My dining room has been “full” for a little while again, and it has been so nice! A friend of mine was moving and didn’t want to take her dining set with her…and I just happened to be willing to take it off her hands!
The sad part is that I canNOT find my “before” pictures. I remember taking them…really I do! But they are not to be found, either on my phone or my camera.
Suffice it to say that the finish on the top of the table was utterly shot, one of the chairs had a large hole in the caning, and the seat cushions were stained and dog-hairy.
This version, I think, is much better!
I will admit it took me a looonnnggg time to finish this project! I got the table top stained and the body and chairs painted, and then they sat…and sat…and sat. It was WEEKS before I replaced the caning (using my tried-true kitchen tools, as shown here) put the poly on the top and glazed and distressed everything else.
I don’t know why I waited so long!
I love the pretty legs on this piece.
And I really love the seat fabric! I ordered it from Fabric. com here (it’s called Richloom Birdwatcher Meadow). I am such a sucker for birds, and I think the whole dining set re-do was just an excuse to use this fabric! If you love the fabric like I do…they have a couple other color options. I chose to go with the more “neutral” one, but my heart was really pulled toward the Meadow colorway.
You can see my Milk & Cream lazy susan made an appearance on the newly finished table…it’s always fun to put a few new things together!
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