Custom plaster design on a beautiful, old table


For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a custom design for my mom’s kitchen table. She bought this beautiful old table at an estate sale and has had it in her kitchen for a year or so. She really liked the table, but decided she wanted to give it a little more interest. This is where I came in!


table with custom plaster design


First, she chose a stencil. This one is called the Raised Plaster Florentine Damask stencil from Victoria Larsen stencils.

Then, I used it to form a raised stencil design using Faux Effects Venetian Gem plaster. I purchase my Faux Effects products from Surfaces Fine Paint.

After lightly sanding it down, I hand painted the design in her chosen colors of cream and green. After it dried, I glazed the top of the design to age and antique it.


close up of table design


custom plaster table 2


I also added Wood Icing to the table’s side apron and purposefully left some of the wood showing through. Then, I glazed this as well and sealed the whole thing.


close up of plaster detail 1


close up of plaster detail 2


Next time, I may try to use the Venetian Gem Olde World plaster that is pre-tinted. It might have saved me the hand painting step. Wish I would have thought of that before!


custom plaster table


It was a challenging project, but lots of fun for me to do. The best part is that my mom loves it!



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  1. I love my table! Thanks, Carrie so much.! Everyone that walks into my kitchen immediately walks over to the table and begins to take a closer look, touching it and admiring it. It’s looks great in my kitchen.

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