Yesterday (Saturday) I was at my store. It was a cold day, not a lot of people were out and about- it was a good day to vacuum and mop the floors and get organized for next week.
So after all was tidy and I sanded all the varnish from my new table top- I really had nothing to do.
A while ago I sent Miss Mustard Seed a few Polish grain sacks- in exchange she sent me some stencil that I had chosen from one of her sponsors. The are French script stencils “joie de vive” and “je t’aime”.
I have this little table that was one of my first projects for the store- It has a nice base but the top was rather dull. I originally painted it in Versailles and then I stenciled some flowers on it. It was cute but nothing special and seeing as I had some time to fill I thought I would revamp the table top with one of the stencils. (sorry no photo of the before)
Je T’aime is rather fitting for the month of February….perfect choice!
I repainted the top in Country Grey then stenciled with Graphite. Then finished with clear and dark wax.
A small change, simple project with lots of impact!
I found the centre point on the table and started there. Then I alternated alignment of the stencil- kind of like the method bricks are laid in.
Here is the result. Pretty cute, eh! I think I will have to try this technique on a few other pieces. Stenciling with Chalk Paint is really easy- the paint dries so quickly that there was no mess or smudges at all. I only gave the sides a light distressing- I don’t think it needs it but the pedestal was already distressed.
That big chunk of oak in the back is my soon to be dining table….I think I need to find something similar to use as a backdrop for photos!
And just in time for Valentine’s day!