$100-500 / Vintage

Creamsicle, Anyone? ‘Tangerine Dream’ Mid-Century Side Table


I love a good before and after, and I love it even more when the “after” is something I could actually bring home with me. Mid-Century Modern Furniture is everyone’s favorite these days (me included), but it can sometimes be hard to imagine formica-covered pieces as anything other than — well — dated. I’ve been trying to train myself to have more of an imagination when I find vintage pieces with potential, but I couldn’t have imagined the final outcome of this piece. But etsy seller homeECOnomics had a vision, and she sure did bring this table to life.



Don’t you just love the fun tangerine and pink color scheme? It reminds me of a creamsicle on a hot summer day. If we had room for it, it really would be a great piece for my daughter’s room. I’m in love with the three-dimensional look of the plastic flowers glued on top. How awesome with this be in a nursery with a funky lamp on top? Maybe it’s time to start thinking “baby” again…or not…

Why It’s Green:

  • Refinished vintage piece

Price: $200 (includes shipping)

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  • Lynn
    May 27, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    You made me laugh out loud! If a TABLE gets you thinking about having another baby, sounds like it’s inevitable! (and yes, I love the colors!)

  • alison
    May 27, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    thank you for sharing this- it’s so sweet & lovely! i have a number of pieces with that terrible formica top- will have to play around with them this summer.


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