How To Stencil

How to Stencil Tutorial: Exotic Ikat Stencil Ikea Furniture Hack

Ikat patterns have remained so popular over the last few years I think it’s time to declare them an official pattern staple. But just because something is “common” doesn’t mean you can’t find new ways to reinvent it. Instead of the usual neutral or bright colors on white, we’ve chosen to spice it up a bit with some hot metallic colors on black. This is a super fast and fun stencil technique you can adapt to different color palettes. Read on to see how easy it actually is.
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DIY Furniture Makeover Series: Rust Finish, Stencil Grille and Distressed Chalk Paint



How to Stencil Video Tutorial - You know that gorgeous patina furniture that you’ve been eyeing, swooning and drooling over) at the store that has a silence inducer price tag? Well, what if we told you that you can create a piece just like that but for a fraction of the cost? Psst… you can, and we’re going to show you how! Our Furniture Stencils , Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan, and Modern Masters Metal Effects Collection pair perfectly to create the beautiful look of time-worn patina finishes. View full article →

How to Paint a Shabby Chic Bookcase with Furniture Stencils & Chalk Paint

Melissa has always wanted a white rustic kitchen. When she moved into her new home, she knew it was the perfect time to remodel the space into something she’s always dreamed of. One part of her kitchen included an odd-spaced corner that made it decorate. She looked for years for a piece of furniture that would fit in the corner and match the white rustic shabby chic style she was envisioning, but she never found one (or at least one in her price range). To keep the kitchen makeover costs to a minimum, she opted for a DIY furniture project over purchasing expensive store bought furniture. View full article →

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 →

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 →

Stencil How-to: Reverse Stenciling and Gilding on Glass

In this stencil tutorial we share how easy it is to create a verre églomisé finish on glass using our Clear Royal Stencil Size. Verre églomisé is a French term that literally translates to "glass gilded" and refers to the process where the reverse side of glass is gilded with gold or other metal leaf. Our Clear Royal Stencil Size, with its gel-like formula is designed to make this technique easy to achieve with any of the stencils from Royal Design Studio.

Read on to find out how to recreate this elegant look on glass tabletops, or for glass cabinet doors and even framed art pieces.

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