Top
free discounts & updates

Mid Century Modern Henredon Tables Updated

While there is no denying I truly have a heart for farmhouse mixed with Nordic, cottage, industrial, and shabby (to name a few – ha!). I also LOVE the lines of Mid Century Modern. When I spied these tables, I couldn’t resist taking them home to give them an update. Have you ever owned or seen this style? They are a pair of Mid Century Modern Henredon tables that are soon to get a fresh new look. {{cue the James Bond music}}

Vintage Mid Century Modern Henredon Tables before makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

This era is known for its architectural design. These tables followed suit with clean lines and play on a truly zest for flair. These tables are no exception. Those curvy tops paired with matching pedestal bases are sleek and stylish.

Top of Vintage Henredon Pedestal Tables | prodigalpieces.com

If you look close, the veneer has even a super-awesome star design. That alone drew me in to these pieces. Though, as you notice, they have much wear to the surface with scratches, dings, and dents. Not to mention that awful speckled effect they did to everything in that era.

Henredon Table Top with Star Design | prodigalpieces.com

The bases are even worse…almost blucky. Peeling and flaking paint and kinda a funky color. Time for an update, eh?

Henredon Table Base with Flaking Paint | prodigalpieces.com

*post sponsored by Zibra and contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too. (see full disclosure)

DIY TIME

Time to get my DIY on. Out comes my favorite sander and I take off that finish easy-peasy since it was so worn. The dents had to go too.

Sanding Henredon Table Top with DeWalt Sander | prodigalpieces.com

The bases were cleaned up with a wire brush and sandpaper as well. I couldn’t believe how easily it was flaking off. Next, I took an old sock and used my Briarsmoke Stain to highlight that awesome veneer design. You can see how I’ve used that stain before in these posts. These Mid Century Modern Henredon tables are going to be stylin’!

Staining Veneer Table with Briarsmoke Stain by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Once everything was cured on top, I add two coats of a poly topcoat using my Zibra Angled Brush. This is one of my favorite brushes for so many uses. The tip makes it nice to get even coverage and it holds the poly awesomely so I don’t have to dip as much. Getting good strokes is so important in the finish coat.

Applying Gator Hide with Zibra Paint Brush by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

PAINTING

Since the top was a veneer, the edges were actually ply to look at and not so pretty. To make the sides gel with the top I used my Square Brush to give those a couple coats of paint. No tape needed as this brush helps me get a straight line every time.

Using Zibra Square Brush for Table Edge | prodigalpieces.com

I like the light color it was already. However, I had to get rid of the yellowing effect it had going on. To give it a fresh new look I use my Round Brush to easily get in those column-like groves and turnings. This brush is another favorite as it holds paint so awesomely I only needed to dip once. An extra bonus is since it’s round I don’t have to flip it around to get in where I need it.

Painting Table Bases with Zibra Round Brush by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I used a creamy white to refresh the bases. My littlest always loves to help me when working on tables. Just her size and she works so hard.

Little Girl Painting Tables by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

THE REVEAL

Then, I let them cure, and we’re done!

Vintage Mid Century End Tables by Henredon - restyled by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Mid Century Modern End Tables by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I am so happy with this Mid Century Modern Henredon table set. It was fun to see that style come to life and the unattractive aging gone. Oh, and if you’re loving my channel back chair, you can see this transformation in this post, and find my DIY clock tutorial HERE.

Mid Century Modern Henredon Tables Refreshed by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Natural Veneer Design on Mid Century Henredon Table by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

The tops are by far my favorite feature of this set. My kids ranged from saying the design looked like a Buckeye nut, to a maple leaf, to a flower. What say you?

