Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another DI treasure

I had been on the lookout for a "new" dining room table and chairs for a while. I was browsing at my new favorite store last fall, and found this beauty.

I loved the chairs, well apart from the awesome blue cushions! But I knew they could be fixed! It was sturdy and just funky enough! I went on a search for the perfect fabric for the cushions to start my inspiration. Then I had to wait for warmer weather, and so the table sat...like this...until last weekend. I decided it was the perfect weekend project (it took about 8 days longer than a weekend!). I pulled it all outside and primed and spray painted my fingers sore. Leslie and Laura both came over to help me out, I think they felt bad for my poor fingers. I cut fabric, stapled seats, antiqued, spray varnished (the chairs and my nostrils...FYI, do not spray varnish on a breezy day...I'm not the most patient person in the world.), varnished, sanded, varnished, sanded, and varnished some more. FINALLY, I have this...
...and oh my gosh, I am in love! It is always a good project when you impress yourself!

2 comments:

Laura and Dustin said...

You are amazing!!!! It looks incredible!!!

Grandma Charlene said...

I am still wondering where you got this talent from!! They look so cool. You did an awsome job.