September 17, 2012

How To Do A Raised Stencil With Vinyl Spackling

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

Happy Creating!
Carol

Partying with 
Debbiedoo's
Savvy Southern Style

61 comments:

Karen B. said...

That is such a neat thing to do to an old and plain chair!! Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful week

hugs
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Createology said...

The chairs are lovely. Just the right touch of dimension along with the cloth seat cover. Thank you for always sharing your techniques. Wonderful Week Dear...

stefanie said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Your brilliant!
I never thought of using this,I have a BIG container just waiting.
Thanks for sharing

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Brilliant! I'm off to Ace!!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Brilliant! I'm off to Ace!!

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Brilliant! I'm off to Ace!!

Wendi Galczik said...

I'm in Canada (no Ace Hardware) but sure that there is a place to find this product here..thanks for such a simple and usable tute..I'm astounded at the results-excellent!

Evulsianka said...

Pięknie odnowiłaś stare krzesła. Prawdziwe dzieła sztuki. Bardzo mi się podobają. Pozdrawiam ciepło.

Simply Lokal said...

Once again..another great idea! The chairs turned out beautiful. I will be trying this technique soon. - Revis

Chris said...

You always have us waiting for your next post! Gotta go out to the shed and get the spackling.....

Victoria said...

Oh, what a fantastic idea! Is it okay to pin this for future reference?

Susan Erb said...

Is there anything you can't do? I love,love,love this idea and the dropcloth covers are perfect!

Sue

laurie said...

wow, thats so clever, I love this,

Carrie@comfortablycarriedaway said...

I have used this same technique for years on furniture and signs. I love how the wax gets stuck in all the nooks and crannies and brings the design to life. Another beautiful project!

Sylvia said...

Ohhh so cool!! Thanks for another great idea Carol.

Sylvia

Gina said...

Another genius idea! Love it and I'm telling you, you could write a book!

Connie said...

Your chairs are beuitful and I can not wait to try this technique. I do hope it is as easy as you make it look. Thank you for sharing this idea . . . you are some kind of wonderful. :) And such a talented lady.
Have a great week, Connie :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a great tip and technique, Carol! I love how it gave otherwise plain chairs some interest. They turned out great!

Sisters Treasures said...

Carol, you've done it again, made something amazing looking so simple to create. I refer to your blog more than E-How when I want to know how to finish or create something! thanks for always being so generous to share your ideas.
Betsy

Teresa said...

So Lovely.
Thank you so much for sharing. I imagine many of us is looking around the house searching for miracles to happen ahahah
Have a Nice Week, with small and big lovely details in it.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Thanks for sharing that tip! I will be doing this for sure. Love that look. Your chairs look fantastic!

Donna said...

Great idea! Thanks!

Laurel Stephens said...

Thank you so much for sharing your secrets. This is such a great idea, and your chairs look lovely.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Thanks for the tute, Carol. I would definitely buy these, they're gorgeous!

Marilyn said...

My daughter and I stayed in a motel where this technique was used on the walls in our rooms. It was so beautiful! And so are these chairs. I'll put this in my someday plan! Thanks for sharing with us all.♥♫

Debbiedoo's said...

Love Love Love! You are so sweet to share with my party. Thank you Carol.

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

The chairs look lovely! And thank you for sharing such a simple tutorial.

It's All Connected said...

Okay, I'm pinning this and giving it a go! The chairs look great! ~ Maureen

jaymie williams said...

Wow! The chairs looks lovely. I like the stencil idea. It makes it look classy. Well done.
brochure printing

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Wonderful project, Carol! Love the tip about the vinyl spackling...I hadn't seen that before! Thanks for stopping by my Junk Bonanza post!

Chrissy said...

Oh I just love this, someone else is doing what I am thinking about. I just told my husband I wanted to do this to kitchen backsplash area, when my cabinets are painted. He just rolled his eyes ;)
Stopping over from Debbiedoo's.
Thanks for sharing and inspiring,
Chrissy

Sandy Michelle said...

It looks awesome and I love how you used epoxy to fix the chewed up stool!

