Enamel Top Table I Fixed Up

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  1. Old Mariner

    Old Mariner Familiar Face

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    I didn't see any threads on enamel top tables so...

    I got this table with 4 chairs at a local antique shop in 2018. Because the legs were rotten, I chose to "update" the style to what I wanted. This was a creative project that I had wanted to do anyway. So I got straight tapered legs and painted them black, as well as the sides of the table. There was a false drawer handle and wood piece (on the other side) that was removed and replaced with a new piece.

    The 4 chairs were replaced with modern chairs that are more comfortable for me and fit the new style of the table. There is one working extension, but I really don't use it. Since this turned out so well, I took an empty sewing cabinet that was given to me, and painted it based upon the same type of color scheme. The cabinet has similarly straight tapered legs.

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  2. Edward Reed

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    wow! fantastic job! The modern updates are all aesthetically perfect! great restoration project making something old as new again and bringing it to today's design sense. well done!
     
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    Thanks. :) This table, is the only one I have ever seen, that has the enamel artwork that mimics wood. It's really different and that's one of the reasons why I got it over one that was in better shape. I didn't want an art deco pattern...plus I wouldn't want to take apart one that was in better shape.
     
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  4. Old Mariner

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    I happened to be browsing through 1920s interiors images and came across this:

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    The table there (I guess it is an enamel top one) has legs similar to the ones I put on mine to replace the bad ones.
     
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  5. Edward Reed

    Edward Reed One of the Regulars

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    sweet find! always exciting to find photo or illustration evidence of an item you have and better yet, to see the restoration you did was a correct choice in design for a period look! you did well!
     
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  6. Old Mariner

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    Call it a "verified hunch" I guess.:rolleyes:
     
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