How to Stencil- A Time Out Chair Tutorial plus MORE Stenciling Ideas

time out chair 1

I am not only a mom of 4, but I am also a preschool teacher of 10 and one of the ways I discipline my kids both in the home and in the classroom is by having them sit for a short time in a Time Out Chair. The Time Out Chair I made a couple years ago has seen better days, so when Blue Print Social asked me to be a part of a campaign where I could show my readers how to stencil a fun piece of furniture, I knew right away it was time to spruce up that little chair of mine.

While browsing Walmart last week, I found this darling plastic chair:

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It was only $5 and it would look really cute in my preschool room, so I made it mine.

Once home, I got to work stenciling the words “Time Out” on it. Here is a quick tutorial on how to stencil:

time out chair 2

  1. Materials Needed:
    A Surface to stencil
    FolkArt Handmade Charlotte stencils. (More retailers will carry these stencils in the near future, but right now they are available at Joanns. }
    FolkArt Acrylic paints of your choice.
    Stenciling brush.
  2. Cut your stencil (if necessary) and tape the edges in place. This will help you avoid any bleeding from the paint under the stencil.
  3. Dip your stencil sponge brush in some paint and dab off the excess. Less is more! Too much will just bleed right under your stencil.
  4. Paint over the top of your stencil by dabbing the sponge brush directly over the top of it. Do not use paint strokes, just blot the sponge brush.  Take your stencil off BEFORE your paint dries. Otherwise you might peel the paint off with the stencil.

…and that is it!

time out chair 4A ten-minute project from start to finish!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Blue Print Social for Plaid and Handmade Charlotte. All opinions are my own.

Here are some other fun stenciling ideas:

About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."


  1. I mind not mind getting a time out if I get a cute chair to sit in! Love it!


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