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Vintage Magazine Side Table Transformation

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Vintage Magazine Side Table Transformation
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Vintage Magazine Side Table Transformation

designed by Doreen Hill

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

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Carbon (ADC29)
  • Everlasting (ADC01)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Café Paris (12" x 12") (ADS02)
  • Olde World Numbers (12" x 12") (ADS09)

Other supplies

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


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Thoroughly clean table with a damp cloth and let dry completely.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Mix paints to desired color using mixing bowl and paint stick. Used in the project is a 50/50 mix of Treasure and Everlasting.
  3. Paint one coat of paint on the entire surface using 2" flat brush.
    Step 2 Example
  4. To create a beachy-look, paint second coat of Everlasting using light, long strokes with a dry brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. 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.
    Step 4 Example
  6. After paint is completely dry, distress areas and edges using sandpaper.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Apply creme wax to surface using a clean, lint-free cloth. Buff to shine.
    Step 6 Example