Kitchen Table Makeover with a Vintage Style
I shared this table last week on the blog for my Valentine’s day nook. I wanted to finally share the before of the table and what I did to give the table character and a vintage style. I’m using it as an accent table in my awkward living room layout, but I would consider it a kitchen table makeover. I think what’s great is the combination of the rust “vintage” legs and the “blue-stone” table top. Now, the table top is not exactly perfect…but I plan to hopefully perfect that faux Marble look eventually…or maybe you will all get it better than me.
So, I got this table from my neighbor and it was not exactly my taste and I really wasn’t sure what to do with it. I think the biggest problem was the scalloped frame, so I had to remove that and fortunately was possible to remove and still assemble the table back together.
Here’s the BEFORE
Materials for Kitchen Table Makeover
Kilz Magnolia Chalk Paint
I first tackled the bottom of the legs by spray painting the base in a white spray paint. This gave the bottom that authentic looking rust table base. I was really inspired by those vintage tables that have the rust bottoms and the marble or glass tops. I wanted to replicate that look as much as possible with the metal base. The metal wasn’t the best quality so it wasn’t a problem covering it with a rust look to bring more style to the piece.
I used this rust kit to apply to the spray painted legs. It’s an easy process and one small kit is enough to tackle this base. I actually had used it on a previous project and still had enough to tackle the legs.
For the top, I wanted to do a marble/blue stone feel. Something like this Arhaus table that I’ve been eyeing up. I have to say this was more than a two-step project for me. I think it took me three tries to really get it to look the way it does currently, and I’m not 100% happy with the look…but it’s definitely a fun challenge to try again in the future. You can see the tutorial I followed here.
*TIP: Creating a marble faux finish is not for everyone. It definitely requires an artistic hand and practice. I would say start on a scrap piece of wood before attempting on a furniture piece.
I sealed the top with clear wax, and that’s it! I thought it was a great little table to add to that awkward corner in my living room, that we just recently added a vintage mantel too. It now becomes a nice focal point when you walk into our house.
My original thought was to sell the table, but after finishing it…I just couldn’t part. Now I get to change up the styling of the table…which is a ton of fun!