It’s time for another Monthly DIY Challenge! If you’re new here, each month we team up with some of our favorite bloggers and each create a unique project using the same item or theme. This month, we’re teaming up with Royal Design Studio Stencils to create a fun stenciled project.
This project is sponsored by Royal Design Studio Stencils, and may contain affiliate links.
We picked this little table up from the thrift store several months ago and it’s been sitting in my basement ever since. When I found out we’d be working with Royal Design Stencils this month, I thought it was the perfect candidate for a pretty, stenciled makeover.
We chose the Foliate Damask Stencil, and I have to tell you, it wasn’t an easy choice! There were so many pretty stencils to choose from, it was really hard to narrow it down.
I had a feeling this table was going to have adhesion problems. I’m not sure why I had that feeling… some sort of painters 6th sense. So before we got started I gave the top a quick sanding and also sprayed the whole table with a coat of shellac.
We used Annie Sloan’s French Linen chalk paint as the base color. For the stencil, we made a custom mix with Annie Sloan’s Old White and a little French Linen. I also used the same custom color to create a wash over the entire piece. To do this, I brushed the paint on, taking care to get it into all the grooves and details, then wiped most of it off with a damp cloth.
Once the paint was dry I gave the entire piece a light sanding to distress, then sealed it with General Finishes top coat. We also filled in the holes for the original hardware and replaced it with a knob from Hobby Lobby. I didn’t get a before picture of the knob, but it’s a bronze color. I used the same custom paint mix for the stencil and wash to doctor up the knob a bit so it matched better.
Ready to see what the other girls did with their stencils? Just click the images below to see the full tutorial for each project.
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