Indian bone inlayed furniture is so popular now! It has been popping up all over the design world, and for good reason: the exquisite craftsmanship and refined intricate designs bring such a luxurious feel to your decor. Understandably, these hand-made pieces command high prices. So whats a DIY gal to do? Stencil a piece of furniture in Indian Inlay of course! And save like, a thousand or two, while having fun stenciling.
You Will Need...
- Cutting Edge Stencils' Indian Inlay Stencil Kit
- Benjamin Moore Bone White Aura Paint
- Stencil Brush
- Chalk Pencil
- Can Opener
- Low-Tack Blue Painters Tape
- Paper Towels
- Foam Plate
- Scotch-Brite Pad
Step by Step Instructions
You can pick up a piece of furniture from a garage sale and paint it in your background color or purchase an inexpensive piece from a store that already has the right background. Thats what we did, out of sheer laziness: we found this inexpensive piece at Pier One and used it for our inlay stenciling project. It was just a plain black side table, nothing special. It was begging to be stenciled!
Now its time to get creative and layout your design! The Indian Inlay stencil kit comes with 5 versatile elements, and you can lay them out in any way you like to fit your specific piece of furniture. For this particular piece we felt like a large leafy insert would look great in the center, and then well frame it with a border inlay stencil. Here were using a chalk pencil, but as I said, a small piece of chalk or a regular pencil will work to. Make a few marks so you can see where the designs are going. Your layout doesnt have to be perfect. We discovered that a little extra space here and there will not be noticeable once you stencil the piece. You can also fill in some empty areas using a small element (like a flower) from one of the stencils.
Look how crisp its turning out! Now just rotate this leafy stencil to do the other half No need to clean the stencil in between!
And now Ta-Da!!! The big reveal!
Isnt it gorgeous? We LOVE it! Looks like the real thing, minus the price tag and it took less than 2 hours to complete the stenciling, seriously! No one could believe this piece was stenciled! Now, doesnt this make you inspired and wanting to stencil a piece of furniture or two? So go ahead, grab one of our Indian Inlay Furniture Stenciling Kits and go on the hunt for the perfect piece of furniture, mirror, picture frame, or tray! Have fun stenciling and please post some pics on our Facebook Fan page. If you love the idea of stenciling furniture but had a different design in mind, check out our craft stencils for more furniture up-do inspiration.