First of all - apologies to a friend of mine, Anthony Joseph Stevens who may never speak to me again for refurbing a beautiful piece of Art Deco - BUT in my defence may I just point out that this was quite badly chipped and stained?
It's clearly had some glory days and now needs to be reborn and re-loved...
Fifi likes this piece too.
There were some black marks soaked into the varnish, probably from an evening of martini cocktails?
Someone's also tried to keep this table alive by revarnishing at some point.
It's difficult to take a really good picture that shows of the beauty of this Art Deco occasional table, a real classic!
After doing the prep work and coating the table with Paloma paint (a light lavender colour) I tested the surface to find out how it would work if I did a bit of sanding. I loved the gold colour of the wood as it started to show through of the paint
Once that was finished, I went to work sanding and then fully sealing all the surfaces using clear wax which creates that wonderful soft shine.
I just love the finished look on this piece of furniture - yup - definitely a favourite!