How to Stencil on Furniture
I once did something that was pretty crazy.
I took this room, which was my pathetic laundry room……
…and challenged myself to do a total overhaul in just 30 days…..
I transformed it as part of my 30-Day June Room Challenge, where I challenged myself and my readers to transform just one room in their house in 30 days.
Talk about crazy.
Sometimes when you have the weight of a deadline pressing on your determined little shoulders, you kick in full-gear and get to your destination.
Life just does that to you, doesn’t it?
And in that frenzy, sometimes you create your best work.
Like this $30 thrift dining table that I stenciled and turned into a long folding table for my laundry room makeover. Here’s what it looked like before:
It was exactly what I envisioned for this room! A total stroke of luck to have found the perfect table for what I needed!
PPPsssttt!! You can sign up to be notified of new challenges! Just pick one room in your house that gives you nightmares and you avoid or use as your “catch-all” junk space, and let’s transform it!
So you may be curious to see how I created this….
Here you go! 🙂
Stenciling the Table
If you’ve never used a stencil before, it’s actually quite easy. Be sure to not use too much paint or else it will seep through the edges. Use the special notches on the edges to line up the stencil to continue the pattern. Watch the video to see what I mean :).
In this video, I am using my favorite floral damask stencil, which I have used on at least 3-4 projects around my house!
How to Split the Table
I’m sure you’re curious how I split the table. The thrift store is amazing for finding cheap tables that are solid wood. Look for a drop leaf, and then remove the hardware from the bottom of the table:
The table will easily come apart like this:
The tables will look like this together:
You’ll need some brackets like this:
…but be sure you get the larger ones. Attach them to the back, then mount to the wall with anchors.
Once mounted to the wall, you’ve got an awesome folding table! (Or even a desk or crafting table!). I love sitting here folding. A chore I used to despise is now my little escape (unless I’ve got one of my three little boys tagging along, like below! LOL) :).
And I also made this awesome DIY tablet holder for the laundry room so that when I’m folding laundry, I have to keep my tablet out of the way so I can actually see what I’m watching! 🙂
Pretty easy, right?
So have you ever used stencils on furniture before? What did you stencil? Leave a comment and share your input! 🙂
Don’t forget to sign up for the next 30-Day Room Challenge Makeover!