The Tribal stencil is one of my latest purchases from Royal Design Studios and I couldn’t wait to try it out, so I found a couple of pieces ready to be upcycled.

Old Trunk - Before

Old Trunk – Before

Small Shelves - Before

Small Shelves – Before


The old trunk was in desperate need of a good sanding, cleaning and painting. To give it character and style I added the stencil and dark wax. I also added casters to the bottom because casters are cool!

Old Trunk - After

Old Trunk – After

The small shelves looked much better after a coat of white paint but the stencil made them unique and interesting.

Small Shelves - After

Small Shelves – After

Ok, I got my stencil fix, time to get back to some reclaimed lumber projects.