This mcm coffee table was refurbished by Aubrey from Luscious & Lively with Rocky Mountain and Hemp Oil to give it a sleek, modern finish!

I am really starting to love mid-century modern furniture. Before, I was all French curves and farmhouse chic. Don’t get me wrong – I still LOVE those things. It’s just that lately, I’m loving things a little more Don Draper and a little less Marie Antoinette. Yeah, they both had huge egos and some serious character flaws, but that’s neither here nor there…

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Maybe we’ll just continue the old Mad Men theme and dub this little beauty “The Peggy.” Just as smart as Don, but warmer, and less likely to smell like yesterday’s whiskey..

Just like our girl, this table started out with a need for a serious makeover. She was a roadside rescue, and the previous owner had left her with a cracked top and peeling finish.

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I filled the cracks, sanded and prepped the piece, and got started with Country Chic All-In-One Decor Paint in Rocky Mountain. This colour is beautiful and warm.

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Rocky Mountain is a less severe grey. It has brown undertones that warm it up. I love a steely blue-grey most of the time, but Rocky Mountain has won me over!

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I sanded between coats for a smooth finish, and sealed the final coat with Country Chic’s Hemp Oil. Since this was a dark colour to being with, I found that the oil only slightly deepened the colour. To be safe, I gave every surface at least one coat for colour consistency, and 2 coats on the tabletop.

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And as proud as I am of the finished product, I think we can all agree that those brass leg caps just take the cake. In a world of copper, I love brass with patina!

Have I won you over to a love of mid-century modern?


Aubrey {Luscious & Lively}

Luscious and Lively was borne of a desire to have a beautiful home that reflects my own personal style and creativity…without breaking the budget. A mix of home decor, DIY and delicious recipes, Luscious and Lively is a place where I can share my latest projects with anyone who wishes to drop by!

I live pretty close to the home base of Country Chic Paint, on beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia. My home is a cozy space shared with family, friends, and my high-needs dachshund, Kiely. I love to update it with refinished furniture, and one-of-a-kind finds from thrift stores and flea markets.

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