Wanting to add more fun to a furniture piece for a kid’s room? Give it a shabby chic home made look with these steps to creating your own pattern.
Materials: Paint, Paintbrush rag or sponge, Sandpaper, Thin cardboard (as thin as the back of a legal pad), Marker, Box cutter, Clear coat, and Damp rag
Time: Quick – depends on dry time
Step 1: Draw the shape you want on the cardboard. You may want to try drawing the design on a different piece of paper beforehand to get the exact design you want.
Step 2: Use a box cutter to cut the shape out of the middle of the cardboard without cutting from the outer edges of the cardboard.
Step 3: Lightly sand the area on the furniture piece you want the design to be located.
Step 4: Lay your cardboard stencil on the area you just sanded and dab on paint in the color of your choice. Repeat this until satisfied with the thickness of the paint.
Step 5: Let dry before continuing with the rest of the steps.
Step 6: Use permanent marker in the color of your paint or a contrasting color to outline the shapes if you want a clean line.
Step 7: After everything is dry, add a a gloss coat.
If you’re feeling bold: Make more stencils in many sizes to add between your already awesome design. You could also try different colors!
This can be a great personalized DIY gift with the coming holidays!