Back-to-Back Stenciled Bookcase Ideas!


Stenciling is a fun and easy way to make your bookcases and cabinets stand out. Whether using a classic, contemporary or global stencil patterns from Royal Design Studio, you can choose use both a soft tone-on-tone color scheme or add pizazz with color! Any bookcase or cabinet can give you a wonderful area for highlighting with paint and stencils. Last week, we shared inspiring stenciled bookcase ideas from our stenciling friends and we continue with five more wonderful stencil projects for you this week. 

Stenciling Ideas for Backs of Bookcases with Small Moorish Trellis Stencil from Royal Design Studio

Honey Sweet Home undertook a drab to fab hutch makeover that incorporated our Small Moorish Trellis Stencil that upped the glam quotient considerably.  The stenciling was done with metallic craft paint that shimmers charmingly. If you'd like that effect as well, we recommend the Royal Stencil Cremes.

Using a lettering stencil on furniture | Royal Design Studio Stencils

Our friend Michele Hiley from Stiltskin Studios is a stenciling pro! She frequently uses our stencil patterns to adorn her furniture makeovers and this stenciled hutch transformation is no exception.  She wanted to keep this particular piece "neutral, soothing and beautiful" and so she used Pure White Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan for the body along with the Bronze Age Stencil Creme and our Springtime in Paris Lettering Stencil for the backing. Gorgeous!

Stencil and Pattern Ideas for Bookcases and Cabinets with Royal Design Studio Stencils

Customer Victoria Mir transformed this china cabinet with Old Violet and Paloma Chalk Paint® in addition to our Antoinette Damask Wall Stencil stenciled along the back! So stately! The Allover Damask Stencil Collection is the perfect DIY method for beginners to create a modern and dramatic designer wallpaper look with stenciling.

Before & After Stenciled Cabinet Transformation | Royal Design Studio 

Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil on Bookcase Back and Doors | Royal Design Studio 

A creative and enterprising customer, Kimberly Wright, shared her transformation of an old television cabinet into a striking new stenciled storage unit with us! She replaced and stenciled the back with our contemporary Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil and painted it with fresh colors. Stencilicious!

Using Allover Stencils for a Designer Wallpaper Look on Furniture and Walls | Royal Design Studio

Stencils are also perfect for shelved walls that are crying out for pattern and color! Customer Beth Ehrensberger said that this was an easy and inexpensive upgrade -- the shelving, the cabinet installation and the stenciled wall were all done in one evening!  Beth says, "All of the contractors I've had coming through the house, working on my kitchen renovation, have loved the design and couldn't believe it was a stencil. The stenciling is my favorite part of the kitchen (and that's not because it involves coffee)!"  We love it, too, Beth!

Have these gotten your creative juices flowing?  We're so thankful to share such great stencil talent here! For more stencil project inspiration, please follow us on Pinterest! We have a board devoted JUST to stenciled and painted furniture. Do YOU have a stencil project you'd like to share? If so, please send your pics to or share it right on our Facebook fan page!

Check out these stencil links for even more pretty pattern beauties!

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January 02, 2015

Beautiful and Inspiring! Thanks for Sharing!

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