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Published on May 6th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lack goes Vintage

Materials: Lack Coffee table (birch effect), stain, paint in different colors, clear paint, sand paper

Description: Our Lack table didn’t match the rest of our furniture anymore, so I looked for an idea to fit in.

First I sanded the thin layer of clear paint from the table, hoping to find at least a little bit of something what is called wood, plywood or similar. I don’t know what I found, but the stain in the color cherry moved in and I could go on painting the table in stripes with paint in different colors.

After this was done and the paint dry, I sanded the table again until it had the used look I wanted. Last I covered the table with clear paint to protect the spots where the lacquer was gone and the stain came through.

~ Janka, Germany

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8 Responses to Lack goes Vintage

  1. Mirsini says:

    i really like your table. Can you please tell me what is the paint brand you used and also the number (or name) of the colors?

  2. Anonymous says:

    looks great…just my style also!

  3. Anonymous says:

    I think the plastic wheels are at odds with the vintage look you are going for.

    • Anonymous says:

      I know. But since the table had wheels before the change and they have proven to be very convenient (it’s our entertainment room table) I decided not to change it. Maybe I find wheels that go with vintage someday.

  4. Anonymous says:

    The stain idea was pretty good, and in a few small spots it looks great, but the striping takes a lot away from the effect in my opinion.

    At a distance it looks interesting, but the illusion doesn’t hold up.

    • Anonymous says:

      Once I saw a table made ​​of recycled teak wood in a furniture store that had this striped design and found it very beautiful. I tried to recreate this effect on the Lack table, but no doubt this is not an easy thing to do on a non-wood table.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Great job! Goes perfectly now and looks just like real wood. :)

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