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How To Stencil a Trompe l'Oeil Effect

Stencils can help create a trompe l'oeil effect for those do-it-yourselfers who aren't comfortable with freehand painting.

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Top 29 Stenciling Projects

  1. 1. Quick Stenciled Gift Wrap

    Add a personal touch to gift wrapping by using stencils to decorate it, from DIY Network.

  2. 2. How to Use Stain for Stenciling on Wood

    Using stain, instead of paint, for a stenciling project helps show off the wood grain and gives furniture an antique look.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  3. 3. Decorative Painting Tips (00:03:52)

    Shannon Kaye shares expert tips for basic decorative painting projects.

  4. 4. How to Paint a Hardwood Floor (00:03:50)

    Shannon Kaye demonstrates how to paint a tile pattern on a hardwood floor.

  5. 5. How To Make a Stenciled Wet Bar

    A buffet gets an update with lime green paint and a tightly placed Victorian stencil pattern in black, creating the illusion that it ha...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  6. 6. Add Impact With Easy Accents (00:01:00)

    Even the smallest of details can have a major impact in the kitchen.

  7. 7. Stamped Snowflake Luminaria (03:54)

    Two quick and easy ways to make festive luminarias.

  8. 8. Stenciling Your Walls (00:01:00)

    Stenciling makes a statement but is easily repainted when you're over it.

  9. 9. How to Paint an Accent Wall (00:04:45)

    Shannon Kaye demonstrates how to paint and stencil an accent wall.

  10. 10. How to Create a Wall Stencil Border

    Learn how to add a stencil painted border to a wall, from DIY Network.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Painted Table (04:48)

    Everything you need to know about stenciling a patio tabletop.

  12. 12. How To Refinish a Wine Cabinet

    Learn how to use adhesive stencils and paint to give an old wine cabinet new life.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  13. 13. Paint a Floral Stenciled Armoire

    Brighten up antique furniture by painting it with milk paint and adding metallic stenciled accents.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 14. How to Paint a Stencil Pattern on Seat Cushions

    An Art Deco design is painted on cushions with stippling and foam brushes to bring out the purple in the sofa.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. How to Turn a Canvas Drop Cloth Into an Outdoor Rug

    DIY Network has instuctions on how to make an outdoor rug from a painter's drop cloth, paint and stencils.

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