Vintage Table Goes Plaid with the Plaid Shirt Stencil

I purchased this table last summer at a garage sale for $5.  

It's an antique for sure.

Besides having a scratched and gouged finish, it needed some structural repairs as well.

It's not perfect, but it will have some charm.


If I were going to paint this old table with white chalk paint, I would have brushed on a couple coats of shellac first.  These older finishes and stains tend to bleed through on light colored paint.

I decided to go with a new color, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Honfleur.  (it's a medium brown hue.)

After painting the table with two coats of Honfleur, I centered the *Old Sign Stencils Plaid Shirt stencil with wider lines on my table top.

Plaid Shirt is a two piece stencil that I think is actually easier to use than the my beloved "Buffalo Check" stencil.  It's quicker for sure.

Be sure to follow the instructions above.

Vintage Table Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Plaid Shirt Stencil #plaidshirt #oldsignstencils
The wider lines are stenciled with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Buttercream, and the thinner lines with Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Buttercream.

I used one of my Dreamweaver stencil brushes.

Vintage Table Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Plaid Shirt Stencil #plaidshirt #oldsignstencils
I lightly distressed the table with 220 grit sandpaper.

I sealed the stencils and chalk paint with two coats of  Varathane Matte Finish Soft Touch Polyurethane.

Vintage Table Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Plaid Shirt Stencil #plaidshirt #oldsignstencils
The table is definitely a statement piece now.

I think it has a lodge vibe, so I staged it with lodge accessories.

Vintage Table Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Plaid Shirt Stencil #plaidshirt #oldsignstencils
Have you tried stenciling yet?  If not, Donna from Funky Junk Interiors/Old Sign Stencils has a great tutorial HERE..

Have you stenciled any furniture?

Vintage Table Upcycle with Chalk Paint & Plaid Shirt Stencil #plaidshirt #oldsignstencils
Stenciling is addictive, just so you know!

Other projects using the Plaid Shirt Stencil:
Ugly Wooden Christmas Tree Upcycle with Paint and Stencils #plaidshirt

Spice Rack to Christmas Shelf with Old Sign Stencils #plaidshirt

Paper Towel Holder to Christmas Shelf with Old Sign Stencils #plaidshirt

Wooden Stool Upcycle with Old Sign Stencils #Plaidshirt

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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4 comments

  1. Jaw drop... I am so adoring this entire cozy vignette! Your plaid colour choices are awesome!

    As for the cool Cabin sign, did you make it? The branch arrow is too cool!!! Inspired!

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  2. Love this table, what a transformation! The plaid surely makes it pop!

    Sandi

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  3. Love all of your projects! You inspire me to up-cycle my thrift store finds. Thank you Carlene!

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  4. Looks like you've had a lot of fun with that stencil! Somehow I think plaid decor would make me feel warmer in the winter, its so cozy looking.

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