Here are some BEFORE pictures of the table and chairs!
These two chairs belonged to my friend originally. She bought them at an antique store several years ago.
The chair on the left is definitely a "modern" chair, but we figured once it was painted, distressed, and glazed, it would fit right in! The chair on the right is also a true antique--it has a date on the bottom of 1884!! We decided it would be a shame to paint this one, but it needed a lot of work (obviously). Besides a broken arm and back, a dog had chewed one of the front corners!
I forgot to take a picture of these chairs until I had started priming them! (I am a lousy photographer.) I bought two of these off of KSL.com. We both thought they would be a great addition to the "collection."
And here are some pictures of the beautiful AFTER:
Here is one of the chairs in closer detail. All of them were painted, then distressed and then glazed with walnut stain to match the table. It's hard to see in the picture, but the two antique chairs had pretty pressed backs, but they had almost worn away with time. Distressing and glazing them makes them stand out again.
She also has a beautiful buffet, but its back was broken about six years ago. She had the great idea to replace the back with beadboard, painted and glazed to match the chairs and table. It looks fabulous, and ties in so well now!
And here's a picture of the 1884 antique chair, all beautiful again! I can't take credit for this one! When it comes to the really hard jobs, I call on my good friend Michael to pull them off for me. He's AMAZING! There was a chunk missing from the right arm, but he fitted another piece of wood in there so you'll never know unless you go looking for it. He sanded down both of the front corners. He took the whole thing apart, cleaned out the old glue, and then put it all back together again good as new! It's GORGEOUS!