Karl Springer Chinese Style Console Covered in Basket Weave Linen Gets a Face Lift.I recently refinished a Chinese style console table that was in a very poor condition. My first thought was to strip the console and recover it. After close examination, I decided that removing the old linen would cause more harm then good. Instead I opted to repair the linen, then repaint and antique. I wish I had thought to take before pictures. All I can say is it was bad! All four legs had cuts and dings; the top had rings where heavy items had sat for so long that when they where removed, it took the paint off. The color was a very dark cinnabar with a black antiquing. Unfortunately the antiquing was so dark that it masked the cinnabar color. The table now sports a Caribbean color as it is destined for the Florida Keys.
|Chinese Console in Basket Weave Linen|
|Sporting Its New Color - Caribbean Blue|
I will be sure and post more photos of this table once it is placed in its new home, and I apologize for the poor quality of the photos, it was such a gray day.