Stenciled Kitchen Border: an Easy Kitchen Makeover to Suit Every Style!
We at The Artful Stencil were thrilled to have been approached in recent months by Kelly Fenley, the author of the Home & Garden section of our local newspaper, The Register Guard, requesting an interview about our business and photos of a completed local stenciling project. After a lot of hard work, the completed article debuted online last week. We couldn’t happier! Here is a link to the article: “Stencil, paint, voila! Cheerful home art”.
Today, we want to share with you a simple tutorial for the stenciled kitchen border project featured in this article. This project is perfect for a rainy spring weekend. We decided to take on a brand new stenciling project for the newspaper article: a refresh of our kitchen with a beautifully stenciled border. We knew we would enjoy the finished results, and that the project would produce some beautiful photos for the newspaper.
You will find beautiful project photos below by Collin Andrew, photographer for The Register Guard, as well as some valuable stenciling tips. We hope you gain inspiration, and enjoy this tutorial on how to create a stenciled kitchen border. It sure is a joy to make something beautiful!
Our stencils are reusable, so you can enjoy using them again and again, for all kinds of projects. US shipping in only 5 days, so you can get rolling on this project.
Choosing the Stencil and Paint Colors!
Simply choose a stencil that fits your home’s theme. Our Border Stencil Categories are a treasure chest of beautiful designs to fit every home.
Choosing a stencil for our kitchen was pretty easy. Since spring is upon us in the beautiful pacific northwest, bringing with it an abundance of yellow daffodils, many-colored tulips, pink and white cherry blossoms and magnolia flowers, and more, flowers are definitely on our minds. Each bloom brings its own unique style and color.
Inspired by the changing season, we chose to adorn our kitchen with a lovely stylized floral design, our Art Nouveau Border 4 stencil. This timeless and graceful stencil is a joy to see every time we walk into our kitchen, and it’s from our Art Nouveau Collection. A previous blog posts featured this collection.
Repainting our kitchen has been long-overdue. So, prior to stenciling, we repainted our kitchen ceiling a white shade with pink undertones and a light yellow shade on the strip of border where the stencil would be going. This extra step provided a blank canvas for stenciling, but is certainly not necessary to do.
Choosing paint colors for the stencil itself took some time, having a whole rainbow of colors to choose from! We knew we wanted to use an interior paint for a long-lasting result, so we visited our local paint store to get some swatches. After much deliberation, we found inspiration from the stencil image our artist, Joni Prittie, had already created for her beautiful stencil design: a beautiful medium-toned pink for the flowers a medium-toned green for the leaves.
Project Pictures! (click photos to enlarge and read instructions)
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