Asked on Feb 05, 2013

I just bought this barrel end table from Craigs list

Mary Insana
by Mary Insana
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Another $10 Craigs List find. The bottom of the table has markings that say Weiman Heirloom Quality furniture. It doesn't look heirloom or vintage to me. I want to paint it with chalk paint and leave the top natural like I just did with a coffee table. Is this something that is worth anything? I don't want to alter something that I woulc get some cash to buy more fun stuff.
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round end table
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with doors open
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top of tble
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bottom of table
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bright flash on camera This is with doors closed
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  12 answers
  • Designs by BSB Designs by BSB on Feb 06, 2013
    Based on the finish of (streaks) in the door and top -- ld say its a reproduction. Its too consistent, and in the doors, they actually mirror each other - so the while the finish looks like wood, its much more likely to be a faux wood. Usually when they say its an heirloom.. it means its not, they didnt brag like that back when :) No matter -- great find for $10 !! It will look awesome with a chalk paint - even more valuable :)

  • Brenda Dodson Brenda Dodson on Feb 06, 2013
    This is beautiful! What a great find!

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Feb 06, 2013
    Becky Sue, thanks. Now i just have to figure out what color of of chalk paint to mix up. I may make it white with a stained top to match the coffee table I just painted and use them both on my sun porch.

  • KMS Woodworks KMS Woodworks on Feb 06, 2013
    That top looks like mahogany veneer...keep that and chalk pain the bottom...sounds like a good plan

  • Kathy R Kathy R on Feb 06, 2013
    Beautiful find! Love your transformation idea

  • Stacey B Stacey B on Feb 07, 2013
    Paint would be perfect in my opinion-anything with that speckled "pecan" finish needs chalk paint :-)

  • Cyndie S Cyndie S on Jan 25, 2015
    Agree with BSB--"Heirloom quality" is a marketing tool and, of course, does not mean its an heirloom. Looks 70's repro to me, especially with that flower carving detail. Definitely a paint piece!

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Jan 25, 2015
    @Cyndie Shevlin, here's the way the end table looked after I painted it

  • Carol Carol on Jun 09, 2015
    Here is info on Weiman furniture. It appears that their furniture is well-made and prices are higher than similar furniture. http://www.justanswer.com/antiques/5r63u-inherited-pieces-heirloom-quality-weiman-tables.html

  • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Jun 09, 2015

    Thanks for the info Carol, I painted and sold it well over a year ago.

  • Suzanne Suzanne on Feb 02, 2019

    DON'T paint it. It is an "original", or it would not have the stamp. Weiman Heirloom furniture is "high end" and was made between 1960 and 1964. I have a walnut Weiman occasional table in the Empire style and the top if inlaid with a gorgeous golden - lighter wood. I'm not sure what style your table is but, to paint it would ruin its value. The value depends on the condition and other factors. If yours is walnut, it would be rarer and more valuable since walnut is scarce nowadays and very expensive when it is available.

    • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Feb 03, 2019

      my post was from 2013 and this table has been painted and sold years ago

  • Carmen Carmen on Jun 13, 2020

    I have a Weiman table. It’s not stamped. Its

    engraved at the bottom 92-2704. Want more information about it Please help

    • Mary Insana Mary Insana on Jun 13, 2020

      What kind of information do you want? Have you Googled Weiman 92-2704 ? I just did and images come up. Since I don’t know what your table looks like I really can’t help. Sorry