They were a glossy golden delicious color and I loved them! I loved them in that color in that room, but with the new home comes a new plan and I am going a little more rustic glam. So Gold leafing was the perfect solution, and I planned to keep the mirrors in them as well.
I saw this makeover from Brittany Makes, where she had gold leafed this gorgeous chair!
Gorgeous, right? I vaguely followed her tutorial, but hers started with an unpainted piece. Mine was already painted, so I red online at a few different places that starting with a base of red oil based paint was best for under gold. So I took the tables outside, sanded them, and the tool them into the garage where I painted them with Rustoleum's high gloss red oil based paint. At which point they looked like this... scary!
That was a lot of pictures of them, I know. But I can't get enough.