Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Dining Room Table & Chairs

A few months ago I was scouring Craigs list looking for more dining room chairs.  We originally purchased 4 with our table & I always wanted a few more.  I happened to find the same chairs but they came with a table that the owner didn't want to separate.  Since I needed a table (and I couldn't find the 60" round wood table I was coveting) & the price was right, I went with it! 
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These chair covers are gross, right?  Mine weren't this terrible color but I wanted to make them all black anyway.  I was hoping we had some real wood on the table, my plan was to stain it with an ebony stain (my current fav) Anywho, after a little sanding I realized I was blessed to have a table top made from MDF.  Well, at least the finish would be smooth but no stain for me :(  So on to plan B.  I decided to paint the top black and the base white with an antique glaze.  After many hours of sanding my hubby decided it needed to go a little quicker and purchased a belt sander.  It works incredibly fast but leaves horrific marks in the top!  It has been such a dramatic difference I don't think anyone but me even notices those marks anymore.  The chair cushions were covered in a super smooth chenille that looks like velvet.  Totally gorg but attracts dust like you wouldn't  believe!
After:



Thanks for stopping by, I will be posting furniture for sale soon!

6 comments:

  1. it looks beautiful! you would never know the top was mdf- it looks heavy, solid, and classic. you did a fabulous job of updating it!

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  2. Fantastic! What an amazing update!! Looks beautiful!

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  3. The painted top looks great...awesome looking makeover! I’m having a GIVEAWAY going on…hop on over and enter. My weekly NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY is going on…would love to have you join in on the fun.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. MDF may not be real wood but it is a pleasure to paint. Looks awesome!

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  5. Fabulous! I love the black and cream. I'm amazed and how completely transformed it looks!

    Would love for you to drop by this weekend and join Passion for Paint!

    http://muralmaker1.blogspot.com

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