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Thursday, November 17, 2011

How to stencil a table top! {DIY}

Hello all!  I have been crazy busy this past week. Thought I would show you how exactly I stenciled my table top! I have been
getting ready for company, ready for the holidays,
and of course throwing a few more projects on my plate!

When I was doing the ceiling medallion with my cutting edge stencil, my husband actually came up with a genius idea!


You see this stencil came in a half moon shape,which made it very simple to work with on the ceiling around a light fixture.
Seeing it was a perfect circle, my husband suggested I do this table that I have been wanting to paint for years.
It is an Ethan Allen table that was gifted to us from my MIL.  It has taken some wear and tear on the top though.


As you can see I have been busy Christmas decorating.
Tree is  up, Mantel is done, kitchen, and living..DONE!
I know, I way over function sometimes.


I used a black satin craft paint, and just rolled it on as I did the ceiling.
A small foam roller is all you need.
Stencil tape, craft paint, paper towel to dab excess paint off the roller.
I also did two coats of satin poly on it when it dried just to protect it from chipping.



It really does look pretty in person, and the best part was it took me all of 15 minutes!

So that is what I have been up to!
How about you?
Anyone else got their tree up, Christmas shopping done, etc, etc?


Enjoy the day.
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69 Comments:

Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love it!

November 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Divine Theatre said...

Dear God in HEAVEN! That's beautiful, Debbie!
Don't work too hard!

xo
Andie

November 17, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my, that is just awesome!!

November 17, 2011 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Janet said...

That really dresses the table up and makes it unique..great job Debbie!

November 17, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Love this look!

November 17, 2011 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger ♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Beautiful~!!

shoppings way done.. decorating wont start till monday.. so much to do - so little time.

November 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Viki said...

We bought a new prelit tree yesterday. We will probably set it up this weekend just to make sure it works. We won't decorate it until Thanksgiving weekend though. Love the tabletop. It looks professionally done.

November 17, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Coastalpines said...

Looks beautiful! Very custom :) I get so many ideas from your blog...I just need to set aside some time to complete them.

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours :)

PS ~ I am hosting a giveaway at my blog over the next week, I'd love for you to drop by and enter. http://coastalpines.blogspot.com/2011/11/my-first-time-anthropologie-giveaway.html

November 17, 2011 at 10:26 AM  
Blogger Sweet Tea said...

"Thou shaly not covet."
I must confess that I covet that stencil on the ceiling!!
Guuurl, You.Are.Good.

November 17, 2011 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

It looks great! REALLY great! What a good idea AND you were able to use that stencil a second time! xo Diana

November 17, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger rachel@Acts of Life said...

That looks very nice! New life to old things...love it :)

November 17, 2011 at 10:51 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

That is genius...Kuddos to your man! Love the table!!!

November 17, 2011 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

That is gorgeous Debbie! :-)
Vanessa

November 17, 2011 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Barb and Dell said...

I love how the table and the ceiling medallion turned out! What a great use of the stencil.
Barb

November 17, 2011 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

Beautiful! What a geat use of 15 minutes.

November 17, 2011 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Cottage and Broome said...

The ceiling and the table are both amazing! Can't decide which I like better, Laura

November 17, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Ruby Jean said...

So Pretty, that looks like an Heirloom piece...Love it!!

November 17, 2011 at 12:07 PM  
Blogger Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

Love it Debbie!!

We don't do Christmas until the weekend after Thanksgiving at our house. So, no I haven't started yet.

November 17, 2011 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

You have convinced me that stenciling is easy. I just ordered a stencil from Cutting Edge and mentioned your blog. We will see if I can do it. Love what you do.
Blessings. Audrey

November 17, 2011 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Hello my little bloggy buddy, you look so pretty in your profile pic!

I LOVE that table!!! That looks amazing, you would spend a fortune to buy something like that!

