I ran into these nesting tables at a sale of a woman who used to have an occasional shop. Her prices were great and so was her loot. I was there for 2+ hours.
They have skinny little french legs and they slide under one another so that you can pick up the largest one and the other 2 are attached. Swoon! But...someone had taken a paintbrush to these. There were brush strokes all over the legs. Gold paint peeling from underneath the white. But I refinished them without stripping.
First, I dry brushed white over it all until I couldn't see brush strokes. Then I distressed a bit to have touches of gold peeking through. And then I used my magical Fiddes wax in Jacobean all over to make them look really aged out.
Top table (with leather inlay)
And smallest table detail...crusty goodness
And a close up of my roses because they don't last very long!