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!