Monday, August 9, 2010

White Magic Makeover


Remember my post  showing my small dining area? Well things have changed and it's all white!..no pun intended...not really!















When I bought this dining table about 6 months ago at our local 'Everyday Living' store, I did mention to the sales woman that I probably would paint it as I could not find exactly what I wanted. The look she gave me indicated that she thought I was mad.

 All the comments from my blogging friends inspired me to change this setting into something I would be happy to look at everyday. So thank you!

Anyway, this orphan table was drastically reduced in their closing down sale...even better. The chairs are not part of their 'Hamilton' range as is the table, they were actually from a local secondhand shop. Brilliant condition strong and sturdy - just right for men in the family... you know what I mean.

I could not bear to paint the top of the table as it is a really rich recycled pine with knots, and gnarly things. So I left it as it is.

I lightly sanded the table and the chairs, painted three coats of 'Ibis White" Bristol paint. Just have to do a bit of tweaking around the tile detail on the leg posts and then a coat of satin varnish to protect it and all done.

I am really pleased with how this turned out. I love it!

14 comments:

Restyled Vintage said...

Oh WOW, that looks fantastic! We have the exact same chairs and I would love to paint them but hubby isn't sure...when he gets home tonight I am going to show him your beautiful transformation and if that doesn't convince him I will be very surprised (and probably just do it anyway, lol). Well done :)

xx Karen

The Pink Poodle said...

It looks totally amazing..

it NEVER ceases to amaze me what a "lick" of paint will do...

the chairs fit in perfectly...

great job!!!

xx andrea

Pamela said...

Oh yes, much better now. I have never understood people thinking you shouldn't paint timber. Mind you, I'm glad it was you and not me.
I'm looking forward to seeing a lovely bowl of your pink roses on the table.
Pamela xx

Jenny said...

Wow, it looks great. Thanks for sharing your after shots, you have convinced me to do the same. Can I ask if you spray or hand painted? You must be thrilled with the outcome. Job well done! :-)

vintage mum said...

Lovely job, I'm never that brave when it comes to painting furniture it looks very chic :)
Cate x

baysiderose said...

Hi Jenny, No spray gun around here! Definately a labour of love painted with a brush! Huge weekend job in this perfect weather but well worth it!

*Spring Blossom* said...

I just love those chairs! I think the set looks fantastic - you've done a great job :)

La Dolce Vita said...

this came out beautifully!! what a difference the white paint makes! the contrast is amazing and the chairs are perfect! I adore the little frame and picture, wonderful!!!

brismod said...

I really like what you did with your furniture. It looks good with the timber top and white legs. Those strawberries make a great centre piece too! xx

chair up said...

FANTASTIC! Can you believe how good it looks?! Now you can have lots of fun with different colour placemats and tablecloths too.
The finished result makes all the hard work so worth it eh.
Angex

A Treasured Past said...

Looks fab-u-lous! It really makes the floor pop!

Sandra Z said...

Wow, this is a marvelous make-over! Congratulations for the final look and your idea :)) I love this also, a lot! Specially that you left the top of the table like it was. You're right - its better so. Sandra Z.

Debbie said...

THAT`S AMAZING!
YOU HAVE INSPIRED ME TO PAINT MY LIVING ROOM FURNITURE...
THANKS FOR SHARING, SWEETIE!

DEBBIE MOSS

Clara said...

Brilliant! I would have done the same thing (paint it white, leave the top untouched). It stands out beautifully, before it blended too much with the floor.