I’m finally getting around to telling the tale of our new Mad Men table. It’s less of a story and more of sequence of photos with captions. Here we go:Three weeks ago this package is delivered to my house. Score major bonus points for #brokebackhusband!
This Knoll table is in bad shape, and it’s been modified, but that profile cannot be beat!
I acquired the necessary gear, including oil based high gloss enamel paint for an ultra shiny finish.
First I started with a spray on oil-based rust-protective coat of primer.
After that I rolled on several layers of enamel paint. Man that stuff is THICK.
One cheap piece of 3/4in thick plywood, some geometric oval-drawing, freehand work with the reciprocating saw, many layers of wood filler, and more sanding than I would have thought humanly possible….
and we are on our way!
Here she is in all her curvy, mid century modern, MadMen styled glory.
Around The metal rim at the base of the table I wrapped a thin piece of plastic. This provides prophylactic protection against damage to the floors.
What a photographic backdrop!? It makes my wine look good!!