How To Stencil With A Printable

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Have you ever wanted to update a table with a stencil, and you can't find the stencil you really want? Today I am sharing how to stencil with a printable. You can see more of my crazy creations here

Here's a table I picked up on Facebook Marketplace. I thought it would need some work but the table was actually in great shape and from Pier One Imports. The main color was green and it had some gold trim. My daughter was heading off to college and the school colors happened to be green and gold.

Clean the table

I cleaned the table from top to bottom with Krud Kutter. This would also prepare the top for stenciling.

Print and cut the stencil

I went online looking for something that would help me stencil this table with Colorado State University. I found this Halloween pumpkin carving of Cam the Ram. I printed it out on card stock, and cut out the shaded areas.

Tape the stencil to surface

I used Folk Art stencil tape to hold the printable stencil onto the table.

Paint the stencil

I used white Folk Art Home Decor Chalk Paint and my Plaid stencil brush. I dipped the stencil brush into the paint, then off loaded as much of the paint as possible to prevent bleeding under the stencil. I then tapped the stencil brush onto the table.

Remove the stencil

When I was done stenciling I peeled the stencil off the table and let the paint dry.

Add top coat

After the paint dried I use Folk Art Home Decor Varnish to protect the table top. I placed 2 coats onto the table following the back of the bottle apply.

Let dry

I let everything dry and cure according to the bottle instructions.

I'm thrilled with how the table turned out, and my daughter loves it.

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