Thursday, June 17, 2010

table and chair makeovers!

this is a project that i completed on monday, and my client (who is the same one from this project!) and i were so happy with the outcome! she and her husband stripped the paint off of this craigslist painted-black table down to wood (but i told them it was ok to leave a little on!), and then i did several treatments on it to obtain the "farmhouse" table look. here is a "before" shot of the table:

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and here is a "before" shot of the chairs: (also scored from craigslist!)

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jenny is a photographer (here is her site!), so she sent over these awesome after pics last night and i am SO happy she did...they look like they're out of a magazine! she's going have to take more pictures of my work - she makes me look good. ;)

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i did an antiqued white finish on the chairs, and jenny re-covered them in white linen...

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24 comments:

  1. You did a gorgeous job, and the two finishes look just beautiful together! Janell

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  2. thank you so much, janell! that means a lot - i LOVE your work! :)

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  3. You're amazing! I just stumbled onto your blog and am a huge fan already.

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  4. I just found your blog from Young House Love and I love it! I see that you do a lot of antique"y" and distressed furniture painting..how exactly do you do that? I mean do you paint it and then bang it up yourself..I need a tutorial on this because I'm a little scared to try it.

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  5. thank you guys!

    paige - i may be doing a tutorial on this soon, if i can get enough time for it! :)

    and yes, i paint it and bang it up myself!

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  6. Lovely! You do very nice work, I really enjoy your blog!

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  7. Holy cow! It's like brand new table and chairs~they look fantastic!

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  8. i want these! seriously. this is so my taste! we are going to get you to our place sometime. whether it's you and jordan for dinner or you painting something of ours! you are seriously talented ma'am!

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  9. yes she has beautiful taste, and she's actually a friend of jessica duncan! funny! :) we (or i) would love to come over! you just let us know whennnnn :)

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  10. Kristen, Love your work! If you were closer to me then I'd commission you to help some of my thrifty finds out. I guess I will have to settle for doing it myself. Can you tell me what you use over the paint? Do you seal it? Also what finish paint do you usually use. Thanks in advance! Sarah :)

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  11. WOW that looks so beautiful! I love it! What I wouldn't give for talent like yours!

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  12. SO glad I found your blog through Holly's!!! Your transformation is amazing!!! I'm blown away! I've always loved mismatched tables and chairs and this REALLY does look like it came from a magazing!!!

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  13. This is beautiful! I love the paint choices you used:)
    Sarah
    HandbagsnPigtails.blogspot.com

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  14. ok too crazy! I have this same table but have been thinking of getting rid of it because I want a farmhouse looking one!! Please give a tut soon because I will so do the same thing to mine! I already have the white chairs that look so good with it! :)

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  15. I was looking at your old post and i have to say, you are amazingly talented!! I love the table.
    Liza~

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  16. IT LOOKS AMAZING! What an eye you have. Thanks for sharing!

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  17. What a beautiful transformation! Thanks for posting how nice removing paint can look - painting is so popular, it's easy to forget other approaches.

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  18. Looks like a totally different table and chairs! Love the new look!

    Hannah
    Check out my new blog...
    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  19. Beautiful table! Your work is beautiful!! Any tips on creating a similiar table finish?? I have a table sanded and ready to go :)

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  20. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog (I can't even remember where from...I got linked here from another site that was featuring this table & chair set). I have a dining room table & chairs that I absolutely HATE. The table is similar to yours, but the chairs have all of this really dated ornate detailing on them that I just don't know what to do with. I'm thinking of ditching the chairs & just finding some like the one you have pictured & refinishing everything. I absoultely LOVE what you've done with yours...it's just gorgeous. I'm a new follower now & I'm loving everything that I see. Keep up the good work!!!

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  21. Clicked over from your last post. I have this EXACT table and I want mine to look like this!!!! But, if this is the same table as mine, I wanna say that the top has a thin vaneer top or something. It doesn't look like its all wood.

    You know I'm a DIY'er, but for some reason I don't think I can pull this off! Send me a quote for this same exact makeover. I want mine JUST like this, lol!

    lakeitha_duncan(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Thanks!

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