This stenciled masterpiece was created by Hannah from The Cozy Hearth with Elegance, Vanilla Frosting, and Tough Coat!

My mom had this little old end table that she didn’t know what to do with. It just sat on the balcony of our house for years, accumulating dirt. Then she found out that I took up furniture painting, so she asked me to repaint the table so that she could use it indoors.

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Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I first decided to give it an overall rough sanding to even the working surface. After years of sitting outside, it was pretty filthy! I used 120-grit sandpaper to do this.

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I decided I wanted it to be a light blue color. Country Chic paint in Elegance is perfect for this! I did 1-2 coats, depending on what areas needed a little more coverage.

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Then I used a few stencils to really customize my look. Normally a paint roller would give you the best results, but I went with my brush because I didn’t have a paint roller on hand. I used the color Vanilla Frosting. Give the paint a couple minutes to dry, and then peel the stencil off carefully, as not to damage your design! If you use a brush like me, beware: you will end up with uneven paint thickness and the outline of your design will not be as crisp. But that was ok for my purposes because I wanted to sand it down some more afterwards.

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Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

I took my 120-grit sandpaper and sanded by hand to rough up the design, which took care of the uneven paint thickness. To address the blurry edges, I sanded the paint down until I exposed the wood stain color. This also allowed me to give the table a distressed look. Then I went over the table with a coat of Tough Coat and let it cure for a week to seal the deal!

I love the subtle contrast between the blue and the white. The colors match perfectly with my mom’s decor!

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com

Stenciled End Table #DIY #furniturepaint #paintedfurniture #chalkpaint #endtable #stencil #damask #blue #countrychicpaint - blog.countrychicpaint.com


Hannah {The Cozy Hearth}

I’m Hannah, owner of the Cozy Hearth. I started out on Instagram as a blogger for fun, and enjoyed it so much that I turned the hobby into a small business. Our catchphrase is, “where DIY meets chic decor,” and it’s all about sharing projects and products that help transform your living space into home sweet home. My favorite projects involve restoring and refinishing furniture into beautiful items that embody the life of your home. You’d be surprised by the potential you can find in someone else’s junk!

Make sure to follow Hannah’s blog The Cozy Hearth. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!