I am almost as excited to reveal this transformation as I was to share my Master Bedroom Makeover. I have finally transformed the dining room table and chairs I picked up off of KSL (similar to craigslist) several months ago.
For those of you who are new readers, here is the glorious set that caught my eye right away in all it's fabulous potential.
Please forgive the quality of these pics, I had to pull the ones that were posted on KSL.
Isn't it such a beautiful ode to the early 90's? I can see that someone had great intentions when they painted the gorgeous wood table top in what must have been an oh-so-chic forest green color, treated the legs and chairs with the ever so popular sponge paint treatment, and upholstered the chairs in a lovely floral arrangement of hideousness. Hey. I'm sure someone will be mocking my new and improved efforts down the road also, so it's only fair that I joke a bit.
After a LOT of labor and patience, I transformed this set into this:
This table has 2 leaves, and is staged in my kitchen with one leaf in. For our small family, we will remove the leaf and only use the 4 gray chairs while keeping the two captain chairs as accent chairs in the living room.
Some of you with a keen eye (who know my kitchen) may have noticed a fabulous new piece of furniture peeping out from behind my new table...
This is a buffet that my mom bought at an antique auction years and years ago as a young newlywed gal. It's been sitting upstairs in her house so lonely for quite some time and I thought it just needed to reside in my kitchen for a while so she can feel beautiful again. I had intended to fix her up and possibly even slab a coat of paint on her, but I just can't bare to do it.
I think she's beautiful just the way she is, scuffed and all.
I am absolutely in love with the hardware.
I'm thrilled with how perfectly this piece sits next to the new Frenchy table and chairs.
The process of this transformation was a long one (for me) to say the least. I will share all of my mistakes and successes with you shortly to perhaps spare you some of the misery, should you lose your mind and decide to take on an endeavor like this yourself as I so foolishly did. :) Wow, aren't I motivating?
I must also tell you that I wasn't thrilled about staging these pictures in my kitchen, as this room is still on my list of rooms to decorate, very high at the top of the list in fact. This new table has given me the push now to get it all finished to match the beauty of this set. Hopefully I can share with you some fabulous end results of that soon.
On the bright side, it's a huge improvement from how it looked earlier today:
And an even bigger improvement from how it looked right after we moved in.
Slowly but surely, peeps, we will get there.
I'd say this is a pretty good step in the right direction so far.
Hang tight for the tutorial on this revamp, and remember to sign up for the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax giveaway HERE if you haven't already done so. The winner will be selected on Monday, so hustle bustle!
*** update: Tutorial for how this set was transformed can be found HERE***
Have a great weekend!
I'm sharing this makeover with the following lovely folks: