See how to stencil a tabletop with this stenciled dining room table makeover
Darling Damask Stenciled Dining Room Table
Would you ever stencil your dining room table? When my customer dropped off her kitchen table and chairs they were, for lack of a better word, basic. We’ve all seen the light wood dining sets, they’re actually pretty common and nothing spectacular. They do the job necessary as a place to sit, eat, chat, etc, but she wanted something MORE. A damask stenciled dining room table is in order! If you are looking for table top stencil ideas than this one should be at the top of the list.
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Materials Needed / Source List:
- Cling on Brush
- 150/220/320 Sand Paper
- Damask Stencil
- Basic Chalk
- Fiskars Cutting Mat Set (I use the large ruler often)
Adding Stencil to a Dining Table Top
The dining set was rather country in style and we intend to give it a bit more personality while still keeping it neutral in color. A stencil table top will certainly spruce this table up.
I started with the table, and since we were leaving the top with the original wood finish I prepped and cleaned, then I immediately got to work like a measuring machine! I broke out every ruler, measuring tape and tool needed to accurately mark where to place the stencil on the table. Each placement needed to be precise and symmetrical, which is easier said than done.
When it comes to how to stencil a table top I would have to say that this is the most difficult part.
Once I have all of my markings in place I am able to start placing the stencil. I found this pretty, leafy, damask stencil online and I started with the corners and worked from there. There are so many options for stencils for tables. You can find a wide variety of gorgeous stencils for furniture available (here).
For a more detailed tutorial on adding stencils to your painted furniture makeovers make sure to check out How to Stencil Painted Furniture. There’s even a video included in the post.
Painting Dining Chairs
Once the table was finished, including the center leaf I moved on to the chairs. Since we were leaving the seats natural I removed all of the seats from the chairs to avoid getting any paint on them.
The frames of the dining chairs were fully prepped for paint. This is my process for How to Prep Painted Furniture. They were then painted in a creamy off-white. You can find great quality furniture paint and stain online HERE. An added bonus, when painting furniture, you want to make sure to use a quality non-toxic furniture paint.
Once finished the chairs were reassembled and they look brand new!
The Result – Damask Stenciled Dining Room Table Set
This plain pine dining set turned damask stenciled dining set is just darling now.
The white backs, bases, and frames look great with the natural wood tops and stencil. They all seem to work together beautifully!
Did I mention that the table has a leaf! I made sure to stencil the leaf without going overboard. I needed to make sure that the top looks just as nice with the table open as when it’s closed and I needed to ensure that no part of the design lined up awkwardly.
Who wouldn’t want to sit around this darling damask stenciled dining set?
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You did an amazing job!! LOVE this dining set makeover!!
Thank you so much!!
Wow……….your dining set looks amazing. Really love what you did……..it is very unique and
really lovely, and a great idea by the way. You really did a great job on it, and you sure
want see that in any store. Enjoy it……….
Blessings for a Happy Fall,
thank you for such kind words!
Kristina & Millie says
The table looks amazing, really beautiful.
I’ve bought a similar table to practice on and would love to do something like this with it. Did you make the stencil from a graphic you bought online or did you order an ‘actual’ stencil? Where did you get it from and what do you advise me to do?
This post is from 2015 so I am not sure if you will even see my question. However, I have a table exactly like this one (just longer, but same color). I want to stencil it and have been looking for a stencil that I like. This one just fits the bill. Can you give me the exact stencil that you used? Apparently you ordered it from Cutting Edge Stencils but I can’t find this stencil. Also, the table I have has a sealer on the “fake butcher block”. Do I need to remove that prior to stenciling?
Thanks so much for your help. And, this looks amazing.
kandice kullmann says
hi. Actually, unfortunately I am unable to find this stencil online anymore. I don’t think this one is made. But Im sure you can find something similar that would be just as nice. Im sorry
Where exactly can I find the stencil you used on your table? I can’t seem to find it, but it’s perfect for what I need.
Love what you have done! Thanks for sharing!
kandice kullmann says
Thank you! Honestly, I don’t think that exact stencil is available anymore. I’ve tried to find it. But if you search damask stencils there are many similar that come up. Good luck!!