How to Stencil an Old Coffee Table

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine.

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Photo by: Thomas Liggett

Thomas Liggett

Materials Needed:

  • wooden coffee table
  • stencil kit (we used the Indian Inlay Furniture Stencil Kit by Kim Myles, $35, cuttingedgestencils.com)
  • spray mount
  • foam roller or pouncer
  • paint (for base and stencil)

Step 1

Paint the table with latex paint and let dry.

Step 2

Roughly plan your design with stencil strips. We used a flower and leaf pattern in the center and outlined it with a diamond border. We added more flowers and leaves around that design, then a diamond pattern on the table’s edges, apron and legs.

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Step 3

Starting at the table’s center, adhere the first stencil to the table with repositionable spray mount. Use a small foam roller or pouncer to fill it in with crafts paint. Remove the stencil, then repeat, working your way out and down the apron and legs.

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