|Project by Phil Brown||posted 05-18-2007 09:15 PM||1990 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Another recycling project. I get these tables from a junk dealer for $10 to $20 in poor condition and refurbish them with an antique aged finish and resell them for $200 to $300.
Many of the tops are parquet so I disguise them with a faux finish and clearcoat steelwooled to a satin sheen. I add a bullnose molding to the skirt bottoms for effect and rub through several layers of acrylic which is put on over the original white lacquer legs.
I sell a lot of these tables to boutiques for display purposes. This one sits in a bed and bath boutique in an old bakery complex that has been converted to a retail mall.
-- Phil Brown, Ontario