I’m so excited to share this end table makeover with you today! These tables were old and worn, but with a pint of paint, and a lace stencil they were completely transformed into new beautiful shabby chic end tables with raised stenciling. I mean, come on! How about them drawers!?
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Supplies Used for shabby chic end tables with raised stenciling
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- Texture Powder
- Country Chic Paint – Dark Roast
- Country Chic Paint – Lazy Linen
- Painters Tape
- 220 Grit Sandpaper
- Waterbased Polyurethane
- New Knobs
Prep End Tables for Paint
How to Stencil End Tables with Raised Stenciling
Simply mix 1 part texture powder with 1 part paint to create a smooth peanut butter consistency. I only mixed up a few tablespoons of it, and still had extra when I was done.
That texture powder is some amazing stuff!!
Applying Texture Powder to the Drawers
I removed the drawers and stood them up, so I was working on a flat surface.
I used a straight edge to spread a thin layer of texture powder over the stencil. Once it was spread evenly, I lifted up the stencil and worked on the next raised part of the drawer.
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My stencil was a bit on the small side and didn’t cover the entire surface. When this happens it’s best to wash off the stencil, cover the bowl of texture powder and wait a few minutes to let the texture start to harden.
Otherwise, the raised texture that was just created can easily get smashed and ruined.
If the texture gets ruined, simply grab a wet cloth and rub it off. I didn’t worry too much if the texture was smudged, as it isn’t too noticeable when painted over.
Once the first section was starting to dry, I matched the stencil up and spread a thin layer of texture powder over the second half of each of the raised surfaces. Then I let it all dry overnight.
Here’s another method for adding texture to furniture, check out my post about how to decoupage furniture with rice paper.
Paint and Distress Raised Stencil
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For the finishing touch, we replaced the old hardware with new crystal knobs.
It was so fun to add some extra character with this raised stencil technique, and it was super easy too! I loved that I didn’t have to be perfect with the texture because it just added more character to the pieces.
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More Before And After Makeovers
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- Prep the tables for painting by removing hardware and filling in the old hardware holes. Drill new holes for the new hardware as well then lightly sand the tables.
- Mix 1 part texture powder with 1 part paint to create a smooth peanut butter consistency.
- Remove the drawers and tape the stencil on to help keep it in place.
- Spread a thin layer of texture powder mixture over the stencil and repeat to the other drawers. Let it dry overnight.
- Apply a few coats of paint over the dried stencil and lightly distress the raised edges with sandpaper. Seal everything with satin polyurethane.
- Attach new hardware and enjoy!
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