Mid Century Modern Tiered Table Makeover

In my last table makeover post I mentioned I was clearing the stock pile of side tables consuming valuable real estate in the workshop to make room for larger pieces.  I bring you Table #3, a Mid Century Modern Tiered Table.

MCM Tiered Table After A Makeover

This is what it looked like before I started...

MCM Tiered Table Before Makeover

The top was in pretty bad shape and so rather than repairing it with tons of wood filler I decided it would be easier and faster to pull out the orbital sander and get er done!

MCM Tiered Table with white chalk painted legs and trim

The legs were in pretty good shape and required little to no repair. I painted them with a mixture of Pure White and Old White chalk paint. After adding clear wax I went into the grooves with some dark wax to make those details pop.

MCM Tiered Table with Old White and Pure White Chalk Painted Trim

I did the same with the side trim but in this picture it's hard to see the dark wax.

MCM Tiered Table Makeover with Dark Walnut Stained Tops

The tops were stained with Minwax Wood Finish in Dark Walnut, my favorite stain color. It only took a couple of coats to get that nice rich color. To protect the finish I applied three coats of Minwax Polycrylic Satin Finish. Honest, this isn't a Minwax sponsored post - just sharing the love!

MCM Tiered Table Makeover with Dark Walnut Stained Tops and White Chalk Painted Base

I'm really pleased with how the top turned out and I'm loving it combined with the white.  Okay I confess the pink tulips are fresh from our local florist fake as faux can be.  Here in the Canadian Prairies we are covered in snow and it's cold...too dang cold to get out of my yoga pants and put on some make-up to purchase real ones!

Mid Century Modern Tiered Table Makeover After

Here's a before and after visual...

MCM Tiered Table Makeover Before and After

One more table to go! Actually it's finished and will be posted later this week.  Here's a sneak peak at what I'm working on now...

Next project is a Desk Before getting a makeover

And in case you are curious (and I hope that you are *wink* *wink*) Table #3 that I mentioned above is the Birds of Paradise French Provincial Table.




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