Welcome to another POWW! I can’t wait to see what you guys have been up to! I am working on some fun projects at the moment, but they aren’t quite ready to share. Stay tuned for that! Today I am going to show you the custom dining set I just finished for Bridget (of the coral table and awesome fabrics, which are from Russell & McKenna for those that asked). I went to Bridget’s home last week and am working on another fun piece for her… can I tell you how beauitful her home is? Amazing! And she has decorated it all herself- her daytime job is lawyer, but she is very talented aesthetically. Would you like to see for yourself how beautiful her home is? Yes? Good! Because she has agreed to let me come over and take pictures to give you all a grand tour! Anyhow, on to her dining set, which began life as a black and cherry pedestal table and windsor chair set.
These are the post-electric sander shots. Since the chairs were so spindly and I knew I couldn’t possibly get all of the shiny finish off, I used Sherwin Williams adhesion primer. I tested an area that wasn’t sanded and it stuck. I gave the chairs 3 coats of that to be safe- remember I use a brush so with allt hose spindles you can’t go on too thick! The chairs took then 3 more coats of paint. Yikes! The table I gave two coats of primer and 3 coats of paint. Once they were all done I distressed them by hand. The paint was really on there after all that primer, So I ended up using a paint scraper to take some of the paint off the edges, and then sanded to make that area look more worn. Once it was all distressed, I went over it all with Minwax Golden Oak to give it a more antiqued finish. We used semi-gloss Harmony (Zero VOC) paint in Greek Villa on this project. Bridget prefers the satin look, but since she has kids and needs something that will clean easily, semigloss was a better choice. Here they are now, oh, and now that you have seen my workspace I am not too ashamed to show you the final product of the table still in the workspace since I cannot carry it by myself.
I can’t wait to see them in place in Bridget’s home!
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