The Best Way To Stencil Chalk Paint Furniture

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How To Stencil Furniture With Chalk Paint
The Best Way To Stencil Chalk Paint Furniture

Knowing how to stencil furniture the right way is essential in creating a clean design for your furniture makeovers. Let me help you take all the guesswork out of it. I found this new product and just had to try it out. The easiest small stencil project I have ever done! I ain’t kidding. Literally, two steps, and that’s it.

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How To Stencil Furniture The Easy Way – Before

How to stencil furniture in two easy steps.

Product List:

Below is a list of the following materials that I used to create this look. Click on the products below to find where you can purchase them.

I started my furniture makeover in the usual way with a quick cleaning with Dixie Bell’s White Lightning, followed by 2 coats of BOSS in the clear. When in doubt, I always use a stain-blocking primer. Especially if I’m using a light color in my design, it’s just better to be safe than sorry, and nasty stains can be a Debbie Downer for real. 

Paint Before Stenciling Furniture

Of course, I started this project out with a totally different design in mind. But hey, I roll with the flow. I’ve found that as a creator, it’s best to let your mind lead your hands and you can never have too much paint. Most of the time, it’s for the best. I call this the creative process. It goes something like this!

  1. This project is going to be awesome!
  2. Hmmm, this project is a bit tricky.
  3. This looks like crap.
  4. I’m crap!
  5. Maybe?
  6. I nailed it! Best stencil furniture project ever!

I know you’re laughing because you know exactly what I’m talking about. You’re welcome!

I used these three beautiful colors to create a blended look before adding the stencil.

Step #1 How To Stencil Flowers On Wooden Furniture

The stick-style stencil comes in a roll. I LOVE the simple floral pattern. There’s no need for painter’s tape to secure the stencil in place like a mylar stencil because the sticky is already on the back of the stencil. 

You roll out the amount you need for your design and stick it to the location you want on your chalk painted furniture. You will want to make sure that your paint is fully cured. I waited a whole 24 hours to be sure because some adhesives on tape can cause damage to your paint. It’s just the best.

I’ve used  Royal design studio and cutting edge stencils in the past but had to use a spray adhesive on the back to secure it to the project. This product eliminates that step and is less messy.

How To Stencil Furniture With Chalk Paint

Step #2 How To Stencil With Wax Over Chalk Paint

With a stiff, flat stencil brush, use a  dabbing and circular motion to cover the open areas on the stencil. I added one coat of wax to this project, but if you want the design darker, you can certainly go over it a second time to darken the design. You might even want to add a second color for a really cool look. I haven’t tried that yet, but I have plans to. 

Gently remove the stick-style stencil. The stencil can be reused multiple times. Wipe away any excess wax away with a soft cloth before each application. 

Stenciling Furniture

I have never been able to stencil furniture this easily and with no bleeding! Such a crisp, clean design. The wax is thick enough that it won’t sneak up under the stencil. 

I got the same perfect result every time I used it. Furniture flippers answer to quick and easy stenciling.

The floral accents were just the right amount for my design.

To get the full video tutorial with other furniture painting tutorials, CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Peel And Stick Stencils For Furniture

The Results Are Stunning!

Stenciled Buffet Table
Easy Stenciled Furniture
Stenciled Buffet Table

I decided afterward to leave the old hardware as is with this makeover. 

That’s what I’m talking about! This was an easy furniture makeover using furniture wax and a  stencil. What do you think about this DIY project? Would you try this technique on your next furniture makeover? I’d love to hear your thought. Please drop me a comment below or just say hi so that I know you stopped by.

Until the next project… xo, Do



  1. Hi Do,
    I have this same stencil and same decor wax. We must have the same taste in style. I love the way you blended the colors on the bottom of this piece. How do you do that? I would like to try the 3D stenciling some time and paint over it. Waiting for that perfect piece of furniture to come around. Thank you for sharing this.

  2. I recently purchased two solid wood panel door to create my own French Country Barn doors. I purchased three stencils online to create the look I want ( in my head, anyway!! LOL) . I plan on using texture to give the stencils a raised effect ( I used this process on my guest bedroom walls and was quite thrilled with the results), then will glaze them and had gold leaf paint to several areas to try and create a vintage French look. Anxious to start!
    I love your use of stencils on this piece! So elegant! You are an inspiration to me! Someday, I hope to be able to do this and make enough money so I can quit m 7-6 day job and create! My artistic soul needs to create

    1. Thank you for the kind words, Linda! 🙂

      You painted a beautiful picture and it sounds amazing. I’d love to see it when you’re done. As far as my business, it’s my labor of love. It’s a lot of hard work but the rewards of just interacting with people like you make this all worth it. You inspire me to continue to create. It’s a lonely business, but just knowing that someone appreciates what you do is sometimes enough. Have a fantastic day my friend.

      xo, Do

  3. Hi Do! Love your projects; I have a pinterest page with just your name on it! Can this stencil be used again once cleaned off? Does the wax dry without smearing; or do you top coat over it? Thanks for your help and all your ideas!!

    1. Hi Jackie! I’m honored that you follow my work. Well, it doesn’t really feel like work. 🙂 The stencil was still very sticky after using it once. I’m certain it would work again especially if you’re using the wax. The wax dried super fast and didn’t smear. The wax goes a LONG way! It only took a little bit on the end of a stiff brush to apply. There is no reason to use a top coat as long as you’re using Dixie Belle paint as your base. The wax is permanent. So fun!

      xo, Do

  4. Good Morning!
    I feel less alone when I am painting one of my abstract canvases, or working on a furniture re-do! I find such comfort and fulfillment in my soul when I am painting. Your work, of of course, speaks for itself ( amazing, creative, stunning, etc, etc) but it’s your personality that drew me in. Your enthusiasm and vivaciousness is contagious! I look forward to all your future projects and learning as much as I can from you. Have a jujuee day!

    1. What a sweet thing to say, Linda! I do enjoy what I do and sharing it is kinda like therapy… if that makes sense. Much like you, I find great comfort painting. I appreciate your kindness more than you know.

      Have a blessed day. 🙂

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