Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Finally Finished, Table and Chairs!

I haven't been around much. Sorry about that. I have been working like crazy to finish as many projects as I can before we move next month. Can't afford all the weight that my "collections" will add. Hehehehehe

The number one project on my list to finish was a table and chairs set that I have been working on for almost a year now. I actually got the chairs first, then kept my eye out for a table with a similar look. To see the pain process I went through on the chairs (or at least one of them) go here.

I was super excited to find this table for a good deal, and picked it up within an hour of them posting it! She said she had about fifty offers for it from the time I called and the time I got there 20 minutes later. (I forgot to take a before picture, so my friend who has the exact same table, took a picture and sent it to me. Thanks Brandi)

I thought of a couple different way to complete this, but eventually I discovered two-toned furniture. I fell in love! So, I combined my new found love of two-toned furniture with glazing and came up with this.



Here it is, all finished. Now for a closer look at the details.

I am thrilled with how the whole thing turned out. I already have similar plans for the table and chairs that I am redoing for our family, and for our master bedroom furniture. Now that I know what I am doing, maybe it will go smoother! HA!

Everything is a learning experience and I learned A LOT with this project.


Just for fun, here are a few more Before and After Pictures:
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19 comments:

Stacy said...

I don't know why it is saying Shane. Weird. It has never done that before...

Stacy said...

Oh Stephanie! I love it!!! I am so glad it worked out for you :) My table is dark on top and painted cream on the bottom. How funny. I also love the glaze on the chairs. Yay!

Jennifer @ Rustic Renditions said...

Love the two-tone! I was thinking of doing something like this with my dining set... did you just paint the top?... or is it stained? Looks great! :)

Brandi said...

Umm, this is Brandi. I don't know why blogger is acting weird.

Brandi said...

Having seen it in person, I can say that as beautiful as it is in the pictures, it's EVEN MORE BEAUTIFUL in person. The stained table top is just...rich. That's the only way to describe it.

Suzanne said...

Love, love, love your table and chairs!

Rachael said...

Beautiful! I love two-tone furniture myself and plan on doing the same thing to my newish set!
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Allison@FabRehab said...

Awesome re-do!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful! i love the fabric you chose for the seats, too- it adds a nice pop of color!

Becca said...

OMG I LOVE THIS!! I found you on all things thrifty, great job and so inspiring!

Cynthia said...

Great job!! It makes me re-think about my table. Love the material for seats. Where did you find that? ~Thanks

Stephanie said...

Awwww, thanks everyone! I appreciate all the comments.
@Jennifer- I stained the table top with Minwax Chestnut gel stain.
@Cynthia- The fabric is a Waverly pattern, not sure of the name, but I got it at Hancock's Fabrics.

Ivy Jo said...

I love it! What did you do with the table top? I can't tell if it is a stain or brown or black paint, it looks great!

Misty said...

I have a table very similar that I have been wanting to paint! I would love to know the process you used to paint/stain the table. Did you sand it down first? Your table and chairs look beautiful!

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mamabeck said...

I'm also interested in knowing how you dealt with the tabletop...Did you sand, then stain?

I have a buffet that I want to do as two-tone, as well, and a similar stain/treatment would make it match the rest of our furniture.
Thanks!
Beck
(found you through All Things Thrifty!)

madfam said...

I like everyone else am interested in the process of how you did this..did you sand everything first..did you use spray paint for the bottom portion, what is the color of the bottom portion of the table? It is lovely !! You did an amazing job!

Bon said...

What a beautiful transformation! Love the table top color as well! Great job. Truly inspiring!
Bon @ Drab to Fab

Katie said...

Found you via Sawdust and Paper Scraps!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

This is beautiful! You really made the set look like it belongs together. I love the subtlety of the glaze on the chairs.