Mid Century Modern Table Nightstand Makeover

April 13, 2022

 

Photo of thrifted Mid Century Modern table/night stand.
Today is the April Thrift Store Decor Team blog hop day! 

I found this table/nightstand at a thrift shop in the Twin Cities for about $8.  It may have been homemade!  Read on to see its makeover, along with seven other thrifty projects from my blogging friends.


(When you click on the bold Amazon, Old Sign Stencils or Dixie Belle Paint Company affiliate links you will be taken to the products I use for this project. If you order it does not change the price or service at all. As an Amazon Affiliate, Old Sign Stencils Affiliate or Dixie Belle Paint Affiliate, I earn from qualifying purchases.) 

Photo of thrifted Mid Century Modern table/night stand.
First, I cleaned up the table with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap water and a rag.

I didn't sand the table as it seemed to have a dark brown paint finish.

Photo of a thrifted Mid century modern table/nightstand getting painted with green chalk paint.
I painted the table in a "moody" dark green chalk paint from Dixie Belle called Collard Greens.

Dixie Belle Paint Company provided me with complimentary product samples. All opinions about this fabulous stencil or paint are my own.

Photo of a thrifted Mid century modern table/nightstand painted with green chalk paint.
Here is the table after painting.

Photo of a Retro Star Pattern Stencil from Old Sign Stencils.
This is Retro Star!  A fun new pattern stencil from Old Sign Stencils.

This will be perfect stencil for a Mid Century Modern table!

*Old Sign Stencils has provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own. 


Photo of the Retro Star stencil from Old Sign Stencils being positioned on a table top for stenciling.
I lined up the center row of stars with the dowels on one side of the table, and taped it on with blue painter's tape.

Photo of three gold retro stars stenciled onto a mid century modern tabletop.
I swirled on the star stencils using Rustoleum Metallics Paint in Soft Gold.

I often use this paint for gold accents on my projects.

Photo of a thrifted table/nightstand painted with Collard Greens Dixie Belle Chalk Paint & stenciled with Old Sign Stencils Retro Star stencil.
Since my piece was painted with a dark color, I added a couple drops of paint to my Dixie Belle Gator Hide topcoat. (I saw this tip online)  This helps with possible streaking on the table top.  I also read a tip online to apply Gator Hide with the grain on coat one, against the grain on two and with the grain again on coat three. I did not do three coats on the legs, just the table tops.



Photo of a thrifted table/nightstand painted with Collard Greens Dixie Belle Chalk Paint & stenciled with Old Sign Stencils Retro Star stencil.
I think the table would be perfect next to a bed as a nightstand.

Photo of a thrifted table/nightstand painted with Collard Greens Dixie Belle Chalk Paint & stenciled with Old Sign Stencils Retro Star stencil.

Photo of a thrifted table/nightstand painted with Collard Greens Dixie Belle Chalk Paint & stenciled with Old Sign Stencils Retro Star stencil.
And how about this retro houseplants poster?  It's a Cavallini Decorative Wrap Poster - Houseplants.   My magnetic poster hanger is available HERE.  

I'm a plant lover so this one is perfect for me, but there are many more fun posters available for $5.79 on Amazon.

Now for the Thrift Store Decor Team's Projects!  Please check them out!




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Comments

  1. I seriously need that stencil- especially given the MCM direction our home is going in! Your table looks FAB!

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  2. OMG, I had no idea she had a star stencil now! That's perfect for that table!

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  3. Love the retro star stencil! That table was definitely $8 well spent Carlene.

    sharing on pinterest and twitter.
    gail

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  4. Talk about a drab to fab makeover, Carlene! The MCM table couldn't be more perfect for the retro star stencil and I love your choice of placement.

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