Friday, May 10, 2013

Furniture Friday...Another Dining Set Redo...Farm House Style!

I promised myself (and my husband) no more dining sets in my shop!
They are a ton of work, take up too much space and some can be just a plain ol' pain!

However, when my friend Cheri spotted this for me, and it was such a steal...
you kind of have to break the rules!


We are keeping this one (for a while anyway! HA!)
I told you yesterday about "moving" our dining room...I mean, moving the dining table
from the back of the living room to a small little corner of the kitchen.
You can read more about why and how I did that,  HERE.


Here is a before...this is an antique pedestal table with the claw feet that I love.
It also had four pressed back chairs that were also in great condition.


The top of the table had been used...really used!


I just needed to give this table a little "update," making it perfect for our home.


I mixed up my own Chalk-Like Paint, super easy recipe!  The base color I used
was Do It Best brand...in "Antique White."


Yep, I painted it right there...in my kitchen.  Fast and easy project...


I scuffed the edges to give it a natural distressed look...can someone get that girl a manicure?  GEEZ!!!



Wiping it off really well with a damp, clean rag...just to make sure all the dust particles were off.
I like to use Polycrylic to clear most of my projects...SUPER easy to work with.
This is especially nice on a piece such as dining table...that is going to get lots little fingerprints!


I LOVE the big pedestal...and claw legs.





Love these pressed back chairs...



I liked my finished product...but, something just wasn't right????

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I turned the table and chairs slightly so that a chair was not pushed up against the blinds (that need to be cleaned!) in the back.  Simple change...and it fits SO much better!

This little round pedestal is perfect for our space and just the four of us.
(I do have a large leaf to insert, making it a large oval...perfect for small gatherings and dinner parties!)

Rug shopping now??  I think I may need a rug...or a hide??  Something fun to hunt for now!

Have a FUN Friday!! 

Love & Junk~
Julie


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32 comments:

  1. I love how it turned out. I have this table in chairs that we aren't using anymore. But I don't think I can pull off white in my kitchen. Wonder if it would turn out as well if I used some other color. Black is my go to but I'm thinking I might get courageous and try a turquoise or maybe a shade of green. Thoughts?

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    1. Thank you, Jessica! I actually had a set like this with different chairs in black! I loved that set..and the richness of black. Yep, black is my go-to as well. (I gave that set to my mother in law back in March.)

      So, we know black is fabulous...but, I am SO into venturing out...and LOVE turquoise. But, I have learned to mute it a bit. I painted an armoir in our room a funky turquoise...and was tired of it after a few months. Maybe a lighter shade of turquoise or green??? What colors are in your kitchen? Cabinet colors? Floor color???

      I LOVE helping!!

      Julie

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  2. It's beautiful and perfect for your space! We paid big bucks to have someone redo an old French country style, pecan set in white with a wood stained top for our little nook, and I recovered the seats with red ticking. But we didn't spend the money to have the two leaves done. I'm thinking now that was a mistake. And that I should learn to do this stuff myself.

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    1. Oh, Rhetta...you CAN do this yourself!!!! I can give you any tips, advice...or anything else you need.

      I make my own chalk paint (the recipe is above in the post or you can just search this site int he search bar for it.) Painting furniture is really not that hard...and I think you will find that you ENJOY it!

      Find a piece in your home...or at a yard sale...and give it a go! You will be happy that you did it yourself! Thanks so much for stopping by...

      Julie

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  3. so charming now!

    visiting via MMS and would love to have you come visit us back http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com

    have a wonderful weekend, lovely blogger.

    michele

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    1. Thanks, Michele...heading your way now!

      Julie

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  4. Oh the power of paint - it's just gorgeous - love the ball and claw feet on the table - and all the details on the backs of the chairs - what a beautiful transformation!
    Happy wknd :)
    XXX

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    1. You are right...paint can spruce up anything!!! Thank you so much for your kind words...and stopping by!

      Julie

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  5. Love how you transformed this table and chairs! I'm your newest follower too! Thanks for the comment on my nightstand post!

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  6. Hi Julie! Just inviting you to share your cute furniture makeovers anytime at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party at Sixsistersstuff.com. Have a great weekend. -The Six Sisters

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    1. Wow!! Thanks for the invite...I just linked up!

      Julie

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  7. I love the new look. I had a table and chairs like that years ago, I loved it. Such a pretty job you did with the painting and distressing. I host a party called Inspire Me Tuesday and it goes live every Monday evening. I would love for you to link up any of your projects. www.astrollthrulife.net
    Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty!! I will be there on Tuesday...thanks!

      Julie

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  8. Gorgeous! I love the way this turned out...a definite keeper! BTW- I love your logo/ header! Just beautiful- eye catching and original! So glad I popped by! Following you now! Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Kim! I am glad you stopped by, too. A dear friend of mine designed that for me...we kept with vintage inspired colors. I just kind of told her what my business was about...what I loved to do...and she NAILED it! Exactly what I had in mind.

      I checked out your blog an d followed you last night...LOVE your blog!! I am a "wing it" girl myself!!!

      Julie

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  9. Looks great! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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  10. I have the same chairs. I should try this out! I am new from southern charm. I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nicole! I am headed your way now...

      Julie

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  11. So much prettier in white. You brought out the inner beauty. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  12. So pretty! You did such a good job. I also love how you painted it right there in your kitchen ;) Thanks for linking up to Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Hugs,
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thanks Jamie!!! I needed to paint it FAST...during naptime...so, it got painted right then and there!

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  18. Love how you aged it after painting it all white. But to be honest, it now looks more suited as a patio piece rather than a dining table. But that’s just me. Thanks for sharing!

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