A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips

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Even when you are a distressed table an inspirational message is always good.

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

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... 
who knew

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I started out by measuring lines on the table and using
painter's 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.

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

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 go wrong.

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

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 paint stick like these so the sealer on the top of the table will not make your letters run.
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A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

When the lettering was finished I used 220 grit sandpaper to 
distress the lettering. I wanted the letters to look old and faded. (affiliate link)


I used an Antiquing Gel over the surface of the table.


Just paint it on and wipe it off with a rag. 

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

I gave the table a coat of
General Finishes Satin Top Coat

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for protection and the table looks gorgeous!

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

It is easy to bring a little interest and style to an old table, even if it is a little distressed.   :/

A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil


A Lettered Table Top With Important Tips using a children's stencil

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8 comments

  1. The words sure added interest to a pretty ordinary table! If I screwed up the stencil it would probably be smack dab in the middle! Beautiful!

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  2. Susan, I think this is one of my favorites! I love this and think I could actually do this!!

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  3. Awesome Susan! I have that stencil too and never thought it would look good on a project!!! Love the finish you gave it!

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  4. Susan,
    I am in love with this table...what a great idea you had here. I would love to have you show it off at my Show and Share Party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  5. Wow, what an inspiration! I love the contrast between the top and the lighter base. Thanks for the great tutorial and the spell check warning, lol. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  6. love the table and love love the stencil xx

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  7. This is one I want to try! Love the vintage look and all the sayings.

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