Vintage Permanized Mengel Side Tables


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Hi Friends,

This two beautiful little tables were another thrifty find from Goodwill!

They are from a recognized mid-century furniture manufacturer, “Permanized Mengel Furniture” from The Mengel Company of Louisville, Kentucky.

I was so happy to find the label still attached to the drawer’s interiors, and being able to do some research on these pieces of mid-century furniture.


You can go here to read more about “Permanized Mengel Furniture”.

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I can’t properly describe the surfaces of these tables. They seem like a kind of laminate with a burnt wood look; the pics below¬†don’t show the actual color. They are solid and a little heavy.

To renovate¬† these tables, I started by sanding with a 220 grid sponge. One coat of shellac was applied to prevent any bleeding, as I was not sure how this “wood” would react. After they were dry, two coats of Behr Premium Plus (paint and primer in one) were applied.

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On the front of the drawers, a dry brush technique with Waverly chalk paint in Plaster, was applied.

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These pulls are from my stash of pulls, from a set of 4, that I bought from a home catalog sale.

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For the inside and outside of the drawers, I used Waverly chalk paint in Agave, and lined the base with a vintage wall paper I purchased at a garage sale.



Before & After


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Hope you like and enjoy this beautiful transformation of the Permanized Mengel Furniture Side Tables!

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