February 23, 2012

Retro Stenciled Side Table

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Since the New Year, I've been having fun changing up a few painted furniture pieces in my house, turning a few things lighter from rusty reds and blacks to yellows, whites and pastels.

And, this little side table of mine was bugging me. It looked too dark and boring sitting in the corner of my living room next to a dark brown leather chair. 

So, I decided to give it a lighter, brighter revamp...

I painted the legs a pale gray, and the top the same yellow as my pie safe called 
"Yellow Magnolia"
by Martha Stewart. (Looks a lot like hard boiled egg, but I like it!)
I used eggshell latex paint for this (not on the chalk paint bandwagon...yet).

After the paint was dry, I decided to stencil the tops and sides for a nice pop of "Tangerine Cream" colored paint.
 I used my Nagoya Craft Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. 
(I had done stenciling for the first time with this stencil on a market tote bag 
and decided stenciling was fun and not scary!)

After the stencil was dry, I thought the design looked a little too bright how it was, 
so I decided sand down the top and sides with an electric sander using fine sandpaper.

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Sanding the table did the trick of toning down the orange accents and added that aged 
look that I love to the table. I love my new brighter table-
I think it adds a fun retro feel to my previously dark corner. 

And I love the combination of stenciling and distressing-will definitely be doing this again sometime!
(And maybe I'll be trying out that chalk paint everyone's raving about too...)

I hope you enjoyed this table revamp and thanks for visiting ReMadeSimple today!

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  1. I love the distressed look! This came out great :)

  2. It looks so good! The colors are so pretty.

  3. Isn't it amazing what some paint can do for a tired piece of furniture! Great color choices and I love your anthro hook too! Added you to my Linky too.

    1. I agree! Paint can do wonders-and to think some people are against painting wood-not me! Thanks for your kind words and for following back!

  4. Great job! Love the colors and your stencil choice. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower with LF hope you'll stop by and follow my thrifty kitchen remodel. Peggy

    1. Thank you, Peggy! I did stop by and am interested in seeing what you do with your kitchen remodel!

  5. This looks so great! I would love for you to stop by the Naturally-Nifty Linky party #3 and link this up! It is open until midnight tonight!

  6. I love the change. such a pretty table! Thanks so much for sharing on Blissful and Domestics Feature Friday Linky Party:>

  7. Wow.. Love the table and your color choice.. I would love to have you link up at Friday Fun party.. It would be nice if you can add my party to your link party page as a reminder weekly.. :)
    Following you for future updates..
    Have a nice day

  8. Ooh - Love love love this table! Following back xx Nat

  9. Wow, impressive! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  10. That little table is so cute...I would love that in my home. The distressing is just perfect! I would love for you to stop by my Creative Inspirations linky party to link up - the party is happening NOW! I hope to see you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change


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