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Mandala Stenciled Round IKEA Coffee Table

I love mandalas! They are such a pretty addition to some many pieces and come in so many designs. This round oak inlaid coffee table from IKEA is a great classic shape and color but needed a fresh coat of paint and a bit of pizzazz.Step one is always to clean the furniture piece well then sand the edges and add wood filler to any areas needing it.

Fusion Mineral Paintin coal black was brushed on in the direction of the wood grain using myCling On short brush. Using a mister bottle helps keep the paint moving well when needed.

One coat was all that was needed to fresh up the paint.

Now for the fun part, the mandala stencil. My favorite is this prosperity mandala stencil from Cutting Edge. It comes in a variety of sizes to fit every project. This one is 24". I have used prosperity mandala on these other projects including the largest size on my deck to create a mandala rug.

I am also a fan of Cutting Edge Stencil Tools Kit too. Here are other Cutting Edge stencil projects.
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Farmhouse White Dining Table


Where are my farmhouse style fans?? This dining table is just for you.

As soon as I saw this table I saw white farmhouse; those chunky carved legs and thick wood top, yes!

My first step after a good cleaning was to try and strip the top finish off with a chemical stripper. This factory type finish did not react well to it or lift off as easily as most finishes. The finish had to be removed with my orbital sander and various sandpaper grits. Be sure to wipe your sanding dust often as you go. Change grits from 120 - 180 -220 till your wood is silky smooth. 

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The base is going to be painted in Valspar furniture paint from Lowe's Canada in the color du jour.

It would be easier to paint the base without the top on so it was removed. Using a sandpaper pad I scuff sanded the entire base to give the paint something to grip to. Then wipe well to remove sanding dust again.

I also lifted the legs off the ground using my paint pyramids for ease of painting the legs.

Here is one coat on.

The coats go on quite sheer, here is coat 2 started.

and a third coat

and finally a 4th coat.

Now to work on the table top, it was was brought into my home for this portion to work on as the weather was really hot and the products I was using on the top are very in home user friendly.

Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel Stain is the product of choice and the color is white magic. I applied it using a soft applicator pad.

Squirt the stain on the table and wipe in the direction of the grain with the pad. Above is one coat.

The first coat was not quite enough coverage for the look I wanted so a second coat of Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel Stain was applied, this time I added the color up in smoke; a grey along with the white magic. Watch the video below to see it in action.

The added grey gives dimension to the top and adds a bit more color to the all white table.

A third coat of Dixie Belle Voodoo Gel Stain in white magic was applied this coat misted with water for a more washed look.

To seal the top well 4 coats of Dixie Belle satin clear coat were applied using a dampened applicator sponge again going with the grain and allowing to dry well between coats. 

And the table is complete, transformed into the perfect farmhouse style dining table.

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And here are the chairs that were painted to match. Isn't the set lovely?

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  1. Very cute. You are so creative. I always look forward to your posts.

    1. Thank you Rebecca, those kind words honestly made my day!! It is very much appreciated!


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