Faux marquetry sewing table

I am currently working on restoring a beautiful authentic sewing table. I have given myself the challenge of  painting a faux marquetry inlay to give the table additional charm.

Preparation is the key to a good finish. I have spent many hours sanding, filling and refilling the surfaces to make them as smooth as possible before applying any paint. Now I am ready to begin the next stage. First I will paint the whole tabletop a faux mahogany,  then I will work on the individual woods over the top.

Here are some images of the table’s evolution so far.