Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Fancying Up the Dining Table

So we've had this table FOR.EV.ER. It's still super sturdy and functional, but it has rust stains and kid paint and lots of chew marks where our dog Max decided it needed some extra visual texture. This table has history!

But although we want to get a new dining room table - a big fat rectangular monstrosity is what we really want - the dining area in our apartment is small and our little round table fits in perfectly.

So we decided to do something about the look of it.


Look! Nipple-shaped decorative nails! Yay. I was able to pop those suckers right out.


Look! More nipple embellishments! The ones on the chairs are there for the long haul. There was absolutely no way to get them out. I tried! Oh, how I tried!


Lots and lots of stains to prove how our table has been loved over the years.


Out, out, damned spot! We sanded and painted...


And stained and polyurethaned...


But then the chairs were much too white, so I distressed the paint and picked up some colorful chair cushions (they were on clearance at Pier One for only $5 each!).

Look at us now!



Happy, happy table.


14 comments:

Ali Richardson said...

It is seriously SO SO SO awesome!!! So bright and fresh and cheery :)

Suz said...

Wow, that looks great!!

Lisa @ Turning Tables said...

WHOA!!! It looks amazing!! I liked the rustic look from before, but this makes it steal the show for sure! Nice work :) You did an amazing job!!

Lauras Crafty Life said...

That is an amazing transformation. You wouldn't even know it was the same table and chairs! Great job. :)

A Lived in Home said...

Very nice! I just gave mine a mini facelift and recovered the seat cushions. What a difference some new fabric or paint makes!

redfly said...

Love what paint can do. Great job!

Melissa
redflycreations.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Nice! And why do I never find cushions like that for $5.00? lol Great job.

Cynthia said...

This table is so pretty now! I love what white paint will do!

Shelia said...

Wow! What a transformation! I love how your table and chairs turned out!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Bri said...

I love the new look. What is up with those embellishments though? I've never seen such...perky chairs! :)

Melysa - Moments with the Montanos said...

It looks beautiful! Great job!!

Michele Alger said...

I cannot even believe the difference!! I was coming here hoping to get some inpiration in tackling my own dining room painting project. Well...I definately found it! THIS TURNED OUT AMAZING to say the least!!! Beautiful.

Kelli Frueh said...

Wow, that really looks great. A little work and huge payoff.

Kristi said...

It looks so pretty!! LOVE that dark top with the white legs. So nice. I'm LOLing at those interesting embellishments. House of Smiths used to talk about her boob-lights that were in her house. What are the makers of these things thinking? Ha!! But seriously, you did an awesome job! Would be delighted for you to link up to Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html
{hugs},
kristi

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