Good morning， my Cutting Edge Stencils friends!？ A painted stencil pattern is a fabulous pick me up for an old piece of furniture.？ In just a few steps you can have a like-new piece in a color and pattern that fits right in with your home decor.？ Today we’；re sharing how one DIY blogger used the Prosperity Mandala Pattern to add style to a kitchen table.？ Come be inspired…；custom wedding gifts
We’；d like to introduce Maria， the talented artist and interior designer behind ML Furniture Decor and one of the bloggers behind Southern Blenders.？？ About two years ago， Maria refinished her kitchen table.？ It was a honey wood color and she disliked it. She sanded down the honey color and repainted the top using a custom dark walnut color.？ Maria describes in detail how she refinished the table on her blogpersonalized housewarming gifts， Southern Blenders.？ Here is what it looked like after she refinished it.
While her husband was working in the kitchen one day， Maria decided her kitchen table needed “；some more character and pizzazz.”；？ Maria grabbed sandpaper and a metal brush to give the painted table an aged look.？ To further enhance its character， she decided stenciling was the way to go. Our stencil patterns are the perfect way to add character to an old table.
Maria browswed our large collection of furniture stencils and fell in love with our Prosperity Mandala Stencil. She said， ”； I ordered the Mandala stencil online few weeks ago from Cutting Edge Stencils， it’s a 36？ diameter and that is perfect for almost any dining table and it’s so pretty!”；
With her Mandala pattern in hand， Maria was ready for the fun part.？ She used blue painter’；s tape to adhere the stencil to the wood table.？ Maria wanted the stencil design to have a bit of texture.？ If you follow her blog， you’；ll see she loves to use Pixie Paints.？ For this project she combined white flat finish latex paint and Pixie Dust Paint Company “Pixie Texture”. Maria gave the design more depth by adding metallic paint in bronze color and white pearl.？ The combination of colors and texture gave her stencil dimension. She painted the pattern using using a stencil brush. If you are recreating this project at home， be sure to brush off extra paint so it doesn’；t bleed under the stencil. The key to stenciling is using very little paint.？ About 30 minutes the mandala stencil was dry and Maria coated the table with a Clear Satin finishing Polycrylic.
Are you ready to see how her creative project turned out？ Here is her stenciled wood table.
Here is a close-up of the stencil.
Maria had this to say about her stencil project， “；We all love it and most of all we enjoy it day in and day out!”；？ We absolutely love this project!
To see more furniture projects by Maria， please visit ML Furniture Decor.
Tell us： Where would you stencil the Prosperity Mandala pattern in your home？ Leave us a comment below!
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Thanks for reading and happy stenciling!Michelle and the Cutting Edge Stencils Crew
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