I got this little round breakfast / dining table a while ago and after painting it with white chalk paint and sanding it all back, I knew I wanted to do some sort of stencil on top.
After a bit of Googling, I decided on a shabby clock face. I got this one from The Graphics Fairy.
Here is the stencil I blew up and printed off to fit on the tabletop. I shaded the back with lead pencil, then traced the top to leave a lead imprint on the table.
I painted the numbers in with black paint, but when it came to doing the thin outer lines, it got messy. So I modified the design a bit and this was the outcome.
Then I sanded the top again to rough up the clock face and give it an aged effect.
The legs also got a coat of white chalk paint which I sanded and distressed around the edges.
Finally, I applied 2 coats of clear varnish to seal and protect.
I love how this table turned out.