THIS OLD HALLWAY TABLE GETS A STUNNING MAKEOVER USING JUST *ONE* COLOR! | VIDEO TUTORIAL
Hi, creative #sifamily! It’s Furniture Fixer Upper day – one of my favorite days of the month! I’m joining my furniture painting besties and linking to their makeovers below… so be sure to check them out. But first, today I have a gorgeous Vintage Hallway Table Before and After to share with you! I’ve included a step-by-step and Youtube tutorial sharing how ONE neutral paint color totally transformed and updated this piece… including an easy paint wash stain using the SAME color!
Here’s the vintage hallway table I started with.
Here’s her new look. So much better… don’t you think?!
And here’s a close-up of the stained top — that isn’t even really stain!
It’s amazing how ONE color of paint can totally transform and update a piece!
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Vintage Hallway Table – SALVAGED
White Lightning (Cleaner)
Dewalt Orbital Sander
Sandpaper | Tack Cloth
B-I-N Shellac Base Primer
Sawmill Gravy Chalk Mineral Paint
Satin Clear Coat
VINTAGE HALLWAY TABLE
I found this table listed on Kijiji. When we went to pick it up, I noticed the seller used some sort of oil on the entire piece. I’m not exactly sure what he used but it felt like baby oil. And a lot of it! It nearly slid right out of our hands when we loaded it into the FUV. 🙂
Once we finally loaded it in and brought it home, here’s how it all came together…
Because it was so greasy, I gave it a really good cleaning with this White Lightning.
I had no idea what direction I was going to take when I first started this makeover but I did know I wanted a wood top. I used my favorite orbital sander to removed the varnish and showcase the beautiful veneer underneath being careful not to sand through the veneer. There were a few areas that were chipped along the edge but I can work with that. It gives the piece a little more vintage character even after the makeover imo. After the top was sanded down using an 80, 120, and 220 grit (in that order), I hand sanded the body to give the primer something to stick to.
PRO TIP – I like using these tack cloths to remove all the sanding dust. If you ever see reddish dust on your cloth, you KNOW the piece will be a bleeder and a stain-blocking primer will be required before painting.
I used my go-to BIN Shellac Based Primer to prime two coats on the base and legs. I have a full tutorial on how to use this stain-blocking primer here. I like to give a light sanding with a 220 grit after I prime. This knocks down any uneven primer and creates a perfectly smooth surface for the paint.
PAINT WASH ‘STAIN’
To lighten the top, I made a paint wash using this Sawmill Gravy and water. I didn’t measure but it was around a 50/50 mix. Using a paint wash to “stain” wood is super easy. I brushed it on with a paintbrush and then wiped it back with a shop towel. While working, to keep the wash wet in between wipe backs, I use my handy water mister to keep the paint wet and wipeable. I applied two coats of this wash but you can keep layering the wash to get a more opaque look. You can also adjust your ratio of water to paint to create more or less of an effect.
PRO TIP – If I have any visible streaks after wiping back the paint, I like to use a large soft brush to feather out the lines.
I painted two coats of this gorgeous neutral Sawmill Gravy on the body and legs. I love the way it really brightened this table up!
To finish this table with a beautiful sheen, I sprayed three coats of this Satin Clear Coat and then added the original hardware.
Here’s the step-by-step on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here… and don’t forget to subscribe! 🙂
Here are a few more after pics. I really wish I had a large enough entranceway. I’d be keeping this one for myself!
It turned out really really lovely. I can also see it being used as a small desk.
These vintage pieces have so much character!
AND NOW FOR SOME FURNITURE FIXER-UPPER FUN!
You’re going to LOVE what my creative team of Furniture Fixer Upper ladies do! Below are their BEFORE photos. Visit the links underneath to see the amazing AFTERS and learn how they did it! I’m heading over to take a peek as well! x
4. SALVAGED INSPIRATIONS (HAPPY YOU’RE HERE!)
Here’s another look at this before and after. I hope it’s inspired you and given you some new ideas for your projects.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS REDO. FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting friends!
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