Stenciling can seem frustrating and overwhelming, but that's only when you've got to make your own designs. The pattern can come out lopsided or just plain old sloppy, but there are tons of pre-made stencils out there that can be used to jazz up just about anything...and the best part? It's so easy!
Watch how a plain dining room table can be turned into something totally awesome in just a few short steps!
Lay the stencil out on the tabletop and secure it with a piece of tape.
Use a small foam roller to apply the paint. Make sure not to glob it on, or else the edges won't come out clean.
Give it a light sanding to make it look a teensy bit distressed.
If you want, you can even use a dark stain to boost the contrast between the wood grain and the paint. It'll darken the white to an off-white, but it looks so great!
How awesome is that?! Then again, if you're looking for something a little more flashy...
You can give the legs a little love, too!
If you like this distressed look, use some dark stain on the legs, too. Wipe it off before sealing it.
It'll leave just enough to give the furniture this fun, rustic look.
What a transformation!
(source Domestic Imperfection)
It's perfect! I can't believe how simple that was...and how intricate and polished the final product looks. Can you imagine how much you'd pay for a table like this from a high-end store? For just the cost of a stencil and some paint...you could have this in a jiffy.