MCM Lane End Table/Nightstand

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I was a bit saddened to find that someone had painted this elegant little vintage Mid-Century Modern (MCM) end table. Which, coming from someone who paints everything, is HUGE! Such beautiful walnut (I’m assuming) all covered up with a horrible, cut rate paint job. According to the serial number, this piece dates to 1962. So, with a bit of elbow grease, I was able to strip off all the ivory paint so you could once again see the beautiful grain. Some gray stain modernized the piece and gave it more off an industrial/rustic edge. But you know I can’t leave well enough alone right? So I added a subtle sheen of metallic paint in the form of a stencil around the top edges. A little bit more gray stain on top of the paint and it softened the edges a bit more.
The bottom was painted in a beautiful seafoam blue. It’s soft enough that it could read as a neutral, or use it as a pop of color in your room.  A tiny bit of distressing was added to the edges just to give it a bit more dimension and texture.
What’s even better about this piece you ask? If you position it the wide way, it would make a fantastic night stand. Position it the narrower way and it’s an end table. I can totally see this sitting next to a bed! That bottom shelf is just calling out for a basket to hold all your stuff!

Here’s an example of what a refinished one can look like. This first example is calling it teak, although some of the other examples I’ve found are calling it walnut. My opinion…..walnut.

This example shows it as walnut.

STAIN: Minwax in Classic Gray
PAINT: Seafoam Blue
SEALER: Minwax Hand Rubbed Polyurethane, in Satin finish
DIMENSIONS: 20.75″ wide x 29.5″ long x 20″ tall
PRICE: $175

I Want It!

After the Renovation Pics:

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Before the Renovation Pics:

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About Kristen Buckley

Kristen is a transplanted Bostonian who loves North Carolina and can't even imagine living anywhere else. She has been restoring furniture her whole life and has recently found the time to expand beyond just doing it for her own home.

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