View Full Version : Stenciling on baby furniture surface? Stencil Sites?

06-09-2004, 02:30 PM
Can stenciling be done directly on the surface of finished baby furniture?

Do you have any favorite stenciling sites you would like to share?

Thanks a bunch!

06-10-2004, 02:07 AM
Hi Krisa,

congrats on your baby girl! i have done some stentciling on furniture, but found it to be difficult and ended up painting freehand. turned out to be much easier than i thought it would be!

i bought stenciling supplies from Michaels. i found a bunch of themes (stars, sun, etc.) and also cut my own designs. i bought acryllic paints from #### blick (http://www.dickblick.com/). they were super helpful when i ordered paints/brushes, etc. i can try to dig up a picture of the dresser i painted if you'd like to check it out.

are you painting wood? it is a lot of fun!


06-10-2004, 12:04 PM
Hi Rowan's Mama,

You sound very talented! I would love to see the pic of the dresser you painted - I find them so inspirational!

Thanks for the suggestions!

06-10-2004, 11:47 PM
hi krisa,

here are a couple of pictures of the dresser. we did a distressed finish to an old, ratty dresser- what you see is the top which i painted some art inspired by Otto Seybold. it works well with a changing pad on top.

if you use latex paint for surface painting, you probably want to have someone else do it. i think the acryllic paint is safe when pg. let me know if you need any more help! have fun!




06-13-2004, 01:49 PM
Wow, no way could I do that!

I was going to ask the same question as I would love to do some stencilling on my dd's white furniture set. Why didn't it work out?


06-14-2004, 02:31 PM
WOW! I LOVE IT!!! You did a great job. Thanks so much for sharing and for the tips!

:) :)

06-14-2004, 03:01 PM
Kris, i am assuming you mean why the stencilling didn't work out for me? i found it to be a pain in the a$$ to cut out the acetate for the illustrations, specially with details like the fish bubbles. i guess if i had all day...but even then i wouldn't do it. i did try to be patient with the process after reading some stencilling books, which lasted through one graphic. also the paint bled through the stencil (maybe, i didn't do it right). so i decided that was it for me! by then, i had gotten over my irrational fear of messing things up...it was old piece of furniture, i rationalized that was already looking better. i did have a few areas where i repainted the base coat as it didn't work as well.

Krisa, good luck! glad you liked the pics.