I tried to sell this table at the garage sale we had last month but no luck. So instead of donating it I decided to give this old table a new look with stencils.
I had thought of making it look very farmhouse-y but then decided a look somewhere in between was better.
The plan was to paint it and then use that stencil that I had originally bought for the bedroom dresser, which I have since reconsidered and decided not to stencil. So why should such a pretty stencil go to waste?
What I Used:
The How To:
I then just painted it using the chalky type paint. Three coats was all it took and about half an hour. I didn’t even bother sanding it down cause I can be lazy that way.
I then measured the table and centered the stencil, then taped it in place with masking tape. The table is not exactly square.
Now I have done stenciling before with mixed results but I wanted to try out this brush that my friends have been raving about. You see it below, it is round and spongy. Instead of painting you have to pounce on the stencil, but first pounce on a sheet of paper to remove any excess paint.
Here is what it looks like when you pounce on the stencil area instead of using a regular brush.
I bought this stencil set at Michael’s. It is by ArtMinds and while I have seen it used by other bloggers I have not seen it at Amazon so if you want to get it I would suggest going to visit Michael’s or you can click here. (no affiliate link I just really like this stencil)
This turned out to be a very easy way for me to get an idea of what they would look like on the table.
Needless to say the black was way too dark. I think it would look great in another piece but not the farmhouse-y look I was going for here.
Maybe if I had added a clear wax underneath it would have looked better? That will be an experiment for another time.
The brown was in between and give a bit of color to the white.
I’m still at that stage where I am finding my new style and mixing and matching styles as I go along. Are you like that also?
What do you say, is it farmhousey or is it cottage-y?
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