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Thread: Ideas for this table?

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    Senior Member leighway's Avatar
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    First, I'd take a chisel and knock off those pegs. Fill it with either a dowel or wood putty. Sarah Richardson, the designer always takes pieces like this and sends them off to a place that professionally spray paints them...I actually think it might be an automotive paint place. I think a professional coat of hard surface off-white with some kind of contemporary pull might be pleasing and so much less trouble than you having to strip and sand and paint and finish...ugh. And, if not off-white then some other color you like that would basically be very hard wearing and professionally done.

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    I would paint it bright white /w/ black hardware , make a ironingboard for the top, w/ black zebra print, when not using it. I would keep it because it is all wood, don't have to worry about it falling apart . Dottie Bug

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    Paint it your favorite color and definitely change those handles. How about White and then do some free motion feathers on it in your favorite color!
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    I like that black lacquer w/ the gold. But what a lot of work.

    To me, that cabinet is square enough that you don't notice the colonial feet at first. I think I have even seen some Craftsman furniture that had a bit of colonial flair.

    I would take it a little toward Mission or Shaker, in a cherry stain. I'm lazy, so I would pick a drawer pull with a backplate to help cover up if old holes if I can''t find new pulls that are the same centers. http://www.knobsandhardware.com/cabi...ductItemsImage
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    http://www.voorheescraftsman.com/img...20Inspired.jpg

    I'd use a cherry or a chestnut color of stain.

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    I don't care for cherry, it will be painted I think!! You all have given me some good ideas. It's a very large table, much larger than most of my other tables. An ironing board cover is a good idea!

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    I'm with you on fake colonial. You might be able to remove the pulls and the escutcheon plates behind them before refinishing and then replace only the pulls, adding some small washers to the bolts.

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    Milk paint in light turquoise with crystal drawer pulls....fill in the pegs with wood putty and sand to flat. This is a gorgeous piece...I'd love to have it....

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    i'm 100% with doghousemom. it's like she read my mind. putting a blank piece of wood on the front after removing the faux colonial wood would be easy. measure, go to lowes/home depot and ask the nice man in the lumber department to cut 2 pieces that size. take them home and wood glue them in place. done and done. not hard or time consuming and not expensive either. good luck! underneath it all there are good bones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Well, we have different eyes then, because all my eyes see is yuck.
    And it's your table. So you should do with it whatever pleases you.

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    What wood? It looks like hard rock maple. If so, be sure to do proper prepping before you paint and use a base coat so the paint will stick good. Maple has such fine grain paint doesn't like it so much. Personally, I am like you, don't care for light woods, I would refinish it in Minwax Dark Walnut mixed with a touch of Red Mahagony (my personal favorite stain recipe LOL). The drawers could be jazzed up a bit with some wood carvings from Van Dykes or Rocklers to give it a bit of pizzazz.

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    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ard/3794983942.html

    Candace, I thought you would be amused by someone else's idea of refurbishing a very similar cabinet.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caroline S View Post
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/ard/3794983942.html

    Candace, I thought you would be amused by someone else's idea of refurbishing a very similar cabinet.
    Oh wow. Let me add that to the list of what not to do!!

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    I actually have a similar cabinet and like it. Maybe some new pulls?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    Oh wow. Let me add that to the list of what not to do!!

    Monolithic! hehehehehe! I must publish the picture ... :-D
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    Quote Originally Posted by frudemoo View Post
    Ah! So there is the infamous cabinet.

    I can actually see it in a black lacquer - Chinoiserie style. Like this!
    I like this too.

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