An old Chinese style living room table with beautiful curved legs can once again be used after applying a few brushstrokes,
wood boards and a little gold-colored wax. This soft, romantic style will mesh well with an interior with an abundance of green plants and materials.
Turn the table over and unscrew the legs. Scrape the top if necessary. The design embossed in plaster can be fragile. Only remove the parts that come off easily.
Nail down the aligned boards (scrap wood, flooring, etc.). Then, to trim the ends, turn the entire table over,
and guide the jigsaw blade around the edges of the table top.
Screw the table legs back onto the top. Apply two coats of paint. In the example,
the outer sides of the legs and table edge are painted green and the rest in gray. Nail upholstering studs around the table edge.
Apply a gold wax finish to the table. Coat the wood top with wax and rub it into the grain of the wood with a stiff brush,
or an old nail brush to get the wax into the cracks. Wait one hour and remove the surplus with a cloth and a little linseed oil.
Dilute the gilding wax with a little oil. Apply the gold-colored oil around the edge of the table with a thin brush.
Glue felt pads under the feet of the table. Use antiquarian's wax to maintain the furniture's finish.