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Vintage Swivel Coffee Table Gets A Modern Update

Vintage Swivel Coffee Table Gets A Modern Update

PINTEREST - painted vintage swivel coffee table on astral riles 3 FIRST, let me give a loud s/o to Apartment Therapy for featuring this DIY project on their site. :) --- I am finally getting a chance to share my coffee table update. Earlier this year I found a very unique vintage mid century modern swivel coffee table at an antique store in Gurnee, IL. It was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT. Yes, I believe in that...but only when it comes to furniture...not people! lol Here is what the table originally looked like: vintage mid century modern swivel coffee table BEFORE - vintage mid century modern swivel coffee table BEFORE - vintage mid century modern swivel coffee table The surface of the top & bottom part of the table is glass. The side trim and the legs is laminate. Even though the side trim has some chips on it, I actually like aged / vintage look of the wood laminate. To update this piece to fit in with the Vintage Modern decor in my living room, I choose to just paint the glass. I had to take the table apart and then remove the glass inserts. Then I spray painted the glass using a white flat finish color + primer. I used Rustoleum's paint + primer in one spray paint. I had to do about 3 coats of paint to cover up those gold patterns in the glass. Once the paint dried, I used a lacquer spray paint, which serves as a sealer plus it will protect the surface. Once it was all said an done, I reassembled the table and put in in my living room. I love it soooooo much! painted vintage swivel Coffee table on astral riles 3 painted vintage swivel Coffee table on astral riles painted vintage swivel Coffee table on astral riles 5 painted vintage swivel coffe table on astral riles 2 close up - painted vintage swivel Coffee table on astral riles close up 2 - painted vintage swivel Coffee table on astral riles PROJECT COST Table: I purchased the table from an Antique Store. And b/c the table is vintage it was a bit more than I really intended to spend. It cost me $166. I loved the table so much that I just didn't care about the cost, plus I knew that no one else I knew would have anything like it. All of the brand new tables that I was considering were 3x the cost. (If you are NOT a vintage mcm lover, then you won't understand or be able to justify the cost. Just know that it was worth it to ME!) Materials: For a can of Primer, 2 cans of White Spray Paint, I only paid about $15. Until next time.... 

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