Stenciled Wood & Paint Combo Table

3 Materials
$40
5 Hours
Easy

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! https://pickedandposhed.shop


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!

Find me on Instagram painting all the things!

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Stay safe and creative!

Suggested materials:

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

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