Hopefully you get a feel for the dimensions and shape here. You can see there's still a pretty good shine using the satin finish polyurethane, so keep that mind as you decide what protective coating to use.Here's a good shot of the sexy legs: aluminum coated in chalkboard paint never looked so good. You can also see the gold-leafed bolts- do you agree with me that they're a bit too yellow?
We were lucky to get a truly beautiful piece of walnut at Home Depot. The stain we used really brought out the grain with a great, saturated contrast.
See our Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Scout guide? It's hiding under my DIY matchboxes and above the best home decor book ever :)