The 80’s Called…

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And they want you to give their table another chance.
I know, it’s hard, it’s not my thing either. But it was two dollars at a garage sale and it was crying out for me to save it. Besides, the 80’s are making a comeback whether we like it or not. Clothes, hair, music and even creeping into home decor. I live in a college town and I see flash dance everywhere! That being said, a lot of college girls shop at our local antique mall where I share a little room/booth with my super crafty and super creative momma. So why not try my hand at reviving this sad little table. If I could change my mind about midcentury furniture then why not this?

20130922-193049.jpg I was inspired by a fellow blogger’s table. You really should check out her blog. She is a pretty neat chick. She did hers a little differently and it turned out awesome!

20130922-193944.jpg I sanded down the top first then wiped the dust off before I started taping. I wanted a random look like hers but my table had a parquet pattern on top so I went the easy route and kind of followed the existing pattern with my tape.

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20130922-195843.jpg I pulled the tape off and after it dried, I gave it a light sanding.

20130922-200208.jpg I decided I wanted it to look a bit more vintage and muted so I stained over the wood and paint with Minwax Gel Stain in Walnut. I just rubbed it in with a rag.

20130922-200426.jpg I decided on navy for the legs and painted the little accent grooves in coral. Then I used my DIY dark wax on the legs and Flashdance was done! I’m not sure I’ve completely changed my stance on 80’s furniture but she surely is transformed.

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One thought on “The 80’s Called…

  1. Reblogged this on Girl about the house and commented:
    I came across Been There, DIY’d That a little while ago and found some really great ideas for upcycling furniture. Now that my sideboard is done, I am longing for another project to get my teeth into so, watch this space, I may try this great table idea out. Give me a geometric print and an old piece of furniture and I am a happy lady.

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