I looked at both Michaels and A.C. Moore for a big lattice stencil and came up empty handed. Why in the world is there NOT a Hobby Lobby in the D.C.area??? I found this one on their website and got 40% off with a coupon. With shipping, it was about $16.
I trimmed the stencil a little so it is slightly wider than the chair back and seat. I centered it and pinned it tightly with quilting pins.I also taped it down. This is a thick stencil. It almost would have been better if I had a thinner one.
I bought a fabric medium and mixed it with [my favorite] craft paint. I chose medium gray. Nothing fancy. You are supposed to mix equal parts, but the medium actually lightens it, so I only did about half of the medium.
I forgot to take an action shot of the "stippling", but I just used a stencil brush. It came out a little sloppier than I was hoping, but I think it looks pretty good.
Now the question remains. Do I do the whole chair or just the backs? Help me decide by taking the poll at the top right. Keep in mind I have six chairs to do!