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 be the perfect project!
So here’s the before… and after! 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!
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.
Total costs of this project: $10 for the table from the flea market…. Krylon spray paint was already in my paint closet from previous projects, vinyl lettering was free from Farber Signs… Yep! $10 transformation! LOVE.