Dining Room Table and Chairs

Y'all, I finished! Yahoo! Yippee!  Praise da Lord!  I know a lot of y'all have been waiting for the final reveal so instead of bombarding facebook land, I'm gonna post the before and after pics here.  :)  So, here goes!  I never got a pic of the table with the chairs together (since the chairs lived in my garage up until a week ago!) but I did take before pics of them separately.

Here is my lovely $25 Craigslist find in all her before redo glory:
This is her with all three lovely leaves on.  The after pics only show the main table as I've yet to refinish the leaves (all in good time, right?).  :)

And the chairs before:

Alright, are you ready????  Here is the AFTER shot (!!!!), tada:

Table: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "French Linen"Chairs: Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in "Old White"

Well, whaddya think?  ;) I need to get some place mats (or just make 'em right?)  ;), and I have plans for a fun doily table runner that I saw on Pinterest but here she is, as is with just a simple centerpiece for styling.  I couldn't find a fabric pattern that I liked so I went with what I figured I'd end up with since I like it so much, burlap.  :)

Something else I want to do is to bring in a bit of a pattern in the form of sashes!  I'd make them about 3-4" wide and basically tie them in big, pretty bows on the backs of the chairs near the seat cushions.  I love the idea of making several different sashes for the different seasons or holidays or whatever!  I'm excited about this.  :)  Yes, I am.  :)

Alright, if you're anything like me, you want to see the details, so here are a few detail shots: 

Table leg

Since, this was my first big distressing project, and it was my dining room table, I went with a light distressed look.  (I plan on writing a whole other post on the "how to's" of chalk painting, waxing and distressing" so I won't go into any detail of the process in this post.)

Now, this pic shows a close-up of the wax finish on my table with some light shining on it.  The one thing that I "didn't" like about this project was the uneven-ness of my wax job.  I'm not super thrilled about it BUT I'm ok with it.  I've learned a lot about working with chalk paint and wax through this project and I think I can improve on my next one.  :)  From what I've researched too, there is not too much info out there on achieving a perfectly even wax job.  On the contrary, I've read/heard more about  how the unevenness achieved from the wax is almost just "part of the look."  I don't buy it, but I could be wrong.  I'm going to figure it out one way or another though!  :)

 Now, I leave you with a pic of my cutie pie, darling baby girl.  Partly because she is adorable and I love showing her off to the world, and partly because it gives you a little peek of my new buffet!!!!  Yep, it's gorgeous.  I. Love. It.  No, I didn't refinish it.  Bought it that way from one of my favorite junk stores here in town, Junque in the Trunk.  Oooh, its a beauty folks.  Ok, I'll stop now.  :)

 Thanks so much for stopping by!  Lots more to show as I get things done so stay tuned!  :)

Blessings, Janice :)


Shelley Webb said…
Congratulations Janice! Thanks for sharing, I love reading your blogs!
meggan wood said…
Amazing. I love this. thanks for sharing
Alina said…
Looks fabulous, Janice!
Robin said…
Wow, you did a great job! It's so pretty!
teacherdeford said…
So proud of you!!! It is gorgeous!!! :)
teacherdeford said…
So proud of you!!! It is gorgeous!!! :)
JaniceAileen said…
Thank you @teacherdeford!!!
Ooooooh! You are a fairy! Great work! Wondrful result!!!!
Lisa P. said…
How has the wax finish held up on your table over the last year?
It is so beautiful!!

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