Ombre Stenciled Chairs


How to completely transform a set of chairs with stencils and a really subtle ombre effect.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
I painted the top of the chairs with a lovely blue furniture paint, leaving the back and edges bare wood. Using a damp cloth I wiped any paint off the edges to create a sharp line.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
After lightly coating the back of the stencil with a spray adhesive I positioned the stencil at the top of chair and applied a white stencil paint with a stencil brush. The pattern was added to the seat back only, with a narrow border at the bottom of the seat.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
Using another dry stencil brush I dipped it into the blue paint, removing as much as possible in a small plastic bowl, before applying a very light coating on top of the white pattern. Start at the bottom and gradually fade out around half way up the design.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
Once dry I applied a coat of varnish over the whole surface. For this project I used Polvine Decorators Varnish in Dead Flat Finish.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
I repeated the whole process again using a different stencil for each of the four chairs.
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
The Fes Stencil
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
The Souk Stencil
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
The Agra Stencil
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
The Cordoba Stencil
ombre stenciled chairs, how to, painted furniture
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