Do you know any shortcuts for stenciling? I like the look of stenciling on furniture but I just can't be bothered.
The only thing that comes to mind is spraypainting through lace. This will give you a negative so you have to think about what the base color will be. Let me explain - say you have lace with flowers on it - the flowers will be woven fairly solid so the paint won't penetrate. If you want red roses you need to paint, say, your table top, red. Then use a different color to spray through the lace with. The paint will go through all the 'holes' and leave a negative impression of the design. It won't be as crisp and sharp as a stencil but it's quick.
Hope this helps,