Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather


This post is brought to you by Leather Hide Store, but all opinions are my own.

Hey guys!  I’m back with a furniture makeover today and it’s a pretty cool one, if I do say so. 😉

I got this little midcentury table at a barn sale a couple weeks ago for $6. Not a bad deal!

(Before) Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I decided to paint the body of it white (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White), protect it with clear wax, and then use this gorgeous chocolate brown leather from Leather Hide Store to cover the drawer fronts:

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I flipped the leather over and traced the drawers with a pen.  Then I got to cutting… I used my old sewing scissors and I definitely had to put some muscle into it!  The leather I chose is thick and very high quality.  (I took the next few pics at night when all three boys were finally asleep and I could get some work done…haha)

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I glued the leather on with E6000, set a bunch of heavy books on top, and let it sit overnight.

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

And here she is…

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I just L.O.V.E. the texture of the leather!

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I’d love to know what you think of my midcentury table makeover.

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

I couldn’t resist staging it with some of my favorite vintage accessories.

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a handy before/after collage if you want to pin it:

Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather (and a giveaway!) - Girl in the Garage

Now for the fun stuff… how would you like to win a $50 credit to Leather Hide Store for your own project?

Enter below through Tuesday, March 15th (U.S. only).  Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted on 3/16/16 and will have 24 hours to respond.

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Good luck!  xo

Jen


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38 Comments on Midcentury Table Makeover with Leather

  1. Susan
    March 11, 2016 at 7:00 am (1 year ago)

    I would use the leather to make a tote bag!

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 11:56 am (1 year ago)

      Ooh that sounds like fun!

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 11:55 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Kathy! The suitcases were a lucky find. 🙂

      Reply
  2. Marty Crosson
    March 11, 2016 at 11:49 am (1 year ago)

    I’d use it on a boring bedroom door!

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 11:56 am (1 year ago)

      That sounds really interesting – I’d love to see it!

      Reply
  3. Marie, The Interior Frugalista
    March 11, 2016 at 11:58 am (1 year ago)

    Wowsers Jen, what a gorgeous MCM makeover! Love your use of that beautiful leather hide. The Leathet Hide Store carries such beautiful leather, don’t they. Pinning your sweet dresser to share ?

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Yes they do have so many beautiful choices! Thanks Marie! xo

      Reply
  4. rrjane011749
    March 11, 2016 at 1:20 pm (1 year ago)

    I’d love to do a table like this one!

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  5. gina lovejoy
    March 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm (1 year ago)

    I have a foot stool that I need to recover.

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks, Larissa! It might be a new addiction of mine too. 🙂

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  6. Beth
    March 11, 2016 at 1:38 pm (1 year ago)

    Love this makeover and giveaway! Thanks!

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  7. Karen
    March 11, 2016 at 4:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the table! The leather is so luxurious, just gorgeous! I do not have a Twitter account, so I hope that doesn’t disqualify me. Thank you.

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 6:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you Karen! It won’t disqualify you at all – it’s just a third option for entering the giveaway. 🙂

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  8. Helen Holley
    March 11, 2016 at 5:25 pm (1 year ago)

    This is great! Love the leather and you can never go wrong with white.
    Helen H

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  9. Kathryn Jarboe
    March 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm (1 year ago)

    Where did you get the map wallpaper? Love it

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you, Kathryn! It’s actually a shower curtain that I got from Urban Outfitters last year. 😉

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  10. Ann Cluck
    March 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm (1 year ago)

    I have an old wooden filing cabinet that the leather would really dress up!

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    • Jen
      March 11, 2016 at 9:30 pm (1 year ago)

      Ooh that sounds like a great project, Ann!

      Reply
  11. Cindy B
    March 11, 2016 at 9:42 pm (1 year ago)

    My rocking chair needs a new seat cover. Leather would be awesome!

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    • Jen
      March 14, 2016 at 7:33 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh that sounds so nice! They do have soft and durable leather for seats!

      Reply
  12. Carol
    March 12, 2016 at 12:43 am (1 year ago)

    I would use the leather on one of my memory boxes

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  13. Gina S.
    March 12, 2016 at 8:22 am (1 year ago)

    I would use it for trim and handles on a bag.

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    • Jen
      March 14, 2016 at 7:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Wonderful idea, Gina – Thanks for entering the giveaway!

      Reply
  14. Anita Hoefle
    March 12, 2016 at 5:54 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the make over, its great to get ideas from beautiful redos!

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  15. Karen
    March 13, 2016 at 2:43 pm (1 year ago)

    I love the leather table and the suitcase!!!

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    • Jen
      March 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much, Karen!

      Reply
  16. Dixie Lee
    March 14, 2016 at 6:33 am (1 year ago)

    In our recent move, a few doors and tabletops (laminate furniture) were damaged. This would be a great way to not only repair but improve those pieces!

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    • Jen
      March 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Oh yes, that would be a big help!

      Reply
  17. Paula@SweetPea
    March 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm (1 year ago)

    What an awesome idea to use leather on the drawer fronts of this dresser. It gives it a masculine look that will look great in a bedroom or study. That leather is so pretty and I’ll bet it smelled great while you were working with it.
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  18. Bre
    March 21, 2016 at 1:09 pm (1 year ago)

    Love the idea of using leather on the drawer fronts, it turned out awesome!

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    • Jen
      March 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks so much, Bre! xo

      Reply
  19. Merryjo Agnel
    March 27, 2016 at 11:31 pm (1 year ago)

    What an awesome idea to use leather on the drawer fronts of this dresser. The leather is so luxurious, just gorgeous!

    Reply

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