Wood Staining Art On Dining Table (Australian Tribal Art)

Transform Old Table With Wood Staining Art

Part 2  – Supplies

For this project you will need: 


Before we can start the wood staining art we have to: 

  • Sand down the table and clean it down with a damp cloth.
  • Make or buy some templates -I’ve chosen to make my own.

How to Sand The Project for Wood Staining Art

First, we had to strip down the table as much as we could without damaging it.

Making sure we sand the table down thoroughly, any old varnish will stop the dye from sinking in.

When we were sure we had removed all of the old varnishes and the surface was nice and smooth, we needed to wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth. This ensured that we hade no dust residue to spoil the effect.

Here is hubby (Brandon) stripping the table down and sanding it. He’s doing a lovely job!

Whilst he is doing that, I can get on with the stencils!

Make Your Stencils

I use CorelDraw for this. 

Template for wood staining art on table
These are my stencils before printing them out.


Once printed out they need to be joined and cut out.

So you now have your stencils ready to go. It is time to transfer them to your table.

 I spent the next few hours drawing the images onto the table. I literally just used a pencil and drew around the images. Make sure your stencils are taped down in the position you want them to be in.

Stencils for wood staining art on table project
Here you can see the outline penciled in on part of the gecko, you will need to do this for all of your stencils.

Stencils are all done, cut out and drawn onto the table.  

Time to start painting.

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