Monday, November 1, 2010

Easy Stencil

My coffee table has seen better days so I pulled it out to the garage and gave it a coat of heirloom white and dressed it up a bit with a simple stencil design all the while handing out treats to the costumed kids. My neighborhood is crazy, 6 bags of candy in 2 hours! I love to hand paint but when you want to give something a little extra with minimal work and time involved stenciling is sometimes the way to go.

An hour of painting in the garage passing out candy.

And an hour while watching the World Series to stencil.

There really are touches of green in the scrap book paper, I swear I am capable of matching.
 Instead of using mod podge, I used spray adhesive to secure the paper and then podged over the paper. Not a one bubble. I saw this in blog land but I visit so many of you I forgot who this awesome idea came from. She used fabric on her redo. If you know who she is please drop me an email so I  can give credit where credit is due :) OK update, I found her the "adhesive girl" ....Kim @ Second Time Furniture. Thanks Kim!

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Chrissie said...

I think I saw that same post about the spray adhesive.Your table looks great! I love an easy makeover~

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I always forget about stenciling, that is why I love reading blogs, such great ideas, it keeps my mind clicking. thank you!


Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Love the lined drawers! Pretty stenciling!

Suzann said...

Very Nice job!!!!
The table looks fabulous!!!
I found your blog today and saw that you were a single mom of 3 and your name is Sue, so of course I wanted to say hello!
Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Great job! I love how it turned out.


Polly said...

Looks great!! Good tip on the spray adhesive!! I always have wrinkles and bubbles when I mod podge!!