Fast Fix: Outdoors

Stenciled Adirondack Chair

Spruce up your porch or patio by personalizing an ordinary Adirondack chair with letters or numbers.

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Materials Needed:

  • Adirondack chair
  • letter or number printed on lightweight copy paper
  • pencil
  • painter's tape
  • measuring tape
  • exterior paint
  • fine-tipped artist's paintbrush
  • non-yellowing, aerosol wood sealer

Measure Chair Back

Use a measuring tape to determine the size of the letter or number.

Print Letter or Number

Use a program such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word or Gimp for Mac to print the letter or number of your choice. The letter or number should be printed in reverse so that it can be used as a stencil.

Tip: Local copy shops will also provide this service for a small fee.

Check Size

Make sure the letter or number looks like it's the right size by holding the printout up to the chair back. If it's too large or too small, reprint it at the appropriate size.

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