Stenciling is one of the easiest ways to decorate your Smalltown Flats. Supplies needed are simply your Smalltown Flats furniture piece (I used the Trestle Table and the Pair O’Chairs), a stencil sheet (I used an old one from a home reno project – it was a Martha Stewart design bought at a craft store), paint (I used poster paint and white acrylic), and either a foam pouncer or a cosmetic sponge.
I wanted the effect to be simple and not overdone, so there wasn’t much too it. I envisioned old needle point chair coverings and a matching vintage table cloth.
First, I applied the base color with the red poster paint and let it dry. Then I set the stencil upon the top and used the sponge to apply the white acrylic paint. A little goes a long way. (Note: I taped the stencil down so it didn’t shift.) Let it dry and you’re done!
There are so many stencils out there – I’m sure you could use a lot of different things to make your own though – clear plastic lids from produce containers work well, and I know some of them have circles already cut into them – they would make a great polka dot pattern. Look in your recycling bin; you can oftentimes find all sorts of objects to make simple stencils with!