Mid Century End Table in Skyline

I’m loving mid-century pieces lately. Like this end table and this new hutch of ours.

And most recently, this end table.

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We picked up this end table at our trip to Canton in January. I loved the wood but the veneer was chipped and discolored in a few places so it needed a coat of paint.

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I started by filling the chipped areas and sanding smooth.

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I originally wanted it to be white so I started with a few coats of All Things New Interiors Chalk Paint in Picket Fence. I thought I was in the clear and it was looking good. Then the next day it was so discolored. All kinds of brown splotches. Agh. I went for my spray Shellac. I sprayed it all over the piece, let it dry, and did another coat of Picket Fence. Previously the Shellac technique worked to eliminate the bleed-through and splotches (see how here). Not this time.

So I changed tracks and went darker- I used All Things New Interiors Chalk Paint in Skyline. With modern pieces I lean toward a bold, classic color.

Fortunately the dark Skyline turned out great. I tried out my new Mahogany Trewax over it to darken the color. I like how deep the black/charcoal became.

The color-blocked look is great on this piece.

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I shone up the original hardware with some Brasso and love the patina.

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What do you think of this piece? Do you like midcentury furniture too?

This end table is for sale! $75

Love mid century furniture too? Check out my other mid century posts:

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