Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Stenciled Chair DIY

I'm really enjoying the new DecoArt Americana Decor stencils.  They are huge and amazing and the designs are lovely.  My favorite is the 12" x 12" Indian Ikat stencil which I've used to "faux upholster" this plain cream chair.  A little multi-surface paint and it looks like it cost a fortune.  This is a terrific way to cover up a few stains or give a boring chair a brand new life.  My best advice for tackling something like this is to take your time, let the paint dry on the chair each time you paint on the design and keep your stencil clean.  Remember.......try something new, give furniture a new life with paint and always Make Your Mark!
Perfect to pair with my blue and white!

Watch the video here 
Things I Used
Cream chair (Wayfair.com)
Kitchen sponges or cosmetic sponges
Double stick tape
Repositionable spray mount
Americana Multi-Surface Satin Paints in colors you like
Here's how
1.  Squeeze your paint out on some paper plates so that it's easy to pick up with your sponges
2. & 3. Before you start on your chair you want to test the stencil on a piece of plain fabric and see how you want to apply the paint
*I created an ombre effect by using white mixed with a darker blue and mixed the paints as I applied them to the stencil-darker on top and bottom and lighter shades in the middle
4.  Add double stick tape to the back of the stencil to help keep it in place on the back of the chair
*You can also lightly spray the back of the stencil with repositionable spray mount in between stenciling the design
5.  Starting in the exact center of the chair at the top, stencil your design down to the seat
*Put a rag on the seat to protect it from drips and splatters
6.  Carefully start applying paint
7. 8. & 9.  Position the stencil around the chair after each section has dried
10.  Keep cleaning the stencil in between applications of paint
11.  Use the spray mount when your stenciling around the arms or tape it in place so that it doesn't move
12.  Trim the stencil to get into hard to reach places AFTER you've stenciled all of the larger spots
Ready, Sit, Go!


  1. Sooooo awesome! Love how the chair turned out!

  2. Happy you like it Laura! Check out the blog and YouTube channel on Friday to see what we did to the chair next. I think you're really going to love it.