Peindre un meuble avec un pochoir

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While scrolling through the Facebook Marketplace, which I am addicted to, by the way, I came across this all wood accent cabinet.  The cost was $40.00 which I thought was a great deal for a wood cabinet. So, the Hubs and I decided to pick it up.  Here is the accent cabinet makeover.

Accent Cabinet Before Makeover

Disclosure:  This post was compensated and written in collaboration with Stencil Revolution.  All opinions are my own.

The inside included a shelf which was great for that extra storage space.

Inside of cabinet showing shelves.
Inside Cabinet

A friend had given me a gift basket a month or so ago and it included several small jars of FolkArt Chalk Paint.  It included a jar of Sage, a beautiful, pastel greenish-blue

A bottle of FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint and a paintbrush.
FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, Sage

How to decorate an old wooden accent cabinet: applying stencil on doors!

To make the cabinet even more cheerful and fun, I will be applying this beautiful Daisy Floral Pattern Wall Stencil by Stencil Revolution. Isn’t it beautiful?  The stencil comes with a large daisy and a small daisy. I felt the large daisy would be the perfect size for the front of my cabinet. It is 23” x 23”.

Stencil Revolution stencil large daisy and a small daisy.
Stencil Revolution

The stencil’s quality is awesome.  Stencil Revolution makes their stencils using reusable 10 mil food-safe Mylar plastic.   Isn’t she a beauty? The quality of the stencil is bar far the best I have seen.

Accent Cabinet Makeover Prep

To start the cabinet project, I cleaned under the cabinet by giving it a quick sweeping. 

Cleaning under accent cabinet.
Clean Under Cabinet

I removed the doors and the old knobs.

Removing cabinet doors
Remove Accent Cabinet Doors

The cabinet was then cleaned using my vinegar and water solution (one-part vinegar to one-part water and one teaspoon of dish detergent) inside and outside.  

Cleaning accent cabinet
Cleaning Accent Cabinet

Painting Process

One coat of the Sage Chalk Paint was applied to the outside of the cabinet as well as to the doors.  (I will not be painting the inside of the cabinet).

First coat of paint applied to accent cabinet doors.
Stenciled Cabinet after First Coat of Paint

The second coat of paint was applied after the first coat dried for about 2 hours.

Second coat of paint applied to accent cabinet
Cabinet after Second Coat of Paint

I allowed the cabinet to sit overnight to allow the paint time to cure.  

Adding the Stencil

Before stenciling, I attached the doors back to the cabinet. And now, the moment I have been waiting for!  Applying the beautiful Daisy Pattern Wall Stencil by Stencil Revolution to the front of my accent cabinet.

When stenciling, I have found it’s easier to use a cheap makeup sponge from the dollar store.  I always make a huge mess with stencil brushes. The makeup sponge gives you a bit more control when applying the paint.  However, you can use whatever you feel comfortable with.

Makeup sponges
Makeup Sponges

Before applying the stencil to the cabinet, the Hubs trimmed some of the mylar so that the stencil would fit easier on the cabinet front.

Trimming stencil
Trimming Stencil

We laid the cabinet on its backside.  I eyeballed where the stencil needed to be placed and used blue painters tape to adhere it to the front of the cabinet. 

Using painters tape to attach stencil to accent cabinet front.
Tape Stencil to Accent Cabinet Front

I will be using FolkArt White.  Pour a little of your paint onto a paper plate. Make sure to leave a clean side to dab your sponge to remove any excess paint.  


Dabbing Your Paint

Dab your sponge into the paint and then dab onto the clean part of the plate to remove any excess paint.

Then simply dab your sponge onto the surface to fill in the stencil areas.  Since this was a large stencil, I worked in small sections.  

Dab paint onto stencil
Dab Makeup Sponge and Dab on Stencil

Light coats of paint are better.  After the first coat was applied with my sponge, I allowed it to dry and then dabbed a second coat.  

Stencil after paint added
Painted Stencil

Once the stencil is completely filled in, gently remove it from the surface.  Look at this!

Front of cabinet with stencil completed
Stencil Completed

The Finishing Touches

The Hubs helped me set the cabinet back up, and I applied one coat of FolkArt’s clear wax and then the new hardware.  I found these beautiful glass knobs at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.  

Add glass knobs to accent cabinet
Glass Knobs

To clean the stencil, I used water and Dawn dish detergent immediately after use.  I laid it on a towel to help remove and absorb any paint you may have gotten on the backside.  Easy peasy!

Cleaning stencil with soap and water
Cleaning Stencil

The stencil was shipped with a piece of brown craft paper to protect it.  I placed the stencil back into the craft paper and stored it under my bed after it dried.

Storing stencil
Storing Stencil

The Stencil Revolution Daisy Pattern Wall Stencil was so easy to use.  And, since it’s mylar is super durable, it can be used again and again.  I am thinking about using it on an accent wall here in my shop in different colors.  My shop so needs a pop of color. 

Cabinet after stencil and glass knobs added
Accent Cabinet Makeover

Stencil Revolution is a small, family-based company, just like me.  I love supporting small businesses and spreading the word. If you are thinking about stenciling, definitely check them out at

The daisy really gives it an elegant feel but at the same time a bit sassy!  Look at the difference!

There are so many different possibilities for this accent cabinet.  A coffee bar, an entryway piece, the list goes on and on. It can be used just about anywhere in the home that needs a bit of extra storage space.

Don’t overlook the cheap pieces! You can create gorgeous, functional furniture!


Looking for more furniture makeovers ideas?

See my DIY Nightstand Makeover and this Chest of Drawers Makeover

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