This piece is SOLID which translates to very HEAVY. I am guessing on the weight, but I think the $10 I paid would make it about 10 cents per pound. That translates to GREAT DEAL.
The edge around the top is not veneer and even though I had meticulously sanded all the finish off of every curve in it....I ended up painting it gray and rubbing the stain mixture over the top of the paint.
In between all of this I experiemented with graphite and stain but the paint won out.
I'm sure there is hardware that would have looked spectacular on this piece but 9 pieces of expensive hardware could turn my $10 bargain into, no longer such hot deal.
Now we just have the body of the piece. I had applied a base coat of Benjamin Moore (Smoke Embers AC-28) early on, and I was waiting to see how everything else ended up before I proceeded.
...and continued down the rounded corner where it broke before going into the foot.
This project brings me one step closer to showing you the completed dining room. However, I still have six chairs to paint and reupholster. Then comes the wall decor and finally a post on the dining room that began last June.
As always, I appreciate comments, questions, and suggestions.
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