So here is the end result!
I had a hard time taking photos of this. I forgot my tripod and today was a pretty dull grey Warsaw day. The table is actually a bit darker than this- more like dark chocolate.
It really suits the style of my clients house….had it been my choice I would have painted the table in Graphite and finished with dark wax. I don’t think a light colour would work with the claw feet.
I still have the same opinion about painting furniture brown…..I like wood- if I want brown I would stain and varnish it. But it isn’t my table!!