Barleycorn Vintage Stencils

About Us


Meet The Founder

Denise Pilkington

Hello and welcome to Barleycorn Vintage.

I am Denise and Barleycorn Vintage is a family based business based in Victoria Australia.

I have been painting furniture for over 20 years and in 2013 I realised my dream and left my ‘proper’ job to found Barleycorn Vintage, selling furniture and chalk paints.

Originally from Yorkshire England we arrived in Australia in 2009 after Mr Barleycorn was offered a job at RMIT in Melbourne. We arrived with our son, 3 suitcases and a dog and soon settled into our new life.

I found it difficult to find beautifully designed stencils here in Australia so we bought our first laser machine and Barleycorn Vintage Stencils was formed.

We now have an ever expanding range of stencils available ranging from French Provincial designs to the popular Farmhouse Country range. We only use the best quality Mylar for our stencils and these are made to be reused many times over.

As a furniture painter I feel I have a better understanding of the designs customers need to create unique and beautiful pieces of furniture.

We only stock the best which is why we have recently added Jolie Premier Chalk Paint to our shop. We also have available to purchase online a selection of hand selected home décor, gifts and clothing. In 2018 I fulfilled a dream and opened my own little shop in Sunbury which has now become a go to venue for all things upcycling, crafts and general chit chat. We have been featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine and also filmed a video with Jonathon Marc Mendes from Painted Love, a highlight for me was meeting this very talented furniture painter in England and once again when he visited Australia.

I am so grateful that you found us and took the time to visit. If you are ever in Sunbury, please call in and say hello. I’ll put the kettle on and make a lovely cup of Yorkshire Tea!

Stencils for furniture painters and mixed media creatives