Giving a facelift to a Wood MCM Tanker Desk

At the beginning of the year, I picked up this really kewl mid-century  modern all wood tanker desk by JofCo from the 1950’s.  They seriously do not make furniture like this any more! This desk has been around for a half a century, I wonder what stories it could tell us.  When I found this desk, I could see that it had good structure and bones it just needed a little facelift to make it come back to life again.

So while perusing Pinterest, I came across this lovely inspiration piece:
I love the contrast of the lights and darks.  Since Starlite Vintiqs is a Authorized Retailer of Maison Blanche Paint Company products, I has 42 colors #VintageFurniturePaintColors at my fingertips waiting to be selected for this project.  After selecting my perfect shade of white I chose Maison Blanche Paint Company Silver Mink and for a subtle blue-green contrast I selected Creme de Menthe, then to cover up any imperfections of the table top I decided to use ….

Now as you can kind of see from the picture the table top was a little rough and some of the original top coat was flaking.  So I decided to run an electric hand sander over it a few times to smooth out the rough parts to the table top and scratches through out the desk. Note, when sanding older furniture it is important to wear a face mask, goggles, and work in a well ventilated area. Back in the day, they were not as conscientious about the ingredients they put on furniture like we are today. #SafetyFirst

Now as you probably know Maison Blanche Paint Company vintage furniture paint is a no prep based paint.  I could have just cleaned it and started my project but I was eager to test out the electric sander for the first time 🙂 after I sanded it I cleaned it up with TSP Phospate Free water solution, let it dry then began painting the Table


Dreams of Gothic Chairs


When I picked up these awesome gothic chairs about year ago at an auction, when i bought them I had such vision for them but there was some elbow grease needed for these chairs but add that to a list of a plethora of a million other projects I want to do plus continually update our Starlite Vintiqs booth on a regular basis –  which means doing inventory researching to find the best prices for our customers and then posting sharing and marketing on Offerup & Craigslist Facebook & Twitter then being a wife to my amazing hubby, I just haven’t found the time. 🙁


Black Gothic Chairs


The hubby has been asking what I was going to do with these because we just don’t have the space for them in our 2100 sft home and 10 x 10 shed and every other nook and cranny, I have so much inventory waiting to go out on the floor.  I keep meaning to put on Craigslist too but needed to take pictures.

Black Gothic Chairs

So two days ago I was in my booth at the Mid-Cities Antique Mall when a 20-something woman was looking around my booth. I asked her if  she was looking for anything in particular. She said she was looking for some dining So I told her about these chairs and said to msg me on my Facebook page.  So I received her msg.  Now it was motivation to get pictures taken.  So I got them out of storage and cleaned them up.  Then sent her the pictures.  I’m waiting to see if she is still interested in these Black Vinyl Wooden Chairs with brass studs on chair back!

Black Gothic Chairs

There are some minor repairs needed just need some diy know-how to make these beautiful again! There are a few minor scratches & scuffs to the vinyl but I think that gives it way more character! They are Super kewl chairs with a Gothic flair to them. There are no labels but from the wood work I’d say these are mid 60’s era.  The 4 standard chairs are 34″ x 17″ x 18″ and the Captain chair is 34″ x 24″ x 19″.

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Black Gothic Chairs 



Black Gothic Chairs  

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