Vintage Table Goes Plaid with the Plaid Shirt Stencil

March 25, 2018
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.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  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!

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


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

  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.

  5. Pinned. Great cabin/cottage vibe Carlene.


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