If you haven't heard of Knechtel Furniture (I didn't prior to acquiring this table) it was one of Canada's largest furniture manufacturers from 1874 - 1983. Daniel Knechtel opened his factory in Hanover, Ontario in 1874 using local timber to build his furniture. This particular table was most likely built during the last decade before closing their doors. It is a very well built table but sadly had seen it's better days.
Every time I looked at this piece sitting in the corner of the workshop it screamed "turquoise". So I pulled out my can of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in the color Provence and got busy.
I painted the metal feet, studs and the grooves with metallic gold paint.
Then I went over the entire table including the gold with white wax to soften the appearance as well as dull the shiny metallic gold.
I'm glad I listened to my gut with this one as I'm quite fond of the color. I confess, like the tulips in my MCM Tiered Table, the pretty hydrangeas are fake...faux...fabric because I was too tired...lazy...comfortable to get dressed, warm up the car, and head out in the frigid temperatures to buy some real ones!
So now that the tables have finally been cleared from the workshop, I have room for things like this...
If you haven't seen them yet, here are links to Tables 1-3 in this series:
Table #1: Indonesian Swan Table
Table #3: Mid Century Modern Tiered Table
Tables 2 - 4 are for sale but the Indonesian Swan Table was a keeper!
I SHARE MY PROJECTS HERE.