Vintage Magazine Side Table Transformation

Vintage Magazine Side Table Transformation

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 4th 2015

Transform a vintage side table into a beautiful and useful magazine holder using Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint, Creme Wax, and stencils.


    • water container
    • sandpaper
    • lint-free cloth
    • painter's tape
    • 2" flat brush
    • disposable gloves
    • small mixing bowls
    • drop cloth
    • 1" stencil brush
    • table
    • paint stick



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Thoroughly clean table with a damp cloth and let dry completely.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mix paints to desired color using mixing bowl and paint stick. Used in the project is a 50/50 mix of Treasure and Everlasting.
    4. Paint one coat of paint on the entire surface using 2" flat brush.
    5. Instruction #3
    6. To create a beachy-look, paint second coat of Everlasting using light, long strokes with a dry brush.
    7. Instruction #4
    8. Tape stencils to wood surface. Using up and down motion, paint graphics with stencil brush in Carbon. Carefully remove stencils while paint is still wet.
    9. Instruction #5
    10. After paint is completely dry, distress areas and edges using sandpaper.
    11. Instruction #6
    12. Apply creme wax to surface using a clean, lint-free cloth. Buff to shine.
    13. Instruction #7