Good Questions: How To Refinish This Baby?

Good Questions: How To Refinish This Baby?

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Maxwell Ryan
May 8, 2007

Hello AT,

I just came into possession of this lovely "server" buffet with folding end leaves. Love it, but will be refinishing or painting and putting new hardware. I'm thinking matte black with pewter hardware? Any other ideas to modernize...?

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And does anyone recognize the piece. I'm guessing 40s or 50s. Very solid. About 45" wide, 62 with the leaves extended. Top drawer felt lined and divided for silverware.

Thanks, Patricia

Dear Patricia,

We like your idea. Here's another one to toss into the ring because color is so hot right now and the shape of your server is awesome and it could be highlighted more.

Paint a deep, China red in a high gloss (we're thinking of a high quality paint like Schreuder Rembrandt Red or Fine Paints of Europe)and then go black with the hardware.

Anyone else?

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