Dumpster Table Gets a Stencil and Chalk Paint Makeover

Would you believe that a few short weeks ago, this beauty was sprawled in pieces by a dumpster? All the pieces (including the leg bolts) were neatly in a plastic baggy and secured to the table. This is one of the best pieces of furniture I’ve ever found in the trash (well next to it to be exact.) I didn’t have to do any structural repairs, just reattached the legs. Then I painted it with chalk paint and stenciled the top using Royal Design Studio's Lisboa stencil
Dumpster table got an antique Scandinavian look with chalk paint and the Lisboa stencil from Royal Design Studio
Materials: Stencil, chalk paint, stencil brushes, roller, painter's tape
Roll on first color
Tile the stencil.
Add second color using stencil brush.
Distress with sander.
Add my special antiquing glaze.
Close up of distressed table.
Final table.

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  • Lori Eckert
    on Feb 2, 2019

    Ty never thought about doing that to my old farmers table. I'm so tired of the raw look of wood, so its major sanding time for me lol

  • Heather
    on Feb 7, 2020

    Great save ! It looks so good now. Well done. Enjoy:)

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