OK...I'd like to recommend you try this at home, but I've got to say....only try it at home if you have a) loads of free time or b) a Cricut or Silhouette or similar type machine. I'm not blessed with one of those fancy machines so I do everything by hand. I use lots of Contact/Mac Tac paper (the kind you can get at the Dollar Store for lining shelves or covering books) and teeny tiny nail scissors (or sewing scissors - even better!) And I have a really steady hand. If I'd had higher aspirations, I guess I should have been a surgeon. In my next life. You can read about how to create your own stencils when I used them on burlap pillows or my reproduction coffee sack chair.
I've had a crush on subway art dressers and plaques for a while and wanted to use the style on another piece of furniture, so this little set fit the bill.
I live in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada and decided to make a word map based on our city. I love it! At first I wasn't sure if it was worth the effort, but when I sanded and distressed the lettering I knew it would work out as I imagined (trust me, sometimes it doesn't!).
I'd love to sell these tables as a set, but I already have someone interested in the coffee table (seriously, minutes after I posted it for sale!), so I'm happy to sell the separately.