This is our revamped side table with a quatrefoil design. Lately I’ve been into contemporary Moroccan latticework patterns. They are absolutely pretty! I’ll show a step by step on how to stencil this table. There are a couple of ways to do it, either paint it with your bare fingers (using a template or use a sticker stencil) I’ll show you the stencil way. First, get yourself an old table. We picked this up from an ad on Gumtree for $15.
I measured the diameter of the table and whipped up the patterns on illustrator. Feel free to download the pattern template here. I made it available in a PDF version so the vector works remain if you wish to resize it.
Then print it out onto sticker paper and using a stanley knife or scissors, carefully cut out the stencil template.
Give the table a good sand thoroughly.
Paint the base colour, I chose a light grey. Give it two coats.
Once dried, apply the sticker stencil. Press to make sure they are no bumps. And finally spray it white, two coats again. Leave it to dry for a day before removing the stencil.
Once you remove the stencil, sand the edges using a fine sand paper to enhance the edges and also to give it a rustic look.
And now we’re done!
Total cost of project:
Side table $15
Spray paint $3
Sticker paper $2
Final total:$20. An absolute bargain!
It makes for such a pretty indoor or even outdoor side table.