Vintage Magazine Stand Makeover
I found this magazine stand at an Estate Sale a couple of years ago...yes, that's the one I went to 4 times! I finally finished it's makeover last Spring, but with moving and the holidays, I'm just getting around to sharing it with you.
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The quick story behind this magazine stand?
It was 5 bucks.
My husband said it was ugly.
I said, "SOLD!"
One of the antique dealers there said it might be mahogany. I wasn't convinced, but it sure was dirty!
A good scrub with soap and water and it was looking much better, but I was curious to see what was under that paint, so out came the Citristrip.
And there was green and blue paint under there too! Take a look at this short video:
It was oddly satisfying to watch that paint just lift off the wood.
The flat surfaces looked great. The spindles...not so great.
There were MANY hours of work done on these....Citrstrip, sandpaper, and sanding stick detailers. Some of this paint just wasn't coming out.
So the decision was made to finish this piece in a combination of stain and paint.
The sides were veneer and were given a light coat of Red Mahogany stain.
The ends and the feet were a different wood, but I still stained them.
The etched detail was painted with antique gold paint.
The spindles were painted with black chalk paint and given some antique gold accents.
The entire piece was sealed with polycrylic and the project was done just in time to start packing for our move.
The light makes the paint appear much shinier than it actually is...
I actually use it for books since I don't have magazine subscriptions anymore.
Except for the one I pick-up at the library for book recommendations!
Even though the color looks lighter than it actually is in these pictures, it's a match to the Speaker Cabinet that I rescued last year.
Maybe, someday, they'll get to live in the same room!
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