Country Stenciled Stool
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Country Stenciled Stool

This beautifully stenciled stool is destined to become a family heirloom. Design by Bill Palasty
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Butter Cream
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Oasis Green
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Purple Smoke
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Rainforest Green
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Sachet Pink
  • Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint, Wild Rose
  • Ceramcoat® Satin Exterior/Interior Varnish
  • Stencil Magic® Stencil Buddy
  • Stencil Magic® Stencil, Strokework Basics
  • Homestead Stool
  • Foam brushes, 1-inch
  • Masking tape
  • Paintbrush, soft nylon, 1&½-inch
  • Paint palette or disposable plates
  • Soft cloth
  • Water container

Project Instructions

Step: 1

Painting Techniques: To basecoat, apply a total opaque (solid) coverage to desired surface. Two thin coats are preferable to one heavy coat; lightly sand between coats if needed and wipe away dust with soft cloth.

Step: 2

To stencil, use masking tape to hold stencil in place. Cut sponge from stencil buddy into smaller pieces. Use a different piece for each color of paint.

Step: 3

Put a small amount of paint onto palette and dip sponge, secured to stencil buddy handle, into paint and dab off excess on paper towel. Apply to stencil, lightly dabbing around openings working toward center.

Step: 4

Shade using darker colors by dabbing only at base of flower, etc. and working lightly out to top edge. Repeat with other paint colors, moving stencil as needed.

Step: 5

Lightly sand stool and wipe away dust with soft cloth. Basecoat with Butter Cream.

Step: 6

Paint edges of legs with Wild Rose and edge around top with Purple Smoke.

Step: 7

Place large flower motif along one edge of top. Stencil flower with Sachet Pink and shade with Wild Rose. Stencil leaves with Oasis Green and shade with Rainforest Green.

Step: 8

Move stencil and repeat around top of stool. Move stencil down to each leg and repeat leaving off leaves on very ends of design. Stencil small tulip design with Purple Smoke as shown.

Step: 9

Stencil border around stool with Purple Smoke. Use tip of paintbrush handle to make dots at base of each large flower, each tulip and around border with Wild Rose.

Step: 10

When dry, apply at least two coats of varnish.


Read and follow manufacturer's instructions for all products used.

Use photo as a guide when stenciling project.

Use foam brush to apply basecoat and nylon brush to apply varnish.

Wash brushes with water and dry with paper towels before changing paint colors.

Let paint dry between coats and before adding any details or highlights.