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.
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.
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.
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.