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Curbside Find: Gratitude Stencil Table Top Makeover

Follow this step-by-step stencil table top makeover and see how I transformed a curbside dining set with a gratitude stencil. How to stencil a table top and dining chairs.

Follow this step-by-step stencil table top makeover and see how I transformed a curbside dining set with a gratitude stencil. How to stencil a table top and dining chairs.I love it when I find decent furniture on the side of the road. Today’s post is definitely a representation of that. When I was out for a walk in my old neighborhood, I walked past a table and 2 chairs on the side of the road. I wasn’t a fan of the chairs, so I decided that I would just come back for the table.

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Stencil Table Top Makeover

My co-worker gave me 2 Queen Anne style chairs that I thought would go perfectly with the table. I decided to GET MY STENCIL ON with all 3 pieces.

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Supplies I needed for this DIY furniture transformation:

Tutorial: Stencil Table Top Makeover


First, I disassembled the table so that I could paint the base and legs with my teal chalk paint. I started by masking it off with frog painters tape.

I also used my frog tape to mask off the screws on the legs of the table before painting them.

P.S. – If you love that paint color, I also used the same color on a chair I made over recently.


After I let the paint dry on the legs it was time to seal the paint with my dark furniture wax. For the table top, I had to sand it down to level out the surface. Then I mixed 2 different wood stains to get the look I wanted and applied with a stain sponge.


Next, I tackled painting the seat fabric of the chairs. I had to remove all the screws and staples from the chair seat before I removed the old grungy fabric. Then I pulled out my scissors, mounting spray, and the Gratitude Mandala stencil to secure it to my fabric.


Once the stencil was secure, I used my foam roller to apply the chalk paint. My method to apply the paint was to stay light.

*HOT TIP* don’t pack the paint on the roller.

I left the stencil on the fabric while the paint dried before I removed it. Then moved on to the next.


I painted the frames of both chairs with the same chalk paint. When the paint dried, I took dark wax to seal the paint. Then I went back and sanded down the frame to age it. I wanted there to be a Betina to it. Once both seats covers dried, I was able to reupholster the seats of the chairs with my staple gun.


Finally, I put the table back together and used the same stencil to complete this set. I used the mounting spray again to secure it on the table top, and I used the foam roller for this part too. Same rules apply.

Once it dried, I was able to dress it up in my little dining area space. I did start using this as more of mini office space. I love this table. It’s a perfect size.

I love this table and I am so happy with how it turned out. It’s simple but pretty and calming. What did you think of this my stencil table top makeover? Let me know in the comments below.

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