One of my favorite things I love is finding great vintage gems in thrift stores that I can transform with a little cleaning, repairing and a fresh coat of paint! Hand painting is a fun and easy way of updating a vintage table such as this one. Usually, these great finds have been tossed aside because they have had years of use and are showing some age in the form of scratches, dings and dents.
Case in point is this sweet little side table I found in Goodwill.
I stopped in my tracks when I saw it and quickly scooped it up and made my way to the check out counter!
It has no furniture markings, but I am guessing from the style and finish it is from the 1940’s.
It had a few minor blemishes and pieces of the wood appliqués on the corners were broken off, but it gave me a great opportunity to use Efex Furniture Appliqués!
Efex Furniture Appliqués are flexible latex appliqués that can be glued onto most surfaces. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, perfect for adding a little personality to a piece of furniture. In this case I wanted to replicate what was already there so I chose a drop appliqué that was very close in size to the original.
Once glued into place, it is ready to paint.
For this table, I chose Duck Egg from the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® collection. It is a beautiful light blue-gray.
I decided to highlight the appliqués and the original hardware with some gilders paste in King Gold. After a final wash of Duck Egg and carefully wiping back to reveal the gold highlights, I added a protective coat of clear wax which gave a beautiful soft luster to the table.