How to Use Furniture Stencils

Hi everyone, Denise from Salvaged Inspirations here!

Have you ever thought of stenciling an ENTIRE piece of furniture? Have you been seeing those drop-dead-gorgeous furniture stenciling ideas on Pinterest and in decor magazines lately?

I’ve been admiring the pieces with bold contrast and strong design and I finally found the perfect piece to try it out with Prima ReDesign French Trellis pattern.

This buffet was bought off Craigslist over a year ago and has been in storage ever since.

The base color is Dixie Belle’s Coffee Bean. It’s a rich yet subtle black with dark brown espresso undertones. It’s been added to my-BEST-black-paint-list for sure… it’s right up there with DB Caviar.

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Tips & Tricks:

Stenciling a dark color over a lighter color is easier than stenciling a light color over a dark color.

Mark out the center of the stencil and the center of the furniture. Line it up for your first stencil positioning – work outwards from there.

Lay the furniture flat on it’s back to stencil. I find this easier than stenciling while it’s upright.

Head over to Salvaged Inspirations here for more details on this painted piece.

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We’re happy to be watching!

Great tip with the vacuum!

Melissa has sealed this piece in Clear Coat Matte

Thanks for sharing these great tips!

Now she is playing with Warm Gold Gilding Wax

Now Melissa is using Moonshine Metallics Gold Digger

Good evening Melissa!

It’s stunning!!

She has already painted this top in Fluff and will now be painting stripes in Caviar

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❤️❤️❤️ You are so talented! Thank you!

Hi there !

Can’t wait to see it all finished. It’s beautiful!

I just got my gold leaf in today. I'm really excited to try this!!😁😁😁😁

So excited to see you do this piece!!

I love my waxes!!!!!😁😁😁😁❤

I use the Frog yellow tape due to the pulling off of the paint. Have had no problems with it so far.

Hi Melissa! And Dixie Belle!

The best part of gold leaf is dusting it off and watching it flurry away 😍

Do you seal over the gilding wax when finished?


Gorgeous color 🌻

Great colors!

Love the gold wax!!

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Give your table a leg up with interesting colors!
We love this metallic blended design on these pretty legs.
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Give your table a leg up with interesting colors!
We love this metallic blended design on these pretty legs.
Get inspired with Dixie Belle Paint!
📸🎨 Paint Fixation
#Table #Furniture #DixieBellePaint #BestPaintOnPlanetEarth
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I wish everyone would put what paints and top coats they have used. I know it would make a difference and people like me, would buy more paint to get that particular look.

Gorgeous !!!

So lovely

Good job with staging, Paint Fixation

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