Normally, I paint a table and it covers completely and leaves a nice solid pop of color. However, this little table had other plans for its identity! I did about 2 coats of paint, and the original finish was still showing through. I liked it! It has this multidimensional, glazed look to it. You can see the table's original finish below:
I embraced it and let the table have a country feel, lining the drawers with a less modern paper. I like the subtly of that floral pattern and how it blends with the wood tone. You can really see the finish detail below!
I was going to change the hardware, but since this table had it's own identity - I decided the original handle went perfect. I cleaned it up with some Brasso and it looks almost as good as new! Gotta love solid brass handles! I hate seeing pieces where the person has repainted them - gold. I mean, just a little bit more work and it looks so much better and meant to be then spritzing with with gold paint!!! I kind of get it if you're using it as a color accent and paint the brass some other color...but if you're going gold just restore it!!!
What do you think of that glass head? I found it at Goodwill and thought it was super cool! My hunka thinks it's weird. haha