Here's a tale of trash to treasure with the help of a Pretty Handy Girl, stencils, and the ever popular Chalk Paint® decorative paint-the ULTIMATE paint for fast and easy furniture transformations.
Pretty Handy Girl Brittany spied this table by a dumpster and transformed the abandoned ugly duckling quickly into a painted swan with the help of the pretty Lisboa Tile Stencil from Royal Design Studio and trendy Chalk Paint® colors.
Visit Brittany's paint and stencil post here for all the details and see the basic 1-2-3+ below.
1. Use shellac or a shellac-based primer like Bin to seal any exposed raw wood (in this case table top) and prevent any knots in the bare wood from bleeding through the Chalk Paint®.
2. Paint the tabletop with two coats of Old White Chalk Paint®.
3. Paint the table legs with Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®.
4. Use low tack ScotchBlue Painter's tape to tape off a "frame" around the tabletop edge and paint inside with Duck Egg Blue Chalk Paint®.
5. Find the center of the tabletop and center the Lisboa Tile Stencil there. Use a foam stencil roller and stencil overall with Old White Chalk Paint®.
6. Stencil the main tile centers and additional details with Cream Chalk Paint® for added interest and dimension. Add some hand painted details here and there with Versailles Chalk Paint®.
7. Distress all with a light pass of an Orbital Sander. Apply Antiquing Glaze. Seal.
If you are not as lucky as Brittany to find an awesome FREE table laying by a dumpster, you can easily find this sort of 90's-era table for sale at great prices at thrift stores and on Craigslist. Remember! One girls trash is another one's treasure-especially when you have awesome Chalk Paint® and stencil patterns at your fingertips!!
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I love this! Have you ever tried this with a kitchen counter top? I have been entertaining the thought but can’t find any tutorials. I see all kinds where individuals have stenciled floors but no counter tops. I fear this may give me my answer that it is too difficult. I would love to hear from anyone who has tried it. Thanks in advance!
Hi Jodi – Yes you can use Annie Sloan Soft Wax over our Royal Stencil Cremes. It’s great for sealing your stenciled furniture!
Beautiful. Can you use the Annie Sloan wax over creme paint?