Sunday, June 12, 2011

Stenciled Side Table...

   This is a true story of Trash to Treasure. One night while out for a walk with a good friend of mine, we noticed this little gem curbside, along with someone else's trash. Needless to say we had to come back & pick it up. I have had this side table in my garage for quite a while because I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do with it, until this week when I received my lovely stencil I had ordered from Royal Designs. I love it!! I got the Elegancia Allover Stencil, which has a vintage feel to it. You can win one of these stencils on my giveaway post here. I have bigger dreams for this stencil for one of our walls in our house, but for now I started with this little side table....



Before:

After:

I love this color paint, again it was not labeled because I got it from the 'Mis-tint paint section' at Lowes. But if I had to name this paint color I would call it "Vanilla Cupcake Batter" It's a very creamy white with a hint of yellow undertones. 


I love layers on the table. If I were to have this in my home, I would style it very eclectically & use all three layers to display things.


The Stencil part was so simple. After a few layers of the "vanilla cupcake" paint, I simply allowed that to dry & then centered the stencil on the table. With a sponge brush I sponged on this light blue color. The quality in the stencil allowed there to be no runs & very clean lines!


I love this table very much, but since I have no room for it in my house, I will most likely be selling it. I want to keep it!!


I chose not to distress this table like I usually do on my favorite furniture makeovers, but I wanted to keep it clean and simple with all the layers & the stenciling. 


Well, I hope you enjoyed my {4th} post of the week. That's a record. I really enjoyed stenciling this table. I am planning on stenciling a LOT more. I may go a little stencil crazy, but I'm sure you guys won't mind. Have you stenciled something lately? If you have, go link it up on Liz Marie Blog Facebook Page, I would love to see all your stencil projects! I hope all your projects this weekend are turning out fantastic... O, & don't forget to enter my current giveaway HERE. Trust me, you don't want to miss out. 

xx Liz  

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78 comments:

  1. Loved this so much that I just had to pin it! Did you have to sand it first before painting? And did you use an oil based paint or latex? I always seem to have problems with paint peeling off when I redo furniture.

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  2. This is lovely! Super color and how lucky you were to find it on the mis-tint counter. I am never so lucky. Love the stencil too.

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  3. Lindy,
    Thank you so much!! i really love this table as well. I am very happy with how it turned out. I used an outdoor latex paint actually. So very durable. I sanded it a little bit.. but actually this table has a lot of little dents in it which I think add character. I also ended with a water based polyurethane to help keep the paint on. I know what you are talking about with the peeling I think the poly will help a lot! - Liz Marie

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  4. Thank you so much "Studio Carolina" I love the color too! Isn't it unique.. it's not your typical white. I wish this would go in my house. I love it! You should really ask the associate in the paint section at lowes they were really helpful by showing me all the mistint paints! Thanks again!

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  5. Oh how pretty!

    http://www.littlemisscards.blogger.com

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  6. o i also love the color!! it looks fantastic!! you did an amazing job!!
    : )
    new follower to your blog. ..everything here is just so dang cute
    xoxo
    ash

    http://jaysonandashley.blogspot.com

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  7. It turned out GREAT Liz!

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  8. Love your blog! New follower from the Sunday hop!

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  9. So cute! I think that it looks great as you kept it non-distressed. Perfect!

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  10. I am so in love! It looks fabulous~! great job:)
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  11. New follower from the social hop! I'm already your fan on FB but now following on GFC too :-) Please follow me back? My page is http://couponclippingchick.blogspot.com :-)

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  12. I love this! I'm following from theMingle Monday hop. Come visit me back!

    Michelle @ Things Sent My Way

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  13. Oh, how I wish I were creative and crafty enough to come up with darling ideas like this. The table is adorable!

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  14. Hi this is so lovely,i'm a new follower from Mondays blog hop,would love you to follow back :)

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  15. jollyjillyJune 13, 2011

    Hi Im a new follower from the blog hop
    Im over in the UK and would love it if you came to visit my blog
    www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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  16. hey there, I'm a new follower! lovely job!
    http://beachhouseinthecity.blogspot.com

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  17. I love seeing "trash to treasure" posts:) They get me inspired! We just moved and I'm trying to make this place look more like home! ha! Thanks for sharing!

    I'm following from Mingle Monday! :)

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  18. Great Job Liz...Im currently restoring a vanity table and stool...its wood and I am goin to repaint it to a black and a pinkish color...any tips??

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  19. That turned out beautiful! I did a table makeover this weekend too...I think I like yours better :) By the way, where did the cute blue lamp come from? Love it.

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  20. I LOVE what you did with my Elegancia stencil! So simple, yet so effective-and the color is delicious. Happy stenciling....it IS quite addictive :)

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  21. It's so pretty and delicate. I love it. That's a great blue.

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  22. Love the blue! You did a great job! Nice to find your space....hope to see you on my blog:)

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  23. Hi Love your blogsite!

    I am your new stalker from the Twitter Tuesday hop.

    Dorothy
    http://alaskanbookie.blogspot.com/

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  24. wow, it's so cute!! i love it :) and i might want to steal it.

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  25. This is so beautiful. My favorite colors. I would love for you to share this project at my linky party.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/06/inspiration-board-link-party_14.html

    Hope to see you there.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. ummmmmm gorgeous! and the hue of that lamp!

    you might like my giveaway and i'd love for you to follow!
    http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-giveawaypainting-print-paris.html

    michele

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  27. Lovely table!! I'm your newest follower from Homemaker on a Dime's linky party.

