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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 28 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. Decorative Painting Tips (00:03:52)

    Shannon Kaye shares expert tips for basic decorative painting projects.

  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. How To Re-Create A Starry Sky on the Ceiling

    Star stencils are used to create constellations, transforming a boring ceiling into an out-of-this-world mural for two young boys.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  5. 5. Stenciling Your Walls (00:01:00)

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

  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Trimmed-Out Holiday Stockings (00:01:26)

    Dollar-store finds provide decorative trim to use on DIY holiday stockings.

  8. 8. Painted Table (04:48)

    Everything you need to know about stenciling a patio tabletop.

  9. 9. Decorative Paint Technique: Wall Stenciling

    Check out this modern stenciling technique with layers of color and style.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Paint a Hardwood Floor (00:03:50)

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

  11. 11. Add Impact With Easy Accents (00:01:00)

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

  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. Stenciled Stones (03:46)

    Step-by-step directions for making stenciled stepping stones.

  14. 14. How To Create a Mural Wall

    Add dimension to any wall by using stencils to create a mural.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. How To Create Stenciled Window Treatments

    These window shades go from dull to designer with this unique stenciling technique.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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