I bought a set of these mid century end tables on a whim. In the dim store, they seemed lovely as is, so the thought of adding them to my vintage booth at Sweet Clover without having to paint them was too much to pass up. Once I got them outside, I saw that what I had thought was wood, was actually a faux finish, probably from the 70s. These lovely mid century modern end tables were probably originally blonde wood that had dried out and been refinished. Check out this mid century side table makeover with Liquorice by Country Chic Paint
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Mid Century Side Table Makeover
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In the sunlight, you can see that the faux finish wasn’t that great. But look at those legs!!
Country Chic Paint isn’t just for farmhouse furniture! I love how this paint covers, so it has become my go-to choice for paint. Liquorice is a true black, which is hard to find in matte paints. I gave these tables a few coats of paint and let them dry. For a top coat, I used Wipe On Poly, but I didn’t love the finish because I applied it on a day with high humidity.
The poly was cured by the time I decided that I hated the finish. Due to the non-stop rain we were having, I tried a topcoat that I knew would work well in high humidity: Polycrylic. And I learned a secret to getting the perfect finish: apply it with a damp sock on your hand. The finish was perfect and I loved how the tables turned out.
They sold at the Lucketts Spring Market. I can’t wait to find more mid century furniture to redo with this paint!