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Paisley Stenciled Table Makeovers

Stencils Can Give Old Tables A New Stylish Look!

Good morning, my DIY friends. One of the most popular furniture makeover projects featuring Cutting Edge Stencils was painted by Ashley from Domestic Imperfection.  That Paisley stenciled table has been pinned, shared, and inspired many furniture projects.  Today we’re going to share two table makeover projects that put a new twist on the popular project.

Cutting Edge Stencils shares DIY stenciled table ideas using the Paisley Allover stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/paisley-allover-stencil.html

We’d like to introduce you to Lauren, the creative DIYer behind the blog The Yellow Fern. Lauren wanted a table for her screened porch so that her family could eat out there and play games.  While searching for ideas, she fell in love with the infamous Paisley stenciled table. Then she stumbled upon a solid oak table on Craigslist. Jackpot!  It was beat up with gauges and marker all over it but it had a ton of potential.   The first thing she did was sand off the old gloss finish.  Lauren painted our Paisley Allover pattern in white.  Once the painted stencil design was dry, she gave the whole table a coat of stain using Minwax-All American.  After the tabletop was stenciled, she applied semi-gloss poly-urethane and painted the legs an eye-catching shade of teal.  Lauren had this to say about her project, “It’s probably been the easiest project I have done so far and I’m SO happy with how it turned out!”

A DIY stenciled table idea using the Paisley Allover Stencil pattern. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/paisley-allover-stencil.html

Now if you liked the last project then you’re going to enjoy this one! Meet Megan, the furniture makeover maven behind the blog The Pretty Pickle. Megan’s sister needed a new kitchen table.  Since Megan is super creative when it comes to giving old furniture a second chance, she decided to help her sister out.  She found this table that was scratched up and worn but had a great set of bones.  The first thing she did was sand it down.  Then she flipped it over and painted the legs white with metallic gold tips. Ooh laa laa! Now she was ready to paint a pretty paisley pattern on the top using our Paisley Allover pattern.  Once the tabletop was stenciled, she applied a polyurethane gloss to seal it and hopefully make it durable enough for the family meals.   Megan commented “I’m so in love with this table! Good thing it is going to my sister’s house and I can visit it at any time!”

A DIY stenciled table idea using the Paisley Allover Stencil. http://www.cuttingedgestencils.com/paisley-allover-stencil.html

Tell us: What do you think of these paisley stenciled table makeovers? Leave us a comment below!

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Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew


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  • JaneEllen

    First table is beautifully done but 2nd one is favorite due to my love for drop leaf tables. Love the way it turned out so rich. Both ladies did wonderful jobs on the tables, they should both be very proud of themselves. Hope sister liked her table.
    I was never a paisley loving person but after seeing those tables have sure changed my mind. I just might be buying paisley stencil for couple tables, other projects I’m going to be doing.

  • TeacherTrudy

    I have a drop leaf table like that stashed in my garage. Those beautiful tables have inspired me, time for a makeover!

    Question: I’ve looked at many of these projects, sometimes the white stencil stays white, other times it’s turned yellow/tan. What is the difference in techniques that produces the different colors? Please and thanks.

  • CESteam

    Hi Teacher Trudy,

    It could be the stain that is used for the project. A translucent stain would allow for the white to show through more. You may want to speak to a paint/stain professional when buying the stain for your project. We hope you share pictures and happy stenciling!

  • CESteam

    Hi JaneEllen,

    We think these tables are gorgeous and we’re happy to hear they’ve inspired you!

  • Eva

    Would a primer need to be applied before hand? And would I need to sand in between painting? Really want to try this out on a coffee table at home! :D

  • CESteam

    Hi Eva!

    Each blogger is different with their techniques. Ashley, from Domestic Imperfections DID sand her paint after stenciling for a more distressed look. While Lauren from The Yellow Fern and Megan from The Pretty Pickle did not. It is all judged on how you want your end result to look. There is no certain technique to making a table you will love. It is all about your personal preference and style.

    Megan, from the pretty pickle did answer someones question about Priming. This was her response when someone asked if she used primer:

    I didn’t prime them, but normally I would (I just got anxious), I definitely recommend priming. Also, when you are done painting you can seal it with a poly-urethane. I used a Minwax and it hasn’t yellowed.

    You can read their full blog posts and go more in depth with each project here:




    Hope this helps!

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