Sandy

sandy-sandyscreations.blogspot.com

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Carol, The chairs turned out fabulous. I have done this too and love the process and this spackle works best. No cracking after when dry either.
Just gorgeous!!
I have these same chairs from a set that was my mother's. They had leather seats with metal studs and the legs are straight instead of round. I have 6 in my set. I use them throughout my house since I did not need them around the table. I painted right over the old leather small cracks and all.

Thanks for sharing your project.
XO Celestina Marie

20 North Ora said...

What a beautiful transformation! You did a great job!

Judy

Sherry said...

Love how your stenciling turned out! I often use compound or spackling also. Beautiful transformation. I'm now a follower.

fixitfaerie said...

So glad you shared this. I have been trying to find wood or plaster glue on appliques, but they can be expensive. I am going to get my old stencils out and buy some of this vinyl spackle now. Blessings Paula

SavannahGranny said...

As usual, Great tip!!!!

Gypsy Heart said...

You are a wealth of information! I love this idea ~ thanks so much for sharing. The chairs look beautiful!

xo
Pat

Melodee said...

Ah-maz-ing! you never cease to amaze me with your ideas!!! love this one:) so easy and do-able for me!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

These chairs are stunning. $38 each is such a bargain!! The vinyl spackling makes so much sense, and it probably doesn't flake or chip like plaster or putty. You have the best ideas!

Mary said...

Hi Carol, you always seem to come up with the greatest ideas! I just love coming to your blog. This is so awesome, going to add it to my book of Carol's how to's...Wishing you a wonderful week! Hugs Mary

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Carol! What a wonderful post and your tutorial is amazing! I can hardly wait to try this. I found an extremely weathered piece in a "free pile" sitting by a dumpster and lugged it into the back of my vehicle. Now, I know just what I will be doing to give it new life.
Blessings and thank you, my friend,
Carolynn xo

Rebecca said...

I've actually done this and it's WONDERFUL! Totally transforms a chair or cabinet! YOU DID GOOD! U R AMAZE-ZING!

xoRebecca

chris mckinley said...

Thanks for the tip. I'm getting ready to "update" my kitchen on a very, very small kitchen, and I'm look for any and all tips!!

chris

Audrey said...

Thanks for the tip on the vinyl spackling. Just what I needed as I could not find the other recommended stuff at our Craft store. Your chairs are beautiful and I love painter's drop cloths.
Blessings.
Audrey Z. http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/
Timeless Treasures

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I would have never known you could do that with spackling! That is one handy dandy tip! I'm so going to use that on something! thanks :)

TheMoonAndMe said...

What a really great idea to add texture to anything! Thanks for sharing! Wow!
And I love those chairs :)
Kelly

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Hi Carol, I love how the raised stencil project turned out. I'm gonna have to give it a try...Connie

Peggy Meckling said...

Love this idea! I'm definitely going to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! I just found you through Debbiedoo's. I'm your newest follower. I'd love it if you'd follow back at www.crazythriftycrafts.blogspot.com.

Little Miss Maggie said...

Wow, what a transformation, Carol. Fabulous job. These should sell very fast!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

What a great tip! Thank you so much, I will definitely be trying this one.
Debbie :)

Sarah said...

So smart !!! Love this Idea

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Great idea! I wanted to do this on a lamp and wasn't sure what to use, so thanks for the tip! :)

Lynn @ UpCountry Olio said...

I don't know where I've been but I've never seen this done. Your chairs are brilliant! You are right I can think of so many places this could be used. Thanks so much for putting together such a great tutorial.

Heart Vintage Design said...

I like the vinyl spackling and love the way you did the seats!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Just saw you featured over at Debbie's. LOVE the way these chairs look!

Darlene said...

Amazing transformation. Where do all your ideas come from? Who else but you would have thought spackle, stencil, and paint could do this?

Carla said...

Thank you for this! I have an inherited Mid-Century Modern bedroom set that I want to shabbify and this is the perfect solution!!

Unknown said...

I'm on my way to buy vinyl spackling asap. Love your ideas!!

Rose said...

Thank you ,now I know how to fix some of those old bottomless chairs in my storage shed !!