July 12, 2012

A Sweet Stenciled Table and Blogging...How Do I Do It!

I admit stenciling a table is not a real WOW, it's just that sometimes you get just the right table, stencil, and paint.....


 ....And the finished project turns out nice enough to share

I haven't stenciled in a long time, but then my subscription to "Do it Yourself" arrived and it came with a bonus magazine "Fun with paint" loaded with stencil projects
  (This is not a sponsored post)


So, when I was trying to figure out what to do with this little table


I decided to "Get my stencil on"

I painted the table with ballerina pink and used my Martha Stewart Stencils



I filled in the stencil with the grey paint that I had special mixed at Ace for my desk transformation



Then I finished the top with a clear coat of wax


And put it in my booth at Orange Tree, priced at $32


Now to switch gears...If you think you could tolerate any more of my yapping for one day, here's a preview of my guest post at...

.....Kathy at Delightsome life.  She asked if I would 
contribute to a series she is doing called


"Blogging...How do you do it"



Thank you for asking Miss Kathy, this was so fun because I've never given the process 
of "How I blog" much thought.  Here at The Polka Dot Closet I have a pretty relaxed 
approach.  I love blogging, I often say "I'm having more fun than a girl deserves"! 


You can see the complete post HERE


And


Remember when I did the post on my "Doggy Bags",




 That post is a guest on "Cozy Home Scenes", Shannon is doing a series  called "Paws and Claws"  How cute is that!  If you missed it you can see it HERE


Happy Creating!
Carol

48 comments:

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Carol,

The table is just darling in pink. I love the stencil you used.

Dee

Sherry said...

I love your pretty stenciled table. I visited Kathy and read your great article. You two are some of the first blogs I followed. I don't visit as often as I would like to but alway come away inspired when I do visit.

Michele said...

The table is beautiful. You do wonderful work. I also went over to read your post about blogging at Kathy's blog. Thanks for the tips!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I can't wait to see your create space...and I went and read your guest post! Very good...have a good week!

It's All Connected said...

The table turned out very pretty and will fly out the door of your booth. You did a great job as guest blogger, too! ~ Maureen

Cindy@OldTimePickers said...

Always inspiration here including your pink table. I had read your guest post earlier today...congrats!

Jamie said...

I love your table! The stenciling and the paint colors are so elegant looking. Small tables seem to be my favorite sort of projects. Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That table is a wow to me! It is funny how stenciling is becoming so popular lately. I haven't seen the Martha stencils yet.

I am going to go check out the blogging post...

Have a great upcoming weekend! Oh, btw that's a really good price on that table!

Cheryl said...

Love the table and read your guest post!
Have fun creating,
Cheryl

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I hopped over to her blog to read your interview. You were and are fantastic! I never really thought about some of the points that you made about blogging, especially about using the word "busy" or blog break. Makes sense though and from now on I'm going to be more careful about my choice of words. I don't want something I love to sound like a chore, so thanks for the insight.

I also love your cute little stenciled table. Cute, cute!!

hugs
Sissie

Lavender Cottage said...

Carol, so nice to meet you through Kathy at A Delightsome Life. I like the transformation of the little table, we don't have near the colours of Krylon in Canada as the US. Also, the tutorials are helpful for DIY projects.
Judith

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The table turned out beautifully, Carol! I love how you did the stencil on the outside, this way it can still be enjoyed if you put stuff on top of it.

Elyse said...

hi carol,

your transformations are always lovely and appear effortless. thank you for sharing.

happy summer wishes

xo
elyse

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Beautiful transformation on this sweet table Carol!! Love it :)

Beth said...

I enjoyed your guest host very much Carol. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

NanaDiana said...

GREAT job on that table and what a good price. Somebody will snap that little sucker right up!

Now- I have to go read the post about HOW YOU BLOG. I better learn some amazing tricks over there, you hear?;>) xo Diana

Simply Lokal said...

I love how the table turned out. It is beautiful. I just bought a can of that ballerina paint today. Now I really can't wait to use it. Your "How You Blog" post was great also! Thanks for sharing your inspiration.
:) Revis

Perfectly Printed said...

Oh I love that table!!

chris

Katherine said...

Oh I love your darling table, splendidly done AND congrats on the invite! Who wouldnt want to hear from you? :)

Hugs,

boopnut said...

Love that table! It is precious!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

You always turn out the prettiest things ! Always a delight to see what you have created.
(())

Debbie said...

Love it! That pink color reminds me of the room I had when I was a very little girl. It had ballerinas on the wall. Maybe that's why.

