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Kitchen Cabinet Stenciling

Updated on February 8, 2018

Spruce Up Your Kitchen

After spring-cleaning, why not spruce up your kitchen with kitchen art. There are wonderful art pictures that look amazing on a kitchen wall. You do not have to spend a lot of money on the artwork as many can be found at your local bargain or dollar store.

Pick a theme that you like such as fruit, chocolate, seafood, an old fashion theme just to name a few. Many people really love animals and choose cows and pigs or roosters, to do a mural with. Match the colors to your kitchens décor.

For the modern kitchen your choices are endless. Black and white photographs of family members could be a theme on a wall close to where your kitchen table sits. Decorate a wall with all your children’s art pictures.


Kitchen Stenciled Cabinets and Walls

This is a very easy inexpensive way in which to decorate without having to paint or wallpaper. Adding graphics to your cabinets or as a border on your wall adds appeal. All you will need is a stencil pattern, a few jars of acrylic or stencil paint, a stencil brush painters tape, a few paper towels or a rag.

Materials Needed to Stencil

What you will need to Stencil
What you will need to Stencil | Source

What You'll Need to Stencil

  • Your stencil pattern
  • 2 or 3 jars of acrylic or stencil paint
  • A stencil brush/stipple brush
  • Painters tape
  • Paper towels or a rag

Instruction for Stenciling

For this project I used two colors of dry brush stencil paint.

  1. Decide where you want your stencil to go whether it is on your cabinets or as a border.
  2. With the painters tape apply stencil to area to be stenciled.
  3. Put a small amount of paint on the tip of your brush and blot onto a paper towel or rag to remove any excess paint.
  4. Work in a circular motion to fill in the cutout part of the stencil. Use your darkest color first. You only need to lift the brush when more paint is needed.
  5. Once you are done, carefully remove the stencil and reapply to another area to continue on.

With this project I did all my green leaves first. Then went back and shaded the yellow into the leaves.


Not Only For The Kitchen

I applied this stencil to a beam that runs between my kitchen and my kitchen eating area. After I was done with that area I cut a two vine leaves off of the end of the stencil and applied this to my kitchen cabinets at the top two corners.

Once the paint has had time to set, it can be easily washed when needed. The great thing about this project is it only took me about two hours to complete.

All materials can be purchased at a craft store, Amazon, Home Depot or hardware store or anywhere that crafts are sold. There are hundred of stencils, and paint colors to choose from, for any room in your home.

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© 2011 Susan Zutautas


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