MCM Vibe Marries Country Chic

By Alice and Jerry Goble, Owner and Furniture Artists at Bentwoods Studio in Arvada, CO.

1960’s Hutch, Table and Chairs: Preserving Family Memories

We up-cyled and refreshed a table, 8 chairs and a hutch for a local client. The table was stripped, sanded and finished doing a modern take on a farm table. The table top was finished with GF Black Gel Stain and the table rails and sides were painted in GF Driftwood Gray. The table legs were painted in GF Antique White. Lovely. We used GF Arm-R-Seal in semi-gloss to protect the table for normal uses. We used 3 coats and sanded gently between coats.

The 8 chairs were sanded and painted in GF Driftwood Milk Paint and recovered in a funky and fun MCM off white with orange, gray, and turquoise accents. The chairs were waxed to perfection using Amy Howard’s clear wax. We them buffed the finish to a soft shine.

The 1960’s hutch had been ued for years by the clients' grandparents and had loads of sentimental value. The hutch was cleaned with warm water and Dawn dish soap. We then wiped it down with rubbing alcohol and warm water to remove any residue and leftover kitchen grime from 65+ years of use. The hutch top and shelves were stripped, sanded and finished in the GF Black Gel Stain. The body of the hutch was painted GF Antique White with Driftwood gray drawers. We also painted the inside of the hutch with Driftwood Gray. Now for some fun! To bring out the colors in the finished chairs, we stenciled a mandala pattern on the top back of the hutch and the drawer fronts in Driftwood Gray, a Valspar custom orange and turquoise. The hutch was protected with GF Arm-R-Seal semi-gloss Topcoat. We were so happy with this set and the customer was literally blown away!

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesCombination

Products Used

  • GF Driftwood Gray Milk Paint
  • GF Antique White Milk Paint
  • GF Black Gel Stain
  • GF Arm-R-Seal Topcoat Semi-Gloss
  • Amy Howard Clear Furniture Wax
  • Valspar Custom Orange and Turquoise Latex Paint

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