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, some texture powder, and a lace stencil they were completely transformed into new beautiful pieces. I mean, come on! How about them drawers!?
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Prep for Paint
We started out by drilling a new hole for the new hardware and filling in the old ones, then lightly sanding the whole piece. Learn more about how we prep our furniture here. Once everything was completely wiped down we sprayed on some shellac to make sure the wood didn’t bleed through.
How to Stencil End Tables with a Raised Texture
I wanted to do something to add a little bit of character to the tables. I was easily able to do just that with a little bit of Texture Powder mixed with Dark Roast from Country Chic Paint. 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 Raised Texture to the Drawers
I removed the drawers and stood them up, so I was working on a flat surface.
Then I put some painters tape on one edge of my stencil (isn’t that lace stencil amazing?!?) to help keep it in place as I worked, and placed the stencil over the raised part of the drawer fronts.
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.
My stencil was a bit on the small side and didn’t cover the entire surface. When this happens its best 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.
Painting and Finishing Touches
The next day I painted them in the beautiful light grey, Lazy Linen from Country Chic Paint (use that coupon above to get 10% off!), distressed the raised edges with 220 grit sandpaper and sealed with satin poly.
Learn ALL of my tips and tricks on How to Spray Polyurethane here!
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.