How to Antique Furniture with Stencils the Easy Way

 

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

 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 Royal Design Studio Furniture Stencils 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. The Dark Wax will even help to refresh a fading wood finish. Extra DIY points! Check out the quick video below and follow the instructions to turn a ho-hum piece of plain wood furniture into something fabulous….

Supplies:

Buy the Tutorial Stencil Kit along with your favorite stencil and you're all set to recreate this look!

Or, buy stencil supplies separately here:

Surface Prep: There is no need to sand or strip, BUT you always want to start with a squeaky clean furniture piece. Clean well with Simple Green or a Soft Scrub type cleanser to remove any grease or gunk on the surface.

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

Step 1: Use measuring tape and a pencil to mark the center on two sides of your table. Use these marks to center the Furniture Stencil and secure with painter’s tape. For this project we have placed the pattern on the diagonal.

Step 2: Load your stencil brush with Old White Chalk Paint® and offload excess paint onto a paper towel.

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

Step 3: Stencil your first repeat and then move and reposition your stencil using the “window” registration marks built into the stencil. This makes aligning your next repeat perfectly super easy! Continue stenciling and repositioning until the tabletop is completed.

Stencil Tip: Remember to offload your brush each time you load it with paint. This offloading method is crucial for stenciling crisp, clean designs with no bleed under.

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

Step 4:  Allow the Chalk Paint® to dry for a few hours. If the paint is too fresh, you may end up removing some of it with the waxing layers.

Step 5: Apply a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax with cheesecloth. Remove the excess wax with a clean cheesecloth. Allow this coat to dry for a few minutes. Repeat this step with a second coat. Allow to dry.

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

Step 6: Apply a coat Annie Sloan Dark Wax with cheesecloth. Remove the excess wax and burnish well with a clean cheesecloth.  Allow to dry.

Wood never looked so good!! You can use this easy DIY stencil technique on all kinds of stained wood surfaces… such as tabletops, cabinet doors, stair risers, wood beams, and other furniture. “Wood” you try this? Let us know in the comments!

How to Antique Stained Wood Furniture with Stencils and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Dark Wax - VIDEO Stencil DIY Tutorial by Royal Design Studio

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4 Comments

Loraine Callow
Loraine Callow

February 20, 2017

Thanks for the video/tutorial, really beautiful work. Love your stencil fesigns.

Royal Design Studio
Royal Design Studio

January 30, 2017

Hi Joan – The wall features raised stencil embossing!

Joan
Joan

January 28, 2017

I really love the stencil and painting technique on the wall. I found the stencil but how was the painting done? Thank you!
Joan

sharyn kleemann
sharyn kleemann

January 27, 2017

Love the look of your products! Is the wall in the background of this picture one of your stencils???? If so what is it called?
It’s on the wall behind the video/stills of how to stencil a table (console table by the looks of it)
Thanks, Regards Sharyn

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