As promised, here’s my DIY instructions for stencilling the back of cabinetry. I did this in my laundry room, you can see the reveal of that room here (and you’ll see the original room and cabinetry).
I started off with regular plain cabinetry and after removing the doors, I wanted to do something to dress up the backs of the cabinetry a little.
These are my tools – a stencil, fat stencil brush and Pittsburgh Paints sample pots in:
– silent night
– swan lake (missed this one in the photo…geez)
– prussian blue
And I was off, I just did a random pattern using one colour at a time.
My tips for stencilling with a small stencil like this is to use a dry brush and only put a small amount of paint on the brush. Dap the brush to take off any excess paint and then pounce or pound the brush against the stencil. Having very little paint on the brush helps to ensure that there is no bleeding behind the stencil.
I’m not an expert and the main thing to remember is that it is supposed to look handmade and as such it won’t be perfect. So don’t sweat it!