Flower Stenciled Side Table

Flower Stenciled Side Table

It’s time once again to join together with some of my favorite blogging friends to bring you a fun themed furniture makeover.  This month’s theme is flowers. Last month’s theme was “Bold”. I redid a $5 yard sale chair. The theme for the month before was “Metallic”. I shared a thrift store side table.

I found it a bit more challenging to incorporate flowers into a piece of furniture, but I think I pulled it off.

This table was a $5 yard sale find, and kind of boring as is:

Flower Table Before

Here is its pretty new makeover:

Flower Stenciled Side Table

It was rock solid, but the top had a bit of discoloration:

Flower Table

Perfect for a new paint job and a pretty stencil!

Flower Stenciled Side Table

I used Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Ironstone. I did not use a bonding agent, but I still didn’t get much in the way of chipping or flaking, or any at all actually. The coverage was perfect though. Here it is with two coats of paint prior to sanding:

Flower Table 11

It still could use one more coat for complete coverage, but I wanted to sand quite a bit anyway so I stopped there.

To incorporate flowers into this table, I decided to stencil  a ring of flowers on the top.  I penciled very lightly around a lamp shade as a guide for my circle:

Flower Table

Then I stenciled my flowers in ASCP in Duck Egg blue all along the circle. This is a stencil I bought years ago.

Flower Table

I used to think of myself as “stencil-challenged” but I think I’m finally getting the hang of it. 🙂

Steciled flowers on a table top

A good sanding, a coat of clear wax, and a salvaged ceramic knob finish it off:

Flower Stenciled Side Table


Flower Table

I added a little blue painted detail to the legs as well:

Flower Table

A little surprise in the drawer is always fun…

Flower Table 2

I felt like the bottom shelf needed something, but I decided to leave it alone since it will likely be covered anyway.

Flower Stenciled Side Table

Stenciled Table Top

My hydrangea in the background are just getting set to open up. I can’t wait to fill my house with their beautiful blooms!

Side Table in MMS Ironstone with Stenciled Side Table


Flower Stenciled Side Table

Hope you enjoyed this little makeover. Be sure to visit my friends for more floral inspired furniture transformations!

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I’m already looking forward to a beautiful weekend! 🙂



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  1. Your side table looks so pretty with the combination of white paint and blue stenciled flowers. The design of your table looks just like my bedside table made by my grandfather in the 50’s! Your idea to trace a circle with a lampshade before stenciling is such a great tip. I need to remember that!

  2. So pretty Christy!! That milk paint adhered fabulously! I’ve only used it once but I’m thinking I need to pull my other sample out and go again! Love the colors too. And surprise drawers are the best! 🙂
    (oh and I just realized reading your post I referenced “metallic” as the last theme not “bold” !! Oops!!lol)

    • Thanks, Nancy! I tried to use this paint on some metal buckets I and ALL of the paint chipped away…I can’t seem to figure it out! It did adhere to this piece well, but I was looking for more “chippiness”. Guess I’ll keep trying. 🙂

  3. Girl, you are so smart. I love everything about this table. I would not have thought to use a lamp shade or anything else to make a circle as a guide. I also love the blue on the legs and the drawer liner!!! Beautiful.

  4. What a cute little table and I love how you refinished it! I especially love the lined drawer — it’s those little details that get me every time!
    So fun being a part of this tour with you!

  5. Beautiful! Love the stencilled flowers and the extra hit of blue on the legs!

  6. Christy,
    I love the colors, and all the detail you put into such a simple table. The blue is the perfect touch for this table. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Make it a great day!

  7. JaneEllen says

    I could just write, see above, for my comment. Agree with all commentors. The lines of your little table are so nice and so adaptable to any style idea you’d want to apply to it. I’d love to find a table like that. Love the bottom shelf for books, zines, etc. I like to have place to put m books.
    The white over blue, all touches you gave your little table make her smile. Happy weekend

  8. This is such a sweet little table! The colors are perfect and I love the bit of distressing and the drawer liner inside!

  9. You worked wonders on that little table Christy. I love the clean white with a bit of ruffing up. And your blue flowers really top it off.
    I found the flowers theme harder to wrap my head around too. Your stenciling is perfect.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  10. Lovely! And I can’t wait to see those hydrangeas!!!


  11. You’ve taken a cast-off and turned it into treasure!!! I just love what you did with it. So soft and pretty. Love the idea of tracing the lamp shade!! ~Christy


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