I had such a strong vision for these cute nesting tables that I began working on them before I realized I hadn’t taken a photo in their original state. To be honest, there was nothing wrong with them. They were just ordinary, boring and had no character, but I knew they would look extraordinary and awesome as farmhouse decor.
As you know, if you have been a follower of my blog, I usually use what I have, purchase frugally and experiment.
I knew I wanted a few layers of color on the tables, so after sanding the surface of these tables I painted them with one coat of beige. They were originally dark green. I then added three coats of creamy white to the legs and one to the top. Does that seem like a lot on the legs? I wanted the surface of the legs to have complete coverage, but it all depends on the paint. Another paint might have worked with fewer coats.
Then I did the top in blue. I applied three coats with no apologies. It just looked so fresh and fun. It’s inner farmhouse was starting to emerge.
Now to really rock these little farmhouse beauties it was time to add the character. All the edges were distressed with sandpaper. That allowed all those paint layers to peek through.
And then the finishing touches that made it scream “Farmhouse”. It was on to the Silhouette Cameo. I designed and cut a checkerboard stencil and a “FARM CHARM” stencil.
I was able to use the same checkerboard stencil for both tables, but the size of the “FARM CHARM” stencil had to be adjusted to fit each table.