Why not put stencils! – The new trend to follow

Being a furniture enthusiast, I have always liked stencils. There is something magical about stencils. Over the past 20 years, stencil designs have evolved and have become an art form. Stencil Paint is used to change the look of an office, flowerpot, boring walls, old floors, etc.


If you stay in neutral colors, you can add an explosive side to your decor while remaining understated. There are so many different varieties that you can create countless models. You must let your creativity run, be free to bring dimensions of things to life, and add your personal touch.

Types of stencils:

The geometric stencils are very neutral and blend well with several decors. Therefore, geometric shapes can add a lot of fun to your room. Moreover, there are also nature-inspired stencils, floral stencils, ethnic stencils, thematic stencils of animals, hearts, and souls. You can mix and match different themes to create a look. It is just a matter of taste. To add, you can use more than one stencil theme to create art.


Process of stencil design:

Once you have the stencils you want, the next question is what types of paint to use on the surface. I love using Colorantic paint with stencils. It has a perfect texture and helps prevent excess paint from spilling. I use a sponge most of the time to apply my color on the stencil, but that is your way. You can spread everything with a foam roller (sponge) or a round brush.

Before you put down the stencil and start with the other color, you make sure that the basecoat is dry. Furthermore, you also need to apply a thin coat of paint in the stencil to eliminate the risk of spillage.

I’ll tell you a hack to help you out. You can use green painter’s tape to stick the stencil on the surface to prevent it from slipping.

It is simple to do!

Trust yourself. It just takes patience.

For my part, I had so much fun applying the stencil to my desk drawers that I continued on the wall next to it (laughs). It was around 10 pm when I started my project. I was looking at the almost finished desk. The desk with the stained wood top and cotton ball color frame and drawers and wondering am I adding any stencils?

The response was immediately positive.
That moment when I was spreading out the Mist and Cotton Ball colored geometric shapes,
I thought, “What a good idea, it would be to do the wall too!”

So, I finished around 2 am, exhausted from my day and night but happy with my new decor.


Insights on stencil designing:

One thing I understood with this method is that to create patterns.
You must put aside your perfectionism and accept that the shapes are uneven. We can say that imperfection gives charm and ambiance, and it is by looking at the whole. And not each motif that one sees beauty as a whole.



It is not only the large-scale projects that give a room an enchanting decor, but sometimes one color is enough to give back a lot of cachets.

I will eventually paint the furniture in my living room with a cotton ball and tractor dust to unify them.

The next step will be my large sectional sofa.
I can’t wait!

What is your next project?

On y vois Jessy Gendron , celle derrière Atelier 87 meubles revalorisés

Jessy Gendron

Who am I by the way: I am a stay at home mom to two beautiful children, a 4 year old little girl and a 7 year old big boy. They have been the center of my life since their birth. I am a former hairdresser who still loves to cut hair! I am a hypersensitive, humanist,  who is always ready to help others. Decoration, clothing and hair are areas that have always attracted me. Everything related to creation makes me vibrate and makes me forget my anxieties for a moment. What helps me get through the storms in my head are running, praying, and painting furniture. I love to transform! I find a lot of stuff in the garbage and I imagine them with a new look and that gives me a feeling of lightness. I would like to add hours to my days to paint more. Sometimes I paint at night to advance my work and play with my children during the day. During my long sleepless nights I imagine, among other things, how I will transform the furniture that is in my garage. I am passionionate! Saving the planet is also on my priority list. Restoring, repainting and reusing gives me a sense of accomplishment or relieves me of guilt. Here is who I am!


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