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Frog Stencil

Join me for another before and after story featuring frog stencils. We’ll turn an old chest of drawers in desperate need of a new coat of paint into a delightful addition to any room.

 

Stenciling on furniture is a great way to save an old dresser and add a new conversation piece to any room. Not to mention the money you’ll save by redesigning furniture you already have versus buying a new item.

Frog Stencil ProjectBesides, older furniture is better than new furniture, because things built even 20 or 30 years ago were made with stronger wood products and better craftsmanship. The older the item, the more likely it will be around even longer. So why not redesign an old piece instead of buying something new.

If you don’t happen to have something around your house waiting for a makeover, these items can be found at flea markets and thrift stores at very reasonable prices. Although sometimes you get lucky and run across one that someone is throwing out. Don’t be shy about dumpster diving. It’s a great way to show everyone how talented you are by turning trash into treasure. Oh come on! It’s easy with stencils – I’ll show you.

Here was an old dresser that had been in my garage and I can’t tell you how many times I overlooked it. Then I needed some extra storage in a spare room and thought about it. It was a perfect fit but it needed a redo badly. So I went to work.

First, I lightly sanded the entire piece and spray painted with a light green for my Rain Forest back drop. Then I splashed on some forest greenery.

Don’t panic…it was easy. Just pour several colors of green on a palette. Drag a paint brush through the different colors, spinning as you go to get the bristles coated with the colors.

Then using the same spinning motion, brush the paint onto the surfaces while swaying from side to side in your lines (like as if you were skiing).This will create some vine-like accents. I used a tapered end paint brush but a flat end will work just as well.

Frog Stencils on DresserNow, dab a round head brush (like a stenciling brush) into the paints with an up and down motion allowing the bristles to pick up several of the colors. Use the same dabbing motion to create some patches of foliage. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll realize the brushes and the colors do most of the work. I only made a few areas of foliage because I wanted my frogs to stand out but go as crazy as you want. Remember this is your masterpiece.

Next, decide where to put the frog stencils. Take a little time with this and put the frogs where they will really stand out. It’s easier if they don’t cross over drawers or around corners but sometimes that ads creativity so weigh the options on your project.

Notice that I painted the Hanging Frog Stencil dangling across two drawers. It was a challenge but I like the way it looks.

A nice additon to the frog stencils would be a tropical flower stencil or some other animal stencils.

Old DresserHere’s a picture of what the dresser looked like before. As you can see it wasn’t anything special but it was made from good solid wood. Now it’s a very interesting piece that provides much needed storage.

You can use any stencils for this project (there are even some free printable stencils on-line), but if you like these frog stencils you can find them in the Red Eyed Tree Frogs Book of Stencils as a download so you can get your project started now at our Printable Stencils Store.

You’ll have fun creating and showing off your frog stencils dresser. This project should get you thinking about all of the possibilities for designing art for your home. I hope you are inspired to create some great works of art with stencils!

Happy Stenciling!

Penny

 

 

We are thrilled to introduce these downloadable and Printable Stencils (click here for more). Instant gratification at its finest! You don't need a special printer - these designs are specially formatted to print straight from your home computer on standard letter sized paper. Once downloaded, you will have your complete stencil booklet with patterns and instructions. Just click, buy and print!

Each book will come to you as a down-loadable pdf file in your e-mail. Just check your e-mail after purchase for the link to connect to your file and print or save. It's that easy!

All designs can be adjusted to fit your project size. Instructions are included. Pages are 8.5” x 11”.

If you'd rather get your Stencil Books in Print, just click the blue button below each book.

Fleur de lis Stencils

Fleur de lis: Book of Stencils

This collection includes 22 designs. Ten are easy single overlay. Six have 2 overlays and six have 3 overlays.

This purchase is of a PDF file which has 63 pages.
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Oriental Stencils

Oriental Designs: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 16 designs- Chinese Dragon, Bamboo, Oriental Figure with Coolie Hat, Ying Yang Koi Stencils, Bonsai Tree Stencil and 3 Cranes plus 10 Chinese Symbols (Eternity, Friendship, Happiness, Harmony, Long Life, Peace, Prosperity, Tranquility, Truth and Dragon.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 40 pages.
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Antique Door Stencils

Antique Door Hardware: A Book of Stencils

This collection includes 5 designs- Lion Head Door Knocker, Key Bow, Lock Plate and Mail Box Plaque (with two word options). These images should add a little fun and even some humor to the doors in your home while they introduce a touch of the past.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 25 pages.
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Princess Stencils

For a Princess

This collection includes 7 designs- Royal Carriage, Knight in Shining Armor, Castle, Dragon, Sceptre, Tiara and Pillow plus the word "Princess."

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Zoo Babies Stencisl

Zoo Babies: Stencils for a Nursery

This collection includes 7 animal stencils - an Elephant, a Giraffe, a Hippo, a Lion, a Monkey, a Tiger and a Zebra.

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Secret Garden Stencils

The Secret Garden

Create your own private wall mural garden retreat. This collection includes 12 stencils -fountain, bleeding heart, iris, bee, butterfly, foxglove, grasshopper, hummingbird, trumpet flower, morning glory, stone wall and stone path.

This purchase is of a PDF file with 51 pages.
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