On Tuesday I shared my DIY Mandala Wall Hanging that I made using a stencil and plywood. It came out great and it was pretty easy….don’t you love when projects work out that way? Inspired by my success (and a photo on the stencil company’s Etsy shop), I decided to spruce up my outdoor pallet table with the same design. I gave my plain-Jane table a quick shot of boho style using my mandala stencil and a little exterior paint.
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I LOVE the look and thought I would do something similar on the pallet table I built for my deck a few years ago. But once I started playing around with it, I decided to make a different design.
The mandala stencil fit almost perfectly in the center of the table, so I tackled that first.
Once again, I just put a dab onto a paper plate. I used a stubby stencil brush and blotted it on a rag before using it.
After I finished the center stencil, I decided to put a half mandala on each end.
For my wall hanging I did a more opaque stencil design, but for the table I wanted it to be lighter and more rustic so I just did one thin coat. Because the table top is pallet wood, it has a pretty worn look to it, even though I give it a coat of stain every summer. I thought about distressing it a little more with some steel wool, but I think the weather will take care of that. I used a cream colored exterior paint, so we’ll see how it holds up.
I do a lot of projects that end up being more difficult and time-consuming than I expect, so it’s nice when I get to tackle a quick, instant gratification DIY.
Now….what else can I stencil???
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