|A detail of a tabletop I marbleized last week. Unfortunately it looks more like a map of America, as seen from the air, during a record winter freeze. My next DIY attempt at faux-finishing the table will be far better, I assure you.
|I neglected to snap a photograph of our dining table before its recent transformation, but found this representative image on the website of Prices4antiques. Made of golden oak by Kershan Bros., an Ohio manufacturer, between 1880 and 1920, it is a near-match for our dining table, though minus the casters.
|A view of our dining table after it was painted; the base was finished in satin black.
|Red Chinese porphyry, the actual stone, as seen on the website of Xiamen Orient Rising Imports.
|Another view of the dining table.