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Subway Art Dining Room Table!


I generally work on projects that I can “move” to the garage in case they don’t turn out as expected….but THIS time I thought BIG and knew I couldn’t mess up!

My dining room table was purchased about 10 years ago. It’s the ‘high table stool’ style, and I don’t necessarily love it anymore, but it works. I decided it’d be fun to repurpose it from a sore spot with tons of scratches to a discussion piece!

Tools I used:

  1. Paint: Black
  2. Stickers: vinyl
  3. Exacto knife
  4. polyurethene

Table before:


Step 2: Came up with various phrases for the table (my specifics below)

  1. 10.26.06 (My son’s birthday)
  2. Peanut Butter
  3. “Hold you me” (fav son’s line at age 2)
  4. Wrestling
  5. Ball State
  6. Snuggle time
  7. Engagement date
  8. wedding date
  9. Family rules (Trust, respect, no elbows on the table, etc.)

Step 3: Purchased vinyl stickers in a variety of sizes

Note: Regular stickers do NOT work as well! Vinyl stickers work and peel off perfectly….other regular letter stickers make you want to go postal!

Step 4: Apply the stickers

Step 5: Press the stickers down with fingers to ensure a secure stick

Step 6: Paint on top of stickers (2 coats)

Step 7: Once dry, peel stickers (this takes time! Invite some friends to help! Thanks Heather and Caroline for the assistance!)

268 copy 275 277 copy


Step 8: Once peeled, polyurethane the top! I applied 3 coats to ensure a decent job.



Such a fun conversation piece….plue, t

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