I realized the other day that that was the last pink room I ever had, but that's a blog post all its own.

The desks are fabulous too. If I've seen them, I forgot 'cause I'm 50.

Clicking to your guest post now.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Carol!
Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveaway!!!
Your table transformation is beautiful as is everything you make over. Those desks are adorable :-)
I totally enjoyed your feature on Kathys blog and learned a thing or 2 ... or 3 ;-)) It was a fun read!!
Thank you for sharing your bloggerly knowledge!
Cheers,
Lynn

Gina said...

What an adorable table! The color, the shape, the stencil...it all just combines perfectly on this table. Someone is going to snatch that baby up fast!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love it! The stencil is great.

xo
Pat

Nancy said...

Well Miss Carol, I think I will find some Tabels and bring them to your house! That is really a Charming piece!! I am going to go over and read your post, but I know how much you love blogging, I can feel it with every post of yours that I read!!

Have a Super Great Week end!!

Huggs, Nancy

SavannahGranny said...

Love your pretty table, the stencil is great and the gray is a perfect combination. When I was in high school one of my favorite ensemble combos was pink and gray and pink and black. Gray is goooood.
Congrats on the guest posts. I will check out both.
Thanks for visiting and you sweet comments on my table. You can come to my table any time.
Hugs, Ginger

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I just love everything you do!!

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Carol ~ that table is just the cutest thing ever and at $32....what a total bargain! Love it! xo

Ginger said...

Carol, how sweet is that to die for table with the wonderful stenciling. You are so clever and creative. Always look forward to your next beautiful project. Now I'm off to see your guest post. Have a great weekend.
Ginger

Ginger said...

Carol, how sweet is that to die for table with the wonderful stenciling. You are so clever and creative. Always look forward to your next beautiful project. Now I'm off to see your guest post. Have a great weekend.
Ginger

Celestina Marie said...

You are just amazing my friend and incredibly talented. I adore all that you create. XO
Celestina Marie

A Southern Rose said...

What a pretty table! I love the colors you chose. Everything you touch turns out beautiful!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

I loved your guest post too. :)

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Carol: Thank you for stopping by the Cottage and leaving such a kind comment. Happy Weekend..Judy

Lois Arnold said...

Love the table! I also enjoyed your post over at Kathy's Delightsome Life!

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by to see my Creative Space, it looks like you have been real busy, love the table and you are always full of the best ideas!! Hugs and now I have to go visit you on Kathy's blog! XOXO Marilou

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

As usual, just adorable. Mi loved your guest post.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You've been one busy lady...I see you on all my favs lately! And I love that sweet table. I've never attempted to do that but I love the results!

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

I have a little table almost exactly like that! It's sitting in a corner in my bedroom waiting for me to decide what color to paint it and whether or not to do a waterslide transfer on it :/ Your table is adorable.
I read your guest post and it was great. I agree with so much of what you said....blogging should be fun, answer comments that readers leave, etc, etc. Maybe that's why your blog is one of my favorites...we're kindred spirits in a way ;)

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Carol you sure made that table look so great! I wish i lived close to your booth. Would love to visit! Guest blogging sounds like fun, I will go check it all out!
Blessings,
Susie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
Love this sweet table! And I have copied you by painting my drawer on my sewing table green. I took the easy way out and simply spray painted it!
Loved your guest post over at kathy's. And you are so right..Blogging is supposed to be fun and not another job...
Love your tutorials and thank you for being so free to share your ideas!

Hugs,
Deb

Biljana said...

Beautiful transformation Carol:-) I love stencil and color, table is adorable:-) Hugs, Biljana

lynn said...

it's curvy and it's pink, and i LOVE it, carol! off to check the guest posts!

June said...

I love how you can prettify anything you get your hands on Carol! The table is such a lovely shape...and now, a beautiful piece!
sending hugs...

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

I've often wondered how you "do all you do." I can't seem to get enough done, so I'm off to read your guest post!!! Love the little table...great price, too!!!

Debbiedoo's said...

Well I am the stencil queen and I love it. Takes no rocket science, but people are still put out by it. Fabulous table Carol...love the color and the stencil.

Bliss said...

Think I'll pop over to paws and claws and see what is up in the canine world.

~Bliss~

FabShabbyRoses said...

Hi Carol! Thanks for all this info! I'd love to make some of the plaster molds! Great idea! I need to play around with the plaster! Also after doing the painting on the table you said you used wax. What type of wax would you use for this, over the paint. Thank you! carolyn