Today is Themed Furniture Day, it’s one of my favorite days of the month. I belong to a talented group of furniture refinishing bloggers who get together and share a themed project. This month our theme is small tables. My project is a pretty little coastal starfish stenciled side table. It’s an easy project that anyone can do in an afternoon. At first, I thought it might be too simple of a project. After thinking about it for a few days, I realized that every project does not need to be a complex mix of paints and techniques.
Sometimes simple is better.
This table has been sitting in my garage for months. I must have had an idea for it at one time because the top was already primed. For the life of me, I can’t remember where I planned on putting it much less what I thought I’d do with it!
I used a few coats of Robins Egg Blue from Maison Blanche all over. Next, I gave the entire table a light sanding with 320 grit sandpaper before stenciling the starfish onto the top.
I stenciled the starfish randomly across the top and put a few half off of the edges. Last, I gave it a few coats of clear wax.
There you have it. Simple. That’s all there was to this little starfish stenciled side table makeover. This would look darling in a sunroom, a casual living room, or even in a coastal beachy bedroom.
Me? Where am I planning on putting it? I’m still not sure 🙂
If you love nautical and beachy themed furniture makeovers, here are a few of my past projects for Themed Furniture Day:
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
This is a great project. LOVE the starfish! Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We’d love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/06/04/home-matters-linky-party-40/ 🙂
Life With Lorelai
Thanks so much for the compliment and the invitation:) I love my little table… even if I am still trying to find room for it! Thanks so much for your visit!
Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says
How darling this is! I used to be quite an enthusiastic stencil artist, back when this was so popular. This has really set my creative juices flowing, so the hunt is now on to find a table to embellish. Thanks for the inspiration!
Pattie..I’m thrilled to have inspired you to create something special! I’m fairly new to using stencils and now am beginning to see the potential of creative finishes that can be achieved with them.
So cute- love this idea!
Mila (Idea box)
Thank you Mila! I love that they were a simple project and look great on my table too!
I really like this Starfish table you created, Wendi. It gives me an idea for a stand I would like to put on my deck in back of the house. Thanks for sharing it at Idea Box link party!!
Thanks Cyndee! I’m glad I inspired a new project for you to tackle in your home!
I love your starfish table!
Thank you! I’ve always enjoyed your work too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by & making my day with a sweet comment!
Kathy @petticoatjunktion says
Really cute Wendi. I love that the starfish are imperfect. Makes the table perfect@ lol
Thanks Kathy. I forget that simple is perfect all by itself sometimes:)
Adorable coastal decor table! Love it! Thank you for sharing with us on Brag About It!
Thank you! It turned out so well for such a simple project:)
Stephanie Volkert says
This is so cute. My husband was looking over my shoulder and even he said, “That’s cute.” Our bathroom is done in a beach theme. I wish we had room for something like this in there.
Thank you Stephanie! It would look great in a bathroom with a coastal motif. Mine are all too small too. I hope I’ve inspired you to try something with the idea.. how about shelves, pictures frames on the wall or towels with the blue and white starfish?
Amy @ High Style Restyle says
The starfish makes me think of my sister…they are her favorite. She would snatch this table right up for her outdoor patio. 🙂
Hi Amy, This little table would look great on an outdoor patio 🙂 Like your sister, I think everything is better with a few shells and starfish!
Oh Wendi! Your table is perfect. The simplicity of the starfish is just what it needed. Thanks for sharing and I am happily pinning 🙂
Thank you Meegan! This was a simple makeover and think thats the charm 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Kimm at Reinvented says
What a cutie! Makes me wish I was at the beach. 😉 Great job Wendi, have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Thank you! I’m always game for a beachy theme project:) You have a fantastic holiday weekend as well!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Cute, cute, cute Wendi!!! Love the Robin’s Egg Blue and those sweet starfish! Would look great in my home! 😉
It would! Without a doubt and if I lived closer we’d have fun finding a spot for it in your place too.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Love the color, Wendi, and the coastal cuteness. Great job!
Thanks Larissa.. I like the simpleness of it…and the color is the perfect shade of blue for a coastal home.. I can’t get enough of it this year!
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
This turned out so cute, Wendi! This would be perfect by my front door. I’d find a basket to fit underneath to toss our flip flops in! 🙂
Such a good idea… a flip flop station! I’m looking at the table now thinking about what kind of basket I’d put underneath it! LOL
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
A perfect table for your coastal home Wendi – love it!
Thanks Marie! I love it too.
Tami @ Curb Alert! says
I love how you added the stencils yet they are still soft and subtle. What a great addition to your home…Of Course you can find a place for it!!! 🙂
Tami… thanks! I love my little table too..and I’m still looking for he perfect spot for it:)
[email protected] says
This table is perfect for you coastal home. I like both the color you used and the starfish stencil. I don’t think it will take you long to find a place for this.
Thanks so much Paula… I’m still looking for the best spot for it but that’s the fun part!