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Two Tone Mid Century Modern Furniture

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Two Tone Mid Century Modern Makeover

TwoTone Mid century modern makeover

Welcome to this months DIY Furniture Challenge!  Two tone is our theme this month and I’m so happy that I found an awesome piece to work on!  At the end of the post, be sure to check out all the other makeovers!

Here we go with mine:

When I saw this piece I got excited, it looked perfect…from a distance.

Upon further inspection, I noticed a big hunk missing there on the right! Not just a hunk missing, but the top is not real wood! And a big gash on that side.

So what’s a girl to do. I bought it, put it in my storage unit for a year and when we were getting ready to move I saw it.
Two toned mid century modernThe perfect candidate for a two tone makeover 😉

Here’s what I used:

1. Wood filler for damaged area (follow directions for dry time)

2. Bosch ROS20VSC 5-Inch Random Orbit Sander with Carrying Bag

3. General Finishes Seagull Gray Milk Paint Pint

4. General Finishes Flat water based top coat

5. Maison Blanche Antique Wax: Dark Brown

Here’s what I did:

1. Use wood filler on damaged areas. I overfill the area, so when I sand it blends with the non-damaged surface.

2. Sand top and damaged areas.

3. Clean the whole piece.

4. Wax the wood areas.

5. Paint 2 coats with General Finishes Milk Paint, follow drying directions.

6. Apply General Finishes Top Coat.

Two tone Midcentury Modern Makeover

The dark wax brought the wood to life and repaired several areas!

Two tone Midcentury Modern Makeover


Two tone Midcentury Modern Makeover

Two tone Midcentury Modern Makeover

She’s a keeper! What do you think??

I wanted to thank General Finishes (see them on Facebook) for suppling the paint and top coat for this project. This was the first time that I used the General Finishes Milk Paint and I loved it!  If you paint furniture, I recommend you try it! It comes in awesome colors. And the General Finishes Flat Top Coat is the perfect companion.

I included my affiliate links for some items that I use and love.

More awesome Two Tone Makeovers here:

    23 thoughts on “Two Tone Mid Century Modern Furniture”

    1. Debbie, I love love love this piece. Mid-Century Modern Furniture is one of my faves, but when you add that two-toned look to it, its just off the charts!! Fab job, girl!

    2. I have a glider rocker with ottoman that has a cranberry pad on it. What color would you recommend painting it? My living room is navy, cranberry, and white.


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