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They took one look at it and said, “No, way.” Of course I completely ignored them all (I’m referring to my 2 teens and husband), and circled this “Thrifty Vintage Brass & Glass Coffee Table” at our local thrift store until I felt dizzy. Don’t worry though, a little vertigo never stopped me. My “dizzy spell” didn’t last long and once we got back home I knew I had made a mistake by not getting it. Lucky for me, my oldest asked to go back the next day (insert evil laugh here) to get something she had also left behind. Oh darn 😎 .
Welcome to this month’s “Thrifty Style Team” series! After you read all about our cool new vintage style 1970-80’s brass & glass coffee table, hop on down to see what the rest of our thrifty blogging team is posting about. I’m going to be doing the same because these ladies rocked it last month, too. You can see June’s Trifty Style Team’s post HERE.
So, I bought this vintage style 1970-80’s brass & glass coffee table for a whopping $39. I have been admiring brass & glass coffee tables for a few months now after I noticed they had made a huge comeback. Do you remember them from the 70’s? Possibly even the 80’s? My parent’s didn’t have one, but my older sister had one in her first house and I loved it. This is one trend I am happy to see come back around. The only problem for me is the new versions don’t have that vintage 1970-80’s vibe I want, but this one definitely does. Look at those curves.
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I knew it would look great up against our mid-century modern blue sofa, and my brass fireplace screen. There was one thing that was bugging me, though. The brass finish was a bit too “yellow” for me, so I decided to spray it with my favorite handy dandy gold spray paint. I know, I know, I use gold spray paint a lot, lately.
Look at it now…
Can you tell the difference in this photo below?
The top photo shows how the old brass is very yellow. After I sprayed it with 3 coats of gold spray paint, it gave off a less shiny brass tone. It totally toned it down and made it look fantastic.
By the way, I used white vinegar & water to clean the glass and it did a very good job. It is vintage, so I don’t expect it to be perfect. It looks like something I have had forever, but fits into our mix of decor easily. It’s also large enough where we can all sit on the floor around it and eat pizza on it while watching the Carol Burnette Show. Now you get it, right?
Maybe you have a brass piece of furniture that could use some updating, or maybe you have something up in the attic, or down in the basement that could be brought back to life? If so, here’s the spray paint I use…
If you really like this look, but can’t find a table for free or at the thrift store, here are a few I really liked on-line and the prices aren’t too bad.
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