So, now that the holidays are over, it's time to get back to work! There are several pieces in my "stash" waiting patiently for their rehab, and this sad, dated table was one of them.
Although it's a very sturdy, well-made, piece, it's obviously past its prime! Even though it had been badly neglected, the top of this table has great detail and I wanted to bring that out. I decided to avoid bringing more attention to the base of the table - there's enough going on there without trying to emphasize any of it!
So, when a lady wants to appear slimmer - what does she do? She wears black, of course.
I carefully sanded the top to remove just the old finish but still keep all of the detail, then stained the top with Minwax Dark Walnut. The black base was waxed with Minwax Paste Wax and the top is protected with two coats of Minwax Antique Oil Finish. After some light distressing, this table is ready for a new home!