My name is Erin and I’m an Art Director and Graphic Designer from St. Louis, Missouri. I am artistic, always exploring new creative outlets including painting, crafts, and re-vamping furniture. I’m not an expert; I’m just trying to design on a dime! You can find me over at my blog, How to Nest for Less.
I’ve been wanting to experiment with vinyl stickers as a stencil for some time, so when I found this little round end table at a local flea market for $10. I thought this would make the perfect project!
So here’s the before (above)… and after (below)!
Here’s how I completed the transformation…
Once I got the table home, I sanded the top with my power sander. The table was in great shape, but had a thick glaze of polyurethane across the top. Since I was going to paint the top of the table, I wanted a little grit for the paint to stick to.
So, now time for painting. I was trying to figure out which color I would make my “peekaboo” color for the stencil and found Krylon’s Sweet Cream in my paint closet. Perfection! It’s a nice neutral with a touch of yellow. I decided to use Krylon’s flat black spray paint for the base of the project… more info to come on this!
So, with the Sweet Cream I painted the top of the newly sanded table.
Once the paint was dry I got my stencil ready. I knew the table was going in my family room so wanted something sweet and simple. I decided on “The Hankins Family, Est. 2005″, the year hubby and I married. I designed my print on the computer using Adobe Illustrator and sent the vector art to print. Luckily I have a brother-in-law that owns a sign company so he printed it out for me… for FREE! So if you ever need some cool graphics, vinyl lettering, printed posters or signs, use Farber Signs.
I peeled off the backing of the vinyl lettering and centered it on the painted table. I rubbed the vinyl lettering firmly to make sure there were no bubbles and then peeled up the protective covering.
I then used my Krylon spray paint to coat the entire table, including right over the vinyl lettering and table legs.
When the black paint dried, I slowly peeled up the vinyl lettering to reveal the Krylon Sweet Cream paint.
I then sanded the entire table top down with my sand block and coated it with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax for a protective coating.
Ready to see the finished result again?