Thursday, March 24, 2011

dinning table and chair redo

Well when gabe and i first got married we got a very nice dinning table and 8 chairs from pier one. but its not exactly the style im going for anymore its all wood and has great potential to make it fit but i have been nervous to redo it. so when i saw on craiglist a table and 4 chairs for 50 bucks i was sold! i drove a hour to go get it. I figured i could redo do this one and practice for the bigger table redo. i will talk more another day about my big plans for that table. 

So i got steal wool and vinager. let it sit over night. now what i read said, use the finest steal wool but i didnt have that so i used i medium one. and it worked great. i put a few coats on.
here is the butter block table half done

here it is after a couple coats and just 30 mins or so
i had to sand some areas done more and reapply but it finally worked.

here is the after all waxed and buffed. (i still need to put another coat of wax cause my kids spilled juice on it and it left a spot :( )
 here it is!



Now for the chairs 

they were just this orange finish bleh!




 i lighty sanded them and painted a white flat paint on them it took two coats
here is one coat on the left and two on the right.

i had to work inside cause it was freezing and raining out. and im proud to say i didnt get it anywhere it wasnt supposed to big lol.


then i sanded them and distressed and use a water based poly
here is my after picture (taken with my phone )





here you can kinda see them in this better picture :)


hope you enjoyed :)

30 comments:

lovely artista said...

Wow!!!! So breathtaking

Samantha said...

lovely job, Leah! You are talented!

Lindsay said...

wow leah!!! you are AMAZING!! you should teach classes! :)

Tote said...

Wow, you did a great job! I am in the process of painting some things right now. I will keep you posted.

Susan

Katie Riddle said...

*Adore.*

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

It turned out beautiful. So light and airy. ~~Sherry~~

Tonya said...

You are so good, Leah, is it difficult? I am so afraid to try this! We tried to refinish and stain one table, it didn't turn out so well.

Sommer said...

That is an awesome dining room! I love how everything turned out. Thanks again for sharing =)

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Absolutely darling!! Your set came out amazing~ and what a great price!! Well done! Thanks for sharing this at FNF! :)

Kristine: Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

This is fabulous! We are getting ready to redo a dining table and chairs as well so thank you for the tutorial. I am taking notes!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Kristine

charis said...

looks great!!!

Kristy said...

So pretty in white!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Holy Guacamole, Leah! That table looks fantastic! Thanks for the vinegar and steel wool tip. I'll definitely have to file that one way. I love the chairs, too. Is there anything white paint can't make look more beautiful?

Christy A said...

wow, i LOVE how these look with your hutch redo. So beautiful!

Marine to a Housewife said...

Hi, I somehow stumbled on your blog and I absolutely love it. So guess what? I'm your newest follower! Come stop by sometime! Can't wait to see what else you do!

Nan said...

Hi Leah, thank you for finding my blog! following you back. I love your blog and look forward to reading more. The table and chairs look great - isn't it amazing what some paint will do? Have a good day!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

wow! beautiful- the whole set up is amazing, and those flowers are the icing on my cake!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Great job!!!
I love it!! And I love that burlap cushion!
Too cute!

molly susan strong said...

Oh lovely job! Thanks for stopping by my place. Yes, I do mix it myself. Be sure to use the oil based minwax. If it is too dark or too much tint, rub it down with just the plain feed n wax until it is just like you want!

Charlotte said...

nice job! I did something similare to my kitchen table, but I'm not satisfied... You inspire me to try again:)

Chris said...

Awesome job! What kind of poly did you use? I have had problems with yellowing and I am fixing to redo my dining room furniture and would love to know what you used!

Jennifer said...

The table and chairs look great! I have completed on table redo, so I am still learning. Thank you for the inspiration...maybe I will search on craigslist today (:

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thanks everyone so much!

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