Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wishing for a New Table and Chairs

Well Hubby was out of town this week so that of course means two things around here. We get pizza and I start some new project. Grandpa took care of the pizza with Chuck E. Cheese and I dug right into a big project. I actually have been working on this for a week or so, I wanted the chairs to have time to cure before we used them. See, our table and chairs are old. Really, really old. As in we inherited them from my grandmother when we got married. The top was damaged then so we painted it white. A few years later I added garage sale chairs. Then about four or five years ago I decided to paint them in a cherry theme. They have really served us well.

Here they are white with cherries. They were cute but looking hammered again and the white sort of jumped out of the new house and screamed "Look at us we are old and yucky!". I really wanted a new table and chairs but our kids are still young enough that they are still sort of hard on them. And frankly I decided I wanted some grass out there for the short people to play on first.

So I decided to paint them black. I know I may regret this, it is bound to chip, but I distressed the edges hoping that kid-wear won' t be quite so obvious. I did use Krylon paint which I have had good luck with and I sanded them really well. Brittany says I could commit a crime right now and not get caught because I don't have fingerprints left. That is with the power sander too! I added a couple new thrift store chairs, there were a couple I just didn't even want to mess with.

Here they are. They look so much better in here than they did before. Don't they look pretty with my anniversary roses William sent yesterday? Of course I had to take this picture to prove my kitchen is sometimes clean. Usually only for a minute or two.

Yep, sixteen years. And I still really like him!

12 comments:

Janice said...

Wow! I am working up enough courage to start another painting project. You haven't quite inspired me but close.

Alison Gibbs said...

It looks fabulous painted black. Family wear and tear will still look great
Alison

Queen Elizabeth said...

I am so there with you. Our dining set is Hammered with a capital H. But then, school projects are done on it (with lots of glue and paint) and my dreams go *POOF*. Some day! Your paint job looks great!

vivian said...

the table and chairs look great! and happy anniversary! how sweet he sent you flowers!
have a great night!
vivian

Circe said...

I am amazed at the transformation! Can you come and do mine next? The table and chairs look fabulous!

Anonymous said...

WOW! AMAZING! Beautiful! Lovely roses as well! :)
SarahSmiles

love.boxes said...

Amazing Michelle1 It looks great. I really would hate to see that table go.. it's such a pretty shape. I love the new chairs as well.
Happy Anniversary!

Gail :) said...

I LOVE it black! What a great facelift ;)

Camille said...

The flowers are beautiful and I LOVE your table. It looks amazing!

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Your 'new' table looks fantastic! {Congrats on your anniversary...we are celebrating ours today!}

Jennie said...

Your table looks great. After seeing yours, I'm almost brave enough to start painting mine. Will you do a post with all of your tricks of the trade? I want to know EXACTLY what to do and what not to do before I start. Well done!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That is a lovely transformation! (and you are right, chairs do take forever, especially all those spindles)