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Rockin' Stylish Filing with Stencils

 Stenciled File Cabinet by Chelsea of the Two Twenty One blog with the Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil by Royal Design Studio

Stencils are an incredible way to transform those dated filing cabinets we all seem to have. Gray, functional, bulky...just blah. Once you turn your creative eye to them, you can see that paint and stencils can add beauty to what was once an eyesore.  Chelsea from the Two Twenty One blog did just that when she chose the Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil to help create a very pretty space for herself at home.

Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil by Royal Design Studio


The Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil Chelsea used for her DIY project is part of our Allover Modern Stencils Collection. The modern flower stencil design is both classic and fresh at the same time. It also added a contemporary, bohemian twist to her decor. Chelsea chose to paint her filing cabinet in white first and then stencil in the design in a pretty gray. She shared all the details in a full step-by-step tutorial on stenciling a file cabinet.

 Rockin' Roses Damask Stencil on Stenciled Filing Cabinet | Project by Two Twent One Blog | Stencil by Royal Design Studio


Stenciled File Cabinet with Rockin' Roses Damask | Royal Design Studio 

Chelsea adds that from prep to cleanup, it took her 3 - 4 hours to complete the project. This makes for a fantastic and fast weekend project! But...what about those boring files inside? Check out our how-to for using Moroccan stencils to create stylish stenciled file folders! The tutorial uses our Moroccan Stencils but you can also review our site for other favorite stencils. Now, you're all set to make your office work that much more fun!

Stenciled File Cabinet with Rockin' Roses Damask by Royal Design Studio | Project by Chelsea of the Two Twenty One Blog

William Morris once said, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful". This stenciling DIY transformation proves to be both -- and stencil patterns can make an incredible impact in the blending of the two!  We thank Chelsea from the Two Twenty One blog for sharing her gorgeous project with us!  

Are you looking around your house now, with an eye to transforming that piece you've always thought could be so much more? Now you CAN do it with a little paint, your favorite stencil and maybe some extra How to Stencil tips! Please feel free to PIN these images to your Pinterest boards and let us know what what you've been inspired to transform!

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  • Hello Michele! This project features our Rockin Roses Stencil which can be found here:

    Royal Design Studio
  • I can’t figure out exactly what stencil this is on your site? I am interested in doing the exact same thing for a filing cabinet, but I can’t find it in the collection linked above. Can you help?


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