover Damask Stencil Collection.


Surprise! Stenciled Washer and Dryer Set | Donatella Damask Stencil from Royal Design Studio 

Erin from How to Nest for Less made quite a stencil splash with this fabulous stenciled washer and dryer set! She used Country Gray Chalk Paint® decorative paint and the Donatella Damask Stencil for her laundry room lovelies. It's an inexpensive, durable and fun stencil treatment that will make laundry doldrums a thing of the past!

 Stenciled Garage Design | Royal Design Studio

Stenciled Curb Appeal! Spanish artist Jorge Dalinger of Dalinger Designs brought his considerable creative style by stenciling the Villa Classic Panel Stencil on the panels of these exterior wood garage doors. Gorgeous!

Stenciling on Unique Surfaces : Rockin' Roses  Damask Stencil on File Cabinets! 

Upgrade your filing system with this super pretty stenciled filing cabinet idea! Chelsea from Two Twenty One rocked the bohemian Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil with a contemporary gray & white color combo with sweet pink decor accents. Perfect design for the creative, modern blogger she is!

These stencil ideas have inspired us to take a second look at many surfaces with unforeseen pattern possibilities. Maybe the interior and sides of that drawer? What about painting and stenciling old book covers? Perhaps the door or even the columns! The element of surprise can be a delight to our senses -- we hope these ideas have charmed and inspired yours.

What "off the wall" surfaces in your home are you thinking of stenciling?

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Katie from Royal Design Studio
Katie from Royal Design Studio

November 19, 2013

Hi Jane!
Great question! There are so many options depending on the surface and the look you are trying to recreate.

For the washer and dryer, this was not prepped prior and she chose to use Country Gray from Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint®. Chalk paint is great because it lets you paint on any surface without any prepping! Once she was done, she sealed the Chalk Paint® to the surface with some polyurethane so it doesn’t scratch off the slick metal surface. Here is her full tutorial:

The file cabinet was painted white first. Here is the full tutorial for the file cabinent:

The garage and the refrigerator are projects from professional decorative painters.

Jane von Rathsach
Jane von Rathsach

November 06, 2013

Stencils working :
How did you prepare the surface before stenciling the metal ? And what after ?

Thank you

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