Saturday, July 18, 2009

Refinished Dining Set

Yes, it's been quite a long while since I had any super-fabulous thing to post (or anything at all to post) but I have been working like a busy little bee this summer. I Just finished a dining set for a client who wanted a new look for her old (not so old) table. It started like this:A pretty, solid wood table in really good condition. Just not the look she wanted anymore. She was envisioning light legs with a darker stained top and chairs. So after much, much help from my new best friend, Citristrip, and my old best friend, The Sander,everything looked more like this:
Then came some creamy Country Buttermilk paint (still love that name), a little slight distressing, a rub of Tobacco glaze, and lots of Dark Walnut stain. The happy result:I think maybe the glare of the sun makes the stain look a little lighter than when inside, but you get the idea.

I LOVE how the glaze brought out the detail on the legs.

Another look at the stain inside-just ignore my pretty garage:)
Thanks so much Leah! I really hope you love your table's new look as much as I did. And, hint hint, I would love to see a picture after you have the seats recovered! Thanks again!
Coming Up: The summer may be slowing me down a little, but I have some great stuff coming both this week and in those to follow so check back often! And thanks a ton to everyone who has left a kind comment or sent an email-they keep me going!