While "antiquing", I came across this set of 4 chairs:
I managed to get them for a good price, so they came home with me. They sat in the garage for a bit, while I went in search of the farm table. I kept watching Craigs List and found this table:
Again, a good price, so it came home with me. This pic was taken after we removed the legs to fit it in our vehicle. Yes, I'm going to need a truck f I keep this up! Did you notice the shape of the legs? They just screamed, "Yes, I can be a Farm Table"!!!
When I got it home, my sander and I got right to work! I'm pretty sure there were 25 coats of that orangy stain/poly, but my trusty sander cut through it! Here's a peek of it when I got down to the bare wood:
This is also my "Glamour Shot". You know - hair a mess, covered in sawdust and sweat - it was over 100 degrees that day!
I spray painted the legs and the skirt with white paint. I debated on distressing the them and decided not to - for now! I reserve the right to change my mind! I stained the top with walnut stain, reattached the legs, and, this is what I had:
I needed to protect the top and had read about Polycrylic on a few different sites. So, I decided to give it a try. I had never used it before, and I must say, I was pleasantly surprised! It brushed on easily, dried quickly, and clean-up was a breeze with just soap and water. This table ended up with 3 coats.
The table has been in use for about 3 months now, and the finish is holding up very well!
My husband volunteered to spray paint the chairs white. Here's a close-up of one of the chairs:
The final look? Here ya go...
Now, I know you just counted and came up with 6 chairs, not the four in the original picture. Well, I bought 2 others. They aren't a perfect match, but close enough!
I absolutely LOVE my new table and chairs and I'm hoping that. someday (hopefully soon), they will live in a vintage house! Wish me luck on that one!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll come back again soon!
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