Mini Mid Century Modern Makeover

Date
Aug, 13, 2014

Guys. I’m so excited about this little makeover. It was so fun doing a more modern piece and I was so happy I finally got my hands on one! I love Mid Century Modern decor as well as the two toned look, and this was the perfect table for it.

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MINI MID CENTURY MODERN MAKEOVER

MCM Table Makeover

I’m sure you remember what this guy looked like when I picked it up from Sal Val; here’s another look:

MCM Before

I initially had the idea of painting the outside white, staining the drawers and painting a white stripe down the middle. I didn’t stray too far from that plan, but once I investigated the drawers more closely, I realized it was going to be a pain in the buns to get a clean line in those grooves.

So as you can see, I just painted the handles of the drawers white. Much easier 🙂 I started out by sanding the drawers and taping them off.

Taping off Drawers to Stain

Now, people let me tell ya ’bout my best friend…

Gel Stain

Seriously. Have you tried this stuff yet? It’s amaze. I ordered mine off Amazon and was a little hesitant about the color, since I’m not usually a big fan of Mahogany. Let me tell ya, I was not disappointed. It’s so easy to apply (don’t be alarmed by the pudding like consistency). I knew I had to try it after seeing my bloggy friend Bre’s front door transformation.

I applied it with a cheesecloth and it’s so much cleaner than using regular stain! It doesn’t drip everywhere and it covers so well.

Mahogany Gel StainLook at that color. Beautiful isn’t it? It’s so rich and soaks into the wood SO well. I applied two coats and then sealed it up with my other new best friend.

Flat Topcoat

Streak free and quick drying, this stuff is a great finish. For the outside of the table and the handles, I applied two coats of primer and then 3 coats of Sherwin Williams Pro Classic in white. I sealed up the whole thing with the flat top coat.

I just love this little guy 🙂

Styled MCM Table

Styling MCM Table

Art Printable

Styling MCM Painted Table

So what do you think of my first Mid Century piece? In love with it as much as me I hope!

P.S. If you want the print seen in my photos, it was last week’s freebie. Go print it out here!

Have a great hump day everyone 🙂

MCM Makeover

brepurposed

81 Comments

  1. Reply

    Interioridea

    September 13, 2014

    totally awesome!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      September 14, 2014

      Thank you!!!

  2. Reply

    Amy W

    August 24, 2014

    I love how this turned out and am so glad you shared at our link party. I featured YOU this morning, be sure to stop by and grab a feature button!

    http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2014/08/link-it-or-lump-it-party-52-features.html

  3. Reply

    karen

    August 21, 2014

    I love this! What a gorgeous makeover, you gave it a beautiful update. Thanks for sharing at the Handmade Hangout at Redouxinteriors, featuring tonight!

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      brepurposed

      August 21, 2014

      Thanks for the feature Karen!! Love linking up to your party 🙂

  4. Reply

    Stacy King

    August 20, 2014

    I found your blog through your feature (congrats!) on Work It Wednesday. I just had to stop by and say I love everything about this! I love the furniture makeover as well as the styling and the printable. Great work!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 20, 2014

      Aw thank you so much, Stacy!! I’m so glad you stopped by 🙂

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    Sherry Fram

    August 19, 2014

    Love how you combined the stain and the paint. Great look!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 19, 2014

      Thank you so much, Sherry!

  6. Reply

    Lisa at Mabey She Made It

    August 18, 2014

    You have impeccable taste! I’m featuring your piece at Do Tell Tuesday!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 19, 2014

      You are so sweet, thank you! Have a great day!

  7. Reply

    Aniko@PlaceOfMyTaste

    August 18, 2014

    I am loving this! It would be perfect for me as I have it’s big sister (check it out: http://placeofmytaste.com/2014/07/midcentury-modern-dresser-makeover.html). We have a similar taste…:-)the two tone just makes it look perfect.!Pinning!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 19, 2014

      Hi Aniko! I actually used your dresser in my inspiration post but totally didn’t realize it was the same style! Great minds think alike! Yours is gorgeous 🙂 So glad you stopped by!

  8. Reply

    Corey @ Tinysidekick

    August 17, 2014

    Wow-weeeee! I was hoping you would get your hands on a mid century piece soon! I love your work. You do an awesome job and the two tone is perfect for this piece. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 18, 2014

      Aw thank you so much Corey! I was so excited when I finally found one 🙂 I couldn’t resist the two toned look!

  9. Reply

    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

    August 16, 2014

    Great little table! I love how you stained the drawers to add some interest. Thanks again for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 17, 2014

      Thanks so much!

  10. Reply

    Sarah

    August 16, 2014

    This turned out beautifully, I love mid century modern pieces. Great job.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 17, 2014

      Thank you so much, Sarah!

