Thursday, February 12, 2015

Vintage Magazine Table Updated

The little magazine table has had a few paint jobs before it came home from a garage sale in the fall. It has been sitting in my kitchen stacked with boxes of stuff all this time. I mentioned this table on my Heap of Change 3  post in January.

This week it is time for a fresh coat of paint.

I considered orange or turquoise or green and then decided black. Since this little table is already 'black' changing the colour would take more than 2 coats (dark to lighter is not a quick paint project).

Painting a small table is much like a chair, turn it upside down and paint the bottom and inside areas first. Below are closeup views of the table condition.

I used Breeze Outdoor Latex Black (it was 'blacker' than interior black). First coat below.

Below is the finished table. Waxed with ASCP clear.

Before and After

Supplies used:
Blue scotch brand tape
1 1/2" synthetic paint brush
General Paints Exterior, Breeze, black
ASCP Wax Clear/brush

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  1. Joy the table turned out beautiful! Black is my go to color for painted furniture.

  2. What a great redo! You did an awesome job. Are you keeping it!


  3. You took a table from blah black to beautiful black.

  4. The table looks great , with love Janice

  5. Wow Joy, the table looks brand new! You did a wonderful job, my dear :) Have a lovely Valentine's Day! Hugs to you!

  6. Can I please have that table? I've passed on couple of those magazine tables at our local thrift store then was so mad at myself, things don't stay there for any length of time. What was I not thinking, duh. Love your table, looks so pretty. Handy too for magazines, lol. LIke the lighter top on it, gives it fancier look. Lucky you finding it. I'm going to keep an eye out for one. Everything here is so much more expensive, must have gold thru it or something. I got used to finding awesome pieces in KY for reasonable amounts, even our thrift stores here are high. You did great job on that unassuming little table, now she's snazzy. Happy Valentine

  7. Turned out really pretty Joy. Love the color. Have never painted any furniture black but see a lot that is very pretty. Might have to give it a try.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. Simple to do and it comes out great!! Always wonderful to redo the oldies than to buy the new stuff that lasts for what? a week? Beautiful!


  10. You did a great job with that table. My parents have one that is "antiqued" red with black bits in it. I keep wanting to re-do it but it's sentimental because it's the first furniture they painted together when they were first married.

  11. Joy, the table turned out stunning. It looks great. Happy Valentine's Day!


  12. Happy Valentine's Day, Joy!
    Your table looks great.
    Your dish collection is stunning!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

  13. I wish I could get into redoing furniture. Thank you for linking up to the Home Matters Linky Party this week! #homematters

  14. What a beautiful table! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - We hope to see you again next week.
    Life With Lorelai

  15. A nice makeover, and like the black on it. Love, Love your dishes!

  16. Great makeover!! Thank you for linking with Home Sweet Home!

  17. Ahhhh! It has a new life! Thanks so much for stopping by my Let's Talk Vintage Link party!

  18. Thanks for sharing vintage magazine table at my last party! Hope to see you at my party this week

  19. Your table turned out wonderfully. Thank you for sharing it on Tips and Tricks. I hope to see you again this Monday at 7pm. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas


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