How to Upcycle a Mid-Century Modern End Table

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This table was created by Organized Clutter. It's vintage, with a mid-century vibe!

I am thinking of a pastel for my table, which I think could double as a night stand as well.

It seems like older pieces of furniture with old wood stains and varnishes really can bleed through light colored chalk or mineral paints. Not any more!

I have found  Dixie Belle Paint Company Boss in White . It's a great low odor primer that blocks stains, odors and bleed through. Very easy clean up too.

My paint choice is  Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Pink Champagne , a very light pink.

I am going to add "just a touch" of buffalo checking, using my beloved stencil from  *Old Sign Stencils.

I love  Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth . It's an off white that I love.

I will be stenciling the table in a few small areas using this paint with the buffalo check stencil.

The stencil fit pretty well on the top shelf, width-wise.  

I taped the stencil horizontally to allow just three rows of checks. I used blue painter's tape.
I pounce the stencil. I like areas of lighter and darker paint. If the stencil is applied too uniformly, I think it looks more like a stencil. I think it seems more like buffalo check fabric with the differences in the (weave).I also stenciled the drawer front on the diagonal! I painted the original metal knob as well.I used  Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear  to seal my paint and stencils.

Dixie Belle Paint doesn't need a top coat of wax or poly. It cures in about 30 days to a durable finish, but adding a wax or clear coat can enhance the paint colors and add a bit of shine, and add more durability and water resistance.

If you like mid century furniture AND PINK, you gotta love it!
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