Farm Table Turns Artsy

3 Materials
3 Hours

WARNING: You will either hate or love this project...

I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did a fun project with no rules, no restraints and just plain old fun as my guide.

Here is the almost before - the legs are painted already, but you get the idea...they originally matched the table with the same blonde wood.

I tend to be very conservative in every area of my life but for this project - NOT!

Then take a look at my plan that morphed into a super cool artsy table that was definitely outside of my conservative zone. It's the video I posted for my FFB members as I was deciding which direction to take this farm table.

I started in one corner and just kinda went a little crazy adding stencils everywhere until I liked the look. In a couple of spots I added a little background color and then stenciled, layering as I went along. I really had no plan. I just stenciled, took a moment contemplating and then went through my stash of stencils to find ones that I liked and thought would fit.

A little script here, swirls and flourishes there...

Step 1 - Clean well. Sand the table to take off shine. Paint lots of projects on top without using a drop cloth. Let paint drip and over paint on the sides just like you would if it were covered and you were not concerned about overspray or brush painting. (See pic above)

Step 2 - Paint the legs using a bright colored spray paint. (See pic below).

Step 3 - After you have a good amount of varied paint all over the table, choose some interesting stencils and go crazy!

Layer, add little cute stencils to fill in spots and create interest.

Step 4 - Dab different paints around the edge randomly. (See pic below)

Step 5 - Protect the top with poly and you're done!

If you look closely, you'll find some little words that I added to spread a little surprise encouragement like LOVE, Be You-tiful, The Earth Without Art is just MEH, etc.

My fave is CREATE. I just makes me smile.

I think my favorite design combination is the edging up next to the clocks over top of my specialty, a layered painted background. It speaks to me.

The crazy way it's decorated is a great backdrop for photographs of my crafts and decor.

So do you think this table is crazy or artsy?

I have yet to decide if I'm going to keep it or put it out there to see if it will sell. I do love it. So that's why I'm hesitant.

Tell me for real. Do you think it's too out there? My daughter already turned her nose up at it. But different strokes for different folks, right?

I really am conservative, that's why this one is just a little bit "out there" for my typical creative output.

But I'm always saying, "Paint outside the box," so I guess this one really fits the bill!

My webpage that has most of my furniture flipping ventures listed plus a couple of other things you might find interesting is here:

If you are artsy, check out - there are lots of great products that will help you create your own beautiful furniture and decor.


Val Frania

Suggested materials:

  • CrystaLac paint   (online)
  • Extreme Protection topcoat   (online)
  • Stencils   (Amazon)

Val Frania {Love My DIY Home}
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  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Jul 29, 2021

    How about crazy artsy? Definitely a cool table, especially for doing creative things 😉


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