Demode to a la Mode: Stenciled Side Table

When my friend Sheena first told me that she bought a $9 table from Target only to be refinished and redesigned, I squealed with joy and asked her to take pictures of the process so I could share it with you all.  And I am so happy she did!

Her first step was to give the demode wooden table some new life with a bright white color transformation.  The easiest way to do this is with some trusty ole spray paint!

Here are the materials she used for the main feature of the table:

And here we go!  Cover bottom of the stencil with the spray adhesive.  Set your stencil down on the table (I think this would probably be the hardest part for me b/c you have to make sure it’s lined up properly)!

Fill in the stencil with the desired colors.  I love how she decided to use green and black and carefully picked out which areas would be in those colors.  You can use a paintbrush, roller, sponge or rag for this part.

Tear off the stencil, spray on the clear acrylic gloss to finish it and TA DA!  Here we have a super cute side table which is totally a la mode!  🙂

I could totally see this table in a room that has a black, white, grey and green color scheme.

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Great work and thanks for letting me share, Sheena!


  1. Sam
    February 23, 2010 / 10:26 am

    this table is awesome!

    such an elegant transformation!

    very easy to follow steps, felt like i was there watching the whole thing…. oh wait… ; )

    if you’re not a fan of the dry spray paint smell, then stay about a few yards away from the odored vicinity. the spray paint smell in the garage took a while before it went away. the table smelled like dry paint for about a week or so, then also went away! = )

    P.S. my bear’s pr0.

  2. February 23, 2010 / 10:37 am

    Absolutely adoring this, Sandy. If you decide to make a second table, please let me know. I’ll take one! 🙂

    • February 23, 2010 / 10:55 am

      @Mayhem and Moxie – Actually my friend Sheena made it! I will let her know she is getting requests. =P Hopefully I’ll be able to make something like this one day!

  3. Lai
    February 23, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    This table is so elegant after the make over! I have the same table at home. Maybe I should give it a face lift too! Great job Sheena! Great job for Sandy to post the process step by step.

  4. February 23, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    what a great project! we have one of these tables, too + painted it for our guestroom, we love it.
    ps. awesome to hear you live nearby! go MI!

  5. February 23, 2010 / 8:27 pm

    So pretty! Loved the room pics you posted. Great finds!

  6. February 23, 2010 / 11:56 pm

    Very nice!! Love the pattern and colors. Excellent idea!

  7. February 24, 2010 / 9:02 am

    That table is gorgeous. She did such a great job!!

  8. February 24, 2010 / 5:53 pm

    Love before & afters… such a beautiful table!!

  9. gina
    February 24, 2010 / 7:01 pm

    Your friend is super crafty! I love the final result of the stool!

  10. February 25, 2010 / 3:45 pm

    Beautiful design! Love the final results!!

  11. February 25, 2010 / 9:11 pm

    This is SO CUTE! I did something similar with my desk which I found at thrift – but I adore that stenciling!

  12. February 26, 2010 / 12:49 am

    whoa. that is awesome! i so wish i had skills like that. for reals!

  13. February 27, 2010 / 2:03 pm

    It turned out awesome! Very cool.

  14. neeraj
    July 25, 2019 / 4:54 am

    Stenciled Side Table is important for all living house because of side table we can use for a give attractive look.
    Dshalldesign interior designer provide the best interior designs side tables also.

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