Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fresh and New, Spring Is In The Air

I am so excited to have this project finished. I really love finishing a bigger project like this,
but I am ready for a few smaller projects for a change.

I can't find the before picture of the table,
but this one is a table I restored over a year ago and it is very similar.
And, these are the four chairs in this makeover.

And here is the after!

I don't have a good staging area in my house, so my pictures
are usually taken at the antique store.
This is at Sentimental Journey, so for any of you that are in the
Kansas City area I would love to know if you ever get a chance to stop by.
I was out of chalk paint, so I decided to make my own with
plaster of paris. It did not work out too well ( it was sort of gravely)
so I guess I might try it again with the unsanded grout that others have
had such good luck with.
I ended up sanding my gravely paint down and recoating with
Cashmere White by Glidden in Satin.   I then distressed it with my sanding block.
More so on the chairs than the table.
A little on the base,
and the edges.  I really love a little distressing, but I can't seem to
bring myself to heavily distress something that I have spent so much time painting.
I am very happy with the results. It seems to have such a fresh and clean look,
I love this shabby chic look, it makes me think that spring is in the air.

Be sure to link up to Restyled Sundays going on now.


I am linking up to these parties:

Domestically Speaking

Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Looks good. Are you putting it in your house or selling it in your shop?


    1. I am selling it. I would love to do this to my own table and chairs, but haven't convinced my hubby (the wood lover)yet.