Tony In The Red Living Studio: Stencil on Wood March 29 2016

Small Hall Table Makeover

Not allot of time around here to experiment but I have been wanting to add pattern to my projects by doing a stencil finish on wood. 

This small table was the perfect size afternoon make-over. And as always, I've already got started and, squeezed in this before shot: 

Here is Royal Design Studio's Stencil pattern Small Scrollallover (available in store at Red Living) - just seemed to be the right style for this table - I am picturing an urban modern country home.

And on the unfinished wood - Annie Sloan's Graphite Chalk Paint™ applied with a stencil brush. I love these stencils cause you measure once and let the cut out patterns on the edge guild you to match up the pattern - so easy.

After the paint is dry I used a fine sandpaper to "soften" the edges of the pattern and create more of a rustic look.

On the top, Annie Sloan's Soft Clear Wax and then Soft Dark Wax around the edges, adding bit more age and depth.

I added this Handle from our Red Living Hardware Collection to the front for interest - Even though there is no drawer this really elevated this table.

The base is Painted in Old White with a good amount of distressing to revile some wood under. Then a full coat of Soft Clear Wax  then Soft Dark Wax in the joins, creases and grooves. 

Simple - Project time 2 Hours. (excluding photo's and blogging .. add 5 minutes and get a berfore shot!) 

Grateful for the creative time and thanks for letting me share it with you .. 

Creative and Vintage Regards Tony @ Red Living