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!


  1. Wow, I love it. The set to begin with was nice, but ho-hum and you made it amazing. I can't wait to see it with covered seats as well.

  2. I knew you were up to something great when I drove by last week. You are AWESOME! I love that table, you are talented lady!

  3. It does look really great! Can't wait to see it in person Leah.

  4. You are simply amazing!!! Looks great!

  5. Where can you obtain tobacco glaze? I haven't been able to find it.

    Thank you!