3/29/13

Freshened Up Kitchen Table and Chairs


For the spring I decided to recover my kitchen chairs as the material on them previously had taken quite a beating, most especially the kids chairs. And you know me...if I am going to change one thing I usually have to take it one step further and change everything!

At the beginning of last fall my table and chairs looked like this...


Then I stripped and re-stained the table top about mid-fall. It looked a little better but I knew I was going to be changing the material on the seat cushions in the not to distant future, if not for any other reason than to match them better to my new buffalo check curtains.



So with a little chalk paint, a Minwax protective coat, and some remnent fabric I bought at a local fabric and upholstery store, my dinette set went from this...


To this...



Remember my little purchase from yesterday???


How does it look filled with flowers?
Click here to see what my container it really is!!

I hope your day is filled with beauty!!!
XO
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18 comments:

  1. I love the new look - its nice and fresh. The curtains are beautiful. I have always liked the buffalo check. I especially love the new vase on the table - looks great. Your all set no for spring.
    Mary

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  2. The change certainly brightened up the room, huh? They look very nice.

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  3. Barbara I love the light brighter look to your table and chairs...great job!!
    The flowers look beautiful in your new vase!

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  4. Barbara, what a great job you did, the table and chairs look brand-new. The 'vase' is perfect, never would have thought it was a waste basket! xo

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  5. I love the new look, nice and bright. I also love that rug and the curtains!

    Cynthia

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  6. Barbara, Look GREAT! Happy Easter!

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  7. That looks like a totally different SET even. I love the lightened up look of it. That vase/urn thing looks wonderful with flowers in it. I love the color of it- xo Diana

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  8. I really like the table, Barbara. We have an oak set that I am dying to paint just like this, leaving the top stained. I have to work on hubs! The chairs look terrific, too. Very bright and fresh looking! Well done! The flowers are beautiful in your "new" vase! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Barb, painting your kitchen table and chairs really brightened up your eating area. LOVE the new look... and those buffalo check curtains are so so pretty!

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  10. Beautiful job Barbara, love the white and it goes great with your curtains!

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  11. I love the way your table turned out! I have a similar one and have debated painting it, since it's solid oak. I havew bow back windsor chairs and hate the thought of painting all of those spindles on the backs! They don't have fabric seats, however, but could use an update from age and from little grandchildrens' sticky fingers! Love your checked curtains as well! I'm very fond of black and white and hjave it in my kitchen, so this is another idea you've given me! AND, I really think that your beautiful trash can turned vase is gorgeous! What a waste it would be to use that for garbage! Enjoy your "new" dining set! Hugs, Leena

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  12. I love love love this new look...those curtains are awesome, too.

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  13. great TABLE. bUT THOSE BUFFALO CHECK CURTAINS JUST ADD ALOT TO THE ROOM, LOVE THEM!

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  14. Oh yeah. That white looks so fresh and happy. Love it and I'm sure you do too. Perfection! Thanks for linking up.
    p

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  15. Hi Barbara, I really love the new freshened look. The white really is wonderful!!

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