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Update Your Furniture: Stencil-Painted Tables

Update Your Furniture: Stencil-Painted Tables

Last year, Remodelista editor Alexa found a wooden table on the street in the worst shade of cheap wood stain. After a few coats of paint, she transformed the table, which is now one of her favorite pieces in her apartment. Here are four ideas for updating an old table.

Above: Amsterdam-based Uxus Design used a variety of stencils on the picnic tables of the Nike canteen from DIY: Stenciled Picnic Tables.

Above: A table made from recycled wood is stenciled in white text by architect Katja Buchholz at Lokal in Berlin, Germany.

Above: Swedish designer Anna Malin spelled out E-A-T in black paint on her table top, spotted on Decor 8.

Above: A stenciled table at Merci in Paris.

Are you a fan of graphic lettering? If so, read about Diane Keaton’s passion for it on Palette & Paints with Diane Keaton.

And if you’re considering thinking starting a stencil project of your own, see this genius wallpaper alternative for inspiration.

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10:33PM PST on Dec 17, 2014

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8:23PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013

Interesting and I love free hand painting colourful flowers, ivy and other natural folksy themes onto furniture, especially ivy and ferns.

8:16PM PDT on Jun 16, 2013


11:57AM PDT on Jun 15, 2013

how cool!

4:18AM PDT on Jun 13, 2013

So nineties!

6:03PM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

Thank you.

5:13AM PDT on Jun 10, 2013

I am going to do that to my picnic table

12:16PM PDT on Jun 9, 2013


6:47AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Nice one/....

6:10AM PDT on Jun 9, 2013

Really cool!!!! Thank you for sharing :-)

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