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Stenciled Medicine Cabinet

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Add color to a bathroom in an unexpected way. Turn the inside of a medicine cabinet into a work of art with paint and our free downloadable stencils.

Bathroom medicine cabinet decorated with stencils and paint

Project Overview

Skill Level

Beginner

Estimated Time

1 day

Estimated Cost

$$$$$

Tools and Materials

Tools

  • Crafts knife
  • Painter's tape
  • 1" paintbrush or foam roller
  • Pencil erasers
  • Artist's paintbrushes (optional)

Valspar Signature paint (semi-gloss finish):

  • Passion Pink, #1006-1B
  • Powder Peach, #1007-1C
  • La Fonda Geranium Red, #1010-4
  • Ultra White, #7006-24

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Instructions

Step 1

Remove shelves from the inside of the medicine cabinet.

Step 2

Paint the inside back of the medicine cabinet in Powder Peach. Let dry. Add additional coats as necessary.

Step 3

 numbered medicine cabinet back

Download the paisley stencils. If necessary, increase or decrease them to your desired sizes. (We increased Paisley 1 and 4 by 130 percent and Paisley 2 by 210 percent.) Have a local copy shop soft laminate the printouts. Cut out the patterns using a crafts knife on a cutting mat or hard surface that won't be damaged by cuts.

Step 4

Paisley 1: Enlarge stencils A, B, C, and F by 130 percent. Position stencil B on the medicine cabinet and using a 1" paintbrush fill in the stencil with Passion Pink. Once the "fins" are dry, position stencil A inside the fins. Fill in stencil A with Passion Pink. Once the paint is your desired shade, remove stencil and let dry. Next add stencil F to the center of the paisley pattern in Ultra White. Add dots to the painted portion by dipping an unused pencil eraser in La Fonda Geranium Red and stamping onto the window shade. Repeat this technique on the fins using Ultra White.

Good to Know

Attach stencils to the medicine cabinet's inside back wall with painter's tape. Press the edges of the painter's tape down firmly to prevent paint from bleeding under the stencil. It's okay if there is not enough room to apply the entire stencil in areas where it meets the medicine cabinet's edges, cut the stencil down or size it to fit your cabinet exactly. This will add interest to the design.

Step 5

Paisley 2: Enlarge stencils B, D, E, and F by 210 percent. Apply stencil B to the medicine cabinet. Fill in the stencil with Passion Pink. Next add stencil D in La Fonda Geranium Red inside the fins. Once that portion is dry, apply stencil E to the center of the paisley pattern in Passion Pink. Apply additional layers as necessary and let dry. Finish by adding stencil F to the center of the pattern and dots to the fins in Ultra White.

Step 6

Paisley 3: Apply stencil B to the medicine cabinet. Fill in the stencil with Passion Pink. Next add stencil D in La Fonda Geranium Red inside the fins. Once that portion is dry, apply stencil E to the center of the paisley pattern in Passion Pink. Apply additional layers as necessary and let dry. Finish by adding stencil C to the center of the pattern and dots to the fins in Ultra White.

Step 7

Paisley 4: Enlarge stencils A, B, and C by 130 percent. Start with stencil A. Fill in the stencil with Passion Pink. Apply paint in thin coats and let dry completely between each layer until it reaches your desired shade. Add dots to the painted portion by dipping an unused pencil eraser in La Fonda Geranium Red. Finish the pattern by adding stencil B in Passion Pink. Once dry, add dots to the fins in Ultra White using a pencil eraser or artist's paintbrush.

Step 8

Paisley 5: Using the original stencil sizes, follow the instructions in Step 4 for Paisley 1.

Step 9

Paisley 6: Follow the instructions in Step 6 for Paisley 3.

Step 10

Allow the paint to cure for a few days before replacing the shelves.