Hi guys! I am SO excited to show you what I have been working very hard on for the past few days—-and although it might not be the most exciting post or the post that you are super inspired by, I adore my project like really really adore and so I have decided to bombard you with .5 million pictures of it.
Now, meet my dining room table and chairs pre-refinishing.
My mother-in-law sooo sweetly (like what are the chances/twist of fate) had this beautiful table outside for the past few years and was super excited to pass it along to me when she realized it was exactly what I was looking for or wishing for for my new dinning room.
She also happened to have 4 chairs for me (could a girl with a wish to refinish and up-cycle be anymore lucky?!?), I also had a couple extra from my “kitchen cafe” table so six wonderful chairs were ready to be refinished as well.
Can you hear me squealing through the computer?!?! Because I am SOOOO in love with this dining room set I so painstakingly spent the weekend working on!!
The chairs got a few coats of Rustoleum’s Heirloom White spray paint and then a clear coat for protection. Then the chairs got some distressing from my hand sander—nothing in my house is allowed to not be distressed these days!
The table got sanded, and sanded and sanded….
Then I painted the sides with actual paint–same brand and color.
And the top got a clear coat of stain. I tossed around doing a darker stain or a wax instead but I ended up liking the color of the wood once it was sanded I really didn’t want to change its look, but more enhance it.
And all together I think it looks nice.
Then I had some fun adding meaningful numbers to the back of the chairs—I just loved the words I added to the chairs in my kitchen dining set makeover that I knew I wanted to do something like that again.
My dream machine (the silhouette) and I are getting along super well as of late—can you tell by all of the vinyl that keeps popping up in my projects?!?
The numbers are kind of fun right?!?
And here is a picture of my beloved dining room set through the mirror of my amazing buffet that my mother-in-law also passed along to us.
And since you are already getting the tour of my dinning room let me just finish up with a few little details
Okay did you really think you would make it out of my dining room without seeing a full on picture of the AMAZING?!? When my mother-in-law asked if I (I mean we) would like it and if I could find a place for it in our house all I could say was really—really—REALLY!??!!
The view into the kitchen—I am loving my decor in vintage drawers right now!
And finally I have to showcase this old beauty that hubs and I found at an antique store this weekend. I adore the window and the detail in the handle. I can’t decide if this is where the beauty will stay but for now I enjoy seeing it often in the room!
If it stays I am thinking of adding some vinyl—-gaspp—-I bet you never saw that coming right?!?
But wouldn’t a cute little menu vinyl look cute?!?!?
Well what do you think? Dinner at my place tonight?
What have you been up to this week?!?! I would love to hear—I am working on putting together my follower feature for Friday and would love to include a few more projects!
Oh and I almost forgot—I am linking up to some of these wonderful parties—go check them out and be inspired!!!