We have a dining room. We have a dining room table. If we actually eat in the dining room we have to lug 2 more chairs in there so we can all fit around the table. ugh! This room does not inspire me. I don't sit in there and glory in my surroundings. We don't often eat in the dining room.
That is until now!
I decided that waiting around for a new table and chairs was not the route I wanted to go anymore. I'm aging here people....I got dinners to make and people to feed. I would take this matter into my own hands and re-do what I already had.
I got my inspiration HERE
It seemed simple enough.
I forgot to take a picture of the whole set before...but here is the table as I began the sanding process.
I only sanded the top of the table.
I just made sure to sand off anything "shiny".
Painting the chairs was the hardest part. All those legs and rounded edges. After letting the first coat dry, I actually went back 2 more times and touched up all the areas I missed. It's amazing what one can miss. I think those glorious paint fumes were starting to get to me.
After all the painting was done I roughed up the edges with my trusty medium grade block sander.
I then applied an oil based polyurethane to the top of the table only. More delicious fumes for my brain.
Here is the finished project.
I went with the hubby to JoAnn's and after looking and looking and changing my mind and then changing my mind again right before the cutting table I chose some fabric to re-cover the chairs.
My sweet hubs also made me a bench. Yea! More seating.
I also painted the side table.
Now I need a beatiful centerpiece for my "new" table.