Monday, June 09, 2008

Primed but not painted

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In my mind I thought I could finish this table and chairs in a weekend but I couldn't. I was able to get it all primed and I should wait until it's finished to show you but I've never been good at waiting. So here it is in all it's primed glory with the ugly 1960's gold velvet seat cushions. A work in progress! I had to move it inside because I don't have a garage. I love it and I think it goes so well with my $25 garage sale chandelier! I almost forgot to take a "before" photo. You would think after all I've done that I wouldn't forget something so simple! I had already started stripping the top. It was a dark shiny top so you can use your imagination. It's hard to tell but it was painted yellow with gold accents.
I'm thinking about putting this applique on the top of each chair (painted white) . It's small 4.25 X 1.25.



Updated: Here is the old set in case you forgot what it looked like. It was nice but too clunky for my taste.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh, Wow! I went back and looked at the old table and chairs and the new set is PERFECT for you. The old set looks way too country in comparison.

~elaine~

KimmyJ said...

Cindy, I love it! And it was meant to be if you were able to sell the other one for the same price so soon!! I like the applique for the chairs - as we all know it is the details that matter.

Blue Castle said...

The table looks so good! It's amazing how paint changes everything. It's going to look fantastic when you're finished. Love the appliques.

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

I looks GREAT already! LOVE IT!

Carousel222 said...

It's looking good. I think it looks and fits better than your old set. I wish I had your energy!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cindy, the table and chairs are looking so good with just primer on them. Can't wait to see them finished. You picked out a perfect style. The carved decor will top it off beautiful.
Come by and post for a giveaway I'm having.
Have a Blessed Day,
Bonnie

Sharon said...

Wow!! That's going to be perfect for you. It already looks great in the pictures.

Anonymous said...

No wonder you wanted the set - it looks great! I think the appliques will be a nice touch and I can't wait to see the chairs with the toile fabric. Keep up the good work!

Debbie V.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Oh, yes indeed that looks far more to your style. And yes add the appliques. What ever your instinct tells you. And you are right about the clunky other table. I bet it puts a smile on your face when you look at it now.
Till the reveal, will just have to imagine what it will turn out like. That would the type of table and chairs I would lean towards getting.

Ciao
Glenda

Saralee said...

"Tres Chic"!! Just fabulous! The style is so fitting! Love it Cindy!
Hugs~ Saralee

PS~ The appliques will be the perfect touch!

SincerelyYours said...

Hi Cindy. It looks fantastic! I'll bet you are really tired, refinishing is a lot of hard work!!! The appliques are going to be the finishing touch like that perfect piece of jewelry on a black dress!!!lol You are such an inspiration and as soon as this 95 hot humid junk leaves I am getting several cans of white paint; black and beige going white is in!!! Have a great day - Jeannette

Esther Sunday said...

Perfect. Perfect!!!!!

dynochick (Jan) said...

Just perfect. The older set was a tad casual.

The tops of the chairs match the arch in the door of your china cabinet.

Katy Lin :) said...

this is going to be beautiful. i like the old set, too, but the oval table and the graceful chairs complete that space so well!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the curvy lines to your "new" dining table and chairs!! You did a great job Cindy and I'm in awe of your talent and doggedness to bring new life to your treasured finds! I have no such determination myself. Looking forward to the finished results even though it looks lovely now. Suesue

Alison Gibbs said...

Cindy it looks wonderful even just primed. The applique will look fabulous on the chairs.
Alison

Adrienne said...

Hi Cindy -
Your new set is just right. It's wonderful with your chandelier and everything else in your dining room. I think it's just YOU! Can't wait to see it finished with the seats recovered.
~Adrienne~

Linda's Blue Gate said...

That set is so perfect for your dining room..... my table and chairs are very similar.... but I need to paint mine white....love ...love how they look and when you get them finished they will be so amazing....what a woman...
Hugs
Linda

Heather said...

You work fast!!! I love this new set! I really liked the old one too but this seems to "fit" better! It seems so light and airy- I like how you put it at this angle. Oh I am so excited to see it completely done with the toile fabric and all! Love the appliques!
-Heather :)

Beverly said...

You've been working hard, and it is looking great. It does work well in your dining room.

Where on the chairs are you going to put the applique?

Connie said...

