Stenciling with vinyl spackling is an easy way to add a little interest to a piece of furniture
I loved these old farm chairs
But, wanted to add a little something to jazz them up
Now, using a stencil for a raised design is nothing new to the DIY world, it can be done with any form of putty or plaster.
The tip I want to share with you is using VINYL SPACKLING to stencil, it can be found at any hardware or box store, I got mine at Ace hardware
I find it gives a cleaner, crisper, raised stencil, than using plaster or putty
Tape your stencil down....
....Then put a thick coat of vinyl spackling over the stencil
And lift the stencil off
You get a perfect stenciled design every time....No fail!
I finished the chairs with homemade chalk paint, a little sanding, and Annie Sloan dark wax
And the stenciled design jumps off the chair
I decided to use drop cloth fabric to cover the seats since I didn't want to draw attention to the obvious fact that these old farm chairs were missing their cane seats
This technique works great on all sorts of projects that need just a little pick me up, wooden boxes, dresser drawers...Oh, you guys will think of tons of uses!
I priced these chairs at $38.00 each and put them in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques
So there you go kids, my tip for the day...... Use vinyl spackling for no fail raised stenciling