October 21, 2013

Stenciled Sweetheart Table

I had the pleasure of working with Cutting Edge Stencils on a project that I am so proud to share with you guys. They have so many great stencils. It was way too hard to choose just one!

The one I picked is the Charlotte Allover Stencil
I had an old table sitting in the garage that was becoming a dust collector. The table had potential but I wasn't exactly sure what to do with it. When I started talking with Cutting Edge Stencil about doing a project I knew I could make good use of the table. 
I immediately thought of a sweetheart table

The pattern of the Charlotte stencil reminded me of a lace tablecloth and I wanted to reflect that look on the table. 

Let's look at what I was working with, shall we?
This is the what the table looked like before paint and stencil. 

After I sanded and cleaned the top I was ready to stencil.
Cutting Edge Stencils are very easy to use and they have videos on their website to show you exactly how to use them properly. 
I placed the stencil diagonally, taped it down and painted.

   I used black paint for the stencil because I wanted a neutral look. I wanted to distress and whitewash the top to give the table a worn look. It looked great but after I distressed the top you could barley see the stencil.

I had to come up with a Plan B. I decided to use a little color this time. I taped the stencil again and repainted with a custom mixed yellow. After the paint dried I sanded to give it a distressed look. 
I also added some stenciling around the edge of the table.

Adding the stencil detail around the outside of the table made a huge difference. 

Are you ready for a million pictures? Okay, maybe not that many but it's pretty close!

















 I love how this sweetheart table turned out. From the pretty yellow stencil on the top to the chipped milk paint legs on the bottom. It's beautiful! 
 I hope this inspires you to think outside of the box when it comes to your next stencil project. 
The stencil was so easy to use on this project and I would recommend a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil to anyone who wants to add a little something extra to their next project.


Here are all the details:
The milk paint color on the table is light cream by Old Fashion Milk Paint Co.
The chairs are also painted in milk paint. The chair on the left is bayberry green and the other chair is a mixture of bayberry green and soldier blue. 

The stencil is from Cutting Edge Stencil
The "happily ever after" is a free printable from tater tots & jello
  
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I worked with Cutting Edge Stencil on this project and was given the stencil and supplies that accompany the stencil. I was not paid for this post or for my opinion or idea. All opinions and ideas are my own.


linking up to:
silver pennies
craft-o-maniac 

20 comments:

  1. So cute! LOVE your little styling set up.

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  2. Beautiful job on this makeover!!!! I love that you let so much wood show through! You are a talented photographer.

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  3. wow - stunning! what a wonderful idea and you did it sooo well? nothing better than this lacy shabby sweetness!

    ♥ http://www.NorthernCottage.net

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  4. I abso-freakin-lutely love this! WOW. I'm glad we connected in the Facebook painting group because now I'm your newest follower! (Pinning too!)

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  5. Gorgeous!!! This would be perfect as the couples' table at a wedding reception!! The styling is stunning too! :)

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  6. So pretty! Love the idea of a stencil on a table. (and I hope you are up and running again soon!)

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  8. Your table is stunning and the setting is too!! Wow amazing al around! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday linky party and share this post with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/centerpiece-wednesday-link-up-party-98.html
    Karin

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  9. SO pretty Helen! Love all the pictures and flowers and well... everything! How lucky are you to be given a cutting edge stencil!?! Those are awesome! Get better soon!

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  10. Oh my goodness! The table is gorgeous Helen, and your photos are stunning!!! I couldn't love a project any more than this one! Pinning and sharing ! love it!!!
    xo
    Thanks so much for linking with Twirl and Take a Bow!ox

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  11. Oh my word, this is totally amazing. I love the table, so beautiful and your pictures and tablescape are gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  12. I just love what a stencil can do to a piece of furniture! You knocked this one out of the park! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for linking up to http://arttisbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/10/twirl-and-take-bow-link-party.html
    Have a BEAUTIFUL day,
    Hugs
    Karin

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  13. oh my...i want to try this!!! you are amazing!!

    brooke

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  14. Wow! That is simply brilliant and what a beautiful setting! Visiting from SSS

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  15. Oh, my! What a sweet set! I love the stenciled table. Love the yellow and also love your chairs. Perfect for a garden party. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  16. Oh Helen, this is gorgeous! I love how you photographed it in the woods too. I will definitely be checking out Cutting Edge Stencils. Wow!
    Thanks for sharing and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  17. Oh Helen, this is gorgeous! I love how you photographed it in the woods too. I will definitely be checking out Cutting Edge Stencils. Wow!
    Thanks for sharing and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  18. I highlighted this post on my blog tonight for centerpiece Wednesday! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/10/velcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-99.html
    Karin

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  19. Hi Helen, don't know how i missed this. i would love to feature you again, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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