Normally, I prefer to leave things as they are. I like the aged look of a piece of walnut, the distressed marks on old oak, etc. But some pieces just can't be saved any other way. Out comes the paint brushes.
Forgot to take a photo before I painted the drawers. Old sloppy stain was nasty and refinishing it would have made it too costly.
And.....look at it now!
I used a slate like blue that I bought at Lowe's. I love going through their bin of "boo-boo" paint i.e. Miss-tinted paints that are discounted. Sometimes that is a great deal! This drum table's top had old oil stains and the metal feet were missing.
Sweet piece now isn't it?
I have a bed frame that I may paint to go with it. Would make a cute bedroom set wouldn't it? Maybe I will paint it Monday.