If you have never stenciled before, the Herringbone stencil is a nice easy one to start with. Since it has such clean lines, it is really easy to line up and the design can easily be tidied up if there is any bleeding of the paint. I started off painting the table with Pure White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I then mixed the Pure White with some Paris Grey to apply with the stencil. One of the benefits with using the chalk paint is that it dries extremely fast!
I lined up the middle line of the stencil on the table and just used some painter’s tape to hold down the edges. I have used a foam roller with my past stenciling projects but used a paint brush for this project to stay with the more handpainted style that I wanted for the table. In less than 30 minutes, it was done! Soooo much easier than measuring and taping off lines!
If you are looking for more stenciling inspiration, you can check out my stenciled craft room and master bathroom as well as find some tips on how to stencil a wall. And don’t forget to check out all of the amazing designs over at Cutting Edge Stencils!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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