An Indonesian Swan Table Makeover

I have a quick furniture makeover to share with you today, the third incarnation of our Indonesian Swan Wine Table.

Swan Table After



An Indonesian Swan Table Makeover


I bought this table several years ago at a furniture liquidation store for under $40.00. Originally it was a dark walnut color. In the 90s, long before I knew anything about milk or chalk paint, I gave it a makeover using white latex paint and Antique Gold Rub'n Buff.

Swan Table Before Second Makeover

I love this table but the semi-gloss sheen and the gold antiquing had to go. So I mixed up a 50/50 ratio of Pure White and Old White chalk paint and gave it two coats. Using sanding blocks and a lot of elbow grease I distressed it back to the original stain. Then I added a coat of clear wax followed by dark wax only in the crevices to bring out all those details.

Swan Table Legs

Much better now! I adore the swan legs and three-footed base, don't you? I've never seen another like it until a couple of years ago when one was featured in I believe Style at Home Magazine.

Swan Table three-footed base

Even though it is categorized as a wine table, the scale is perfect for a bedside table in our master bedroom.

Swan Wine Table used as a bedside table

Swan Table Top

We have an ambitious project going on in the master bedroom at the moment and so I was going to switch it up a bit and move this table to our living room.

Swan Table After Makeover

Swan Table Top View 2

But then realized it would fit perfectly on the opposite side of the bed adjacent to our new...


...can't tell you yet but here's a little sneak peek.

Swan Table and sneak peak at new project

If you want to see how we made the headboard you can see it here From Old 5-Panel Door To Headboard.


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