Welcome back again my Beauties! It's time again for another edition of the "Home Expert Series." This week I am going to show how, with a small amount of paint, you can turn an outdated '70s sofa table into a statement piece to be proud of.
I received this old, outdated sofa table from a friend and, while the piece was in perfect shape structurally, its aesthetics were lacking.
You can see from the close up that it had the faux wood finish (fake speckles included.) It wasn't the most stylish but I knew I could fix it up.
First, I cleaned the piece really well and just wiped it all down. I removed the glass inserts from the top and set them safely aside while I painted the table.I decided to go with a fun sage color sage for this table as an homage to the decade it came from. It's Grand Prairie Sage by CeCe Caldwells; a natural clay and mineral based paint. You can see from the next picture how the table looked with one thin coat on.
Once that coat was dry I applied another thin layer of paint. When the second layer was dry I just used my clear wax to seal it. After the whole piece was sealed, I buffed the piece with a lint-less cloth (like an old t-shirt) to shine it up.I replaced the glass and this once outdated piece could now be reused for multiple purposes.
I used it for a while as a wine bar, but I eventually sold it to someone who wanted to use it as a display piece.That's the great thing about furniture.You don't always have to use it for its intended purpose.This piece could have easily been used as a media stand as well. Perfect height for a TV.
Be sure to think outside the box when looking at your furniture, and never turn down a free piece of ugly furniture from a friend.You never know what you might come up with. Until next time, have a beautiful day!