Update old, damaged furniture with a little bit of chalk paint and a stencil to bring it new life!
I was given this piece of furniture from my mom and to be truthful I’m not exactly sure what kind of end table, side table, magazine table it is. However, it had a beautiful top that was water damaged but that was it. The rest of the table was in great condition. So I knew with a little bit of love and paint, I could have it looking gorgeous again, just like this entrance table!
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Preparing The Wood
Once I had the color nailed dow, my son and I got to chipping off the top water damaged piece one bang at a time…
I really love that my little man WANTED to help! I have always always always tried involving my kiddos in my projects because it actually makes it more fun and I want them to be capable adults and know how to do stuff, rather than hire everything out. #truth
Creating A Stencil Design
I created my stencil using my Silhouette Cameo. You can find several of my other Silhouette inspired https://gatheredinthekitchen.com/how-to-cut-heat-transfer-vinyl-using-a-silhouette-cameo-beginner-tutorial/creations using my cameo.
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Then I got busy painting!
I recently partnered with Dixie Belle Paint and I can honestly say I am in love. I have painted a lot of everything in my life and have used so many different kinds of paint, so I feel I am a pretty good judge of paint. I always shy away from painting furniture or large pieces because it’s so much work. The prep needed before you can paint is such a pain in the butt and time consuming. Plus, then when you are finally ready to paint and start applying it, it always shows paint strokes (even if you use certain products to hide the brush marks), and the paint always pulls back up when you go back over it with the brush. So, you can understand my excitement when I finally found a product that required no prep work and applied like butter!!
I painted the entire table in Dixie Belle Dried Sage. Which is paint color #1 on the sample photos above. I think I am literally in LOVE with this color! It’s the perfect combination of gray and tan mixed together. I originally thought it would have a green hue to it because of the name “sage” but honestly it doesn’t.
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Why I Love Dixie Belle Paint
- Beyond easy to use! I mean, literally
- Creates a flat rich finish that is easily distressed on furniture or crafts
- No sanding or priming. No VOC’s
- Creates no brush marks
- Doesn’t “peel” off wet paint when applying more
- Requires only one coat
- Water based so only water is required to wash out your brushes
- Dries within minutes
- A little goes a realllly long way!
- And again…no sanding or priming required!!! Super win for a busy mom!
Painting A Stencil on Wood
- Apply stencil (again I created mine using my Silhouette Cameo)
- Paint over entire stencil the base coat color (ie: mine was Dixie Belle Dried Sage)
- Let base coat dry
- Apply stencil color (ie: mine was Dixie Belle Drop Cloth and Dixie Belle Vintage Duck Egg)
- Let paint dry
- Remove stencil
- Apply a wax or satin finish if desired
I am absolutely in love with how pretty it looks!!
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