Vintage and antique finds; distressed, cracked and imperfect finishes; antique linens; sparkling chandeliers; and lots of white. Shabby Chic Farmhouse style is utter comfort and luxury. The spirit of this decorating style is to work with what you have, enjoy the hunt for unique antique and vintage pieces, and celebrate imperfection. Even if your current furniture or a piece that you found at a thrift store is not the Shabby Chic Farmhouse style you crave, you can actually upcycle it into the exact look you want using Furniture Painting Stencils and a little distressing. If you’re among those who would love to bring the look home, check out these 18 Shabby Chic Farmhouse furniture fixups using Furniture Stencils from Royal Design Studio...
Check out this Cinderella story: 3 Hearts Style Studio knew this neglected furniture piece had so much potential to look beautiful. She embossed a raised design using our Grand Fabric Damask Stencil on the front of the drawers and added white highlights to the custom gray paint color.
A shabby chic farmhouse look can be easily achieved with a thrift store find, a little paint, and our Furniture Stencils! Reinvintaged by Jo painted a stenciled surprise on these drawers with our Fleurish de Lace Furniture Stencil.
Irida Kyriakopoulou says, “I just renovated this furniture piece. I really love furniture with curves and I knew I could make this chest of drawers shine again. I used the Fortuny Damask Stencil, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre, Chateau Grey, and Old White, Clear Wax, and Dark Wax… and voila!”
TWO "new" furniture pieces for the price of ONE stencil! Faith Hope & Painted with Love used our French Love Letters Furniture Stencil to repurpose and give new life to these two shabby chic beauties...
Mary Weiland upcycled the upholstery on her bedroom bench. She added a cozy texture pattern by painting the fabric with our Loose Weave Furniture Stencil and gave the piece a shabby chic distressed blue-gray makeover.
Kimberly Konrath says, “This antique sideboard was a diamond in the rough. My client and I thought this French Love Letters Furniture Stencil was icing on the cake for this beauty! Sweet simplicity! It will be now used as a master bath vanity with white vessel sink.”
Tammi Cotter says, “I refinish furniture as a side hobby. A friend of mine recently asked me to redo a dresser that her mother bought for her in a garage sale. The dresser was painted but was chipped and the veneer on the sides were damaged. I was inspired by photos on Pinterest and the Royal Design Studio’s website of using a damask stencil. While at an Annie Sloan stockist near Cleveland, OH, I was able to buy the Paris Grey Chalk Paint® and the Anika Ikat Damask Furniture Stencil. The result was beautiful and crystal knobs completed the desired look.”
Girl in the Garage wanted to upcycle this reclaimed wood dresser with a rustic farmhouse style look so she used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and our Lisboa Tile Stencil on the drawer fronts. It’s beautiful!
Lori Porter says, “My friend’s daughter was going to have her wedding reception at their home. She wanted to update her living room a little, so I suggested doing something with her bookshelves and mantel. We picked out a metallic silver for the book shelves with a sparkle white wash. We painted the back with the Benjamin Moore color wet cement. We wanted to dress it up a little bit, so I chose the Classic Damask Stencil. I wanted a paint that wouldn't clash with the metallic silver so I chose Antique Silver Stencil Creme Paint. This paint is wonderful to work with. It goes on so smooth and eliminates bleeding under the stencil. I think this stencil is very classic and changed the looks tremendously from the flat white.”
Stencil your way to lovely French-inspired furniture like Alena Munoz Lara did! She used our popular and project-proven French Love Letters Furniture Stencil.
What a simple way to create a French-inspired space that whispers "ooh la la". Haleh Birahg used our French Love Letters Furniture Stencil to top off her drawers.
Tammi Cotter made the cutest and easiest update to her entryway table so that it now looks shabby and chic! She stenciled our Anastasia Tile Furniture Stencil onto the table top - it's perfect!
Feeling some new furniture in your life? Instead of shopping for (expensive!!) store-bought statement pieces, make your own with something thrifted or something you already own! @cbupcycle used our Maple Mill Furniture Stencil and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® to give this modern mid century dresser a gorgeous transformation. Does this inspire you to DIY?
Blue and white and beautiful all over! @les_couleurs_de_princesse gave this reclaimed wood table a makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and our San Bartolo Medallion Furniture Stencil. It now has a vintage and shabby chic design to match the other room decor.
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