Accent Cabinet Makeover

5 Materials
2 Hours

While scrolling through the Facebook Marketplace, which I am addicted to, by the way, I came across this all wood accent cabinet. The cost was $40.00 which I thought was a great deal for a wood cabinet. So, the Hubs and I decided to pick it up.

Accent Cabinet Before

The inside included a shelf which was great for that extra storage space.

Inside Storage

A friend had given me a gift basket a month or so ago and it included several small jars of FolkArt Chalk Paint. It included a jar of Sage, a beautiful, pastel greenish-blue. 

FolkArt Chalk Paint

To make the cabinet even more cheerful and fun, I will be applying this beautiful Daisy Floral Pattern Wall Stencil by Stencil Revolution. Isn’t it beautiful? The stencil comes with a large daisy and a small daisy. I felt the large daisy would be the perfect size for the front of my cabinet. It is 23” x 23”.The stencil’s quality is awesome. Stencil Revolution makes their stencils using reusable 10 mil food-safe Mylar plastic. Isn’t she a beauty? The quality of the stencil is bar far the best I have seen.

Stencil Revolution Daisy Floral Pattern

Step 1: To start the cabinet project, I cleaned under the cabinet by giving it a quick sweeping. 

Cleaning Bottom

Step 2: I removed the doors and the old knobs.

Removing Doors and Knobs

Step 3: The cabinet was then cleaned using my vinegar and water solution (one-part vinegar to one-part water and one teaspoon of dish detergent) inside and outside. 

Cleaning Accent Cabinet

Step 4: One coat of the Sage Chalk Paint was applied to the outside of the cabinet as well as to the doors. (I will not be painting the inside of the cabinet).

After One Coat of Paint

Step 5: The second coat of paint was applied after the first coat dried for about 2 hours. I allowed the cabinet to sit overnight to allow the paint time to cure.

Accent Cabinet After Second Coat of Paint

Before stenciling, I attached the doors back on cabinet. And now, the moment I have been waiting for! Applying the beautiful Daisy Pattern Wall Stencil by Stencil Revolution to the front of my accent cabinet.When stenciling, I have found it’s easier to use a cheap makeup sponge from the dollar store. I always make a huge mess with stencil brushes. The makeup sponge gives you a bit more control when applying the paint. However, you can use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Make Up Sponges

Step 6: Before applying the stencil to the cabinet, the Hubs trimmed some of the Mylar so that the stencil would fit easier on the cabinet front.

Trimming the Mylar

Step 7: We laid the cabinet on its backside. I eyeballed where the stencil needed to be placed and used blue painters tape to adhere it to the front of the cabinet. 

Taping Stencil to Front of Cabinet

Step 8: For the Daisy Pattern, I will be using FolkArt White. Pour a little of your paint onto a paper plate. Make sure to leave a clean side to dab your sponge to remove any excess paint.  

FolkArt White Chalk Paint

Step 9: Dab your sponge into the paint and then dab onto the clean part of the plate to remove any excess paint.Then simply dab your sponge onto the surface to fill in the stencil areas. Since this was a large stencil, I worked in small sections.

Filling in Stencil

Step 10: Light coats of paint are better. After the first coat was applied with my sponge, I allowed it to dry and then dabbed a second coat.  

Adding Second Coat of FolkArt White

Step 11: Once the stencil is completely filled in, gently remove it from the surface. Look at this!

Stencil Completed

Step 12: The Hubs helped me set the cabinet back up, and I applied one coat of FolkArt’s clear wax and then the new hardware. I found these beautiful glass knobs at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  

Knob From Hobby Lobby

Step 13: To clean the stencil, I used water and Dawn dish detergent immediately after use. I laid it on a towel. This would help also remove and absorb any paint you may have gotten on the backside. Easy peasy!

Cleaning Stencil

My stencil was shipped with a piece of brown craft paper to protect it. After it was cleaned and it had dried completely, I placed the stencil back into the craft paper and stored it under my bed.

Storing Stencil

Stencil Revolution is a small, family-based company, just like me. I love supporting small businesses and spreading the word. If you are thinking about stenciling, definitely check them out at daisy really gives it an elegant feel but at the same time a bit sassy! Look at the difference!I sealed the final piece with FolkArt Clear Wax.

After Stencil

There are so many different possibilities for this accent cabinet. A coffee bar, an entryway piece, the list goes on and on. It can be used just about anywhere in the home that needs a bit of extra storage space.

The Stencil Revolution Daisy Stencil gave this accent cabinet a bit of class!

Disclosure: This post was written in collaboration with Stencil Revolution. All opinions are my own.

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  • Greenflower Greenflower on Jun 12, 2020

    I have a peice of furniture that is paper covered partical board (I think). Can this type of furniture be used for painting a stencil renovation? Is there a special paint for this type of cheap furniture?

  • Elaine Cova Elaine Cova on Mar 26, 2022

    Do you remove the stencil while the paint is still wet or do you wait until it’s dry?

  • Patty Patty on Mar 24, 2023

    How much paint did this take?

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