I also loved the bamboo detailing. The wood had a great quality, the antique dealer told me it was fruit wood. It is a very heavy, solid piece by Weiman (from the 60s). As you can see, it wasn't in the best condition on top and in the front:
And here's how the table came out:
After washing down the piece and doing two coats of clear shellac. I taped off all the brass hardware. I had a little help with this:
|My assistant, Conor.|
|Antibes without dark wax|
|ASCP dark wax|
|clear wax on left, dark wax on right|
Annie Sloan's dark wax really transforms a piece and gives it depth and texture. With just the clear wax it looks very new, but now it looks aged, perhaps that it has been passed down. I really love how the green has brought out the brass and the details:
The brass just seems to glitter now.
I left some wood exposed inside because it is such a beautiful wood and it was in great shape inside.
Here's some more photos: