Sometimes we come across people who absolutely LOVE the look of a stenciled wall, but are skeptical about the time, effort or perhaps even the skill level that they ‘think’ might be required to complete a beautiful featured wall or whole room treatment. Well, we get it. It is not always easy to wade into uncharted waters, which is why we want to draw your attention towards our beautiful Furniture Stencil Collection! The smaller scale of our furniture stencils makes them ideal for even beginners to create beautiful works of art without requiring a huge time commitment. Once you take the furniture stencil plunge though, you will discover for yourself that stenciling is such a creative piece of cake you may become addicted!
Furniture might be the best place to start for stencil-newbies, but even seasoned stencil pros can take a piece of painted furniture to a whole new level. For inspiration, let’s take a look at some simple and even more elaborate ways that some of our very talented Royal Design Studio Stencil Stockists have used our Furniture Stencils paired with Chalk Paint from Annie Sloan to freshen up some old furniture pieces with stenciled style.
Vicki Shoemaker of 3 Oaks Studio and Tami Fandrei of Patina Home and Garden both used our Paris Postage Stamp stencil combined with the Paris Postmark stencil to give a unique vintage look to their furniture/accent pieces. The Scrollallover stencil tops the table on the left. Its gracefully curving, asymmetrical design is as perfect for stenciling tabletops as it is for walls.
Shades of yellow: English Yellow Chalk Paint looks super pretty paired with Pure White Chalk Paint in the photos above. Creative Finishes studio, Carter’s Cottage as well as Patina Home and Garden show how beautifully anyone can revamp a boring old dresser and make it look stunning with this sunny color. All of these pieces feature stencil patterns from our Moroccan Stencil Collection, including the popular Chez Sheik furniture stencil, Arabesque Moroccan stencil, and Moroccan Arches stencil. This highlights how well ethnic inspired stencil patterns can work with many traditional furniture pieces and add an exotic touch to any decorating scheme.
Deborah Walz of Peinture Studios shows how incredibly creative you can get with stencils on her furniture pieces painted with Chalk Paint for both her studio and home! We love how she reimagined a plain piano for spring with the colorful addition of our Barka Flower African Stencil. In her hands even plain old sawhorses are turned into a work of art with a creatively clever patchwork treatment using a wide variety of Royal Design Studio stencils.
The two bottom pictures show the SAME dresser with two different stencil treatments. We don't know HOW she could bear to paint over either one as they are both stunning by themselves. On the left the Small Primitivo Lace Furniture stencil seems to be the perfect pattern for the drawer fronts. On the right she combined the Lisboa Tile stencil with the African Tribal Batik Furniture stencil-an inspired paring that seems perfect together!
Stencils don’t have to always go on wood furniture, though, as Helen Phelps of Patina Home shows us. The Fabric Damask stencil pattern is so pretty on these soft, fluffy pillows stenciled with Chalk Paint®. Chalk Paint is ideal for fabric stenciling too! Simply thin it slightly with water so that it absorbs into the fibers.
Chalk Paint® even works for stenciling on glass! Ole and Inga "reverse stenciled" our Moorish Trellis stencil on glass to provide a decorative touch on a bedside table. Imagine the possibilities with this stencil technique used not just on tabletops but the insides of glass cabinet doors as well.
OK, so you HAVE to be inspired now to freshen up some furniture around YOUR house, right?? To help you get started, we are offering a 20% discount on our entire Furniture Stencils Collection through June 15th, 2014. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity and create something beautiful of your own! And as always, be sure to share your gorgeous stencil projects with us, we would love to see and share YOUR works of art here or on our Royal Design Studio Facebook Page!