Our intern Emma has been stencilling furniture. The nest of tables came from our local charity shop, they were chipped and brown and I decorated them for our book Stencil It. MGP in Gateshead made me some glass inserts for the tables.
I stencilled the glass with acrylic paint through one of our Elizabethan style stencils. I then applied Dutch Metal gold leaf over the back of the stencilled pattern before reinserting the glass into the tabletops. The full story is published in Stencil It along with many more projects. Emma decorated the nest of tables as one of her earliest stencil projects. She painted them in shades of pink paint from Paint Couture and used an assortment of polka dot stencils to embellish them, then she wrote about the project here.
To see a large selection of dot stencils use the search on The Stencil Library website to find a variety of them. Emma has repainted the tables in three shades of grey and stencilled their tops with TR7 Art Nouveau design and now they blend perfectly in our grey hallway. The Art Nouveau stencil comes with a matching border design but on this occasion she decided not to add it.....it was not needed.