  11. Reply

    Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    August 16, 2014

    I am also loving this one… Thank you so much for linking up with us!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 17, 2014

      Thanks so much for hosting a great party!

  12. Reply

    Malia

    August 16, 2014

    Just stopping by to say thanks for sharing this at Project Inspire{d}… it’s striking! Pinning! xo

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      brepurposed

      August 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Malia!!

  13. Reply

    Nicole B.

    August 15, 2014

    Love the nice sharp clean lines on this piece! The white makes it pop!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 15, 2014

      Thanks Nicole! I love the contrast of the colors 🙂

  14. Reply

    Estelle Sobel Erasmus

    August 15, 2014

    Love the great job you did with this. The colors really work together, and two-tones are so now. Visiting from SITS today!

  15. Reply

    Bethany Lee (@PitterAndGlink)

    August 14, 2014

    Love this piece! It’s gorgeous!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      thank you so much!!

  16. Reply

    Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus

    August 14, 2014

    Ok, you are totally killing it! Love this makeover and the styling. Just everything! Thanks for linking up with us again at the DIY’ers!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      haha thank you so much Ashley! Glad you like it 🙂

  17. Reply

    Karisa

    August 13, 2014

    This is absolutely beautiful! I’m totally going to do this on some of my furniture, thanks for sharing!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      Thanks Karisa! You totally should!

  18. Reply

    jarrahjungle

    August 13, 2014

    This looks amazing I love the contrast of colours between the wood and white paint. Wow great job 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      There’s just something about wood and white, I love it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  19. Reply

    Ursula @ Home Made by Carmona

    August 13, 2014

    Gorgeous! I love that you went for a two toned look! It is perfection…

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      Thanks so much Ursula!!

  20. Reply

    ericasooter

    August 13, 2014

    Ohmygoodness – this is gorgeous. Love that two-tone! And your printable and that gold camera are just the perfect little accents on the top! I should just commission you to paint all the furniture in my house. 😉

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      hahaha thanks friend! You know I would totally be down for that 🙂

  21. Reply

    Amy@HomeRemedies

    August 13, 2014

    Great job on that awesome little table! I’m going to have to give that stain and finish a try on my next project. Pinning!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      Thanks Amy! Definitely try it out, you won’t be disappointed!

  22. Reply

    Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

    August 13, 2014

    I love all of your furniture makeovers and this one is no exception. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it at The Makers!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 14, 2014

      Aw thank you so much, Katie! I’m so glad you’re a fan 🙂

  23. Reply

    Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    August 13, 2014

    This is seriously amazing!! I am in love with the two toned colors, and I love how they both just pop against each other. I may have to try that stain, I’ve never heard of it before!! Thanks for sharing this! Visiting ya fro Creative Spark. 😉

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      You’re so sweet, thank you Amanda! You totes should try it out, it’s fabulous and SO easy to use 🙂

  24. Reply

    Christina

    August 13, 2014

    This really turned out awesome, Bre! I wanna steal it even more now. 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      haha thanks Christina! It’s been taken off the porch and brought safely inside to hide it from people like you! 😉

  25. Reply

    Julie

    August 13, 2014

    I just don’t know how you can even imagine what to do with this very ordinary looking piece of furniture! I need to start staining and painting stuff to make it look amazing like this!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Aw thank you so much Julie! You should, it’s so fun! 🙂

  26. Reply

    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

    August 13, 2014

    Another beautiful makeover Bre – love it!

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      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Thank you so much Marie!!

  27. Reply

    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    August 13, 2014

    Ok, THIS is for sure my fav makeover of yours. Stunning, I want it.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      haha I had a feeling you were going to like this one! It’s for sale ya know 😉

  28. Reply

    Sonya~At Home with The Barkers

    August 13, 2014

    This is such a sleek piece, love it! I haven’t used gel stain in many years but just recommended it to my aunt for a stubborn table that really need stain. Great project. I’m pinning. ~Sonya

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Yes, it’s a great product! Thank you Sonya, and thanks for sharing 🙂

  29. Reply

    Kristi

    August 13, 2014

    SUCH a beautiful piece Bre! Totally digging the two-toned look too and that stain colour is just perfect!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Thank you Kristi! I’m totally in love with it 🙂

  30. Reply

    Bre @ Average But Inspired

    August 13, 2014

    BREANNA!!! I am so glad you loved the gel stain!!!!! I knew you were going to try it and I was worried that you wouldn’t like it. This piece is totally gorgeous. Although I don’t have any MCM pieces in my own home, I can appreciate the appeal and think this one is perfect. Great job, as usual!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      August 13, 2014

      Ah I love it and am so glad I read your review on it. I can’t wait to use it on everything haha. thank you so much Bre!

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