Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

There are so many ways you can reuse a piece of furniture. One man’s (or woman’s) trash is another’s treasure! Larissa of Prodigal Pieces loves finding pieces that she calls “trashure”, including this antique vanity she found unwanted on the curb. It was in rough shape and the top was damaged by chemicals. Some would dismiss this piece as trash, but Larissa saw its potential beauty – it just needed a little paint and creativity. Let’s see how she saved this “trashure” with the help of our French Love Letters Furniture Stencil:

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

To tackle the first sticky challenge, she sanded the top of the furniture. Second, she used wood filler to repair the spots where some of it was damaged or missing.

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

She wanted to brighten up this vanity with a luscious antique white base coat. After a couple of layers of paint, she added some dimension to the intricate carvings with a contrasting green color.

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Then she moved on to make this piece even more  pretty with pattern! To keep the “French flair” look she was envisioning, she chose our French Love Letters Furniture Stencil to top off the vanity. The shabby chic look that this lettering stencil created c’est magnifique!

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

For the finishing touch she took the knobs off another old dresser that had just the right amount of bling for her new vanity makeover.

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Stenciled Vanity Tutorial: From Curbside Trash to French Treasure

Not bad for a piece of trash, eh? Do you have a vanity, dresser, or table that you thought was a goner, but are now having second thoughts? Give it a chance! Use any of our stencils to unmask its beauty and reveal its true value. Let us know how your DIY project turns out! Email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio


4 Comments

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

November 16, 2015

Hello Anna – Our stencils come with registration marks that you would match up each time you repeat the pattern. This helps perfectly align the French phrases. Make sure to check out the stencil instructions that were included with the stencil and if you need any help along the way, you can call our customer service team :) They’ll be happy to help!

Anna
Anna

November 15, 2015

In other words, does it read true & fluid, or is it a little scrambled up? Anna

Anna talley
Anna talley

November 15, 2015

Loved your dresser top so much that I ordered & received the French love letter stencil. I don’t understand how u stenciled the running phrase . Did u move the stencil as u went along to read the full phrase, because I see no large spaces. Wish. Could see your full dresser top, then I could read the verse & see how it’s done. Love your work, inspiring. Hope u can help. Thanks, Anna

Charmaine
Charmaine

November 03, 2015

Stunning!!! I love it!!!

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