There is something so dated about furniture from the 1970s. They all had that same heavy stain and poly that just completely doesn't work as time passes.
However, I find this furniture so difficult to pass up. The majority of these pieces are so incredibly heavy and well made. And, with a little bit of work you can completely achieve the farmhouse look that is so incredibly popular today.
We picked up this end table last week and I spent a few hours transforming it.
What was great about this piece was that it already had a planked top. The base was country looking and I knew it would be perfect for the farmhouse feel.
First, I sanded all the old finish and stain off and revealed the most gorgeous wood grain! I stained it with a lighter stain to bring out the beautiful wood.
I painted the base in a pale gray chalk paint. When I do farmhouse furniture I like to stick with the white and gray family of paints, typically.
I gave the painted part lots of distressing to age it appropriately, and sealed the entire piece in poly to protect it.
This table was so rewarding to do!
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