this table in the pictures taken at closing?
Well, we gave the chairs to a couple who had an auction
and we found two leaves that go to it...AND decided we might be able to do something with it thanks to the help of Marion at Miss Mustard Seed who graciously took the time to look at pictures of the table and give me some advice and also Kim at Savvy Southern Style who helped me find a supplier for chalk paint.
I well, I mean we.....ok, who am I kidding...my husband has agreed to paint the table for me.
He has sanded most of it and tried to get it to a point to stain the top, but this table has been tricky...so we are going to paint the entire thing. Kim helped me to decide how many coats of paint and wax would be needed for the top...she suggested 3 coats on a heavily used table. The blonde white-washed wood just doesn't match anything in our house. We have dark wood antiques...I am a dark wood gal...or painted wood...and I don't really have too much of that, but I was willing to give this table a try. After all...it is sturdy and it was FREE.
I ordered my CHALK PAINT today, with wax and brushes from
or here is the http
They were super helpful and even called me back to answer some questions after I had left a message.
I am very excited to get all the supplies and put my sweet husband to work. I can't wait to show you the after pics...and I will take some along the way to show you how we did it. I don't think we are going to do any sanding or distressing....just simple thick coat of paint. We are going conservative. I am going to try to find a full set of antique chairs to sit around the table...I think it will seat 10-12 with both leaves!
I am thinking something like this for chairs...
I have already located 3 at an antique store for a good price...just 7 to 9 more to go...LOL
I think these may get painted too...trying to decide on the color.
Can you believe someone would just leave all of this stuff?
Thanks again to Marion and Kim and to all of you who I have totally stalked while you went before me with your chalk paint brushes. Let's hope this turns out!
I'm linking up to
The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday!
Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday