Several months ago, I found this table curbside next to a trash can. Upon further examination it needed a lot of work so I thought I would use the top and build a laundry table with it. I took the table apart and refinished the top by sanding, stenciling, staining and sealing it with several coats of polyurethane. Then months later and no laundry table, and then I realized I didn’t really need one, so I decided to turn this curbside table into repurposed wall art. In this post I’ll be sharing How to Repurpose a Curbside Table into Wall Art.
The wall art would go in the master bedroom so I wanted it to match the finish on my favorite rocking chair, so I sanded the table top again until it was open grain. I did leave remnants of the stencil I used before, for a cool effect. I also designed a stencil from Song of Songs for the wall art; the SVG file can be found in my Etsy shop; the stencil design has the verse reference on it but I chose not to apply it because the design wouldn’t fit quite right with enough negative space at the top and bottom of the table top.
I used the meeting/joining method of the extra large stencils written about in this tutorial. As you can see lining it up just so was a bit of a challenge for me, which is why I prefer the overlapping method. I ended up touching up the joints with white paint and then sanded it lightly to blend it better.
Anyway, after all 4 stencil pieces were applied, I had a full extra large stenciled piece of wall art. I then sealed it with wax.
This is by far my favorite scripture verse in Song of Songs; it’s such a vivid description of love’s ferocity and strength.
Here’s the old flower stencil showing through.
The photographs make the stencil hard to see but it’s a lot clearer in real life. What do you think? Have you ever turned a table top into wall art? What is your favorite piece of wall art in your home?
Thanks so much for sharing, How to Repurpose a Curbside Table into Wall Art!!