I’m back with another furniture makeover with a stencil design! I want to tell you all about this makeover and this stencil! Full disclaimer before we proceed any further, Cutting Edge Stencil provided this stencil to me for free. All opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own and are not influenced by Cutting Edge Stencils providing me this stencil for free.
Alright, let’s talk about this stencil and this makeover! I knew before I finished my first stencil piece that I wanted to do another one. Within a month I found this buffet and I knew it would be a great candidate for a stencil design. I like doing stencil designs on pieces that have inset drawers and / or doors. I like the look of those the best, but you can do a stencil design on almost any piece!
I selected the Neera Bone Inlay Stencil for this buffet. I picked this stencil for a couple of reasons. First, there are only three pieces to this stencil. The first bone inlay stencil I worked with had 11 different stencil pieces! Eleven pieces can be overwhelming, especially if this is your first time working with a stencil and creating a design. I liked that there were only three pieces and the user wouldn’t have to spend a lot of time creating a design plan. This stencil kit comes with a solid line stencil that you could use as a border or divider between other stencils. There is also a straight line stencil of “plus signs.” This stencil could be used as a border divider too. Lastly this stencil kit comes with a large geometric ikat/ diamond design that will cover a lot of space.
The second reason I picked this stencil is because the stencil design was square and you could easily line it up with the straight edges of a drawer, door, top, or side. I think this is a great stencil for a beginner trying their first piece, or for anyone looking for an easy project. Some stencils are more organic in shape and don’t have a line that is easy to center the stencil on your piece with.
The third reason I like this stencil is because of the square footage of the geometric stencil. The geometric stencil is very large and can cover a big area. You can use a foam roller on this big stencil vs. using small stencil brushes. Normally on furniture stencils, I work with small areas and stencils where I use small brushes. This geometric stencil allows you to use a roller, which will make the process more efficient. The stencil will also allow you to cover a lot of area at once and reduce the number of times you have to move your stencil to cover one side/top/drawer/door. This will also save time, because most of the time you need to wait for the stencil to dry before repositioning your stencil over the part you have painted.
Overall I really love this stencil kit and will definitely use it again! It was easy to work with only 3 different stencils in the kit. I love that the stencils were square shapes and make it easy to line up on my buffet. I also loved that I could cover a lot of area on the buffet with the geometric stencil. If you are looking to do your first bone inlay style piece, this is a great stencil to use! Here are some after photos of my piece!
I will be launching an Ecourse in January 2021 that will teach you how to refinish a piece with this stencil from start to finish. It will show you how to sand, repair, prime, paint, stencil, and add new hardware! Sign up, here, for my newsletter to be the first to know about this course when it launches!