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Stenciled Occasional Table

By: Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
Sherrie Ragsdale
I have always loved to draw and paint but I didn't really throw myself into it until after I had my first son.  I wanted to be a stay at home mom and at the same time be able to decorate the new home we had just purchased. I taught myself how to use power tools and began to build furniture which I would paint and sometimes sell.  What was once a hobby became a new part-time career which I feel so blessed to be able to do.
Use FolkArt Ultra Dye to add a fun floral flair to this decorative side table.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Single Rose
Item #30604
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.


FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Small - Gerber Daisy
Item #30933
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.


Folkart ® Paint Tools - Stencil Tape
Item #34002
Holds stencil securely in place; will not damage background paint or stencil's delicate features.


Stencil Decor ® Brushes - Stencil Brush, 5/8"
Item #34058
A Stencil Decor ® tradition, high quality, white China bristle brushes feature solid wood handles and seamless aluminum ferrules for maximum paint hold and professional results every time.


FolkArt ® Stencill Adhesive
Item #34109
This repositionable stencil adhesive allows stencil to be moved repeatedly before adding more adhesive, making it easier to create beautiful, perfectly stenciled projects every time. Dries clear. Includes easy applicator bottle. Cleans up with soap and water.


FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Stencils - Camelia
Item #34954
Use with FolkArt Home Décor chalk to add patterns and designs to projects. Easy cleanup with soap and warm water.


FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Colors - Infra Red, 8 oz.
Item #5603
Infra Red is an orange-red shade that provides intense vibrancy and absorbs beautifully. FolkArt Ultra Dye is a creative way to introduce vibrant color to wood and natural fibers. This dye, made with a unique acrylic formula for improved durability, won’t peel or rub off. Use the dye to color block or create an interesting gradient effect. This water-based, non-toxic dye works well with stencils, and it can be paired with Ultra Dye Varnish for added protection.


FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Brush Pack
Item #5617
Apply FolkArt Ultra Dye like a pro with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack. Especially designed for use with Folk Art Ultra Dye, these soft Taklon brushes help ensure smooth application and impressive results. The brushes are great for spreading the dye evenly, as well as for creating a gradient effect. The pack includes: 1-1” Flat Brush, 1-1 ½” Flat Brush, and 2 pairs of plastic gloves. It’s ideal for creating one-of-a-kind Ultra Dye projects that showcase the beauty of natural surfaces.


FolkArt ® Ultra Dye™ Satin Varnish, 8 oz.
Item #5618
Ultra Dye Satin Varnish is great for use over FolkArt Ultra Dye for added protection. This super-tough polyurethane dries to a beautiful satin finish. Water-based and non-toxic, this finish applies evenly and helps seal in the vibrant colors of FolkArt Ultra Dye for a lasting, durable finish. Great for use on a variety of natural surfaces finished with FolkArt Ultra Dye. Pair with the Ultra Dye Brush Pack for effortless application and a smooth finish.


FolkArt ® Metallics - Silver Sterling, 2 oz.
Item #662
Premium, all-purpose shimmering metallic acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.


Other Supplies
Unfinished wood table
Brush basin
Paper towels
Foam bowls and plates
Craft knife
Plastic gloves
Medium- to fine-grit sandpaper


  1. Apply the Liquid Stencil Adhesive to the backside of chosen floral stencil. Allow to dry until it is tacky to the touch. Working with one stencil at a time, position the stencil with adhesive side down onto the unfinished wood table top; press in place creating a tight bond.
  2. Add sections of stencil tape too all four sides of each stencil adding an extra layer of protection to the exterior space of the stencil design.
  3. Pour a small amount of Infra Red into a foam bowl.
  4. Load the stencil brush with Infra Ted by dipping the bristles into the bowl of dye. Blot the loaded brush onto paper towels to remove excess dye creating a dry brush.
  5. Begin stenciling Infra Red over one of the stencil designs. Lift to remove the stencil, then reposition it where desired.
  6. Continue stenciling adding the two other floral stencil designs where desired creating an overall stenciled floral pattern on the table top.
  7. To create the dipped look on the table legs. Tape off desired height using stencil tape. Brush Metallic Silver Sterling just below the stencil tape line.  Allow to dry.
  8. When completely dry, apply a couple coats of FolkArt Ultra Dye Satin Varnish to the entire table to seal and protect. Allow to dry and completely cure before using.


  • When stenciling with smaller stencils have little to no border, it is always a good idea to mask around the stencil edges with stencil tape as an added layer of protection.
  • Clean your dirty stencil immediately after use in warm soapy water.
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