I'm so behind on my blogging, I have no idea where you got the stencil but I might have get me one:)

November 17, 2011 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Revamped French Maison said...

Hi Debbie,
Love the stencil work! I see you have roosters on your background. lol. I have been away for a while but am back now. Because of you and all your cuteness I'm really liking roosters.

Hope you are well. Looking forward to being part of blogland again.

Blessings,
Shanna

www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

November 17, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Rosemary@villabarnes said...

So glad you did a post on the table Debbie. I spied it in your previous post, and hoped you would. I love it.

November 17, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Blogger adventuresindinner said...

I was hoping you were going to show how you did this! Fabulous!

November 17, 2011 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Beautiful! I love how it dresses up your table! Thanks for sharing.

November 17, 2011 at 3:41 PM  
Blogger ❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Debbie,

Your table looks amazing! I love how you decorated it too. Your husband had a terrific idea!

Dee

November 17, 2011 at 3:45 PM  
Blogger The Garden Bell said...

Another fabulous stencil. But, I'm still waiting for that toilet seat. I dare ya.........side hurtn' chuckle here.

Stencil ON,
Kate - The Garden Bell

November 17, 2011 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

This is gorgeous! I love it and I love this idea!

November 17, 2011 at 4:31 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

It turned out SO pretty, Debbie! I love it!!

November 17, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Yay! I can finally comment!! LOVE the table. The stencil worked perfectly for it.

I cannot begin to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. My neighbor had her outside Christmas lights on last weekend, and it completely freaked me out :)

November 17, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Yay! I can finally comment!! LOVE the table. The stencil worked perfectly for it.

I cannot begin to think about Christmas until after Thanksgiving. My neighbor had her outside Christmas lights on last weekend, and it completely freaked me out :)

November 17, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Okay... first I couldn't comment... now I'm commenting too many times.

November 17, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

That is so pretty, Debbie!! :)

November 17, 2011 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I LOVE this; it is just beautiful. I haven't worked with a stencil in years, but you've made me want to get busy. Too busy sewing to start decorating yet, but I am hoping to begin next week. Don't forget to take some time to enjoy all your lovely items. Peggy

November 17, 2011 at 6:33 PM  
Blogger The Decorative Dreamer said...

I didn't know you did your ceiling. I love both the ceiling and the table. You are very good at stenciling girlfriend!

November 17, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

thats beautiful and it must have been very satisfying,, quick and beautiful!!

November 17, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger ღ Life According To Milo ღ said...

That table is gorgeous! What a great idea! I'm betting that the people who made it would love to see it now! : ).. I love it!

November 17, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Love the table!! I have one I might try that on, so thanks for the inspiration! No Christmas decorating done yet for me...I'm still in autumn mode. lol
Cindy

November 17, 2011 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Debbie, you never seize to amaze, that table top came out fabulous, it looks like a million bucks!
Hugz,
Kim

November 17, 2011 at 9:24 PM  
Blogger Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh how do you ever get it all done. With the three year old in the house now it seems I barely have five minute blocks of time to do anything. She starts preschool in the summer so maybe then or maybe I will just lay around and catch up on my TV DVR. Kidding.

November 17, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Love how that table turned out! I think it makes it look more expensive and definitely more unique.

November 17, 2011 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Terrie said...

Awesome ! Just a blank new look. You're amazing to have done it in 15-min.

November 17, 2011 at 9:40 PM  
Blogger Heather Jacob said...

sooooooooooooooooooo amazing !!! you have done a super duper job ... love it .. thanks for sharing .. xo

November 17, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Shelia said...

Hi Debbie Dear! Oh, I love this! Your table top looks like inlaid wood! Gorgeous! Wow, you've been a busy gal! I have your button on my blog for the many days of the Christmas party! Woo Hoo! I hope I can find something to copy so I can come to yours! Come help me decorate! :)
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

November 17, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Deb: I loooove this stencil...on your ceiling and on the table...just gorgeous. I'm going to check out the site too!
Thanks for the ideas.
patti
ps have a great Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2011 at 10:08 PM  
Blogger ReFresh ReStyle said...

