How to Stencil Kitchen Chairs
Are your kitchen chairs looking a little lackluster these days? If you're looking for inspiration to take your chairs from boring to beautiful then you have come to the right place. All it takes is a little bit of paint and one of our stencils to give them a whole new look.
Today we're going to share a kitchen chair makeover project using one of our favorite furniture stencils.
We'd like to welcome back Bre, the creative DIYer behind the blog Average but Inspired. After six years of using and abusing her white kitchen chairs, they were begging for a makeover. Here is what they looked like before.
This simple white kitchen chair was just waiting to be stenciled! The seats of the chairs had been worn away by the portable booster seats she had used for her kids. Bre wanted a simple solution for her worn chair problem. That's when her stencil lightbulb went off! She decided to stencil the seats of the chairs. Bre browsed our furniture and craft stencils and landed on the Nagoya Small Craft Stencil, a fun geometric pattern.
The first thing Bre did was paint the seat using two coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Vintage. When the seat was dry Bre was ready for the fun part, stenciling! She positioned the stencil in the center of the seat and used a bit of painters tape to hold it in place. Bre painted the geometric pattern in Americana Multi-Surface Paint in Cottonball using a dense foam roller.
If you're trying to recreate this, pour your paint onto a plate or paint tray. Dip your stencil brush into the paint. Brush off the excess paint onto your folded paper towel until the brush looks almost dry. The key to stenciling is using as little paint as possible. Too much paint will cause the design to bleed and smudge. Next you will paint the design onto the table with the stencil brush. To complete the pattern, you'll need to reposition the stencil. Simply pick up the stencil, align it, and continue painting the pattern.
Once the stencil was complete, Bre coated the painted chair with a polyurethane. Are you ready to see what her kitchen chairs look like now?
Bre commented, "I am in luuuuuurrve. Now I want to stencil ALL.THE.THINGS. " Looks like someone was bit by the stenciling bug!
Published September 2nd, 2015 9:55 PM