A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips5:00:00 AM
A distressed table with an inspirational message...
Ever since I saw this beautifully stenciled pillow using
a stencil I already had, I was ready to try it out on furniture.
The stencil is one from my Pre K classroom...
I started out by measuring lines on the table and using
painters tape as a guide to begin tracing. I carefully
estimated where each letter should go to fit across the table
and filled in the letters with a pencil. Do this carefully or
your lines will not be evenly spaced on the table top.
Be sure to use a pencil and to check your work because if you
work in a frenzy like I do... something is bound to be wrong.
Luckily this was an easy fix and it was on the
last line so it was all good!
Next step is to fill in the lettering with a Sharpie Paint Marker.
Be sure to use an oil based marker so the sealer
on the top of the table will not make your letters run.
When the lettering was finished I used 220 grit sandpaper to
distress the lettering. I wanted the letters to look old and faded.
I used Rustoleum Antiquing Gel over the surface of the table.
Just paint it on and wipe it off with a rag.
I gave the table a coat of
for protection and the table looks gorgeous!
It is easy to bring a little interest and style to an old table.
The black TV stand makeover can be seen here.
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