Friday, October 14, 2011

Mid-Century Modern Tables

Lately I've been finding myself drawn to a more eclectic mix of styles and these mid-century modern tables are a great example. I love their sleek, straight lines and square shape. They are super functional and those big drawers provide great storage. And in a fresh new color, they are just happy and fun!

They started out in great shape, with just a few surface scratches.

And the brown was just a little boring.

Megan loved them too, so she offered to take on this make-over. After a light sanding, they were ready for two coats of Wasabi Powder in Behr's paint and primer in one.

The pulls were painted oil rubbed bronze. Now they really pop! Megan thought they looked like little shamrocks and that was her inspiration for the soft green color.

Staying true to the modern feel, Megan skipped distessing these beauties and just made them shine with a few coats of wipe-on poly.

What a beautiful pair of tables! Nicely done Megan!


Cassie Bustamante said...

oh sharon, you know i LOVE those! that shape and the hardware.... wow! and the color suits them beautifully!

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful color and love the hardware!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

These are delightful! I love the "shamrock" hardware; green was a great choice.

Marjorie (Insouciant1) said...

Hi, just popped over from Miss Mustard Seed and wanted to let you know how much I love this renovation! I also have been eyeing mid-century pieces lately and thinking about the possibilities of transformation. Thanks for the inspiration!
Your newest follower,

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sharon,
Oh they are beautiful! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and thank you for your sweet comment--it meant so much to me.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

Megan did such a great job! Love the little pulls with the green color!

Decor & Harmony said...

Megan if you're not busy I have a garage full of treasures that could use your flair for restyling. The tables are perfecto!

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I wouldn't call myself a big fan of MSM furniture but the sleek shape of these tables and the soft color really has me sold! They would mix well with so many looks now.

Katie said...

These look awesome Sharon! Love the little pulls - I love how you left the paint untouched! Perfect for that table style!

Between Blue and Yellow said...

Love these! They are so different looking. Great find! Have a good weekend :)

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Just a wonderful job :)
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Little Bird Threads said...

Great color choice and hardware! Just love mid-century modern :)

Alida - Radcrafter said...

I love how the paint totally transforms these little tables!

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Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

I love those --especially the hardware!


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Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Those came out beautifully - I like that you decided against distressing. The pulls are amazing and great color choice. Thanks for sharing.

Kahli said...

Much better than the boring brown! Like the green a lot better

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I just love the style of these tables! The color is great and agree -- distressing would not have suited them. Did you apply the paint with a brush or roller? The finish looks so perfect!

Andi said...

I love everything about those tables!!! The pulls are awesome! Great job!!

Lynn said...

What a lovely color! And the knobs are great. How great that you have a pair of tables. Nice job, Megan!
Lynn :)

Monica @ Happily Playing with Dishes said...

Great redo! They look great!

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Very nice! Love the mid-century lines of your pieces!

6th Grade said...

mid-century mod-tastic! i, too, have been sniffing out the mid-century pieces of late. love to mix things up a bit!

well done, megan!


Deborah March said...

Mmmmm...SO lovely! That soft green is simply perfect!

Deborah (happily visiting from you'll take a minute to stop by too...)

about blue cedar lane said...

these are gorgeous! love them :)

Good Time Charlie said...

They look great! I love the color. Featuring tomorrow at my linky party. Thanks!

Connie in Hartwood said...

Love 'em! There's just something about a bit of MSM that gets my heart going. Perhaps it's the feeling that my grandparents could have owned something like this ... and we all love our grandparents, don't we.

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So Many Little Things said...

These are great! Especially the hardware.