Okay so sue me, I'm jealous and envious of that table!!!! What an absolute adorable renovation you did! Can't wait to see it with new chair covers.......
Connie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It's looking great Cindy!!
Penny

'Berta said...

You continue to amaze me with all your ideas! Can't wait to see the finished photos.

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

I love the new set!!!!
good choice!
Oh by the way you won my im in trouble and need help contest on my blog!!
email me with your address so I can send the vintage jeweled frame to you.
smiles,
Sandy

Shari said...

You are a dynamo, girl! I can't believe you have the table and chairs striped and primed already. It looks great. I really liked your old set but this is even better!

Sweetie said...

Your home is beautiful - you have a lot of talent and unique ideas. I like your style and the best part of it is that you don't follow the "rules!"

Charlotte said...

This is going to be GORGEOUS when it's finished. It's looking great already. I'm terribly impressed. Love the "cheap" chandalier too.

Mary said...

I thought your old set was really nice but this one fits your home even better.
Your better off letting the prime coat dry well, but I understand your excitement at wanting it done.
Love the bargain chandelier!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

HI Cindy,
Wow that was quick! Lookin good.
Kelly

Jill said...
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Jill said...

The new set is more your style....and more "light and airy" you have a beautiful home.
Thanks for sharing! Jill (Jiller53150 on Rate my Space)

Sue said...

It's looking good, cant wait to see the upholstery done.I know what it's like without a garage, constantly having to move things inside, or put plastic over them! I dont have a carport either, frustrating! I use my big covered verandah, though hubby isnt too happy about it, I tend to do about 5 projects at once!
Sue

Anonymous said...

these are gorgeous!!!
by the way, where do you get your appliques?

Joy said...

Looks just great! Love the centerpiece too.

Deserae said...

Wow!!! What a difference a little primer makes! The table and chairs are gorgeous and just perfect for the space :o)
~Des

Tara said...

Cindy

Love it, all looks great!

Stefanie M said...

I love it, it looks really nice I want a round table like that.

Natalie said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so impressed!

JoJo said...

Cindy, You got so much done over the weekend. I can't believe that you got it all done. The new table and chairs look so graceful and feminine. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Rosie said...

Hi Cindy! You are one determined lady to get all this done in a very short time. I have been watching your postings and marvel at the items you pick up at the thrift store. I am envious. I have been having so much fun creating my own world since I first found you on the internet. Thanks for the boost I needed. Rosie

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Cindy,
Oh this set is so much more you. It was definitely meant just for you and it is in such good condition. Love the chairs. Can't wait to see them recovered.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Theresa@Take A Sentimental Journey said...

an applique in the middle of each long side of your table would look good also.
Thank you for visiting my porch Cindy,come again anytime.

Robyn said...

Lovely work in progress...

Judy said...

Wow, I am so envious of you. I would never tackle anything like that. I keep thinking I should buy something small and try to be creative. You do such beautiful work. I love your new table, it is so you.

Rosy said...

They are so beautiful, love the French style. Definitely needed the paint job, you were lucky to get them for the price you paid for them even though it involved hard work. You've done so well.

Katrina Chambers said...

That is beautiful!!!!

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

I liked your old set, but this just really fits in better! It's gorgeous, so feminine and kind of lacy. Love it! It looks so good painted, and I can't wait to see it all finished.

Kady

Mandii said...

Cindy,
WOW!!!!!! That setting is just breath taking!!! Oh my goodness how pretty it looks now imagine how devine it's going to be when the chair cushions are recovered. Ive been looking for wicker chairs like that for ages, Im sure it's impossible to get them here, I'll have to keep searching now Ive seen how pretty your's look!!
I love the applique they would look lovely on the chairs.
wow youve realy done an amazing job!!
Stunning and suits your space PERFECTLY!!! big pat on the back from all the way down here!!
mandii

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, I believe that EVERYTHING you do is beautiful. It is a gift to be able to put things together that work so well and compliment each other perfectly. I think I like too many different styles, and so things don't have that "flow". The new table is perfect, I can hardly wait to see it when it's done!ksarra(RMS)

Anonymous said...

Your new set is really elegant. I love it.

Suzy said...

Oh yes the new table somehow looks much better in your living/dinning room. As usual you have done a magnificent job painting it, who would tell that it is not yet totally finished.