Unique Veneer on Mid Century Modern Henredon Table by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

GIVEAWAY

Now it’s time for you to get in on the fun. Zibra and I are all about getting you to give DIY a try. We are giving away this awesome set of my favorite brushes. {{happy dance}}

Enter to Win a Set of 7 Specialty Zibra Paint Brushes at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

All you have to do is complete as many entries in the widget below as you desire, daily even. Open to U.S. and Canada residents 18 years of age and older. Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. So be sure to stay tuned and check your spam! GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Do pin and share these Mid Century Modern Henredon tables and their new look. You will help inspire others to give their dated pieces an updated as well. Thanks!

How cool! These dated Mid Century Modern Henredon tables got a new lease on life with a bit of DIY. See the transformation at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Up next is Furniture Fixer Uppers, where a group of my blogging friends and I share our makeovers to inspire you. My subject is this vintage chest that looking kinda…blucky. See the after HERE.

Vintage Lane Cedar Chest Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

To get these DIY tips & tricks in your inbox, be sure to sign up for my newsletter. PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Until next time!

blog signature

let's get socialFACEBOOK  |  PINTEREST  |  INSTAGRAM  |  TWITTER

More makeovers like my Mid Century Modern Henredon tables:

Check out how this vintage Art Deco buffet was given a modern feel. Makeover at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comSometimes a vintage Mid Century Modern piece of furniture can use an update. Here is a fantastic way to bring those tired pieces into modern day design by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Comments

  1. ColleenB.~ Tx. says

    What beautiful tables and love the design on top. Have never seen a design quite like that.
    Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity.
    My daughter had brought over a heavy tear drop table and have no idea what I’m going to do with it yet.

    • Larissa says

      I hadn’t either, hence the draw to me. Sounds like an awesome project piece.

    • Larissa says

      You are so sweet, Debra. Thank you! I sure hope so. 🙂

  2. Karen R says

    The tables look great. The tops remind me of flowers! I would love to winthe brushes. I am planning on re-doing a cabinet I’ve had forever with them

  3. Nancy C. says

    Good morning from the Midwest. You are an inspiration to all of us. Your life, family and your talents. God bless you as you continue to inspire your readers.

    • Larissa says

      Good morning! What a wonderful way to be greeted, Nancy. Thank you!

  4. Michele Branham says

    Larissa, you’ve done it again! The tables look great! My next paint project is a chunky coffee table and matching end table. The brushes would be great to use on this project. Thank you for offering a great giveaway and sharing helpful tips.

    • Larissa says

      Woot! Thanks for the encouragement, Michele. These were fun!

  5. Kenda says

    Your little tables look awesome! I especially like how you painted the edges of the top with gray. In fact, if I were to win the brushes, the first thing I’d do is use them to do a stain/paint combo on a couple of pieces. I hate using tape and in the end I always end up with “dork hand” and goop it all up anyway. Nice job…I know those little tables will go quick!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Kenda! The style is so fun to work with to draw out different elements.

  6. Brandi Bryant says

    I love the tables. Almost reminds me of a starburst. I would either paint my cabinets or a bookcase that belonged to my Grandparents. Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Grace says

    It’s very fall-ish mama. It is also true that you only have to dip once, almost. I mean you have to dip far less that so any other brushes. I got a couple at my Lowe’s and they were on clearance, like 7.00 a piece. I have a couple. I worked on my Sofa’s legs over the weekend. I have a channel back chair myself and I Kay paint those legs too. You made those tables more refined and refreshed! I hope you get some rest, wink wink. ❤️

    • Larissa says

      For this project I only dipped once. Just depends on the size of the piece. Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Alison S says

    I have a dining table and chairs I’d like to paint!

  9. Lezlie adams says

    I have seen these tables several times and always passed them by. I’m kicking myself right now! You did a great job.

    • Larissa says

      Ouch! 😀 Don’t do it too hard. Easy to pass them by at times. hee hee hee

  10. Cindy Downing says

    Love these tables. My fave part is thoseose lovely columns. I would paint a couple of my tables too

  11. Elaine says

    They definitely look like leaves to me…and they would be perfect for an autumn porch makeover, surrounded by pumpkins and other fall accessories.

