Vintage Table Makeover

This lovely vintage table went from old and orange toned, to chic and fabulous in it’s recent days of having a makeover!! I loved the base the instant I saw it. I loved the vision that my client had for it when she called me!!  That is a recipe for a wonderful makeover!!

Vintage Table Makeover

Tables are some of my favorite things to paint.  

This table was done with a base coat of red- I used American Paint Company’s Fireworks Red.  And I loved it.  It was rich and creamy and gave amazing coverage in one coat.  I used less than a sample pot of it to do the entire base of this table.  

The next layers would be using Annie Sloan’s Country Grey and French Linen.  I used Maison Blanche light brown wax to finish off the base.  

The top was painted in solid coverage of French Linen and then I used Varathane Kona stain to do the top and sealed with Maison Blanche Varnish in Satin finish.  It turned out beautiful and all the products played nicely together!! 

Take a look!! I hope you enjoy!!




During & After




Annie Sloan Country Grey and French Linen






Gorgeous change wasn’t it??!!

Come back tomorrow as I will have my fireplace wall sneak peek to share and then hopefully Friday I can reveal the Halloween explosion here in the house!! 

See you soon!!




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  1. I am scared to death of doing this to furniture, but you make it look so beautiful and easy! Love the table!

  2. Lisa says:

    Oooh I love the way this turned out, how gorgeous!!

  3. debbi says:

    why did you use stain over the chalkpaint ?

    • Lori says:

      In this particular case, I used the stain over the chalk paint because the top of the wood wasn’t really wood… It was a pitted veneer to mimic the look of real wood. So after sanding down and seeing if the top would accept the stain- and it didn’t… I resorted the favorite technique of staining atop chalk paint. Chalk paint is so porous and accepts the stain perfectly. And you can still see the faux wood grain beneath the paint. Win Win!!

  4. This turned out beautifully Lori! I love the layering technique that you used!

  5. You make it look so easy, I’m actually tempted to try, lol. Going up on my Decor board on Pinterest!

  6. Teri says:

    I love this table I would like to think in the future I can have you do my dining room table.

  7. Beautiful, Lori! Love that you don’t discriminate in your use of products… I don’t either. There is room for everyone. Love the trick of staining over chalk paint on veneer… great idea!!!

  8. Patty Soriano says:

    Lori, I’m glad to see that you started with red. I have learned on other blogs that when you paint over it, the red bleeds through. Yet you didn’t have that issue. I was gifted with 4 old red chairs and this looks like a great way to paint them. I love the way the base of the table turned out. SO COOL!

  9. This is beautiful! I have not learned how to do this with furniture yet but it is something I want to try! Thanks for sharing this! Come link up with us at Craft Frenzy Friday at! I’d love to see these on our link up!

  10. DesignedByBH says:

    It really is gorgeous! I never would have thought of using that many different colors, or the stain on top of the chalk paint. Definitely pinning this!

  11. karen says:

    So gorgeous!!! Featuring at my party today. Love the layered look! Starts at 2:00 PST. Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. […] love layering paints, and Vintage Charm Restored did this beautifully on this table with gorgeous base. It is like the United Nations of the Chalk […]

  13. What a great table! I love the stain/chalk paint idea!

  14. […] on my own.  I LOVED it!! I used the Fireworks Red first!! Amazing coverage in 1 coat!! Remember?? You an read it here…It was thick and creamy and dreamy.  Smooth coverage and NO smell.   I kept painting for […]


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