Blue and White Stenciled End Table

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.


Blue stenciled end table- cutting edge stencils peony |


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! Smile


End table makeover- before |


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.


End Table Makeover- Farmhouse Paint- Blue Dazzle- White Ash |


I decided to use the Peony Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge only on the upper level of the table.


Stenciled blue- white end 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!


Before- After Stenciled End Table- Cutting Edge Stencils Peony |


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!





Cutting Edge Stencils

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One Artsy Mama, French Country Cottage, The Dedicated House, One Project Closer, Miss Mustard Seed, DIY Showoff, Thrifty Decor Chick



  1. Beautiful Sheila…love the pattern…and I used to have tables similar to those, waaay back when!

  2. Love it! Makes me feel young & happy.

  3. Note to self avoid mahogany but it looks beautiful!

  4. What a beautiful furniture makeover!

  5. Bernice says:

    So pretty! Gives me a beachy chic feel! Nice job!

  6. Very pretty, Sheila! I love the two colors you chose. So far, I haven’t had any of these woods that bleed through, but I am keeping tips for dealing with it in mind.

  7. Lovely table! I have been in your shoes painting 1940-50’s mahogany! “Groan”, is right! I just prime and prime again. Annie Sloan told us to use shellac too. I have never tried it though. Your table looks great and I love the two toned choice of colors! The stencil is perfect! Happy Memorial Day!

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