Diana – The Two Tier End Table


I have to admit, I’m not a fan of Mid-Century furniture but this end table came with several other pieces of free furniture I got from a friend so I had to at least try to do something with it!  Even though it isn’t something I would want in my own home I know there is someone out there thinking this table is pretty groovy!  From a side view, it reminds me of the Flintstone’s car (and weighs about as much)!

I tried to remove the decorative wood skirt just under the tabletop but unfortunately, that is how the legs are attached to the table so that wasn’t happening.  I think the skirt makes it look more like granny furniture so I hoped maybe a ’70s color scheme would give it just enough of a modern touch to make you forget the skirt!

I started with two coats of primer to help the paint bond to the glossy surface.  Then, I used green chalk paint for the tops of the tables.  On the legs, I used latex paint in a color called Raw Wood as a base with a water-based stain over that to give the appearance of stained wood.  The table got two coats of polycrylic sealer.  I painted the inside of the drawer in Country White and the knobs got touched up with metallic soft gold.

It actually turned out better than I thought it would! Now, let’s just hope someone likes it enough to buy it!

Products used:

  • Zinsser B.I.N. primer
  • Rustoleum Chalked paint – Sprout
  • Kilz latex paint – Raw Wood
  • Dixie Belle water-base stain – Tobacco Road
  • Glidden latex paint – Country White
  • Rustoleum Metallic – Soft Gold
  • Minwax Polycrylic


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