The Family Table Transformation

3 Materials
3 Days
Here is the story behind my "new" dining room table. This table has been in my family for about 60 years!!! My parents bought this table shortly after they were married and I grew up at this table, enjoying some fabulous meals, as well as some tough meals that I didn't think were so fabulous (sorry Mom!). I was a picky eater and just didn't like a lot of food growing up, so some of those meals were not my favorite. HAHA!

But there are some great memories with this table for me and I'm so glad that my Mom finally let me have it. It took her a couple years to part ways with it and give it to me, but she finally did!
Primed with XIM Bonding Primer
As always, this baby was primed with my favorite primer, XIM Bonding Primer. One full coat on all sections of the table, leaves, and base.

At first, I thought I was going to use two different colors and blend as I was painting, but I have to admit I didn't like the way it was coming out. So I just mixed the two colors together and created a custom color.  The colors I used are from the DIY Paint collection: Weathered Wood and Black Velvet (approximately 70/30).  This custom color was painted on all sections with two complete coats.
Once the base painting was complete, it was time to have some fun with one of my newest stencils: Passionate Paisley.  I wanted the stenciling to be somewhat faded and uneven, a little more old and worn look.  This was accomplished with the DIY Paint Black Velvet and one of my 1" Stencil brushes.  I also used some Extender to keep the paint moving smoothly.  I tried to keep an uneven hand, which is harder than it sounds when using the DIY Paint because it dries lighter, so it was hard to determine if I had enough color or not until it was dry.
Here is the stencil pattern that was used - Passionate Paisley.
I also ordered a couple of custom stencil Bible Verses for the "skirt" of the table.  I had enough room to have two different verses created, one on each end.  "Say What Stencils" created these for me, so that I could choose the font style and size I was needing for this specific project.  This makes lettering way easier than writing something out letter by letter.  I used American DecoArt Acrylic Paints Ion Laguna for the Bible Verses.
Working on the Bible Verses!!!
Great Stenciling instructional video!!!

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  • Passionate Paisley Stencil   (
  • One-Time-use stencils - bible verse   (

Jennifer Weber Ferguson
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  • William William on Jun 22, 2018

    Beautiful! What a great way to save and revive a memory. Bet your mom loves what you did. Superb job.

    • Jennifer Weber Ferguson Jennifer Weber Ferguson on Jul 17, 2018

      Thanks William - Yes, she is thrilled and this table will continue to serve this family once again!!!