Thrift Shop Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle


 I found this little table a couple weeks ago at a local thrift shop.

It's really in pretty good shape.  The leather covered top table has quite of bit of water staining/fading however.  

My husband said "don't paint it", but I didn't listen!



Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
 Since the stain on the piece is older, I opted to brush on a couple coats of Bulls Eye Shellac in Clear to prevent any bleed through in my chalk paint.

I chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg Blue.  ( I had it on hand but don't use it very often).  I prefer neutrals.  

I painted right over the leather top, which wasn't loose.  I just didn't know what I would be under it either.  Maybe lots of glue...

After the two coats of ASCP had dried, I gave the edges a sanding with 150 grit sandpaper, applying enough pressure to remove the paint, but not all the stain.  Next, I sanded the interior areas of the tables to knock down brush strokes, but not hard enough to reveal any stain.

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
I then stenciled the top shelf with Deco Art The French Inn stencil using Ceramcoat black and white craft paint.

The leather surface is not perfectly smooth but I think it still looks pretty good.

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
I also stenciled on the large part of the table with Deco Art Brocade Motif stencil and Ceramcoat white craft paint.

I sealed the chalk paint and stencils with Varathane Crystal Clear Water-based Poly in satin .  Water based poly is easier to apply, and doesn't need to be reapplied like wax.

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
I think I've definitely changed this little table.

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
No longer dated.

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
And full of fun!

Mid Century Modern End Table Upcycle with Paint & Stencils
I always use my stencils over and over!

Galvanized Envelope Wall Organizer #upcycle #stencil
The scrolly part of the French Inn stencil was used on the top of the galvanized envelope wall organizer HERE.  

Mix and match your stencils!

Upcycled Vintage Wooden Desk Tray #stencil #brocade #upcycle
A wooden desk tray got the brocade stencil in a project HERE.




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  1. This is the prettiest side table I have seen in a long time that has been recycled.

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