“Retro Fabulous” Table Makeover


Hi everyone, guess what?  I’m sharing another furniture makeover with you today!   I paint a lot of furniture and I sometimes stick with safe, semi-neutral designs (like the gorgeous hutch I posted a few days ago) – but the pieces that often become my real favorites are the ones that I let go of “safe” and give myself freedom to experiment.  This is one of those pieces!

This is a vintage table that I got at a yard sale this summer.  I immediately liked it because it was different – and I could tell at one time that it was a very special piece.  However the gold was wearing off the metal and it really needed a major update to make it house-worthy again.

I had a blast with this project – I painted it a bit funky and I love how it turned out!

All of the products I used were already in my garage.

First I dismantled the whole thing.  I took the brackets outside and painted them with Rustoleum Metallic Gold spray paint to bring them back to their former glory.  (Afterward I protected them with Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel spray paint.)  Of course I used my wonderful comfort grip that I got at Haven.

For the two shelves, I measured where the center was and drew a dot there.  Then I used FrogTape to randomly section off parts for painting- I just used paint I already had: white latex, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite, and Rustoleum oil-based metallic gold paint.

I painted opposite sections the same color for consistency.

You may have seen this sneak peek if you follow me on Instagram:

When the tops were finished I painted the legs black and the feet were touched up with gold.  Then I applied some of Annie Sloan’s clear wax over all the black and white parts and put everything back together again.  I was a little worried about the wax dulling the gold so I also sprayed a couple coats of Rustoleum Enamel spray over everything to keep the shine.

When I was trying to come up with a term to describe this table makeover, immediately I thought of “retro fabulous.”  It definitely has a glamorous throwback vibe, don’t you think?  I love how sometimes furniture can be art for your home.

 What do you think of the retro look?

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!  😉

Jen

Miss any of my recent posts?

* Hutch Love {And How to Give Furniture an Aged Look}

* Throwback Thursday #9


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27 Comments on “Retro Fabulous” Table Makeover

  1. Melanie
    November 8, 2013 at 9:19 am (3 years ago)

    You always have such awesome upcycles!

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  2. Susan
    November 8, 2013 at 3:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow!! Talk about a makeover!

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  3. DesignedByBH
    November 8, 2013 at 4:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I love it! That was a great table before you painted, but even better after!
    And I’m still jealous about your Rustoleum comfort grip from Haven–I didn’t get one!! (Was it in the swag bag?!?! I didn’t get to register until Friday morning so my bag was missing some things…)
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  4. Joan
    November 14, 2013 at 2:23 am (3 years ago)

    I love this piece! So clever and cute!

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  5. Julie
    November 14, 2013 at 2:36 am (3 years ago)

    That looks amazing! It was pretty cool before, but now it’s awesome. (wow, I’m using superlatives like a teenager – must find some more grown up sounding words) Love it.
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    • Jen
      November 18, 2013 at 12:11 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much, Julie! (LOL) 🙂

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  6. kells
    November 16, 2013 at 10:09 am (3 years ago)

    you did an amazing job! seriously…what a vision you had and then to carry it out! nice work.

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  7. Betsy
    December 12, 2013 at 3:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your fabulous makeover and it fits right in with the style and era of the table.

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  8. Mickey
    March 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm (2 years ago)

    Nice job. I need to find me some time time. Heaven knows I have so many unpainted pieces in my home that would be such a “bunch” of projects. Thanks for the inspiration; great table!

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  9. Tanya from dans le lakehouse
    April 1, 2014 at 10:29 am (2 years ago)

    This is a stunning makeover. Your sweet little table looks so cool and chic now, with an edginess about it. Great vision, and a helpful tutorial. I came by from Better After and am excited to look at your other projects noew!

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    • Jen
      April 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much Tanya! I just stopped by your blog too- nice to meet you!

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  10. JaneEllen
    July 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Your table would look fantastic in a mid century home featured in Vintage Style zine for Fall/Winter 2014. Its’ a home in L.A. area and they have done it all with mid century furniture. This would look so awesome in that home. Love how you kept the designs shiney really set it off even better. You really did such an awesome job on this table. Glad for you it turned out so well. Great work.

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    • Jen
      July 29, 2014 at 11:36 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you so much JaneEllen! I really enjoyed painting this piece- it was fun to do vintage glam. 🙂

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