Mid-Century Modern Side Table Makeover | The Interior Frugalista: Mid-Century Modern Side Table Makeover
Mid-Century Modern Side Table Makeover | The Interior Frugalista

April 8, 2014

Mid-Century Modern Side Table Makeover

This fella has me stumped!  Inside the drawer of this piece is stamped KF.  I searched high and low for a manufacturer who used this marking between the 1950's and late 70's but was unsuccessful in my attempts. Hesitating to give this Mid-Century Modern Side Table a makeover until I knew it's history, I put it aside.

Mid Century Modern Side Table

Whenever I stepped foot into the shop I would get a glimpse of it off in the corner and it was calling my name.  After several weeks of taunting I broke down and decided regardless of it's manufacturer this handsome fella had seen it's better days and was in need of some TLC.  

Mid Century Modern Side Table Before

This is a picture of the manufacturer's stamp inside the drawer.  If any of you are familiar with this stamp, please pretty please could you leave me a comment below?

Mid Century Modern Side Table Manufacturer's Stamp
You get a glimpse of the terrible shape the top was in from this picture.

The plan was to paint it white and line the bottom shelf with bold geometric patterned paper.  At the risk of sounding a little loopy, these pieces speak to me and this fella was saying very loud and clear, "I'm a natural kinda guy".  Respecting his wishes I pulled out the power sanders and striped him down to the buff.

Mid Century Modern Side Table striped to bare wood

Wanting a high contrast I painted the insides, base and the drawer pull in white using Simplicity by Country Chic Paint.

I stained the outside of the table and drawer front with Dark Walnut Minwax Wood Finish.  It took about four coats before I got it to where I wanted.

Mid Century Modern Side Table

Then I stenciled a little retro Flower Power to the bottom shelf with Chocolate Tart by Country Chic Paint, Greek and Louis Blue by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Mid Century Modern Side Table with stenciled base

The entire table has two coats of Minwax Polycrylic in a clear satin finish.

Mid Century Modern Side Table

I'm quite happy with how debonair this little fella is looking after his makeover.  Hopefully he'll find a suitable home soon!

Mid Century Modern Side Table

Next up on the workbench is a twin headboard.

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