Raised Stencilling and Glazing on Furniture

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Update old furniture with a twist! Using drywall compound, you can create a raised effect using a regular stencil. Then paint and glaze as you wish.

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You can use this technique to completely transform furniture
  • This old cabinet had seen better days. I had HUGE plans for this
  • Using drywall compound and paint, I took this to a whole new level
  • I added some stripes on the sides
  • I also removed the doors to give it a more modern open look
  • The final piece. Red paint with a black glaze and a copper highlight. What's not to love?
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Suggested materials:

  • General Finishes paint and glaze
  • Drywall compound

Julie McDowell - Design Artist
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  • Sophie Sentaro Sophie Sentaro on May 16, 2017
    I have never done anything like this, but I have an old dresser that I am going to attempt. The only stencils I can find are small and very thin so I don't think I would get the raised look. Can you recommend places to get larger and thicker stenciles like the one that you used in the tutorial? Thank you...I hope mine turns out half as good as yours and I will be happy!

  • Gnd16257440 Gnd16257440 on Jun 12, 2017
    I have a complete dining set similar to this. How do you think I should finish the table?
    Simply amazing!

  • Colleen Eichelberger Colleen Eichelberger on Jun 14, 2017
    Where can I find the stencil?


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  • Ethel Kirkpatrick Ethel Kirkpatrick on Jun 23, 2017
    I have to say I loved the piece before you started on it, wondering how you could possibly improve on this beauty... but you did it! It's even more spectacular that it was to begin with. Way to go!

  • Dowo Dowo on Jun 29, 2017
    Beautiful piece and great video! Thank you!