We moved awhile back – closed the ‘big house on a hill’ chapter. This last year we’ve been eagerly awaiting the completion of what will be
Our NEW nest has a smaller kitchen nook.
TRANSLATE: the previous table and chairs won’t fit.
I went on a search for the perfect set – round, 40-42 inches, 4 chairs, fabric seats, something with character, maybe even romantic? I’ve been around softer, lighter, warm finishes the last couple years and I want to incorporate that feeling into our new space.
This is the nook area
The light will swap out to this
and two pendant lights will hang over the island
So you get the feel, right?
My connection hooked me up with lovely vintage chairs, of which I only needed four…
but I was having a hard time finding a small, well made, round table.
Then, one day while at work, this caught my eye (the table and chairs bottom right)
A solid wood ROUND table! Forty two inches to be exact. This was the table back when I was finishing it the first time – that finish was Caromal Peppercorn over Cobblestone
A pretty enough table, not too heavy, not too rustic… except for the finish I had on it. The finish didn’t stop me, I knew I could paint over that, right?
Just like that…
the table was mine. A complete set, now time for the finish!
I got out the Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate, and a little Putty and brushed one one coat
Then a thin coat of American Paint Navajo White – I used some water now and then to move it around quicker
Now I can see where the impatience sets in – no photos on sanding, not much until the chair is done AND the bling is secured!
Once the white dried I mostly sanded, a little bit wet wiped, and then sealed with a coat of APC Topcoat Finish.
Michelle recovered my seats and glued on the prettiest trim that was like the icing on the cake
Now the table – I sanded the top a little, to knock down the heavy texture that I’d created the first time
and then I did like the chairs – brushed on a coat of Caromal Colours Textured Basecoat Chocolate and a little bit of Putty, and over that a thin coat of American Paint Company Navajo White-
then sanded to reveal my texture
and then decided I DIDNT want an all white table. I wanted a dark top. Pooh….
I got out the APC Saddle, cut some with water, and brushed the table top.
This will give me a nice start for my wood grain – some lighter and darker areas, it all adds to the depth of the final finish
Usually I seal my paint before moving onto my stains, but this time I grabbed a new glaze we’re carrying – Beautiful Glaze – created purposefully for use over absorbant paints like chalk and clay paint – without having to first seal the surface. I used a combination of the premixed antiquing color (a pretty brown) and the mahogany, one of the tint colors available –
I sanded one more time, to pop a little texture from beneath…
then brushed on the glaze
and softly wiped it back
I LOVE it, and our old foyer rug is a perfect fit, both in size and design!
Thank you Lord , you have blessed me with the ability to follow a hunch with a paintbrush in hand, and without thinking arrive at the finish line where I stand humbled… I realize, and I thank you for this gift! Whooo hooooo!
We close Tuesday. A place we can make our own – can’t tell you how excited I am, and I can’t wait to place this table and chairs in my new space!
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