You may remember this mid century modern small side table from last year. The new look will make it become a stenciled side table. You will see why, and how to stencil on wood below.
I got a great deal on it at Vendors’ Village—only 99 cents! It needed a little TLC for sure.
I loved how it turned out, soooo cute! You can get the original makeover details in my post Small Vintage Side Table Makeover.
How to Stencil on Wood
While being stored in the garage, it got a huge scratch on the top. That’s no good!
Because I was so in love with how the base looked with the glazed paint, I only wanted to work on fixing the table top. I used painter’s tape to make sure I only painted the table top with black spray paint. Even after sanding the scratch, you can see it is still visible through the new spray paint.
How to Stencil on Wood
Stenciling the table top will make that scratch disappear. I had the perfect stencil that would allow me to make a four square pattern on the small side table. I love using Martha Stewart foam pouncers for stenciling. I used regular latex paint for the stenciling.
Stenciling on wood furniture is fun and easy, and it's a great way to jazz up plain furniture.
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After the paint dried I did a little bit of distressing with a sanding sponge to make it a little more aged.
So much better! It’s such a cute little side table.
Stenciled Side Table
While showing the pictures to my friends, one friend fell in love with it. I told her she could have it, but I don’t think she took me seriously. So, if she is reading this, I was serious, and if you want it, you can have it. It seems like I’ve doing re-doing a lot of former projects lately. I’m okay with that—it takes a little pressure off me to crank out something new every week. It also shows YOU that there are ways to save a piece that others may cast away to the garbage pile.
What would you have done about the large scratch?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.