Ideas for Turning "Before" Tables into "Afters"?

Ideas for Turning "Before" Tables into "Afters"?

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Regina Yunghans
Sep 11, 2014
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Q: I've become quite addicted to the before & afters featured on Apartment Therapy and I'm hoping these brilliant minds can help me with one of my own! I snagged these guys at a garage sale but didn't know enough at the time to recognize that they are covered in veneer. The pictures don't do the damage justice.

The tops of both are cracked and rough. Edges are peeling. But I just fell in love with those metal pulls!

My original vision was to sand, paint the exterior white and stain the wood drawers a beautiful walnut color (I'm a sucker for two tone). I had planned to shine up those brass pulls and maybe even add some metal tipped legs. The veneer may be throwing too much of a wrench in my plans for this novice though.

Neither piece has a stamp or any kind of sales marking. Any ideas on what they are or suggestions on how to save them? I'm getting ready for a move and am trying to decide whether to haul them along with me!

(Image credit: Megan)
(Image credit: Megan)
(Image credit: Megan)

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