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Revamped Kitchen Table

By: Laura Whitlow
Laura Whitlow
Laura Whitlow
I'm a busy mother of five--four girls and a boy--ages 17 to 6. Luckily I
have horrible insomnia, so I can paint at night! I have been married for
24 years to an incredible man. (In case you're trying to do the math--yes,
I got married when I was 5.) This is the first little business I have ever
attempted, and although it is way out of my comfort zone to try and sell
something, I am absolutely loving it!

Give a standard kitchen table a unique look.
  (1)   AT A GLANCE
Skill Level: Intermediate


PLAID Supplies
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Lime Green, 2 oz.
  • FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
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Other Supplies
Brushes (large for table and small for lettering)
Small paint roller with foam roller
Carbon paper or tracing paper


  1. Sand table top to remove any bumps, old finish, etc. 

  2. When smooth, paint table with Lime Green  – about  two coats.

  3.  Paint table legs with Pure Black. 

  4. When dry, distress legs and table top edges with 80 grit sandpaper. 

  5. I found the words Bon Appetite on the internet and printed a version I liked on my computer.  Place carbon paper under the printout and trace onto table top.  Using small brush and the FolkArt Black paint the lettering.  (another option would be to use the FolkArt blank stencils with a Cricut machine and print your own custom stencil!  Very cool!) 

  6. When dry, mix 4 parts water with one part black paint and using soft cloth, glaze the top of the table – focusing on the distressed edges.  Work quickly, and try to spread the  glaze in one direction.

  7. When the glaze is dry, use a water based polyurethane to seal table top.  Apply 3-4 coats with a small roller handle and foam roller, rolling  in one direction. Allow to dry between coats.
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