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Walnut Stained Oval Coffee Table

  This oval coffee table was custom refinished going from a glossy orange stain to more matte warm walnut.

Damask Stenciled Magazine Rack

 


You know I like to give boring wooden magazine racks some personality. This dark stained one was refreshed in a soft green with a soft worn damask stencil design, so pretty don't you think?

See many other magazines racks I have done HERE. This one is available on my Etsy Store.

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I picked this solid wood magazine holder up at our local church rummage sale. It is a great fundraising event for the community and always has loads of treasures to be found.

It was missing some of the wood button screw covers but that is fixable. I took it apart and gave it a good cleaning as step 1.

All surfaces were lightly scuff sanded with a Dixie Belle sanding sponge to give the paint a surface to stick to better. Edges that were dinged were also sanded smooth.


Using the flat medium Dixie Belle synthetic brush I applied the soft green color called tide pool from Dixie Belle silk paint line.


Watch this video to see how smooth it goes on and how well it covers this dark color, amazing!


The first coat is on, using paint pyramids allows for both sides to be painted and left to dry. After about 4 hours a second coat was applied again to all sides.


Using hte sanding sponge again all surfaces where sanded lightly to make the silk paint feel like silk and then used to distress the edges a bit to reveal the original stain.


To add some pizzazz, serenity a soft blue from the silk line was stenciled on with the royal damask Dixie Belle stencil.


The stencil was put on both ends and inside bottom of the rack. When dry again the stenciled areas were lightly sanded for an aged worn effect.


stencil reveal video


The next day the book case was reassembled not tightening snugly as of yet.


Replacement wood button plugs were sourced and painted to match.


I also pondered adding some gold butterflies using the Dixie Belle silk screen stencils or adding some floral Dixie Belle transfers but after a follower poll who liked it without either I left this option for later is a buyer chooses to do so.


It is now ready to serve!







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Links to the Dixie Belle products are for your convenience. My affiliation with this company does not increase prices on your end, your purchases via my links do however provide a small subsidy which allows me to keep providing these free tutorials. Thank you!

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Comments

  1. I really really love the color you painted this magazine rack! And the stenciling is beautiful, as well. Wonderful work!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, it means allot :)

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  2. Great makeover! You were smart to take it apart first! I'll remember that for my next magazine rack makeover!

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    1. It sure helps and gives a really profession look when done ;)

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  3. Your project turned out beautiful. That color is one of my favorite. I love all things in aquas, blues or greens.

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  4. So beautiful and how great that it came apart! Makes the painting SO much easier.

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    1. Thank you, taking apart really was handy to create my vision :)

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  5. Oh that color is just dreamy!! What a lovely transformation!

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    1. Thank you. first time using this color but definitely not the last :)

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  6. I love the colors and I'm a fan of the Damask stencil too! What a great idea to take apart the piece before you paint it. Not only is it easier but it also gives it such a thoroughly finished look. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Becky, I try and go the easiest route LOL and I do like the finished look better if able to take apart :)

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  7. This turned out so pretty! I love the colors you chose from the Dixie Belle Paints! Also, putting the stencil on the bottom of the rack too was a great idea!

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    1. Thank you Niky, I enjoyed collaborating with you on this fun challenge

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