Okay! So if you have been following my previous posts you'll know that I painted a hutch that now resides in my dining room. Here is a photo of my next endeavor, my dining room set!
We were given this table as a hand-me-down when we got married and I could not love the lines of this table any more! It came to us with dingy, cream, striped fabric and I (with the help from my mom, hi mom!) reupholstered it with black fabric. As the years have passed, my style has significantly changed. I went through some growing pains when it came to decor while trying to find a happy medium merging Brent and I's tastes ( he's since waved the white flag). Therefore, it's time for a change. Here are some of my options.
This is my ultimate favorite. I love the idea of refinishing the table top, staining and sealing it. I think it sounds much more durable than a painted surface (especially if there are ever sticky fingered, little people in our future). I would chalk paint the table legs and chairs just as I did the hutch. I would do a similar upholstry job with a gray tweed-like material and perhaps some fancy nailhead trim around the chairs.
This option is the same as above, but painting the table top as well. Still so unsure of the durability. I would have to seal the chalk paint with multiple coats of wax.
This option is the daring option. I would paint my entire table white and paint my chairs the accent color I used on my hutch. I would probably opt for a more subtle pattern for the upholstry than what is shown, but you get the idea.
Sidenote: This set was given to us with only 5 chairs, leaving one end of the table chairless. My brilliant idea is to turn one of the chairs into a two person bench using the existing legs so it looks like it belongs. That's a post for another day, so keep an eye out!
Thanks in advance for the feedback! I can't wait to get this project underway!
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