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Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

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Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY DIXIE BELLE PAINT, BUT ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Do you remember this bench?

I created this entryway by building a recessed nook for the fridge when we renovated the kitchen.

I have always wanted to add a pretty stencil design to the top of the bench as bench cushions are the most inconvenient accent with young kids in the house.

Stenciling has always intimidated me though. The stencils are difficult to line up and the ability to keep the design clean without smudging always seems to elude me.

Until I discovered the Thing-A-Ma-Jig tool from Dixie Belle Paint. No joke. That is what it is called.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

This entire project took me no more than 30 minutes, and I didn’t have to redo any portion of it.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

I used Dixie Belle’s Royal Damask Stencil (this one is my personal favorite of their stencils).

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Dixie Belle’s Manatee Gray Chalk Paint turned out to be a beautiful light grayish-blue shade.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

I finished it off with Dixie Belle’s Clear Wax.

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

You Will Need:

Don’t miss the full before and after video at the end!

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

Step 1: Line Up The Stencils.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Line up the stencils with the holes included on the sheets.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Adhere to the bench or wood piece with painters tape.

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

Step 2: Apply the paint with the Thing A Ma Jig Tool.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Pour the paint onto a paper plate as this makes it easier to apply the paint to the Thing A Ma Jig Tool.

The key to a smooth finish is to lightly scrape the paint over the stencil with the tool. Don’t tab it like you would with a sponge.

Smoothly and gently scrape the paint over the stencil.

Try not to go over previously applied areas.

Make sure there is a fair amount of paint on your tool for even application.

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

Step 3: Remove the stencils while wet.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Remove the stencils while they are still wet. Do not allow to dry prior to removal.

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

Step 4: Finish with clear wax.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Allow the paint to dry completely and then apply clear wax over the stenciled design.

This helps seal and protect the finish.

Ready to see what it looks like now?!?!

Easy Chalk Paint Stencil Wood Bench Makeover

Before and After

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

This is where we started.

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Drab and in desperate need of an update!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Swipe the bar to see the before and after!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool from Dixie Belle Chalk Paint to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

Watch the full before and after video here!

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    Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

    Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

    Ditch the paintbrush and use this incredible tool to easily add a chalk paint stencil design to any piece!

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