July 11, 2011

Stenciled Table

This stenciled table was not my original plan

I found this great little table at the thrift store

And originally painted it all heirloom white

I have seen some black and white showing up in blogland.  I really liked the way it looked and thought I would give it a try.  I stenciled on some black flowers.

When I finished it looked really great! 
 Then I saw a little area where the adhesive from the stencil had remained on the table.
I used a little solvent to remove the adhesive
I ended up removing the paint!!! 
I think I said poop, or something like that!

So, I went back to square one, sanded the top off, and stenciled directly on the table.

I was in desperate need of a table in my booth and at this point I just did not want to spend the time repainting the top.

Hey.....it turned out O.K.!

I covered it with stain and clear wax

And I am going to put it in my booth at Orange Tree for $55

I really liked the, black stenciled on white, and will try it the next time I come across a table

But, for today....Well, this will have to do!

Happy Creating!


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Tina Eudora said...

Oh Carol it is gorgeous as always! You have an unerring instinct when it comes to refurbishing something and making it exceed it previous possibilities!
I have been working on a couple of projects that were inspired by your posts and I hope to have something finished this week so I can post about it! Thanks so much for all the great ideas and detailed instructions that you so generous share with all of us. It is so appreciated Carol!
Tina xo

Theresa said...

I like the "oops" of the stencil on the stained top! So many of my favorite projects come from me fixing one thing or another. I bet it will sell fast in the booth! Have a fabulous week! t. xoxooxxo

Tee said...

Perfect example of the cliche "when life gives you lemons make lemonade". Great piece!

I have a friend who works for Ashley Furniture. He claims that they do extensive research on "whats hot". According to them, brown furniture with tiffany blue and brown accents are "whats hot". Okay, this info had nothing to do with your post, LMAO. Sorry.

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Carol, I have that same table sitting in my garage waiting to be painted. You've given me several ideas. Your posts are always so perfectly timed for me...do you read minds????

Lily Dily said...

I love this table! I think I like it better after the "poop"...very nice. I have to get by to see your booth! Linda

Rebecca said...


You did it again. I'm speechless and that almost NEVAHHHHHHHH happens~


sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I've been saying more than a few choice words about a "simple" project that turned into a nightmare! I think your oops turned out really pretty. Love that table. It's just like the one I painted blue/green on the top.

It won't last long.


Shabby Soul said...

Both versions of this table are beautiful. Your mind just never stops working, does it?

Willow said...

What a wonderful idea. I like both of the designs. Great job.

Anonymous said...

looks wonderful and those little tables are so common,, thanks for sharing this,, have a great day!!

Screaming Sardine said...

It's beautiful, Carol. I love the extra touch of keeping the edge of the table top the white color. Makes the top stenciled portion that much more eye popping - in a good way!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Debbie said...

I laughed right out loud when you said, "I think I said POOP." You're so funny! I did like it black and white, but it looks wonderful with the plan B look too.

I like the white bottom with stained top on things anyway.

Ido said...

The table looks great, I really like it! It will sell immediately I'm sure!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Oh I like it like this the best!
A beautiful mistake.


Sylvia said...

Carol...I hate it when that happends...it did turn out pretty cute though!!


Debbie V said...

it looks lovely and can I ask what brand of stripper you used cause darn that stuff really works

kristiB said...

Love this look, sometimes an "Oops" can turn into a "Happy Accident" ;^D

Gina said...

I don't know Carol, even though it was an "oops", I still love it & think it looks great!

Lisa Russell said...

It looks lovely and at a great price! I'm sure it will sell quickly!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Gorgeous, Carol. I like the natural wood top best (JMHO)....It will sell quickly!


Jocelyne's Tea Parties said...

I like it both ways! I just painted a great little table all black, I wonder how it would look with white stenciled on black? You get my wheels turnin'. LOL!

Kathy said...

hahahahaha, poop huh? I think I would have said something stronger and I am guessing you did too.
This is so pretty, I like the contrast of the white and wood stained, the stencil is icing on the cake. Love seeing your work. xo

Roselle said...

Hi Carol:
Both versions are stunning. LOVE the distressing on the finished one. Blogger comments are giving me trouble the past two days. Not sure if this is my second comment you are receiving or not. Anyway, gorgeous, as usual!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's beautiful! Sometimes it's fun to change in the middle of a project and go in a different direction! ♥

Bliss Lissy said...

I think your "oops" is GORGEOUS! Don't change a thing...it's got character and beauty and gets an A+ for being unique. I love the "mistake"!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Wow this turned out so beautifully!! You did such a great job!!

BECKY said...

You amaze me! You are never without an idea! It looks great!!

Have a delightful week!

Anonymous said...

I love the black on white. I've just gotten the stenciling bug, it's addictive! I'm running late but Club G.W. should be up later tonight! See you there! :)

charm bracelet diva

Betsy said...

I think your "oops" turned out to be a beautiful "yes." I like the natural wood finish on the top with the rest painted white.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I actually like the stencil on wood with the painted base.

Tynk said...

Hi Carol :)
I actually think both ways look great!

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, I have the same table. I like how yours turned out. I wonder how to use the tiffany blue and brown on a table. That would be interesting.

Debbie V said...

Lol sorry about the comment. You see the world I live in. the only stripper I know is furniture stripper! Now I wonder what the Google bots are thinking!

Janet Bernasconi said...

You always amaze me Carol. You really do. You are so very talented. No wonder I love visiting you. ;-) The table is beautiful. Great idea to add the stencil design. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Janet's Creative Pillows

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Carol, that looks cool with the wood top. I have never stripped a table in my life so this really impresses me! Looks gorgeous and 55 dollars is a great price.
Have a PRETTY day!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Love this Carol...think I like it better w/ the stained top. I have a table similar and I just may pull a copy cat!

Dolores said...

You are so full of great ideas!


Olivia said...

I love your cute table! I know what an oopsy poopsy sounds like! I struggled in the heat with my jewelry holder trying to find the right screws! Flipping out! Thank God I was home alone. LOL

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

That table won't stay around long. It is too cute and a perfect size!

Marcia said...

It looks gorgeous just the way it turned out. I actually like it when a furniture piece has a story to it and this one is perfect.

Glad I found you through Debbiedoo's. Look forward to visiting.

Liz said...

That is darling! I love it just like it is. Isn't it cool when a mistake makes something better!? :)


Anonymous said...

Carol That is a great table you are amazing

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I think it looks great! Way better with the stained top!