Got a longing for a natural touch? Go rough or refined with these ideas for using reclaimed wood with pops of pattern. Reclaimed wood will bring warmth, rustic charm, character and a sense of history to the heart of your home. Add that to the originality of stencil designs, and you’ve got yourself a home of custom craftsmanship. Check out these DIY ideas that expose the beauty of reclaimed wood finishes using stencils…
Wood is an essential element of boho chic style. Incorporating marquetry, wood carvings, or wood inlays can serve to infuse a contemporary space with an air of tradition. They provide earthy counterpoints and add to the richness and harmony of any home’s design. Watch the video above and read the DIY tutorial to learn how you can create your own faux wood inlay furniture using Moroccan Stencils and different stains.
The Painted Hive gave a jaw-dropping transformation to a neglected wood cabinet by staining and stenciling it with our Tribal Batik Furniture Stencil. She says, "This basic stencil over stain technique can be used to transform anything with super high-impact results I truly hope this refurb encourages a few of you to tackle something you might otherwise have felt a bit intimidated by. Absolutely everything has potential." Stenciling a gorgeous pattern is the best way to add that WOW factor on a DIY decor project.
Want to keep the warmth of your wood furniture while adding a custom decorative touch to dress it up a bit? Here is an easy solution. Simply stencil with the Zahara Moroccan Furniture Stencil directly over your existing wood surfaces using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®. Then, seal and stain it with Dark Wax to give it more character with the added bonus of durability. Watch this quick video to learn how to turn a ho-hum piece of plain wood furniture into something fabulous: How to Antique Furniture with Stencils the Easy Way.
The Moorish Fleur de Lis Stencil is a Moroccan take on the classic European fleur de lis. This classic pattern with an exotic edge was used to decorate My Patch of Blue Sky’s dresser. She used Old White Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloanand Soft Wax to give this piece a face lift with a distressed look. With the top left unpainted, the stencil pattern on the front really stands out beautifully. Check out the full tutorial here: How to Paint Pattern on Wood Dresser.
The beauty of this table is its simplicity and faux aged look. Country Gatherings used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, our Palermo Tile Stencil, and Dark Wax to create the look of antique French furniture. We love how she randomly placed to the stencil here and there to create a broken up allover pattern.
Everything old can be new again with the help of stencils. Phoenix Refinishing saved this $3 wood crate by adding some rustic charm with our French Love Letters Furniture Stencil. Now it is a beautiful piece that can be the focal point on a coffee table or patio table!
Our Marisol Tile Stencil is inspired by classic Spanish tile patterns, which makes it perfect for creating classic European style on hardwood floors.
Our Contempo Trellis Stencil can make a big impact with its bold graphic design on not just walls, but also hard wood floors! Caroline Lizarraga gave her hardwood floor a faux rug look. Doggonnit, it looks awesome!
Carol Nolan loves how she turned her “ho-hum deck into a warm and inviting area to greet my neighbors and guests! I will be ordering from Royal Design Studio again!" Carol used wood stains, paint, and our Delightful Damask Stencil.
Are you now super inspired to use Furniture Stencils to add your own finishing touches? We’d love to see how your DIY stencil projects turn out! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, share them on our Facebook Page, or you can even Instagram your projects and tag us with #royaldesignstudio