Stenciled Glazed Cupboard

This charity shop bought, glazed cupboard has been painted and covered in stenciled pattern to give it a bone inlay effect. Although the paint colour is bright, the addition of the pattern in a neutral colour softens the effect.
The cupboard is not made from beautiful solid wood, but is actually quite lightweight and was painted with a shiny mahogany coloured varnish, but the shape is lovely.
To begin with I applied two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Florence, followed by a coat of Polyvine Decorators Varnish in Dead Flat Finish.
Using the Neemrana, Rajasthan and Pondicherry Border Stencils I added the pattern to the whole of the exterior.
Once the stencil pattern was complete I added another coat of varnish.
I originally intended to sell the cupboard, but it has found it's way into my hallway and has become filled with my collection of cookbooks, so I don't think this one is going to make it onto my website!
You can find the Neemrana, Rajasthan and Pondicherry Stencils I used for this project here
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3 questions
  • Nita
    on Feb 2, 2019

    So what did u use the spray adhesive for?

    • Nita
      on Feb 3, 2019

      Thank u all for replying. Some use painters tape to place stencils. Making sure to keep stencils clean before moving on to continue.

  • June Halliday
    on Feb 2, 2019

    curious to know why you use chalk paint in particular and not another paint.

    • Em
      on Apr 6, 2020

      I have no problem with chalk paint NOT being durable. You can coat it with poly brushed on sprayed on or give it a coat of wax. I LOVE chalk paint finishes and don't have any issue with them not holding up to cleaning.

  • Lmlahlum
    on Feb 2, 2019

    I wondered the same thing. Why chalk paint, especially if using a dead flat varnish on top. I would think any flat or not shiny paint would do.

    • Lmlahlum
      on Feb 7, 2019

      I have not used it. Good to know. I wondered why I kept seeing it crop up. Thought it was just trendy or something. Didn't know it has special qualities. Thanks for the clarifications!

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