OMGoodness, it looks great! Good job Debbie and Husband!
Debbie

November 17, 2011 at 10:29 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

Debbie, I love this!! Love it on the ceiling too.

November 17, 2011 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger SavannahGranny said...

OMG! Debbie you are something else. First of all, I love the ceiling and then the table. It turned out fabulous.
Then you throw in the Christmas decorating. When I finish reading you posts I am exhausted.
Let's get some rest. Love you girl, Ginger

November 17, 2011 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Shanee said...

Debbie, this is beautiful! I fell in love with the ceiling medallion in a previous post. Wish I could be motivated to snatch and copy all your ideas :)

November 17, 2011 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!! I would be honored if you would click on over and join my Linky Party!

November 17, 2011 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

That really turned out pretty! Looks like inlaid wood. I can't believe you have your tree up. I get panicky thinking about Christmas! I'm so not ready yet!

November 17, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Debbie,
Way COOL...love it! thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

Blessings,
Linda

November 18, 2011 at 2:29 AM  
Blogger Farah Muzaffar said...

Beautiful ... lovely job you have done Debb
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
with love from
Farah

November 18, 2011 at 2:55 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Looks great Debbie! I've been busy Christmas decorating too. I'm almost done and have a lot to post. Enjoy your day.

November 18, 2011 at 5:31 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I love the way that turned out! You need to give the husband two thumbs up for his inspiration.

And Christmas? Christmas? I'm not even ready for Thanksgiving, yet.

November 18, 2011 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

Perfect!

November 18, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Turned out great!!
Christmas decorations - Oh my! Still trying to decide about the tree. :D

November 18, 2011 at 2:00 PM  
OpenID charlieandjo said...

I'm loving painted tabletops and yours is a real treat. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

November 18, 2011 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger the cape on the corner said...

love that! that mike, i think he's a keeper. this table is so "you" now.

November 18, 2011 at 3:07 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

The table looks beautiful. I love the stencil.

November 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Val said...

Debbie, This is so impressive looking.

November 18, 2011 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

debbie..i know your busy...but if you have a chance.. can you stop by my blog again...i have uploaded a comment space but i think it may be doing what it was before...geesh!!! i may need to contact them to let them know i am having trouble...also plzzz let me know what you see ...thanks ~sabri~

November 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

p.s.will check back on your blog for any comments ...thanks again

November 18, 2011 at 7:04 PM  
Blogger Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Sabri, I checked your blog, still confusing to me. When it comes up your header loads,then you have to scroll down all the way down to see the post.

November 18, 2011 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger sabri said...

thanks deb !!! i am so agrrivated..i first lost my blog to photo bucket and now i can't post a comment page..i even tyred the blogger help link...i don't know what else to do at this point..at least i can come and comment on your cute posts...thanks again deb !! love what you have done with your stenciling..xoxo ~sabri~

November 18, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger Redo 101 said...

It's beautiful and I can't believe it was so fast and easy! Stenciling and I, well, we just don't get along, that's all. But I've never tried a roller... my paint always seeps up under the stencil, sigh.

I haven't decorated for Christmas because we're having 43 for Thanksgiving lunch (they bring the food except I provide the turkey). but the minute they walk out the door, I am so onto Christmas :)

Thanks for sharing,
Mary

November 18, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger itsbebe said...

Looks time consuming and expensive! The best! thanks for sharing! beverlee

November 18, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Rhissanna said...

Well done to Hubby for the inspiration and yes, wow, that looks amazing!

November 19, 2011 at 12:47 AM  
Blogger mississippi artist said...

Well your hubby is just as smart as you are! I love that table!Maybe he should start a decorating blog too!LOL!

November 19, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Irene said...

Wonderful.

November 19, 2011 at 10:13 PM  

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