First let me say I've been around just busy and picking up life pieces that you sometimes find falling apart around you. But things are better and life’s looking promising as it always does!
I’m hoping in lieu of being gone so long I can make up for it with some pictures of the $4 table I picked up at a church sale a while back. You can read about it here.
It is FINALLY done and I ended up doing it in stages so although I don’t have the complete “after” picture, as soon as my sis gives me one I’ll post it here. For now, you’ll just have to use your imagination!
Here’s what I had to work with:
They were painted brown and had silk (NASTY) chair covers. The table was a dark brown and remember it ended up being particle wood and the chairs real wood which ended in a predicament for me.
I decided that since this set was for my sister who has small children, I would paint the table and chairs black. This will give the the chairs longer life not to mention easier to hide the wear and tear that they are in for. Especially if I know those two little ones (and I DO!).
The table was a different story. It was particle wood which meant for me that it had to be painted. I opted for Annie Sloan’s Paris Grey. Then I went over it twice with dark wax until I got the look and feel I was going for. This is what I came up with:
AND THE CHAIRS:
I went to JoAnn’s Fabric but didn’t find a fabric I liked in my price range so we headed over to Hobby Lobby and found this for 8.99 a yard. I got three yards to be on the safe side and only ended up using 2. So technically this cost in total around $35.00 but should have only been $25.00. I have lots of extra material (sorry Dre)
I went in saying I need something with a pattern, something with Gray and that ties it into the gray and black table and that I got. I think this is gorgeous.
Not to mention I only set out to make this table look like she paid $400 and not $4 which I think It does. At least in my eyes
So AGAIN, sorry to stay away so long for those of you who actually did miss me. I promise things are looking MUCH BETTER and one day I may share my sabbatical with you guys, but for now let me just end with “Welcome Back to Me”.
Love you much!