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Treasured Thrift Store Dining Table

If you're looking for outdoor seating that is both comfortable and elegant, look no further than this Treasured Thrift Store Dining Table. Learning how to paint a dining table is easy with this classy tutorial. This lovely chalk paint dining table is made from a thrift store find. One man's trash is another man's treasure with this this beautiful dining table. Allow the indoor comforts of home into the outside and have a dinner gathering as elegant as a castle feast. All you need is a stencil, some paint, and a steady hand to decorate your new creation.

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Treasured Dining Table


Americana® Decor™ Chalky Finish Paint

  • Enchanted (ADC16)

Americana® Decor™ Crème Waxes

  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Americana® Decor™ Stencils

  • Fleur de Lis Tile (ADS04)

Americana® Decor™ Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Glorious Gold (DAO71)

Other supplies

  • Water container
  • Palette or plastic plate
  • Paper towels
  • Ruler
  • White cloth
  • Painter's tape
  • 2" flat brush
  • #12 stencil brush (Americana Stencil Brushes - DABK20)
  • Pencil
  • Wooden dining table - thrift store find


Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean table with a damp paper towel to remove any dust or residue.

  2. Use a 2" flat brush to basecoat the entire table with Enchanted. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.

  3. Use a pencil and ruler to find the center of the table and then make a giant X going to the sides, branching out from the center.
  4. Use the painter's tape to attach the fleur de lis stencil to the center of the table.
  5. Use a stencil brush with Glorious Gold to fill in the fleur de lis stencil at the table center. Place the stencil at each of the table's four corners and fill in with Glorious Gold on a stencil brush.

  6. Use a 2" flat brush to seal the entire table with Light Satin Varnish. Rinse brush. Let dry completely.

  7. Use a 2" flat brush to coat the entire table with Deep Brown Crème Wax and immediately wipe back with a clean white cloth.

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