Write on! 10 Amazing Furniture Painting Ideas with Letter Stencils

Do you ever come across a plain piece of furniture that is, well, really nothing to write home about?  Well, we may have the answer to your “how to paint it” problem… Letter Stencils!  Royal Design Studio has a growing collection of letter, word, and typography stencils that can help you make a statement.  Here are 10 inspiring furniture painting ideas that send just the right message.

Light Up a Room with Letter Stencils

Living Rich on Less was looking for the best look for her thrift store dresser. After an attempt at staining the piece a dark color, she decided instead to brighten up the room by painting it white and using letter stencils. Our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil took this distressed dresser from a furniture piece to a work of art! What do you think?

Decorative Kitchen Stencils

Yes, many of us like to leave notes on the fridge, but did you know you can stencil words on a refrigerator too! Hueology Studio painted this beauty with Chalk Paint® from Annie Sloan knowing that our French Menu Lettering Stencil is perfect for typography lovers, language lovers, and French foodie lovers alike! Bon appétite!

Shabby Chic with Letter Stencils

Green Table Gifts wanted to add that little something extra to her painted furniture DIY. She was envisioning of a table makeover that emulated the look of enamel that has started to chip. She realized French letter stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® are a match made in shabby chic heaven! The delicate, cursive typography of the Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil perfectly highlighted the worn and rustic style she was going for.

Stencil a Love Poem on a Vintage Table

Now this is a fun idea that combines two popular DIY ideas! Cottage Paints used our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil with decoupage – or the art of decorating a piece of furniture by gluing colored paper cutouts. Here, she added classic rose images along with our love poem stencil to add to the vintage look to thispainted side table.

Contemporary Stenciled Furniture

Creative customer Micheline designed a striking red dresser with the help of letter stencils. She paired the fluid waves of the dresser drawers with the flowing cursive script of our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil. The red paint adds an unexpected color to this haute furniture piece!

Letter Stencils on Upholstery

MissElaineous Studio gave this French provincial chair a facelift, continuing with the French design theme by stenciling a French poem using our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil onto the upholstery. French letter stencils are such an easy way to decorate your du jour furniture with what’s current in today’s popular home décor styles.

Words to Love By

Our new French Love Letters Furniture Stencil can be used to create a romantic pattern of romantic French phrases and love quotes. These stenciled dresser drawers beautifully accentuate the soft and subdued style of this shabby chic room!

Posted from Paris

Patina Home and Garden used postage inspired letter stencils to give a unique vintage look to her furniture accent pieces. She turned this thrift store into a great conversation piece with our Paris Postage Stamp Stencil and Postmark Stencil.

Letter Stencils on Distressed Crackle

Fru Pigalopps Verksted loves to incorporate patterns in her projects using many of our stencil designs. We always enjoy seeing her results! This distressed and crackled kitchen bench, which she accented with the Bon Appetit Lettering Stencil, has been a popular stenciled furniture inspiration!

Painting with Script and Letter Stencils

Sweet South Cottage played off the vintage flair of this school desk by using Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan and our Springtime in Paris Letter Stencil. The romantic poem and beautiful script of this letter stencil highlights the classic shape of this painted furniture piece.  It also makes us a bit nostalgic for simpler times spent writing and passing handwritten notes to our classmates.


If you are still craving more letter stencil ideas, check out our post: 6 Trendy Wall Decorating Ideas with Lettering Stencils. Want to spread the word that you love lettering stencils? We’d love to share your stenciled and painted furniture projects with our readers! Email us at projects@royaldesignstudio.com, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio.

1 Comment

Tanisha Lee-Taylor
Tanisha Lee-Taylor

January 24, 2016

I really love the stencil. I want to purchase some for my bedroom furniture. Thank you

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