How To Stencil

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 →

Stencil How-to: Lace Canvas Combo

This stencil how-to shows you the easy steps to create an adorable piece of custom stenciled canvas art that would be a sweet treat for any new nursery or toddler's room. We've combined a series of stencils from our Lace Stencil Collection in a unique design piece. Featuring lacy bird motifs and large, detailed doily designs and a soft paint color scheme, this easy little stencil project can be easily done in and hour-and enjoyed for years! View full article →

Transform a Chest with Chalk Paint® & Furniture Stencils


An afternoon of stenciling can transform an ugly duckling old wooden dresser into a beautiful swan! This stencil how-to combines Chalk Paint® decorative paint from Annie Sloan with a fast stencil finish using our Moroccan stencil, Moorish Fleur de Lis. Originally posted on the Annie Sloan Unfolded blog, this stenciled furniture project by Debbie Hayes is the perfect stencil project for beginners and seasoned stencilers alike. Bonus! This project also features a one time use vinyl stencil from our sister pattern company Modello Designs.

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Furniture Stenciling: French Menu Lettering Stencil

 

While we love the flexibility of dining tables with leaves, the leaves themselves,however, always pose a dilemma... you see, we typically only use our leaves during the holidays. This means that while the tabletop is being used and abused, the leaves are stored away, staying pristine...and when we drag them out to use, they TOTALLY: a) don't match b) make us realize how much wear our tabletop has sustained throughout the year! Problem solved! We simply paint and stencil the leaves to coordinate, but not match, the tabletop. This allows us to pick up a fun accent color that we might not want for every day use and get a little creative with our painted furniture! 

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Sparkle up Chalk Paint™ with Stencil Cremes™

Our Metallic Royal Stencil Cremes-the IDEAL stencil paints-now come in 18 delicious colors. Can you guess what else comes in a wide range of delicious colors? If you guessed Chalk Paint™ from Annie Sloan-you win!

We've found that these shimmery little beauties coordinate beautifully with the Chalk Paint™ decorative paints from Annie Sloan, as well as regular latex paints, and so we've been playing around with some stencil patterns and Chalk Paint™ color combinations to inspire you!

 

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Chalk Paint™ Game Table Project


Debbie Hayes from the Unfolded Blog shares how to create a colorful game table with Chalk Paint and stencils. Debbie used a thrift store find-a traditional game table and custom Chalk Paint™ colors combined with Royal Design Studio stencils for a fun furniture painting project.You can adapt this idea for funky dressers, cool coffee tables, and awesome armoires.

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Chalk Paint™ Tutorial-Part 1

How to paint with Chalk Paint Chalk Paint™ can be applied over almost all previously finishes furniture surfaces without sanding, stripping, or priming. Simply clean and paint with Chalk Paint™, wax, and lightly distress to create a beautiful hand painted furniture piece with an elegant Old World look.

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