Mid-Century Coffee Table Makeover

A mid-century coffee table gets a makeover with paint. virginiasweetpea.com

Earlier this summer I scored a mid-century coffee table at Goodwill.  I immediately liked it for its retro design and I think it’s a great size for a coffee table.  Two levels means there’s plenty of room for food, books and magazines.

This piece so much reminds me of furniture that I’d see here and there growing up.   I especially remember it from visiting elderly people while trick-or-treating.

Mid-Century Coffee Table Before the Makeover

 

 

I decided to go bold on this piece and used Velvet Finishes Baroque on the table tops and Luxorious also by Velvet Finishes on the legs.  The gold caps on the legs got a refresh with a bit of Rub ‘n Buff.A mid-century coffee table gets a new look with Velvet Finishes paint and a touch of Rub 'n Buff on the feet. virginiasweetpea.com

 

Baroque is a bold green and I wanted to tone it down just a bit.  Michelle, the owner of Blue Sky Cottage where my mom and I recently opened a booth, suggested using Maison Blanche’s Lime Wax in Black Chalk to tone down the green.  It worked like a charm and really like the black streaks it left in the paint.  Mid-century coffee table makeover

 

You can get a better look at the subtle black streaks here.

Mid-Century Coffee Table Leg Detail

 

 

The centerpiece that I used for my pictures was made from flowers clipped from my yard.  After taking picture of the coffee table it went on my kitchen table where we enjoyed it for a few days.

A mid-century coffee table gets a new look with Velvet Finishes paint and a touch of Rub 'n Buff on the feet. virginiasweetpea.com

I honestly really love this piece and want to keep it but it doesn’t go with any of the colors in my home.  I’m hoping that someone who loves mid-century will see it, fall in love, and then give it a good home.  This piece will wait in my basement until I have room for it in my booth.  If you are interested in purchasing it, contact me!  You could free up some basement space for me so that I can bring something else home !  🙂

 

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A mid-century coffee table gets a new look with Velvet Finishes paint and a touch of Rub 'n Buff on the feet. virginiasweetpea.com

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4 Comments

  1. You have to know that I LOVE this piece. Mid-century and green! It’s all me. If I had room for a coffee table in my apartment I would snap it up in a heartbeat! But I bet it will go quick in your booth!

  2. I love the finish! You did a great job giving this table new life! I don’t think it will be long before someone scoops this up! I would like to invite you to share this project as well as your other work at my furniture get together this evening beginning at 6:00pm (MST). I think you do amazing things here on your blog!

    Smiles!
    Terry

    http://thecuratorscollection.wordpress.com

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