I’m pretty sure some of you may be thinking “Why oh why did you buy this Susan?” and once I would have thought the same thing… The top is a wood grain laminate, but it is a great mid-century piece made by American of Martinsville, very sturdy and well made. Although I’m not generally a mid-century furniture kind of girl I have recently seen quite a few pieces that have caught my eye and I am really starting to appreciate this period of furniture!
A new client of mine, who also bought the curvy front chest, wanted this piece to go in her teenage daughter’s bedroom as a nightstand. I suggested she paint it red… which not only coordinated with her bedding but also would bring a nice pop of color into the room!
First I lightly sanded down the top with 150 grit sandpaper to increase the adhesion of the paint. I then painted the table with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Emperor’s Silk. I lightly distressed the table and sealed it with Annie Sloan clear wax. I buffed it with 0000 steel wool and a soft cloth.
While I was painting the cabinet I was soaking the drawer handle in Ammonia to strip off any coatings and prepare the knob for paint. I painted the handle with a few coats of Krylon 18k Gold spray… I think this paint is my new obsession!
I love the faux bamboo on this table so much more now!
Look at the beautiful shine on the top… all from waxing and buffing!
I hope this little table is well loved in it’s new home!
As a side note I’m currently trying to finish 2 dining table and chair sets (YIKES!)… so it was nice to be able to take a break from those big projects and finally finish something! I happen to love this little red table!
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