Vintage Thrift Shop Two Tiered Table Up-Cycle

April 27, 2017

I found this sweet little two tiered table at the thrift shop last week.  It has some water damage and the top tier was a little warped but it had possibilities.  It was made by Mersman, a midcentury table company.

First, I painted the table with two coats of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray .  I then stenciled the table with my new Mandala stencil from Hobby Lobby.  The stencil only cost me $2.99.

Thrift Shop Table Makeover w/ Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray
I used the larger  center Mandala design for the top tier and the corner stencils in four spots equidistant from the center on the bottom tier.  I stenciled the designs with Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Light Ivory .  This is my go to color for white or light stenciling.  Then I used my FolkArt Layering Block with the light ivory craft paint to faux distress the edges of the table.  I have never used any craft paint but Ceramcoat Walnut Noyer to faux distress with my layering block.  I like the new effect with light ivory paint.

Thrift Shop Table Makeover w/ Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray
I brushed on one coat of Rust-Oleum Matte Interior Chalked Sealer to protect the chalk paint finish and stenciling on my table.

Thrift Shop Table Makeover w/ Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Country Gray
I think it's adorable!
A great $10 thrift shop investment!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. This turned out so cute! My grandfather used to be a salesman for Mersman furniture back in the 50's.

  2. That is too sweet. I love round tables. We are building and I am thinking of how to have something by each bed and chair. I think I may need to find one like yours... pop on over to my new blog....

  3. This is adorable! What did you do about the warping & the water damage? Just paint over it? I didn't see where you said what you did.

  4. Another great find and salvage! I always love your stencil projects.

  5. Carlene, I have a table just like that and I've been wondering what to do to it! I really like the way yours turned out. I might just copy what you did!


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