If you saw my RV Mood Board for Bertha then you know that I am keeping her original avocado colored counters and table. I did want to give the table a little a little pizazz though so I thought it would be fun to try stenciling it!
I reached out to StencilsLAB and they sent me their EFIA Tribal All Over Wall Stencil!
To get started with my project I made sure to clean the table really well and then taped the stencil down onto the table. One of the nice things about their stencils is how large they are! I was able to stencil the whole table and only repositioned the stencil one time!
I used a tiny paint roller rather than a traditional stenciling brush. I thought it would work better and avoid excessive bleeding of the paint since the table is a slick surface. The trick with either application method (stencil brush or roller) is to keep the applicator very dry as you are working. So, I rolled the roller into the paint and then rolled it onto a paper towel first.
Once I finished the first half of the table, I repositioned and matched the pattern on the stencil to finish the second half.
I used the same paint that I used on the walls.
Once the stenciled design had dried completely (I actually gave it a week to cure but that's mostly because I only work on her on the weekends) I gave it 4 coats of poly to protect it from getting scratched up.
And of course one of the fun things about finishing a project is shopping my mom's vintage collections for pictures afterward!
What do you think of this adorable little bar towel?!
As the title of this post indicates I also created a pillow with this stencil and made a little video for your viewing pleasure 😀 Don't judge me, I'm still a beginner videographer!!
Here are a couple of before and after shots that show Bertha's light and airy new paint job too!
And how about that awesome new table one more time??