Stenciled Wood & Paint Combo Table

3 Materials
5 Hours

Last week I saw this blonde Mengel desk at the thrift store.

I saw the potential for it and it was $14.99

Truth be told more times than not I have no idea what kind of makeover I’ll do to a piece. A big factor for this one is what kind of wood was under that blond color?

I used my Bosch orbital sander and 120 grit to see what we were working with.

As I sanded I realized I really liked this tone of wood and proceeded to sand the entire piece down. All of it.

I don’t know that I’ve ever sanded an entire piece down to bare wood.

I followed up with 220 grit to give it a smooth feel.

Then I slowly began to get an idea.

All four of the legs I taped off the last four inches of each and just painted the lower part in this pretty green chalk paint I had on hand.

I also knew I wanted to do something fun on the drawer.

I have a huge stencil stash and settled on this one. It’s a tiny one and I was just using this little design so it took lots of repeating. I’m pretty sure this one came from Walmart.

I also used a stencil brush for the first time and that with just a little white paint on my brush I stenciled along the top. Overlapping the stencil pattern slightly each time to keep my pattern as straight as possible.

Once that was complete I used Wise Owl Salve. It just deepens the color ever so slightly and you can even use it over painted surfaces.

You can order it directly from my website!

It conditions and rejuvenates the wood. It’s available in various scents and can be used on painted surfaces as well!

I sprayed the existing hardware a shiny

metallic gold and put her back together.

It doesn’t even look like the same table!

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Stay safe and creative!

Suggested materials:

  • Stencil   (Walmart)
  • Chalk paint   (Hardware store)
  • Stencil brush   (Michael’s)

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