I drive myself batty.  Why don’t I remember to take “before” photos?  How hard can it be to remember to do so?  Argh.  Needless to say, I don’t have “before” photos for this piece.

front view

My first step was to strip, sand and stain the top.  Actually, I stripped, sanded and stained it twice because I didn’t like my original choice for stain color.  It was too orange in hue.

Side top view

After a fresh coat of paint, I used a dark wax to give more definition to the cream color.  I opted not to paint the existing bronze/gold accents on the piece but left them in their original form.  I like their imperfect quality.

detail

I seek furniture that has versatility.  When I purchased this piece, it had been used as desk, but it could also work well as a sofa table, entry table, buffet … it would function well in nearly any room of a house.  It is for sale at The Plaid Rabbit in the Village of East Davenport.