Thursday, September 6, 2018

Buffalo Check Love

Finished: Stenciled 'Buffalo Check' tabletop 

Here is a photo [below] of the table (bought at a Church Garage Sale in 2012)

It was claimed by DGS for his room and there it had many uses over the past 6 years.

He is growing up and didn't want this table so it was moved out and 'updated'. You might be guessing that there will be a post in the future showing the updated room - and you would be right.


Starting by removing stains, sanding Added a green wash to the table. 1 tsp. of chalk paint with 2-3 tsp. water (mixed well). Brushed on and wiped off any areas that were too green and applied the wash again until it 'looked right'.

When the green wash was finished and dried the tabletop got a wash of CeCe Caldwell Antique White, again wiping lightly as needed to get a similar finish over all. Dried overnight.

The Buffalo Check Stencil by Donna of Funky Junk Interiors is a current favorite.  I haven't been washing the paint off the stencil because it has those thin lines and I do not want to cause a break.

ASCP White was used to add the Buffalo Check pattern to the tabletop. I put 2 tbs. of ASCP white in a dish, used a newspaper for my poncing (testing dryness) and then stenciled with a stencil brush. Added more white to the bowl as needed. Let paint dry before adding next section on the table.

The weather was just cool enough to work outside. 

Finished tabletop - the green and white washes under the stencil.

When very dry I brushed on Fusion Tough Coat Sealer, drying for 24 hours before a second coat.

Time to decorate - brass frog on buffalo check table top.

Added the turquoise Buffalo Check tote from a previous post on the stenciled table top.

A bit of fun playing with PicMonkey and a pumpkin and black cat tealight on the table.

Stenciling a table was something I had been looking forward to and I was happy with the results.

A look back at the  vintage cake tin stenciled in July.


Thank you for visiting today.


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Featured by:
Donna of Funky Junk Interiors Sept 14/18
Jann of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson Sept 13/18



  1. Clever! I adore buffalo checks in any color!

  2. Great job on the table re-do Joy! It looks wonderful.

  3. love the way you re-did your table very cool. Thanks for sharing
    come see what we shared at

  4. The stencilled surface looks great - the table got a new life. Happy MM.

  5. I have a piece of furniture that needs a makeover - you've inspired me to give it a go xx Maria

  6. A wonderful Post for Mosaic Monday - I enjoyed the captures.
    It’s a fantastic pattern for the table.

    Wish you a good Week!

  7. You and that Buffalo Check stencil are working magic on everything it touches, the faded look of the table top is so lovely. I'm guessing DGS won't be getting that table back now!
    Happy Mosaic Monday and best wishes for a wonderful week ahead.

  8. A very versatile stencil. Luv all you have done
    Happy Mosaic Monday

    much love...

  9. That's a good-looking table with the new stencil.

  10. You did it! Thank you for showing us the detailed process of the makeover. The stenciled table looks so nice.


  11. Loving the table now. I've booked this in my favorites to remember what you used to create it. When I first saw it I wondered how in the world you did this as it didn't look like it would be as easy as you showed us it was.

  12. A true transformation! I might be able to do some of this, have a small old dresser that would look much better with this treatment.

    Just popped over from Jilda at Transformation Information.

  13. Joy, I really love how this turned out! I did a houndstooth design on a similar looking table years ago and I just barely stopped using it. I was ready for something new, but our oldest daughter is going to take it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  14. I love this table with the buffalo checks painted on the top! I have always loved checks!

  15. Hi Joy, just wanted to let you know that you will be one of the features at SYC tomorrow.

  16. Love that stencil! Just went and ordered one :) Always learning from you, Joy.

  17. love this! Thanks for sharing at the To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More link party. I pinned this. Hope to see you again next week.

  18. Nice photos and step-by-step instructions for a beautiful finished project!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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