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Black Map Table Makeover

Surprise, I bet you didn't expect to see me here today!  I'm still recovering from knee(s) surgery but could not miss Themed Furniture Makeover Day. 

This is my second month joining this talented group of bloggers who come together each month to give a piece of furniture a makeover based on a different theme.  This month's theme is BLACK, a fitting theme for the month of October.

Black Painted Old World Map Table Before and After

You might remember a few weeks back I shared my Delightful Moroccan Stenciled Coffee Table Makeover.  In that post I mentioned I had purchased two VERY similar coffee tables.  Well, this is Table Number Two.

Knowing I would be out of commission, I gave this table a makeover at the same time as the other so I wouldn't miss the challenge.

A close up of the accessories used on top of the Black Painted Old World Map Table Makeover

I thought this would be the perfect table to paint black because the light wood underneath would compliment the black color when distressed.

Black painted Old World Map Coffee Table distressed to reveal light wood underneath

But before I get into the details of this makeover, this is what the table looked like before...

Black Painted Old World Map Coffee Table before makeover

It had a nice smooth top that was perfect for decoupaging Old World Map wrapping paper.  I decoupaged the wrapping paper with my Go To wallpaper paste.  After it was dry I brushed two coats of matte Mod Podge to protect the paper.

Close up of decoupaged Old World Map Coffee Table

Looking a little too white and fresh for an Old World Map, I rubbed dark wax all over the paper using a wax brush in circular motions.  Especially rubbing into the corners and along the edges where maps typically brown as they age.  Then I wiped off the excess and now it is far more fitting for this table.

Black Liquorice chalk painted coffee table with distressed finish

The table was painted with two coats of the color Liquorice from the Country Chic Paint line.  I just love this color!  Using 180 grit sandpaper, I gently distressed the edges so the light wood was peeking through the paint.  I protected the finish with clear wax.

I really like the arched cross leg base and the tray style top of this table.

Arched Cross Leg with Tray Top Coffee Table painted Black Liquorice

I think the black painted base and the antiqued Old World Map compliment one another nicely.

Black chalk painted with decoupaged Old World Map Coffee Table Makeover

Old World Map Wrapping Paper decoupaged onto a black painted coffee table

As what often happens, like Marie Antoinette: The French Desk Makeover I shared in last month's challenge, I didn't want to part with this piece but, part with it I did as it found a new home.

Black Map Coffee Table Makeover AFTER

Now it's time to see how my talented friends in this Themed Furniture Makeover Day have used Black on their furniture pieces.

Press the links below to see their fabulous Black Furniture Makeovers.  Please pin directly from their blog posts rather than the links.

I'm sharing this project at the following link parties PRESS HERE

A BIG Thank You to the following for featuring this project:


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