Sunday, September 05, 2010

Dining Table and Chairs Makeover

Last winter, as many of you know we bought our little home away from home condo at the beach and started the process of making it our home. I posted a picture of my thrift store china hutch and  a glimpse of the table and chairs.

Today I thought I would show you the chairs up close and personal. I found the table and chairs at another thrift store. There were four side chairs and one armed chair (sounds like it's packing heat). Anyway...
They were dark wood and badly scratched  so I did what I always do ... painted them white!

I always forget to take before pictures, just to anxious to get started I guess.

The plan was to cover the seats in blue toile but I just couldn't cover over these seats.
All of them are in pastel colors.

 There was no stains so I just cleaned them for my own
piece of mind with upholstery/carpet cleaner and kept them as they are.

The armed chair guards the door with a little $1.00 Goodwill pillow.

The plates and chargers are yard sale finds. The chargers are wooden, Pier 1 and they were Christmas
red and green. I painted them with a Folk Art taupe color. 
The cute little ceramic shell napkin rings are vintage, like me. One of my special education classes painted these as a fund raiser.
 I think they did a great job of getting them so realistic.
They got them in greenware, cleaned, fired and glazed them.

The table cloth is another Goodwill find and I got the pitcher at Target as a clearance item.

It is difficult to see in the picture but it matches the turquoise oops paint I used inside the china
hutch perfectly.
If you're still reading, thanks so much for visiting my little dining area. Have a great week and
come again!

          Linking to  Metamorphosis Monday
                           Thrifty Treasures
                           Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
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  1. This looks so great! I love the white with a bit of color. It is such a clean and fresh look. Beautiful! Thank you for your sweet comment! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  2. SO adorable! You did so well. And I always get a little "antsy" to start a project and totally forget the before pictures also!! (:

  3. Those are beautiful all the pictures!!!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Your room is so pretty. I always forget to take before shots too but I can visualize what they were like. They are great and I love the chairs!

    I'm following you now so I can see all of your projects right away.

  5. beautiful chairs, the fabric with the floral design fits in your room perfectly. Love the china cabinet too, did you paint that also? Thanks for visiting my blog.

  6. Oh, that's a beautiful set! I love needlepoints too, so I can see why you had a hard time covering them. Your table & chairs are gorgeous.

  7. Oh I am so glad that you didn't cover the seats. They are gorgeous!

  8. Those chair seats are amazing - what a fantastic find. I wouldn't have covered them either - just a good washing ! The set looks amazing in white - what a refreshing and beautiful transformation !!!

    Thanks for sharing,

  9. I'm glad you kept the seats. It's hard to imagine them looking as good as they do with the dark wood. Beautiful tranformation--and I love the back of your cabinet, too. Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.

  10. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing a glimpse with us. La

  11. Beautiful decorating and great finds!

  12. Very pretty! My mother in law had some beautiful embroidered chair seats that she made many years ago. She had them framed for each of her granddaughters. I thought it was pretty creative of her and is a very special keepsake.

  13. I am all for recovering chairs, but no way could your cover that gorgeous pieces of history, your cottage is beautiful!!


  14. How Beautiful!!! I will be checking back often. Love your work!

    Thanks for becoming one of my first followers!



  15. Your pieces are lovely. I love all of the colors against the white, especially the blue in your china hutch. The pillow and throw are a really nice touch on the arm chair. By the way, thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it.

  16. Wow, I want to go bargain shopping with you! Great scores and you seem to know how to pull them all together beautifully.
    Thanks for your sweet comment at Becolorful.

  17. Lovely room, so soft and definitely beachy like. Like the blue color in the back of the china hutch. And I don't blame you for keeping those seats. You could always make slip covers in the fabric to put over these sometimes for a change. But they are pretty, imagine all the work to do them.

  18. Hi... I'm your newest follower.

  19. The chairs are so lovely and so is the entire room. It looks so soothing and inviting.

  20. I love the chairs. So glad you didn't recover them. They are in amazing condition and I love that each one is a different color!!

  21. What a great room you put together and I see I'm not the only one who's loving the chair seats. What a great find. Thanks for visiting me over at warm woollen mittens. I'm finding I have my eye out for more ballet pics now - could easily become a collection! Bx

  22. I love needlept chairs-I love yours in different colors!

  23. Just found your blog from Faded Charm and I'm now a follower:)

    I don't blame you for not covering your needlepoint chairs they are all your white!


  24. Those chairs are beautiful! I can only imagine the time that went into each one of them. I wouldn't haven't covered them either...if those chairs could talk!! Marcia

  25. Your chairs are so pretty! And I love your hutch! It is amazing! I really love how you painted the inside blue, it is gorgeous! Happy White Wednesday :)

  26. Your dining room looks beautiful. You did a great job. The power of white paint. Have a great week.
    The Swedish Room

  27. Hi Annette,
    Beautiful! I see why you can't bring yourself to cover the needlepoint. I like the different colored backgrounds.

    Thanks for stopping by Elizabeth Ann's, I hope you will come back soon.

    Elizabeth Ann
    p.s. Soooo jealous of your beach place but very happy for you!

  28. Your chairs are gorgeous! You've done a great job decorating your dining room. It's all beautiful! I'm your newest follower. =)

  29. Your needle point chairs are so beautiful. I love your dining room colors. The white is so pretty!

  30. Pretty pink dining room. Those needle point chairs are awesome. I'm your new follower.

  31. I love the needlepoint chairs! I love the hutch too, looks like an inviting, comfortable room :)

  32. Hi, Annette... stopped by for a visit... I love what you've done with your dining room! And I saw the "twin" pitcher to my post of last week... fun! Have a wonderful week ahead! :) mercedes


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