Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mid Century Modern Makeover

I got this table as part of the free furniture haul in August.
I have been seeing so many nice mid century modern makeovers that are white and wood tone and this was going to be perfect for it.

I started by sanding the drawers and stripping the legs. I used Citrisolve for the legs and it did a great job, but I didn't know how to get it off round legs with a flat scraper.  I pretty much made a giant mess and used a whole bunch of things I am sure were not meant to remove the stripper, but it worked!

I painted the body of the table and handles with three coats of SW paint in their base white mixed into DIY chalk paint
I coated the drawers and legs with Annie Sloan dark wax mixed with paint thinner and I love the color they became!
I didn't distress because I knew it wouldn't go with this look. 
Although I did line the drawers with this funkadelic penguin fabric I got over the summer.  I love this crazy fabric and just thought it would be a fun surprise to find.


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37 comments:

  1. I have a mid century modern dresser that I did not want to paint completely , but wanted to lighten. Yours gives me a great idea on what it could look like. Thanks, it looks great!

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  2. Wow I am a big fan of the mid century furniture and this makeover is stunning ~ Lisa

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  3. Looks great!!!! as does all of your make-overs!!!! Your blog is in my group of the " first" ones I open to see what you've been up to. Love hearing your garage sale finds and the story about the piece you "stole" was too funny!!! I thought those things only happen to me!!!
    Keep up the good work....Addie

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  4. LOVE IT! I'm not normally a MCM lover, but you just made me a BIG fan! This is gorgeous!

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  5. You out did yourself with this one I think it looks wonderful-love dee x

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  6. Looks great. Love the pattern on the front. (I like the "not distressed" look.)

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  7. Beautiful! I LOVE the fabric in the drawers. So good!

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  8. Oh my gosh, I love this piece, and the drawers are just awesome! Love it!

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  9. This turned out absolutely beautiful. Great upgrade! Thanks for linking up to The DIY'ers.

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  10. Smart pick. That style of furniture is so popular these days.

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  11. Hi! love love love the makeover. i am a huge fan of MCM. Thanks for sharing visiting from the party.

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  12. love love this! I just did my own mid century modern makeover too:)

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  13. Your table turned out lovely. I'm a new follower.

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  14. What a fabulous mid century piece. I love the new two toned finish. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  15. OMG! That is so fabulous! LOve it totally! That is such fun fabric in the drawers!

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  16. So jealous you got this for free! You did an amazing job!!! Love it!

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  17. This is stunning! I love the lines of this piece and painted white with the wood tones it just pops! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

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  18. visiting you from Frugal Friday. This is spectacular. You must be really pleased

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  19. Gorge! I do MCM redos all the time. The fact that you got this free is super. Love the fabric too. Great job. BTW, you can take an 80 grit sandpaper and do the legs by hand. It comes off pretty easily. No need to mess with the stripper!

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  20. The table looks great! Love the white and the fabric liners are too fun.

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  21. I love how this turned out! You did a great job and I love that penguin fabric inside the drawers!

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  22. That was once a Kent Coffey Perspecta night stand. Painting furniture pretty much ruins it if you ever want to bring it back to its original beauty. You could have easily just restained it. What a shame.

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  23. Love the fabric, ultimate compliment to the drawers

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  24. LOVE how this came out! Featured it today on Silver Pennies Sundays. x

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  25. I love this makeover - such a statement piece now!

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  26. Love what you did with her, so cute! The funky paper is sure to be a surprise when the drawer is opened. Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  27. Turned out great!!! LOVE the drawer lining!

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  28. LOVE THE MAKEOVER, IM REALLLY STARTING TO LIKE THIS STYLE! would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know,
    lauren

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  29. Great job inside and out. This isn't even my personal taste, but I see what a small miracle you did with this free furniture haul!

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  30. I am crushing on Mid-century furniture of late and I have a similar side table just waiting for a new life. Love what you did! I think I will get at that table next week! Thx

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  31. So, where did you get the amazing drawer handles?

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