She Stencils Mexican Talavera Tiles By Starting With An Old Kitchen Table. Learn How!

I absolutely love Mexican art and went crazy over this stenciled talavera tile table. Can you believe how much it looks like real tile?

You don’t have to go south of the border to bring home a colorful Mexican Talavera tile table with a fun, folk art flair! Royal Design Studio Stencils shows you how to create your own with zero tile-laying experience required.

Talavera is the most highly regarded of Mexican pottery. It involves an elaborate process that has not changed since the 16th century. Genuine Talavera tiles and pottery are only made in and around the city of Puebla, Mexico due to the naturally occurring fine sands and high-quality clay of that region.

After the clay is formed and fired, the decorative process begins with a milky white crazed glazed background. Then, it is hand painted with only natural pigments in a limited range of permitted colors: blue, yellow, black, green, orange and mauve. Authentic Talavera pottery is always inscribed with the initials of the artisan who created it.

You may not be ready to try your hand at creating an authentic Talavera Tile, but you can certainly recreate the look with the help of stencils and bold and bright paint colors. They’ve created their Talavera tile table on an old kitchen table and you can easily find this same type of table yourself at thrift stores or garage sales, making this a low cost project with a lot of style.

Watch how Royal Design Studio Stencils does this amazing DIY project in their step-by-step instructions below to learn how to paint your own Mexican Talavera tile furniture.

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