We bought this stand with intentions of restoring it. I wanted it to have more a classic art deco style so I set my sights on that goal. The first thing that had to be done was to sand it all down to bare metal so the paint has a clean surface to adhere to. Then I had to choose a classic color combo to compliment it, I chose black with evergreen Valspar spray paint. Both paints have a satin finish. I did decide to paint the top lid in a high gloss Rust-Olum black appliance paint to set it off. Once the top and body of the piece were painted I let them dry for a day. Then this morning I busted out the pewter colored pinstripe and black spray paint to finish the stand. I wanted it to have some dimension so I drew a cracked front with a solid black portion behind it. I think it turned out great.