How to Create a Raised Stencil on Furniture


I upcycled this old TV cabinet and even though I loved it as it was I thought it was missing something so I decided to try out a new technique and add a raised stencil on the doors. I think it turned out lovely and definitely is adding an extra depth and character to the piece.
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Once the piece of furniture is prepared. Choose a stencil and tape it to the piece
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I used wood filler, but I have read people using polyfilla (in US spackling paste I believe) and covered the stencil evenly.
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Remove the stencil whilst the paste is still wet
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Paint and add depth using wax
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More information and step by step guide on the blog.
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  • LibraryKAT
    on Jul 31, 2017

    It looks really nice. You did a great job. It is also true to the period of the piece. My 1925 sewing machine cabinet has 'wood' appliances very similar to this. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  • Tallahassee Girl
    on Nov 26, 2017

    Inspired? Will you try this project? Let the author know!
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