Let’s chat about these vintage mahogany tables. They came to me tired and worn, water stained and a bit ragged but had so much life left to them. Being made of solid mahogany with the label to prove it, I knew they had already had many years of life behind them and so much history. The hardware, though dirty was gorgeous underneath! They needed to be rescued.
Vintage Label history
I researched the label inside and discovered that mahogany tables made prior to 1969 received a sticker to certify that they were genuine mahogany along with a number indicating where they were made. These little gems were made by the Imperial Furniture Co. in Grand Rapids Michigan and featured the logo from 1939.
The Project – Prep for Paint
I decided to get to work and sand down the tops to bare wood and save the gorgeous wood grain of these tables. The stains, water rings, dents, and dings were removed. The tops are now super smooth and ready for new stain.
The original hardware has gone from dirty to dashing. I adore the unique curves to these pulls.
The bodies were hand painted a creamy mushroom to complete the look. This new look brings these handsome fellas back to life for another 50-75 years to come.
The Result – Mahogany Painted Tables
Some would be against painting over genuine mahogany, and I get it, I do. But I would like to think I did justice by these considering the condition they were in. I truly think they look lovely now.
*History info for these tables was found here.
You can get this look with Stone, Bronze Hardware Opulence, and our Protective Wood Stain all found here – Shop Paint.
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