1960's Coffee Table Into 2020
I found this $35 solid wood table at a thrift store. (this photo taken AT the thrift store)
I wanted to transform it (time travel!!) -- to 2020.
Table at thrift store. $35.
I was looking for inexpensive ways to "stage" my studio condo for sale.
Got table home of top of my car!
I was really drawn to the "carved" detail of the table. This will be FUN!
I propped up legs on the corners of a box... so that I could paint all the way to the bottom (off of the drop cloth)
I used leftover grey paint (that I had used on my fireplace... see other project). Satin finish.
Uh oh... no going back now! (after giving table a light clean with WIndex.)
Before and after first coat of paint. ...I could see the possibilities!!
...after first coat
...after second coat
...after brushing on Valspar Dark Wax -- especially into all of the crevices... and then wiping down with old pieces of cotton flannel. (Work quickly -- before wax hardens!). (Or, you could put a coat of clear wax first... giving you more time to play with the darker wax.)
(um--- some paint drips on the floor... better clean that up! ...latex: no problem!)
Close up! Love it!
Here is the table in living area!
(I'm staging this mountain studio condo for sale.)
(...It SOLD!) ...with the table! ;-)