Dumpster Table Gets a Stencil and Chalk Paint Makeover

Would you believe that a few short weeks ago, this beauty was sprawled in pieces by a dumpster? All the pieces (including the leg bolts) were neatly in a plastic baggy and secured to the table. This is one of the best pieces of furniture I’ve ever found in the trash (well next to it to be exact.) I didn’t have to do any structural repairs, just reattached the legs. Then I painted it with chalk paint and stenciled the top using Royal Design Studio's Lisboa stencil
Dumpster table got an antique Scandinavian look with chalk paint and the Lisboa stencil from Royal Design Studio
Materials: Stencil, chalk paint, stencil brushes, roller, painter's tape
Roll on first color
Tile the stencil.
Add second color using stencil brush.
Distress with sander.
Add my special antiquing glaze.
Close up of distressed table.
Final table.
Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl
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  • Heather Heather on Feb 07, 2020

    Great save ! It looks so good now. Well done. Enjoy:)

  • Jerseysuek Jerseysuek on Feb 08, 2021

    I've used this stencil, from Royal Stencils, on 2 unfinished end tables that I bought. Love the stencil. Did a very faded look using General Finishes rather than a chalk paint as I don't like the feel of chalk. And with GF there is very little prep work to do. Paint right over anything.