With so much American ingenuity and engineering in the mechanics of this Vintage Saginaw "Expand-O-Matic" buffet/table, it deserved only the best in makeovers. With a laminate (yes, laminate!) top and table leaves, this piece required a durable finish that would hold up to the "moving parts" for the transiton from buffet-to-table using five self-stored, folding leaves. Equally important to durability, color execution consistant with mid-century design had to be considered. Flat Black with gold leaf trim was selected to maintain the intergrity of the piece. After prepping the laminate surfaces with spray primer, black paint was then sprayed over the entire cabinet interior, exterior and table leaves. The finish was buffed by hand to create a slight sheen on the surface. A gold leaf pen was used to highlight and accent the trim. Gold leaf wax was also applied to the original hardware. Top coat in flat was applied to protect the finishes.