Changing the look of a piece of furniture can be as easy as using a stencil. This stenciled coastal side table fits in well with my other coastal sun room decor.
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This is a project I’ve been meaning to get to for a while. I don’t know why I put it off because it was super easy and took only about an hour.
Stenciled Coastal Side Table
I gave this small spindle table a fresh paint job a few years ago with the intention distressing it and adding a stencil to the top. That didn’t happen until this week.
I’ve had a set of coastal stencils that I’ve used on some other pieces. These TV Tray Stands used a large star fish stencil.
For the spindle table I wanted something a little smaller. The sea shell stencil is a good size for the table top.
I measured to find the center of the table and taped the stencil in place using Frog Tape. Since I planned on sanding the painted area, I wasn’t too worried about keeping it perfectly flat.
*Tip: Use tacky spray on the back of the stencil to avoid bleed through if you’re not going to sand the piece.
I prefer to use foam brushes when working with stencils. One of the best ways to paint using a stencil is to make sure that the paint brush has only a little paint on it. That will help with bleeding through.
The first layer is very light. Since I was using chalk paint, the drying time was only about 15 minutes.
After allowing the paint to dry between each coat and once I thought it looked bright enough. I removed the stencil from the table. You can see that the paint isn’t smooth and that there was some bleeding. That’s where sanding comes in.
I used my palm sander to give the table a distressed look along the edges and to smooth out and add to the distressed look of the painted sea shell.
Using a small sanding sponge works well to erase any of the paint that was left that I want to remove.
Use a lint free cloth to wipe away the dust and then gave the stenciled table two coats of Spray Polycrylic to protect the paint.
Supply List for Stenciled Table
- Sea Shell Stencil
- Frog Tape
- Measuring Tape
- Foam Brush
- Chalk Paint
- Palm Sander
- Sanding Sponge
- Lint Free Cloth
- Spray Polycrylic
I’m happy to have finally taken the time to finish this side table by adding a coastal look to it. Do you ever procrastinate on easy projects? I do that too often!Add a coastal look to a small side table using chalk paint and a sea shell stencil. #coastalfurniture #chalkpaintedfurniture #stenciledfurniture Click To Tweet
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Spindle Table with Coastal Stencil
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