  12. Donna Gonzalez says

    I had tables very similar to these in the 70s. Wish I still had them. Great project, as always!

  13. Lissa Lance says

    I love the tables and yes, they are reminiscent of a buckeye! Awesome!

  14. Rose says

    Great project! I have an old headboard that these bushes would be perfect for

  15. Debbie says

    I need to try that paint and the brushes. Feeling inspired to fix a few things around here after seeing all your beautiful work!

  16. lisa goodson says

    Love all your ideas and creations. gifted

  17. Patty Soriano says

    I have an unfinished table that needs to be done. These brushes would make it SO easy!! Thanks, Larissa !

  18. Kaycee says

    Larissa, these tables, and your lil’ girl, are so beautiful! I love the change to the top, so organic. I see so many shapes in the tops.
    I would love to try the Zibra paint brushes on an oak side table with drop down sides. I think that the both the palm pro and the square brush would be awesome to test out on this table.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  19. Debra Wise says

    Love the way you did the stain on the design. Gorgeous! I have a couple tables to paint.

  20. Kathy E. says

    Wow…I would never think to add such a great design to the top of the tables…they look awesome! I’d be using the Zimbra brushes to paint my old bookshelf for storing fabric.

  21. Regina S says

    Sweet tables! Thanks for showing your work.

  22. Claudine says

    Another beautiful job! I didn’t realize that you could sand down a veneer…I assumed that it would be too thin. Great info!

  23. Sherry Stuifbergen says

    Marissa, your ambition feeds me. I love the “bust” you show in some of your pictures in your “shop.” Would you ever consider selling it? I have always admired it. Can’t wait to see the “unveiling” of your new remodeled kitchen. I like your blog that you “restyle” old pieces…don’t go out and buy new to suit your purposes. You have an “eye” that is a great gift.

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Sherry! That David dude is staying with me for now, or at least until we remodel our living room and I decide it doesn’t fit. I will keep you in mind! Thanks for the love. 🙂

  24. Kim says

    I just finished repairing a table with ornate legs so I would use one of the special brushed to help with the legs. These tables are beautiful and inspiring.

  25. Kimmylouwho says

    What a fun project! They turned out beautifully! I would love those Zibra brushes as I have a dresser to repainted & will be helping my daughter in decorating her new house on a budget!

  26. Karie says

    I have a side table for my bedroom that I would just love to use the brushes on!

  27. Hollie Jahnke says

    I would paint my dining room table.

  28. Pamela says

    As usual, Beautiful! Mid century has never been my style but I love what you do with it. I finally got the chance to use my Zibra round brush on some spindals and it did a quick and easy job of them. I recently won a palm pro fro Zibra, can’t wait to use it. Blessings ❤

    • Larissa says

      That’s so awesome to hear! I just love them for so many reasons. Enjoy!

  29. Gilmer Gal says

    Yep, a maple leaf! I would finish my project, which is a beautiful Monterey buffet that has been treated like just another piece of furniture. It was ‘redone’ years ago with a fake wood look and finished with marine shellac! I have the table and 4 chairs to match, which I had to take apart and glue back together and repaint the design to match the original. To have the whole set would be awesome!

    • Larissa says

      haha! Oh my…sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Fun!

  30. Rebecca - Knoxville,TN says

    Love the leafy wood design. I have an mcm bedroom set waiting for some paint and Zibra brushes to transform them into navy blue and gold beauties!

    • Larissa says

      It just looked like it needed to have an organic feel. Thanks!

  31. susan says

    I LOVE THOSE TABLES AND THOSE BRUSHES ARE AWESOM E

  32. Christine Long says

    I’ve always love the stained designs people are doing now, but was afraid to try. Did you just follow the lines of the laminate or did you draw on 1st?

