See how a flower stencil solved a problem in this end table makeover all using stencils to recycle items in their homes.
Today I'm sharing an end table makeover, as part of a recycle and stencil challenge with the use of a stencil purchased from cuttingedgestencils.com.
End Table Makeover
Quite a while back. Actually longer than I'd like to admit, we broke the mate to our living room table set.
Here's what the original looked like. The marble top broke and I have no idea what we did with the base, because I have been kicking myself about it. I know I could have found a way to create a new top for that base. So around the holidays, we went out looking for something to put on the other side of our living room couch, since we host Christmas Eve, and we even had a great lamp, (sitting on the floor) for the space.
We ended up purchasing this metal table from Hobby Lobby for around $50. I doesn't match the other table exactly, but it fits well in the space, and the price was right.
One problem. It had a pretty visible nick on the top. So when Maria challenged us to recycle and update something we already had, using a stencil, I got an idea.
I chose this stencil, no surprise, due to my love of flowers, though there were several other flowers to choose from.
I placed the center of the flower right over the nick on the table so that the paint would fill in and mask the imperfection.
It worked great!
What didn't work great was the heavy hand I had with the spray adhesive. I use sprayed adhesive when stenciling instead of tape, because frankly, I'm not that good at it. The glue helps every part of the stencil stay in place so that the paint doesn't bleed underneath. Just be sure to spray it very lightly.
I moved the stencil around the table top, adding flowers on different areas, and a few off the edges.
Once the paint dried, I went to work with Goo Gone and nail polish remover to clean up the extra glue.
Then I spray a little polyurethane on top to protect the finish.
I like the way the gold flowers tie in with the lamp, and the gold tones in our couch.
This stencil challenge was just what I needed for this end table makeover project.
Who knows how long it would have sat there looking dull and damaged.
Your table turned out great! What kind of paint did you use? Also -- do you know the brand of spray polyurethane you used to seal it? Thanks. Have a great day.
I used DecoArt Metallics in Splendid Gold.
The poly spray is semi-gloss interior/exterior from Ace Hardware.
So glad you liked it.
Thanks for stopping by,
I love your table and it is so unique. I will need to try something like that myself. I know I have a lot of furniture with nicks!
I know, right? That is why these challenges are good for me. They make me act on things I already need to do.
Thanks for stopping by,
Wow it turned out real pretty! The color of the table makes the design pop big time! I love it! Its been a pleasure being in this challenge with you!
Carole @ Garden Up Green
Love this and you're right - great minds think alike. When I first saw those snippets I just had a feeling it was you. Love this project such a great way to add a simple artistic flair to a room.
Love your end table! It's amazing how a little love will bring new life to an item. I'm embracing upcycling and reusing items and am so tired of buying new 'stuff'. This is a great example of using something you have to create something you love!
This is so pretty Patti. I love how the flowers hang over the edge. Really nice touch.
I love what you did with your table, Patti, and your method of covering up the imperfection is just brilliant. Hanging a few flowers off the edges is fabulous too - great project! I so enjoyed working with you again on this challenge.
Good Morning Patti,
Your table turned out so pretty!
Have a wonderful week,