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  28. Very cute table, and the lamp makes a nice accent. Are you sure you can't keep it?

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  29. Cute transformation, I love your colors!

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  30. You got to watch out for that stenciling, it will get you more and more addicted every time. I have an identical table in my garage full of furniture. You have inspired me! Have a happy day!

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  31. That is a beautiful stencil. I just bought a stencil at AC Moore but I don't think it's nearly as nice as yours. I think I may return it and check out Royal designs. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  32. very pretty :) looks great with you lamp!

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  33. Amazing! I would never have seen that possibility. newest follower from dishwaterdreams.com.

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  34. I love stencils...they really bring life to a piece! (And I'm a new follower!)

    - 551eastdesign.blogspot.com

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  35. AnonymousJune 15, 2011

    Such a great idea! Love the colors that you used. Darling table!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  36. What a very lovely transformation! It looks crisp and classic! Your newest follower! Stop by for a blog visit :)

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  37. Found you blog hoppin' this morning. Love your style. I'm going to follow you, please follow back! :) Have a great day!

    http://bresbaubles.blogspot.com/

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  38. this is just darling. Love the modern and romantic look. I am going to have to check out that stencil company- this is just what I've been looking for in my powder room.
    I would love to have you join my Transformations and Treasures party on Wednesdays!

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  39. This turned out so cute! I love the colors you used!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  40. Super cute, what a great project! Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower! Would love for you to check out my blog, little b .

    Amanda

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  41. So cute! Love the colors and clever use of the stencil. Hmm...what could I stencil in my home?

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  42. This turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. Wow! What a transformation!!! Thanks for sharing it on my craft linky this week!
    Katy
    www.kdbuggieboutique.com

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  44. AnonymousJune 16, 2011

    Hey Liz-

    I have to laugh, because at one point this WAS my table. LOL! Glad it went to use after we couldn't fit it on the moving truck. What a beautiful side table it has become.GREAT JOB! Now if I could only get you to come to IL and do my whole house :)

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  45. Lovely...the lamp is also lovely. Thank you for sharing this at my link party!

    Simply Creations Link Party

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  46. Cute table! I love stencil decor. Your table turned out great! I featured a couple of stencil and art stamp projects on my blog. Please stop by and have a look for yourself.

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  47. Your table is so cute! I love the stencil & the color of the stencil. It looks great with your lamp - so pretty!!

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  48. Simply lovely! And the way you've styled the table just compliments it perfectly! Very nice! Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  49. How could someone throw away something like that?! Its gorgeous what you did with it. Love the stenciling.

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  50. Just beautiful and you sure can't beat "the price"!! Love that you kept it as is I'm a huge fan of distressing but the clean lines on this are more modern and I think you made the right decision! It would be hard for me to part with it -- great job!

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  51. Soooo pretty!! I love vanilla cupcake batter- the real stuff and the paint color apparently. I think you named it properly :) I can't believe someone was throwing out that great piece!! Thanks for linking up this week!

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  52. Hi - love it! I have that stencil. Now I'm going to use it for something other than a wall! Nice makeover - really trash to treasure.

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  53. Very Chic! I love the stenciling!

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  54. Love that creamy shade of white. And the stencil is a great touch, too.

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  55. Very romantic and pretty looking! I love the color choice and am smitten with your lamp as well. Cute blog!

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  56. My latest post is actually about how I got an ugly thrift store end table and how I'm going to refurbish it and I feel out of my league. Yours turned out so cute!

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  57. Really beautiful! I love a good roadside rescue!

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  58. I love this! Simply gorgeous!
    http://sweetteaserendipity.blogspot.com

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  59. That is so beautiful! I can't imagine having to sell something that pretty! Maybe you can find a place for it!

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  60. Where did you get the stencil you used, you mentioned the quality of it. Love the look and the idea!

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  61. This project is fantastic!!!

    P.S. found your project thanks to "Think Pink Sundays"...

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  62. very sweet, the stencil is such a nice touch :)

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  63. Wow, GREAT table! I love it!!

    Following you from the Not So Moody Monday blog hop! I'd love a follow back! Thanks! :)

    moneysavingmindy.blogspot.com

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  64. That is one sweet curbside redo!

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  65. You had wonderful vision to see the possibilities in that piece. Great find and a lovely job!

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  66. Very beautiful transformation!

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  67. Love Your Blog! New follower from the hop! Hope you will hop over to www.girltechdivas.com

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  68. That turned out fantastic.

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  69. Love this! Love the soft classy color paired with the lamp! Nice work! I am a new follower!

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  70. This is gorgeous!! I love the white and that stencil really finishes it off. What a pretty touch!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!! :)

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  71. Great job, it looks very pretty! I love your blog design, very cute. I think I will have a look around :)

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  72. very, very pretty table! :)
    great job!
    gail

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  73. Beautiful! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

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  74. Sometimes I think as a society we are too eager to throw out, and forget to recycle, add a little bit of effort and imagination, and look at the lovely piece of furniture you have.

    Beautiful side table.

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  75. An amazing transformation!!!

    Hugs
    Charo

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  76. What an absolutely adorable DIY! Well done.

    I hope that you will stop by and enter my giveaway.

    Happy Monday!

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