    • Larissa says

      Yes, just used my old sock (haha) and followed the lines. Really easy. 😉

  33. Marie says

    My first thought was a Maple Leaf but what can I say, I’m from Canada. Love how you refinished the tops of these tables! Another gorgeous makeover and I’m sure these tables will sell quickly for you! Pinned

    • Larissa says

      I was waiting for it! ahahaha!! Thanks, Marie. Hugs from the USA!

  34. Mary Kaiser says

    Whether the look like a flower or leaf, they are beautiful! I really hope that I win the brushes, I want to make over some furniture, but I do not have good brushes do to it with. If I don’t win I will have to start saving my money to buy them. Thanks for the inspiration and the contest to win!!

  35. Linda Petteys says

    I have an old dresser sitting in my garage that needs to be my next project. I love these brushes. Maybe if I win it will help me get motivated. Thank you!

  36. Maryann Smith says

    I’d paint the shelves I am making to put over the windows in my laundry room.

  37. Charlene says

    Nicely done ! I like the two tone top. It’s nice to accentuate the natural wood pattern. Very pretty !

  38. Melissa says

    Love how stained tabletops came out. I have many projects the brushes would be great for.

  39. Annette says

    I’d first paint an old end table my parents have.

  40. Rebecca says

    Love them! And you’re right, those speckles do nothing for the furniture! (But they do bring back memories of the good ‘ol 80s!)

  41. Jenny Peickert says

    I really like how the tables turned out! Since i thrift, i am always on the lookout for furniture or decor to make my own & the brushes would help me do that. Blessings..jenny

  42. PC says

    I am looking for tables to redo -or I will have to build them.

  43. Vickie says

    Love the tables! The tops are beautiful!

  44. Christina in FL says

    Brilliant re-do of these unusual tables. I don’t recall ever seeing this style. Your artistic staining is a crown on the top.

  45. Jolinda says

    All of those brushes in one give away? Be still my heart.
    I did not notice the design on the table tops until you stained them. I love how they turned out and I think your little one made a wonderful helper. She is so serious and adorable,

  46. Kristina says

    The tops of your tables are amazing! You truly are an inspiration to me to try new things!
    I have an entire staircase of banisters to paint and that round brush would make ot so much easier, thank you for the opportunity to win!

    • Larissa says

      You made my day, Kristina. I’m so happy to hear your words of encouragement. Thanks!

  47. Grace Rasmussen says

    They turned out so beautiful- you surely do have a God-given talent to see what needs to be done to pieces! I have lots of projects of my own, just have to get other things caught up to have time to work on them. Time is always the biggest enemy- for us creative types. Oh, and winning the brushes would be awesome.

    • Larissa says

      You made me blush, Grace. Hugs! Yes, time is always a struggle.

  48. Mary says

    Oh, how you inspire me so. I have a few pieces of furniture to paint and those paint brushes would be a huge help!

  49. Melissa Storms says

    Wow, those tables are seriously jaw dropping. I love the tops. I have a table my mom gave me that fits perfectly in the space I have it but that needs work. It has an inset top that I want to decoupage with some beautiful paper I found. I plan to paint the rest with a chalk paint and then wax.

  50. Mia Aceto says

    A little smile comes to my face when I open my emails and see that you have posted a new lovely project. I am amazed at your creativity of using “old” to make “new”. I appreciate and admire when people, me included, make a new item from an old one and you have great vision. Nothing changes the world better than a little paint. Keep it up!

    • Larissa says

      Your words mean more than you’ll ever know, Mia. Thank you!

  51. Danelle Fuller says

    Another great makeover!

  52. Anne Holcomb says

    Always love your projects and those brushes look like they are great to use.

    • Larissa says

      Coming from a brush addict, I can’t say enough good things about them. Thanks!

  53. Stscey Armstrong says

    Ways love your makeovers and i love dixie belle paint. Those zibra brushes have become my new fav aswell. Thanks

  54. April says

    The tables turned out beautiful, you do a great job!

