I don't know how but I seem to have missed doing a post on this dining suite as soon as I had completed it...oops!
I picked up this gorgeous pine farmhouse table along with some rattan bentwood chairs which were awful and didn't suit the table. I got rid of those, knowing that I would find some better chairs without too much trouble.
The table was in great condition, it just needed that golden honey colour removed, and oh how I love to do that!
I started by stripping the tabletop with paint stripper.
I sanded the legs and apron.
Sorry about the shadows, but you can see the table looks better already all stripped back!
I primed and painted the legs and apron in my favourite off white, then lightly distressed before sealing with wax.
Here is the table with just primer on it. The top is still in its natural state.
I lightly distressed the legs by hand, then waxed them. For the tabletop I followed this procedure that I have used several times for achieving that perfect shade of french willow grey that is so popular amongst shabby chic and French country fans.
I didn't take any before or during photos of the chairs, but they were just ordinary brown colonial style kitchen chairs, in good solid condition. I sanded these back then primed and painted them each in a different pastel shade, something I had been wanting to do for a while...I got the chance to do some here for a client and I wanted to do it again, with a couple of extra colours thrown in.
I distressed each chair by hand (a huge job!) and then sealed them with two coats water based poly. They have an absolutely gorgeous smooth feel and look which is hard to capture in photos.
Here is the suite all done...
I am thrilled with how the dining suite has turned out, it just has such a happy feel to it.
This suite is for sale, please contact me if you are interested in viewing.