This project has been hounding me for months! I’m so relieved to be finished and am so pleased with the final product! :)
Cara picked up this fantastic drop-leaf table at the same yard sale as the upholstered chair I finished last week. (I can’t exactly say how much it was, since this table, the arm chair, a lazy susan game table, and this console were all purchased together, but the total price was $27, I believe.)
The chairs, I picked up separately. They had a great French shape to them, but hideous, pastel, southwest upholstery on the seats and a pickled wood finish that’s also big here in the southwest. There were 5 chairs that came with a round pedestal table that I’m saving for another project for $60 on Craigslist. The people were moving and it was a must sell situation. They are SOLID pieces and I was happy about the score. :)
Here’s another view, so you can fully grasp the hideousness of this fabric:
So with the shape of the chairs and the curvy legs of the drop-leaf table, the direction I was going with this set was going to be a french, distressed ivory finish. That upholstery was, naturally, headed for the trash. I picked up this lovely fabric for the cushions from Joann’s ($5 per yard with a coupon.)
I fell in love with the chocolate and teal color combination! Isn’t it great?
So, the table and chairs were primed and painted ivory. I wanted to add something special to the table to tie it in with the new upholstery on the chairs, so I decided to tape off and paint a faux striped table runner with the chocolate and teal.
Once I had the stripes taped and painted, I sanded them to distress and fade, to make it look like it had been there for ages. And here’s the finished table:
I love how the stripes help tie the table in with it’s fantastic new chairs!
It fits best with 4 chairs around the table, but you always want to have a little extra seating for guests. :)
Yes, our willow tree still has green leaves. This is Arizona! ;)
Another project checked off my list of things I want to bring with me to the Junkrestore Vintage Market Barn Sale in Camp Verde this weekend! Hope to see some of you there! If you’d like the location, send me an email and I’ll send you the address.