  55. Moonalisa Crabass says

    I *LOVE* how these came out!! If only I could find a set that was actual veneer, rather than laminate, so I could enjoy the beautiful detailing ❤

    • Larissa says

      They are hard to find ones like that at times. Hope you score some!

  56. Gwen Hoefle says

    Having the right materials for your projects always makes them go smoothly and look Great!!!! The brushes would be wonderful for bringing life back to out dated furniture. I would love to try them on a table with a glass top I have. Great job on the tables!

  57. Jonda says

    The tables look great, I always look forward to seeing your projects. Great work. I am going to try and tackle a coffee table.

  58. Brenda says

    I love how these turned out! Amazing! So unique!
    I’d use the brushes for the waterfall dressing table with mirror I have to work on. 💕

  59. Krista says

    I just picked up a truckload of furniture from my mother in law that desperately needs a good paint job before my busy season starts, so these brushes would come at the perfect time!!

  60. Tracy says

    I’m impressed.
    I’d paint a small dresser.

  61. Tammy Shelton says

    I’d love to win these brushes! I have an old armoire in my garage that needs a makeover.

  62. Carole says

    Love the brushes!! I would paint a sofa table that has spindles, wood and rattan!

  63. Kat Emerick says

    I absolutely love the brushes! I am redoing a summer wicker table and chairs and wicker planters.

  64. Tammy D. says

    The tables are beautiful and unique! I love them. I have a few home DIY projects and I could use a good set of paint brushes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Client Love

I love it! Larissa is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and then she took care of the rest! This is my second piece I've bought from her and I'm in love! I highly recommend her.

~ Laurel

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:34:13-04:00

~ Laurel

I love it! Larissa is amazing. She listened to what I wanted and then she took care of the rest! This is my second piece I've bought from her and I'm in love! I highly recommend her.

I love this cart, it's exquisite. The item was received in extremely secure packaging, no damage to the item. The delivery person was very professional and courteous. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces is so very amazing. A rating of 10 is deserved. Thank you, Larissa.

~ Stephanie

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:39:34-04:00

~ Stephanie

I love this cart, it's exquisite. The item was received in extremely secure packaging, no damage to the item. The delivery person was very professional and courteous. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces is so very amazing. A rating of 10 is deserved. Thank you, Larissa.

I should have left this review MONTHS ago! I absolute love this lunch bag. I honestly carry this 5 days a week. It is the perfect size! Not only can you put your lunch in it, it can also hold your book. I enjoy reading at lunch, so I have all I need in one cute bag. Thank you so much Larissa!

~ Mikki

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:43:16-04:00

~ Mikki

I should have left this review MONTHS ago! I absolute love this lunch bag. I honestly carry this 5 days a week. It is the perfect size! Not only can you put your lunch in it, it can also hold your book. I enjoy reading at lunch, so I have all I need in one cute bag. Thank you so much Larissa!

Awww…I love this sweet Cat with an attitude!! SO SO adorable! Well worth the money, and he will become a priceless treasure in my home! Thanks Larissa for always making your ideas turn into true treasures!

~ Sharon

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:45:37-04:00

~ Sharon

Awww…I love this sweet Cat with an attitude!! SO SO adorable! Well worth the money, and he will become a priceless treasure in my home! Thanks Larissa for always making your ideas turn into true treasures!

Perfect purchase from start to finish! Absolutely adorable piece so creatively thought out. Packed with the greatest of care with lightening fast delivery. Very customer-oriented and friendly crafter. Could not ask for more! Thank you!

~ Deanna

Prodigal Pieces
2020-03-21T21:52:00-04:00

~ Deanna

Perfect purchase from start to finish! Absolutely adorable piece so creatively thought out. Packed with the greatest of care with lightening fast delivery. Very customer-oriented and friendly crafter. Could not ask for more! Thank you!
0
0
Prodigal Pieces