so , here's the result of the dingy , dark brown table that once was and is no longer.
The kitchen feels brighter , and in particular the walls in the corner where it stands, are lighter as a result of the reflected light jumping off the pale wood. i'm really happy with how this worked out, and no awful paint stripper was needed - just a bit of hard yakka. I might finish it naturally with tung oil, once I can find a local supplier. The notice / chalk board may need some work now to co-ordinate with the table.
other creations of late, watercolors, and a summer nightie made of white cotton voile.