Have a great week. Suzy

Elzie said...

What a lovely set. It'll look perfect after been painted. You have really good taste.
Hope you have a good week.
Love Elzie

Anonymous said...

Cindy, great job on your house decor. I love reading your blog. Did you use a spray primer for the kane part of the chair? How do you avoid drip marks? Gosh, looking at your home makes me want to paint everything white in my house.

Counting Your Blessings said...

There's never enough time to get everything done we dream up, is there?! I love your new dinning set. It's just the right amount of delicate. Blessings... Polly

Marilyn said...

Cindy,

The design of your new dining set really fits in with the light, romantic mood of your home. The other set has a bit more of a country feel to me.

I love what you're doing and can't wait to see the finished product.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, that new set is perfect for you! I'm so glad you got it. Don't you love Craigslist. I just did something similar with a chair & ottoman & bought at Salvation Army (which I haven't posted yet). Sold my old set for the same price as the new. Love that!

Rhoda

Crossroads Cottage said...

Love your new dining room set. Too shabby cute. I painted my dining room set white a couple of years ago as well. I planned on 2 days, it actually took three. And don't the chairs take FOREVER?!

MimiG said...

Looking great! Can't wait to see the new chair seatcovers.
You always do a great job...
MimiG

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

Hi Cindy. I love your new dining room set, especially the shape of the table legs! And I can't wait to see those chairs covered in blue toile.

I love the idea of putting the end chairs into corners of the dining room. Since you can see the whole chair, it's nice to consider an accent pillow on the back of each. . . and perhaps change them with each season. Just lovely. I can't wait to see this set all finished!

~Arleen

P.S. I wrote about you in my blog today. :-)

Anonymous said...

This is one of my favorite sites!
I think its so cool how you share all your talents with us and give us so many ideas!
Scat

Natalie said...

I love this new set! It looks great in your dining area!

You have a fantastic blog!

Layla said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the backs on those chairs Cindy! Painting cane like that is so time consuming...but it will be worth it!

Mary said...

Love this new set Cindy and it turned out to be a great bargain! Now you are woking your magic - will be fabulous when completed with new fabric on the seats. It's a beautiful set - I need to go treasure hunting for one like this!

Angie said...

white paint is amazing! your furniture already looks so fresh even with just the primer on it. what a difference a different shaped table looks, too...can't wait to see everything finished!

Michele said...

This new table and chairs set reminds me of my parent's set, except there's is not white. It looks PERFECT in your cottage home!! Can't wait to see the chairs reupholstered, too!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy,
I THOUGHT I WOULD WRITE YOU TO TELL YOU I BOUGHT A USED DINING ROOM SET W/ 6 CHAIRS HERE IN FL. WHEN WE ARRIVED FROM CT.MY SET MUST OF BEEN FROM THE 60'S ALSO, BECAUSE MY CUSHIONS ARE ALSO, YUCKY GOLD VELVET, I HAVE THE HIGH BACK CAIN CHAIRS, ALL DONE IN A DARK STAIN, I'M VERY MOTIVATED NOW TO PAINT MINE OVER ALSO, TO FIT IN WITH MY SHABBY CHIC DECOR...DID YOU HAND PAINT OR SPRAY EVERYTHING, WAITING FOR A REPLY PLEASE, THANKS & GREAT A JOB AS USUAL, LOVE THE $25.00 CHANDELIER!
HOPE TO SEND YOU BEFORE & AFTER Pic's. Best regards, Cindy:)FL.

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Cindy in Florida,
I don't have your email address to respond to you. I painted my chairs with a brush. When you paint the cane you have to be sure to go back and forth from the front to the back because the paint runs to the other side. I hope that makes sense.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Oh, aren't you glad you bought it? Now you are making me want to paint my new set, it is very similar! I like the way yours looked, the primer gives us a nice sneak preview of the finished look.

Renee's Reproductions said...

Love your page!! So beautiful! Amazing! xo Renee

Rue said...

Hi Cindy :)

I really love your new table and chairs. Until I read this post I was going to go back and tell you to buy it, because I could tell you really wanted too ;)

Thank you for understanding my house issues :)

Did you ever go get that See's candy??

hugs,
rue