Chevron Stenciled Bookcase
Chevron Stencil Template: We used ours from the internet http://www.billiemonster.com
Black Permanent Marker
Metal edged ruler
Stencil palette tray
Plastic putty knife
High Density Foam Roller
Tape or Stencil Spray Adhesive
One Litre of Paint- we used Benjamin Moore’s Citron 2024-30 mixed in the Advance. You could really choose any product but as our bookcase was previously painted in Advance pearl , we decided to also paint the chevron in the same product for adherence and pearl to match the sheen of the cabinet which was painted Benjamin Moore Ivory White CC-130.
- Print out stencil template and enlarge on a photocopier to the size you want your chevron.
- Place your stencil under a sheet of clear mylar & trace the template with a permanent marker. Marking on the stencil which alternating chevron patterns you want to cut out. I left a 1” solid mylar border- on the top, bottom & right edges, so you will not roll off the edges of the stencil.
- With a sharp exacto knife and metal edged ruler score and cut out your stencil.
- Pour a small amount of paint onto your paint palette and draw down a smooth layer with your putty knife.
- Using the high density roller – roll and load the foam roller with paint. As these rollers hold the paint inside the foam- you do not need a lot of paint.
- Before you start- always roll off any excess paint onto a paper towel. This will ensure there is no excess paint that will bleed under the stencil.
- Place your stencil on the surface and attach with either tape or stencil spray adhesive. I started a few stripes down from the top and on the left side as I had cut that flush to place against the cabinet .
- Continue painting – using your overlapping stencil all the way to the bottom of the cabinet.
- Let the paint dry and apply a 2nd coat if necessary.
What do you think of this easy DIY? Such a great way to add personality and colour to your space!