THIS CURB-SHOPPED TABLE GETS A GORGEOUS TRIBAL MUD CLOTH STENCIL MAKEOVER | YOUTUBE VIDEO COMING THIS SATURDAY
It’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday creative friends. I can’t wait to share this curb-shopped table makeover with you! And hint, hint… have you seen all the GORGEOUS Tribal Mudcloth Designs that are trending right now? I have a dedicated Tribal Pinterest Board showcasing these stunning patterns and colors so thought it was time to step out of my comfort zone and give it a try!
The great thing about curb-shopped furniture is it allows me to be more adventurous. NO GUILT if it doesn’t turn out. hehe. So today I’m sharing a new Mudcloth Stencil and new paint color and I can’t wait to hear what YOU think!
Here’s the ‘trash’ I started with. A pin leg Homesense table that I found curbside last November.
To give you a better look at this before (my phone didn’t take a clear pic) I took a few more shots when I got it into my studio. This pin leg table is structurally sound but the top was a mess.
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MUDCLOTH STENCIL TABLE MAKEOVER
Oh, and before I get into the step-by-step tutorial, a BIG thank you to all of you who subscribed to my Youtube Channel! You’ve been so kind with your positive feedback and it means a lot. It encourages me to make more videos sharing the process so again, thank you! I’ll have this full makeover published on Youtube this Saturday for you as well. 🙂
Here’s how it all came together…
This table was found curbside and then sat in my garage for a few months so it needed a REALLY good cleaning. I used this White Lightning Cleaner which is a TSP substitute and cuts through crud beautifully. I add 1/2 a tablespoon to this spray bottle — fill it with water then shake. I find it so much easier to spray onto furniture rather than dunking my hand into a bucket.
To prep this table for paint, I used my orbital sander and a 120 grit to scuff sand the top of the table. I wasn’t worried about sanding off all the nail polish, paint, and stains. A scuff sanding is just that. Scuffing or slightly scratching the top surface provides a little ‘tooth’ for your paint to adhere to.
SILK ALL-IN-ONE MINERAL PAINT
I painted one coat of this NEW Mojave Silk All-In-One Mineral Paint. It’s quite the color! I would describe it as desert gold or dark mustard. The perfect base color for a Mudcloth Stencil! I’m not sure I would have been bold enough to pick this color if it was a piece I had purchased, but as I mentioned, I like stepping out of my comfort zone when it’s a freebie curb-shopped piece.
MUDCLOTH STENCIL LAYOUT
I probably should have centered and laid this Mudcloth Stencil straight on the table. But instead, I decided to use this stencil diagonally which was extra work. I REALLY like the way it all came together (which you’ll see in a bit) but if/when I used this stencil again, I’m laying it straight across on my piece.
SPRAY WITH TEMP ADHESIVE
To keep my stencil in place while stenciling this tabletop, I used this Elmers Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. It’s easy to use. For a temporary bond, the instructions say spray a light coat and then wait 3-5 minutes before joining. I’ll be honest, I don’t bother waiting. I just position my stencil and start stenciling right away. The stencil is on the piece for a short amount of time and this glue takes an hour to set. I’ve never had a problem taking the stencils off or with any residue from this spray glue.
STENCIL WITH FOAM ROLLER
Because this is a larger design on a full tabletop, I used a foam roller to speed up the stenciling process. These foam rollers work GREAT for stenciling but the key is to offload any excess paint onto a paper plate or paper towel. This prevents bleed-through under your stencil so you end up with a crisp clean design.
Here’s what the table looked like partway finished. I gave myself extra work by using this Mudcloth design on the diagonal. I would recommend using it straight on. I’m sure it would look just as striking and lining it up would be much simpler! This Coffee Bean Paint color paired perfectly with the Mojave!
To seal and protect this Mudcloth Table I used this clear coat in Satin. It’s easy to brush on because it’s NOT clear while wet. You can see it has a milky hue while applying it (perfect visual so you don’t miss any spots) and then it dries perfectly clear.
If your table or project is textured, like this table, the topcoat will look thicker in areas. No worries. Once it dries it all evens out and looks amazing.
THE MUDLCOTH FINISH
Here’s the end result! I’m so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone to try this new color and stencil design!
This is such a fun pattern and the color is gorgeous!
And check out the brushed on Satin Finish. It gives this piece a beautiful sheen when the light hits it but otherwise, it’s not too glossy.
In the right decor, this little table will add so much character to a space!
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here… and don’t forget to subscribe! I can’t believe I hit 12.5K Subs! So exciting, thank YOU! 🙂
AND NOW FOR SOME TRASH TO TREASURE FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Trash To Treasure ladies can do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
5. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS MUDCLOTH STENCIL TABLE MAKEOVER PROJECT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW. ALSO, FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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