October 21, 2013

Stenciled Sweetheart Table

I had the pleasure of working with Cutting Edge Stencils on a project that I am so proud to share with you guys. They have so many great stencils. It was way too hard to choose just one!

The one I picked is the Charlotte Allover Stencil
I had an old table sitting in the garage that was becoming a dust collector. The table had potential but I wasn't exactly sure what to do with it. When I started talking with Cutting Edge Stencil about doing a project I knew I could make good use of the table. 
I immediately thought of a sweetheart table

The pattern of the Charlotte stencil reminded me of a lace tablecloth and I wanted to reflect that look on the table. 

Let's look at what I was working with, shall we?
This is the what the table looked like before paint and stencil. 

After I sanded and cleaned the top I was ready to stencil.
Cutting Edge Stencils are very easy to use and they have videos on their website to show you exactly how to use them properly. 
I placed the stencil diagonally, taped it down and painted.

   I used black paint for the stencil because I wanted a neutral look. I wanted to distress and whitewash the top to give the table a worn look. It looked great but after I distressed the top you could barley see the stencil.

I had to come up with a Plan B. I decided to use a little color this time. I taped the stencil again and repainted with a custom mixed yellow. After the paint dried I sanded to give it a distressed look. 
I also added some stenciling around the edge of the table.

Adding the stencil detail around the outside of the table made a huge difference. 

Are you ready for a million pictures? Okay, maybe not that many but it's pretty close!

 I love how this sweetheart table turned out. From the pretty yellow stencil on the top to the chipped milk paint legs on the bottom. It's beautiful! 
 I hope this inspires you to think outside of the box when it comes to your next stencil project. 
The stencil was so easy to use on this project and I would recommend a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil to anyone who wants to add a little something extra to their next project.

Here are all the details:
The milk paint color on the table is light cream by Old Fashion Milk Paint Co.
The chairs are also painted in milk paint. The chair on the left is bayberry green and the other chair is a mixture of bayberry green and soldier blue. 

The stencil is from Cutting Edge Stencil
The "happily ever after" is a free printable from tater tots & jello
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I worked with Cutting Edge Stencil on this project and was given the stencil and supplies that accompany the stencil. I was not paid for this post or for my opinion or idea. All opinions and ideas are my own.

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