Garage Sale Upcycle with Chalky Finish Paint & A Buffalo Check Stencil

October 31, 2017

This great little vintage table was one of my garage sale and thrift shop finds in August.

It's a somewhat unusual pedestal table because its top is rectangular and not round or oval.

First I gave my little table two coats of Pure Black Dutch Boy Chalky Finish paint from Menards.  It is one of the numerous knock off Annie Sloan Chalk Paint lines, and I use it from time to time, mostly in black or my favorite color Antiquated Lace.

So here is my little table with two coats of black chalky finish paint.

To give the little table some added interest, I decided to add my *Old Sign Stencils Buffalo Check stencil.  I used Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Light Ivory to stencil the white areas.

Garage Sale Pedestal Table Upcycled with Chalky Finish Paint & Stencils
I just centered the stencil on the tabletop.  I didn't stencil the pattern all the way to the edges because of the raised scalloped edge.  

I love this stencil, and NO way could I cut it.

I sealed my table with Varathane Crystal Clear Water-Based Poleurethane in a Satin Finish.  Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint suggests a wax, but I like to use a water based poly that does not yellow and offers more protection and need not be reapplied periodically.  It's also easier to apply than wax.

Garage Sale Pedestal Table Upcycled with Chalky Finish Paint & Stencils
I love the transformation!  It's all dressed up, like a black tie occasion!

Garage Sale Pedestal Table Upcycled with Chalky Finish Paint & Stencils

Garage Sale Pedestal Table Upcycled with Chalky Finish Paint & Stencils
Painting vintage furniture is not for everyone.  I don't paint any of my family heirloom pieces, but I do paint vintage thrift store and/or garage sale purchases.

Garage Sale Pedestal Table Upcycled with Chalky Finish Paint & Stencils

Everyone needs at least one pedestal accent table!
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Items from my August Finds post that have been upcycled or used already:

Garage Sale Metal Vase Upcycled for Christmas Greenery

Adding Farmhouse Style to a Garage Sale Shelf

Safety Grater to Pumpkin/Jack o'Lantern Decor

Pumpkins Displayed in Wire Basket
The wire basket on legs is now holding pumpkins on my fall covered patio. 

Thrift Shop Pig Cutting Boards in a CD Crate (Pen)
The pig cutting boards were darkened up to look old and corralled in a pen.

Upcycled vintage wooden desk tray
An old desk tray gets a makeover with paint and stencils.

Rummage Sale Framed Prints to Framed Signs
Garage sale framed prints were painted and stenciled as signs.

Upcycled Garage Sale Stool
A garage sale stool went from blah to fun!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Carlene - I've followed you for some time now and love all you do!! I really never speak up - just sit back and learn and enjoy! But now I have to ask - where do you get your stencils from? I really love most that you use and wondered about your supplier. And just for you - I could literally LIVE in Menards!! hahaha

  2. WOW, your tables looks awesome! Loving the buffalo checks!

  3. Great Job! You know, this would make a cute chess/checkers or Tic Tac Toe table too!

  4. Love this look, a great makeover. I didn't know Donna offered this stencil, a perfect one for holiday decor this year, I will have to grab one for myself! I would also like to invite you to share your projects at #fridaysfurniturefix at my place.


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