Here come a couple mid-century mod makeovers for your Monday morning in muggy metropolitan MoTown. What? I don’t know. Once you’re on the alliteration train, it’s hard to get off. Anyhoo, here they come.
People tend to get all knotted up inside at the thought of MCM furniture being defiled with things like *gasp* paint and stain, but anyone with eyeballs can see that both of these pieces look way better now than what they started out as. So let’s give them a virtual high-five, starting with Rebecca at Ivy & Co.
This little table was falling apart at the seams and battered with cigarette burns and spilled nail polish. Rebecca fixed her up with lots of sanding, de-stinking, and love, and what appears to be a dark stain, but is actually black milk paint. She mixed with a bit of red to give it depth. Pretty! Check out her blog for a peek at the inside, it’s cute!
This console appeared to be pretty worthless too. I probably would have salvaged just the handles and left everything else behind in a veneer covered heap. But Jen thought it had a chance, especially if she hid that fakey fake wood with a flat graphite gray. Woooo! Look at those handles shine now!
But that’s not all, no sir. She stenciled this funky design in gold on the side, and funnily enough, it looks more mod now than it ever was to begin with! Check it out on her blog Girl in the Garage.