Thrifty Makeover: Vintage Dining Table

If you have been reading my blog for a while, or if you are new here, you will know I LOVE to buy second hand furniture and revamp for a new look. Its the thrill of the hunt and of course easy on the pocket book that keeps me going. There have been many pieces that have come and gone, as I sell some pieces. Recently, I stumbled across a dining set that I wanted for the chairs. I have been looking for chairs for our kitchen that have the Scandinavian windsor chair look, and finally found a set. They recieved a paint treatment, but that is for another blog post. The table caught my daughter's eye and she wanted it for her apartment. It is a versatile piece that has leaves that fold down to tuck it against a wall, or add another leaf to make it an oval shape.

 The brown-orange lacquer needed to go. After stripping the laquer and giving it a good sanding, it received one coat of Dark Walnut by Varathane and 4 layers of Diamond Finish clear coat in matte by Varathane. The legs were painted in Coal Black by Fusion Mineral Paint. Let's just say I am MORE than pleased with the result!!

A Thrifty Find: Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen my amazing thrifted find last June that I managed to cram into the back of my small Honda Fit! What I found on Facebook Marketplace was a gem of a desk in Hollywood regency style for $45! It was the perfect project for Fusion Mineral Paint which helped sponsor this project!

The table is solid wood with a wood veneer top, this was discovered as I attempted to strip the high gloss coat. If you have ever tried to use wood stripper on something that isn't really wood, well, it just doesn't work. So I wiped off the stripper and primed the whole desk with a high adhesive primer. I really wanted the paint to stick. Fusion Mineral Paint doesn't need primer for most projects, just a little pre-sand and that is it. But since the top wasn't real wood I wanted to be sure the paint would adhere.

All that was required was two coats of Coal Black hand-painted on with their amazing Staalmeester brush. I sealed the top with a matte poly top coat. The handles were treated with a bit of rub on gold leaf! I am still shopping for a drawer liner to give the inside of the drawers a bit of pretty. It was a real challenge getting good photos as the desk is in the guest room and there isn't a whole lot of room, and our grey days seem never ending. But I LOVE the desk and am so thrilled with the paint and not to mention she was cheap!

Isn't she pretty?

 I have a few more projects using Fusion Mineral Paint, that are complete and one more in the works! Stay tuned!