Chevron Stencil Furniture Makeover DIY

When I picked up a plain white stool at Goodwill for $4.99, I was not sure how I wanted to make it over and then I had the wonderful opportunity to check out Handmade Charlotte stencils and could not wait to use one of the designs on the stool!
The stool needed a quick cleanup and sanding, then I repainted it a glossy white.  I am VERY into neon lately…as seen here and here.  So, I decided I wanted to do some color blocking with hot pink:

I received the Patterns stencil set which comes with 6 patterns and a sheet for letters and numbers. (I already have some DIY ideas for the numbers & letters- yeay!)

It was a VERY hard decision to choose the design. I narrowed it down to two- polka dots and chevron, even trying both and after trying some polka dots, decided to go with the chevron. I have so many polka dot DIYs, I need to branch out a bit πŸ™‚

To apply the stencil, I taped it down with some painters tape to keep it from moving while painting.

The chevron pattern is long and I noticed the stencil lifted a bit in the middle so I also applied some double sided tape to the back of the stencil to keep it very still.  For the polka dot one, this was not necessary.

I used a small roller paintbrush to apply the paint.  I lifted the stencil immediately after painting to correct any mistakes I made.  To cover the whole stool, I lined up the pattern and repeated the steps.

I love it!

Neon pink and chevron are just the look my office needed.  Another thrifty find, an owl for $3 (spray painted white), is very happy to have a place to sit.

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  1. I love this stool soo cute! Now I have to talk my husband into letting me paint our stools!

  2. DesignedByBH says:

    I love the color combination…and the owl! So cute. It turned out really well. πŸ™‚

  3. Candice says:

    What a great makeover! Great job! Here from TT&J

  4. Gretchen says:

    So cute! I need to try my hand at stenciling with a little project like this. Love the owl, too!

  5. Amy Anderson says:

    This stool is the best – amazing. LOVE the neon!

  6. What a cute stool and that neon paint is gorgeous! I've never used stencils before but I think now I need to try!

    I'm hosting a "Craft With What You've Got" party and the featured crafting supply this week is craft paints. This project would fit in perfectly! I'd love for you to link it up here.

    Danielle atΒ Framed Frosting

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