Classic Style Using Authentic Treasures

It's all about living an AUTHENTIC life, being true to who we are and finding beauty and inspiration in our daily surroundings. Decorating our homes with found items and antique and vintage treasures, we create a personal ~ classic style ~ that defines who we are!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mid Century Table Meets 21st Century Chalk Paint

Found this mid-century end table
at a local thrift store....
the top was in bad shape,
but the rest looked pretty good!

A good candidate for
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!

Considering it had those
straight lines and 
1950's style legs.....

 I had to pick out some fun colors that
could go "retro funky"!

I looked to the 1950's for inspiration,
here is what I found, 
let's travel back in time:

You catching on yet?


These "after" shots are all 
without wax applied!
I took the table to the shop
before remembering to snap a photo ~ 
the colors are even more vibrant with the wax!

It's going to take just the right space 
for this fun and funky piece!

 Can't you see a retro
blue lamp on this table?

Or maybe jump a decade or two 
and add a blue lava lamp!

Live Your Authentic Life ~ 
Be the Real "Funky" You!




MEM said...

What a fabulous transformation. I love country and primitives, but there is room to love other eras. Blue and green are wonderful together.

Martha at Authentica said...

Mem~ I am the same way....I tend to lean towards eclectic vintage, farm, French Country - but when I set a retro - vintage is so cool! Thought this little piece would be cute in vibrant colors! :) You are always so nice to comment! Thank you so much! Hugs, Martha