How To Stencil

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. View full article →

How to Stencil: Create a Carved Wood Effect with Stencils and Wood Icing™

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - You can transform a boring flat door panel with the look of intricately carved wood with a few simple steps. All you need is a great furniture stencil design from Royal Design Studio, Wood Icing Textura Paste, Chalk Paint®, stain and some sandpaper. Wood Icing Textura Paste™ is a heavy-bodied, water-based acrylic product that allows you to build up a high relief when troweling a raised pattern through a stencil. These qualities make it ideal for creating a durable raised stencil design on furniture, with unlimited decorating options. Once it has been stained it is hard to tell the difference between real carved wood and a Wood Icing™ stencil design. View full article →

Stencil Decorating DIY: Chez Sheik Stenciled Tabletop

Amanda at Our Storied Home wanted to create a chic dining room that was both kid AND budget-friendly. She loves the idea of using hand-crafted details and vintage finds, so updating an inexpensive estate sale table was on her to-do list. When she came across Royal Design Studio, she knew that Furniture Stencils would be the way to go for dressing this table up and hiding its blemishes. Let’s see how she did it. View full article →

Sewing Cabinet with Stencils and Chalk Paint

Are you looking for a weekend DIY project that brings out your crafty side? Stephanie of Quilt Addicts Anonymous found her inspiration after looking through the many stencil patterns available through Royal Design Studio. Let’s see what she did to makeover an old sewing cabinet from Plain Jane to regal Tiffany blue. View full article →

Stencil How-to: Hexagon Wall Art Wood Shapes

We have just introduced our latest, greatest product for adding more painted pattern decor to your walls. Wall Art Wood Shapes are here!! We are thinking up all sorts of fun ways you can use these lightweight, laser-cut MDF shapes for creative decorating projects. Here's just one: A Moroccan-inspired message center that combines stencils, Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, a little imagination and a lot of style..... View full article →

Paint and Stencil a Pretty Dresser is 10 Easy Steps!

How to Stencil Video Tutorial - The talented DIY blogger Serena from Thrift Diving loves furniture makeovers! She had a thrifted dresser collecting dust in her garage that she finally brought out of hiding. And boy, did it need some help! One of the least expensive ways to makeover furniture is with paint and stencils. Check out her 10 steps to a beautifully painted and stencil dresser. View full article →

How to Stencil an Exotic Indian Retreat Space

Our India Stencils Collection takes center stage in this colorful stencil tutorial. Learn how to transform a pretty but plain wooden table (we found ours at Home Goods!) into one that looks like intricate etched metal. We've paired it with a pretty pink stenciled wall treatment that uses Chalk Paint® decorative paint to create a faux fresco effect. Read on to learn how to create this exotic retreat space for yourself! View full article →

How to Gild a Frame with Royal Stencil Size

Our Royal Stencil Size medium is designed to allow you to add metal leaf or Metallic Foils to stencil patterns in way that is fast, fun, and easy! But, it is also PERFECT for gilding furniture, frames, and molding as well. Royal Stencil Size features a thick, creamy formula and it comes in Clear, Black, and Red. The Red Stencil Size is heavily pigmented in a red "bole" color, which is the classic color used behind traditional gold leafing. In this tutorial we show you how to transform a "blah" store bought picture frame with shimmery gold leaf in a matter of minutes. Really, it's THAT easy!! Read on to find out.... View full article →

Stencil How-to: Using Royal Stencil Size for a Silver Accented Cabinet Door

Our Signature Royal Stencil Size gilding medium is designed to make it easy for you to add gilded accents to your stenciled furniture, wall, and ceiling projects! Here, we show you how to use our pre-tinted Black Royal Stencil Size and Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint to create a beautiful antiqued pattern finish on a cabinet door. The Black Stencil Size makes it fast and easy to add both a black color AND gilding size to an area in one quick step. The Royal Stencil Size offers amazing coverage and sets up for gilding quickly, so you can get your project done faster. Not just for stenciling, it's ideal for adding gilded details to moldings and other small areas as you'll see in this tutorial. Read on! View full article →

Stencil How-to: Using Chalk Paint® to Stencil a Custom Brush Box

Our FREE African Protea Stencil of the Month is the perfect floral pattern for all sorts of DIY craft stenciling projects around your house. Recently, we updated a stencil brush box here in our studio with this fun, Art Deco-inspired flower design. See how we completed this fast and easy stencil project below! View full article →