A Damask Garage Sale End Table Upcycle

 This oak end table was one of my August garage sale finds.

It was in decent shape.  A rather boxy shape and squarish legs, with an inlaid pattern on the top.  

I paid $10 for it.  

I don't think it was an expensive piece of furniture.  Not solid oak for sure.  It seemed to have a pretty thin oak veneer.


 Since the table was a bit glossy, I gave it a light all over sanding with 220 grit sandpaper, just to rough up the finish a little. (not hard work)

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint was the first chalk paint I tried, in the beginning.  Several colors are still in my house, especially French Linen and Old White.  

I seldom purchase it anymore due to the price.  It does cover well, and it distresses beautifully, but I hate applying the Annie Sloan wax.  It is difficult to get an even shine.

Anyway, I found a full can of  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Chateau Grey in my paint cabinet.  I think I purchased it about 3 years ago.  Even though it is name Chateau Grey, it's a shade of green.  I brushed two coats of paint on the table.

 This is a damask design stencil I recently purchased from Hobby Lobby.  It is a $12.99 stencil, but I used their 40% off coupon on my purchase.

Just a note about the Stencil Ease Stencils, they are fragile.  Made of very thin, brittle plastic.  Be very careful with them.  I broke off several pieces of a different Stencil Ease Stencil trying to put it back in the plastic sleeve.  That being said, they WORK for a once or twice project.

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 The stencil was too small for the table top so I had to move it up, down, right and left to finish off the whole top.  I am used to lining up a stencil after moving it around to fit.  Just make sure the already stenciled designs all line up before you start the additional stencils.

I pounced the stencil on with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Fluff and a brush in the  STAMPENDOUS Dreamweaver Brush Set.

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I think I mentioned that I dislike Annie Sloan wax.  I decided to seal the paint and stencils with Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish in Matte.  I brushed on a thin coat with a cheap sponge brush.

I then waxed the table with a light coat of Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear.  

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A Silver Color Metal Office File Cabinet Shelves Drawer Name Card Label Holder Frames with Screws was added to the front edge of the table.

Then, I printed the word Damask in Picmonkey, (100 font size) and printed it on card stock.  I cut it out to fit the metal frame.

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My table makeover is done!

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Sure doesn't look grey!

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I like this upcycle!  The stencil adds some interest and the sage green color should work in many homes.

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I love my 25 cent JFK gold bank from a garage sale too!

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  1. That turned out great, Carlene! It's an interesting color--grey with a definite green cast. But with the white damask design on top it looks really nice. I think you could use the table in a variety of color schemes from neutral to black and white even.

    Good job!

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