Side Table Update

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I purchased a little side table from a thrift store. It wasn't in bad shape, just need a few little repairs and updating to be loved again. You can see more of my crazy creations here
Here's the original table, and it looked like it originally came from Target according to the label.
There were some minor scratches, and it had fallen over creating a gouge in the table side. I used wood filler to fill the hole, let it dry, and then sanded it.
I cleaned the whole table with Denatured Alcohol and Krud Kutter.
I painted the top of the table with 2 coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Castle as my base coat. I followed the bottle's instructions for the time between coats and then let it dry completely.
I painted the accents in the base with Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Metallic Silver.
I painted the entire top with the Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color Metallic Silver. Once it was painted, I let it dry completely.
I placed my Plaid Folk Art Welcome Stencil in the center of the table. I used Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint in the color white to stencil the pattern on. I only stenciled the wreath on, not the word welcome. I loaded my Plaid stencil brush with paint, and then dabbed it to get most of the paint back off the brush. I then pounced the stencil brush up and down onto the stencil to add the paint to the table. I carefully peeled the stencil away and let it dry completely.
I painted the top with Folk Art Home Decor Varnish to protect the table top.I would love to have you stop by my blog  Chas' Crazy Creations  for the full tutorial as well as sign up for my latest creations, posts, recipes, exclusives, and more...I would love for you to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more of my crazy creations -
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  • Ilene
    on Feb 7, 2020

    Love this idea. I have some plastic placemats that are cut in a lace pattern. Do you think I could use one as a stencil? I want to stencil on the glass insert of a tible I rescued. Thank you,

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  • Ilene
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Tried the placemat/stensil idea. Idea was solid; execution problematic. The placemats were so thick and, even though I used a practically dry stensil brush, it either went under the mat or didn't paint the entire surface.

    On the up side, I tried using shaving cream on my cermaic stovetop and like magic, presto - chango, clean! Thanks for another great tip. Ilene

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Feb 14, 2020

      Hi Ilene, thanks so much for sharing both experiences. I do know that there is a spray or liquid stencil adhesive that you can use with stencils. It holds them into place temporarily and perhaps that would help seal the stencil in place and stop the bleeding.

  • Ilene
    on Feb 14, 2020

    Thanks. I thought no the problem is the thickness of the placemat. I’m going to purchase a real stencil, purchase the temp adhesive and give the project a go. Looking forward to my finished project.

    happy Valentine’s Day l!

    • Chas' Crazy Creations
      on Feb 14, 2020

      Happy Valentine's Day to you too! Keep me posted how it goes. You can always feel free to email me through my blog and/or if you sign up simply reply to the email and it comes right to me.

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