Updated Mid Century Modern Piece


April 13, 2015 by Terry

This piece I have had in my garage for quite some time now.  I had brought it home with exciting plans in mind for how I would bring it back to life.  The original finish was in very rough condition and the top had stains from candle wax and a number of deep scratches on it.

This would be the perfect piece for paint without the guilt of painting wood :)

I did have pictures of how it looked before but since it was so long ago I do not know what I did with them.  I will probably come across them after I have long finished this post :)

This started out as a china hutch with a removable top that had sliding glass doors on it.  The top is what was most unattractive about it but the bottom I felt was really very nice on it’s own.  DSCN5105Of course I filled in the holes where the original hardware was and gave it new handles and pulls.  Then the whole piece was sanded and painted with Milk Paint in the color Typewriter.  I used bonding agent in the mix to ensure no chipping would happen.  Mid Century modern furniture does not in any way suit the shabby chic look.  I left the top of it wood, then sanded it and stained it a dark chocolate color which I feel really compliments it and gives it a very classy and elegant feel.

DSCN5088The pulls and knobs are new and I liked that they have a little bit of design to them as well making the whole piece unique in it’s own way.

DSCN5095DSCN5097I love the color of the stain with the black paint.   I found it very difficult to photograph the body of this piece as the white rug kept reflecting off of it.  Professional photographer I am not :)

DSCN5090DSCN5088DSCN5079DSCN5081I am happy to say this piece never made it to my booth at The Creamery… It went to live in a beautiful country home to be used as a media center.  I had the pleasure of delivering it and does it ever look lovely in it’s new space!



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12 thoughts on “Updated Mid Century Modern Piece

  1. Cecilia says:

    This is just beautiful. I love the pictures, the details, the black and white play, the arrangements. Thanks for sharing.


  2. It’s stunning!


  3. Nicely done, friend…talent every way possible! As a matter of fact, expect a question from a blogger who asked me for upholstery advice (haha) and I sent her your way.


    • Oooooooooh the pressure! I hope it’s a simple question that I can find the answer for on google! Lol! Ha ha… Thank you for always placing me on a pedestal … you’re a great friend!


  4. Entri WP says:

    So Pretty. Very elegant. You can’t go wrong with black.


  5. I love the wood with Typewriter! I did a small piece in that shade of black – it’s such a great color. And the hardware is just like jewelry :)


  6. Beth H says:

    Very pretty. Love the wall with the white and black too! Just a suggestion, you might want to try General Finishes Milk Paint in Lampblack next time. So much easier to paint with than actual milk paint.


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