Make A Winter/Christmas Snowflake Table With A Thrift Shop Find

November 18, 2018

 This little table was my best thrift shop find last week.  It's not an antique.  It has a tag, "made in China", on the bottom, but it is all wood.

I think I could use a winter/Christmas table!

(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.)

I used Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Caviar (a very rich black) to paint my side table.

The Dixie Belle Paint company's website has a lot of great information on how to use it's products.  I have referred to it many times.

I used the Zibra PB100LZS Grip-n-Glide 1-Inch Square Paint Brush for the very first time today.  

It made painting the legs a breeze, and it leaves almost NO brush marks.

After I had brushed on two coats of Dixie Belle Paint in Caviar, I lightly sanded the edges with 220 grit sandpaper.

This paper snowflake stencil was the one I used a couple weeks ago on my rustic fence board winter wall hooks project.

The paper snowflake stencil is part of the FolkArt Holiday Value Stencil Pack that I have used on several projects in the past.

I used Dixie Belle Paint in Drop Cloth to stencil on my snowflakes.

Thrift Shop Table Upcycled For Winter/Christmas #dixiebellepaint #snowflake #stencil #Christmasdecor #winterdecor
I sealed the stencils and brought out the rich hue of Caviar, using Dixie Belle Paint Best Dang Wax in Clear.  I applied it with a clean, lint free rag.

I think it's adorable!

Thrift Shop Table Upcycled For Winter/Christmas #dixiebellepaint #snowflake #stencil #Christmasdecor #winterdecor
The table is perfect for tabletop trees or maybe even a poinsettia.

Thrift Shop Table Upcycled For Winter/Christmas #dixiebellepaint #snowflake #stencil #Christmasdecor #winterdecor
The snowflake theme can be carried on throughout the winter, especially here in Minnesota.

Thrift Shop Table Upcycled For Winter/Christmas #dixiebellepaint #snowflake #stencil #Christmasdecor #winterdecor
*Dixie Belle Paint Company provided me with complimentary paint samples.
All opinions about these fabulous paints are my own.

Thrift Shop Table Upcycled For Winter/Christmas #dixiebellepaint #snowflake #stencil #Christmasdecor #winterdecor
I hope you can find a little table at the thrift shop to make your own snowflake table.

Now for the framed sign...
I made the "Warm & Cozy" framed sign on buffalo check flannel using this thrift shop frame.  

I was going to stencil a sign directly on this double glass floating frame, but then got the flannel sign idea.  (I will still be able to stencil on the glass for a future project.)

My red and black buffalo check fabric is from Joann Fabrics.  I traced around the glass onto HeatnBond Lite Iron-On Adhesive.  I then ironed the heat and bond onto my flannel fabric, and cut out the rectangle.  

I like to use Heat N Bond to add some body to my fabric, and it takes out ALL of the wrinkles.  I didn't even remove the backing.  I just stuck it in the frame.

I am a perfectionist but I did NOT get the flannel lined up perfectly before I ironed it onto my fabric.  I thought about redoing it, but I am so busy right now!

My stencil is a new Folkart paper stencil pack called "Sign Making".  It is only available at Plaid's website.

I stenciled the flannel with Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain, and I painted my frame in black.

Framed Flannel Stenciled Winter Sign #stencil #buffalocheck #thriftshopmakeover
I have both pieces of glass behind my flannel fabric for the photos, as the glass adds too much glare.

I like this sign, but wish I had gotten the fabric straight!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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