Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Table with a Touch of Brass

Did you know brass is a big design trend for 2013? 
 
Trust me, I'm all over this stuff.
 
So this mahogany accent table caught my eye.  It was different.  With a touch of brass.
 
Here it is with Citrastrip already on the top of it.  I'm forever forgetting to get true "before" photos.

 
 
Here's its tag.

 
 
I did not spend $295 on this table.
 
I didn't even spend $50.  :-)
 
A vendor in my last antique mall gave me a deal on it because she got a great deal at an auction.
 
But it needed some love.
 
A lot of love. 

The top was discolored and scratched, and until the Citrasolve went on it, I didn't even know there was a brass trim around the edge! 
 
First I took the finish off  the top and gave it a light sanding.  When I did that I saw the nice inlay around the edge.  So instead of staining it, I decided to just finish it with Tung oil.  Three coats later and I had this.

 
 
The shelf and bottom got a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White.

 
 
Followed by a wet distressing, then a waxing with AS wax.  I finished by cleaning all the brass with Brasso.

 
 
So here's the new, improved, table:

 
 
 
I like it much better lightened up.  And the brass touches give it a fancy pants kind of look! 
 
 
What do you think?
 
 
 
 
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5 comments:

  1. i LOVE it!!! love the brass accents!

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  2. Catching up . . . Deborah, this is exquisite. You have such a good eye for treasures. Your new booth is much better. Every piece is showcased. Have good sales and a good weekend.

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  3. Wow Deb! That is so gorgeous, I just love it! You did such a great job updating the table and making it current! - Susan

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  4. LOve that golden touch. You did it proud.

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