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How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window with Chalk Paint®

Instead of expensive store-bought wall decor, you can rescue old windows and convert them into one-of-a-kind works of art. Reclaimed windows, glass, and wood are huge components of the shabby chic, antique, coastal or farmhouse style interiors. However, you don’t have to resort to buying big box  wall decor! You can easily save money, get your creative gears turning, and upcycle a window you may already have or you find at a thrift store. And it JUST so happens we already have a video tutorial to help you get started. Check it out…

Follow the step-by-step instructions below to see how you can stencil a reclaimed window with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® for your home using Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio.

Supplies:

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 1: Clean your window and frame. Use a sharp blade to remove any old paint or stains on the glass.

Step 2: Place and secure the Dream On Lettering Stencil on the glass with painter’s tape. Make sure the words of the stencil design are inverted so it can be properly read when it is turned around.

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 3: Load a stencil brush with Florence Chalk Paint® and offload the excess paint onto a paper towel. Stencil the design using the color randomly.

Step 4: Repeat Step 3 using Duck Egg Chalk Paint® and random stipple brushstrokes. Alternate the two colors until you fully cover the stencil design.

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 5: Protect and mask off the frame and other glass areas with painter’s tape. Dampen a sea sponge. Load and offload it with Duck Egg Chalk Paint®. Stipple it lightly and very randomly on the glass.

Step 6: Repeat Step 6 with Florence Chalk Paint®.

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 7: Use Krylon Looking Glass Silver Spray Paint over what you just stenciled. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s instructions. Remember that you are working on the back of the glass so this step should actually cover what you just stenciled.

Step 8: Mask off the glass areas from the front with painter’s tape. Paint the wood frame with two coats of Duck Egg Chalk Paint® using a Chalk Paint® brush. Apply the paint with random strokes and stipple in some areas to create texture.

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

Step 9: Load and offload a paint brush with Florence Chalk Paint®. Use a dry brush technique to paint over the Duck Egg paint coats. Repeat this step with Pure White Chalk Paint®.

Step 10: Once the frame is dry, apply a coat of Annie Sloan Clear Soft Wax. Remove the painter’s tape and attach optional hardware if you wish to hang your work of art. We used two screw eye hooks and tied jute twine between them to hang the frame.

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

How to Stencil a Reclaimed Window Glass Frame with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Lettering Stencils from Royal Design Studio

If you want more DIY decor ideas that would look beautiful alongside your “new” reclaimed window, check out these other fabulous stencil ideas on Paint+Pattern:

One comment

  1. Annelie le Grange

    Good Morning! hugely excited about your wonderful stencil designs, especially the Moroccan ones.

    Just need to know – do you ship to South Africa? If so what can I expect to pay for shipping and what would the timeframe be?

    Keep up the good work & thank you for the inspiration!

    Best wishes

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