The workshop has occupied so much time and attention this summer that I have a LOT of furniture projects waiting for me!
I’m at the point of wondering “what to tackle next?”
I decided to go for the biggest bang—as far as reclaiming space is concerned!
The table was dismantled, so it wasn’t taking up much room…but I had FIVE finished chairs stacked up in my bedroom, so I decided to finish the set so I could at least have my room back!
If you’ve been with me for long, you know I have a long and glorious history with pressed-back chairs.
I love ’em.
One of my first major projects was this gathering table:
…and I loved it so much I later refinished a similar table in black:
Then there was my grand idea of refinishing a dining set with different pressed-back chairs for myself:
…which I didn’t end up keeping, but another friend of mine decided to run with the idea. She bought up grundles of pressed-back chairs, and I finished them for her. When she had multiples, though, I received some of the chairs back…in payment!
And that, dear friends, is why I had five pressed-back chairs cluttering up my bedroom! As luck would have it, I found a sixth chair at Deseret Industries recently, and I was given this table (don’t you love the legs??)…
…what if I put them together??
Ahh…a match made in heaven!
The table top was sanded down and re-stained in Minwax Dark Walnut, which for some reason didn’t want to get very dark. I liked it anyway.
The six chairs—all different—are painted with a Behr Color match of Sherwin-Williams “Creamy.” They are glazed with a watered-down burnt-umber craft paint. That is NOT my preferred form of glaze anymore—but some of these chairs were started long ago, and everything needed to match!
I like these table legs better…
I had fun dressing up the table a little bit….
…someday I’ll have a table that looks good with this doily runner; it’s my goal in life!
Anyone up for an al fresco dinner?