I saved the Sun Coast pieces that were in the worst condition for last. Maybe I should have passed on these end tables and the coffee table, but I got a good price...
I've searched around the internets and there really aren't many of the Sun Coast pieces out there. My theory for why the line was only available for a year, is that the cherry wood and gold aluminum did not match with the prevailing trend for teak and walnut pieces. I also suspect that cherry may have been more expensive than walnut, Of course, the line may have been discontinued because Drexel did not want to have competition for the Declaration line.
The two end tables have a nice drawer and feature gold aluminum legs.
These tables suffer from many of the same issues as the china cabinet, just more-much more. There is a considerable amount of damage to the tops.
I can see that the legs can be detached and I can strip and refinish wood but, I don't think I can do anything for the gold aluminum which is worn and splotchy.
The coffee table has some nice lines and features the gold aluminum legs and a basket weave shelf below.
The coffee table top is really bad but luckily the basket weave of the shelf is 99% intact so it is also a great candidate for refinishing.
Again, the gold aluminum legs are a problem issue
I've been able to successfully refinish a number of pieces and I feel that I should be able to vastly improve the appearance of these pieces, I surely can't mess them up more than their current condition.