Hey, guys! Do you have big plans for the weekend? Last time, I told you that I had painted an end table with the same colors and stencil as the Wee Stenciled Cabinet. This blue and white stenciled end table is actually painted in the reverse colors of the cabinet.
Here is a peek at it in my booth, before the makeover. The finish was in pretty rough shape. Jim, the store owner, allowed me to use it for display, then told me I could paint it if I wanted- well, yeah!
I did a ton of sanding to remove the uneven finish on the flat surfaces. For the rest, I just used TSP to clean. As I was sanding, I realized it was mahogany- yikes, mahogany is notorious for bleeding through most any paint treatment.
I spray primed it thoroughly, hoping that would solve the bleed issue. I painted with Farmhouse Paint in Blue Dazzle and White Ash. So far, so good.
I decided to use the Peony Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge only on the upper level of the table.
I lightly sanded here and there to bring out some of the details, then topped with clear varnish. That’s when the trouble started. In those areas where the upper legs meet the lower tabletop, the mahogany started bleeding through. ~groan~ I apparently didn’t get the primer down in those crevices well enough. I said a little prayer, masked off those areas and primed again, then repainted and varnished again. Sigh of relief- it worked!
The newly refurbished blue and white stenciled end table is back in my booth, looking girly and ready for a new home.
Have a great holiday weekend, and stay safe!