Before & After: Sarah Saves a MCM Sidetable

published Jan 24, 2014
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(Image credit: Sarah Baumbach)

This sweet little side table caught Sarah’s eye at a local thrift shop for its tapered legs and interesting drawer pulls, but it had a laminate top and sides, and a deep stain on the natural wood of the drawers so it was a prime candidate for a makeover!

(Image credit: Sarah Baumbach)

Great job! The natural wood looks so much better offset by that perfect, modern grey (and we’re such suckers for furniture socks).

Sarah takes you through her process:

The first thing I did was prime the top and sides with Zinsser Primer, followed by three coats of porpoise grey Glidden paint in a semi-gloss finish. A little 8 oz sample size did the job, with extra paint left over. I sanded down the solid wood legs and wood drawers, leaving the detailed pulls in their original dark finish. I applied Howard Restor-a-Finish in Walnut, followed by Howard Feed-N-Wax polish and conditioner.

Sarah sells her creations at her Etsy shop, Trevi Vintage Design.

Thank you Sarah!