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{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table

{Awesome} Paisley Stenciled Table
Let’s talk stenciling. Now, I’ve done my fair share of stenciling (like on my pantry, toy box and end table), but it’s always been with a homemade stencil and it takes F.O.R.E.V.E.R. to do. Plus the final product always looks kinda wonky when you get up close and the design is very simple. Also it takes forever….that’s worth mentioning twice. So when Cutting Edge Stencils sent me a stencil to review I was super excited. I just so happened to have a spare dining room table sitting on my front porch (what, you don’t?) I chose the paisley allover stencil…it’s kinda country, kinda modern, and I’m kinda in love with it. It didn’t bleed or smear or anything…though I was really careful about not using too much paint. I KNOW, I love it too. Next I decided to stain over the stencil and give the table a more rustic look. I used Dark Walnut by Minwax and applied two coats. (Please soak up the dying plants, messy porch and double fly swatter yielding toddler…it does’t get much more real than this!)

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