Saturday, June 07, 2008

Weekend Project

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I was able to pick up the table and chairs in my car!  I took the legs off the table, put down my back seat and slide it in through the hatch back.  It's amazing how much you can fit in a Camaro! I had to make 2 other trips to get the chairs.   Here are the arm chairs which I won't have room for at the end of the table because my dining room is too small.  I'm going to keep them on each side of the hutch.  I'm stripping the finish off the table now.  I dread painting six chairs but I can't wait to see how they are going to look painted white!  I'm going to replace the gold velvet covers with a soft blue and white toile.  I still need to distress the hutch...too many projects and not enough time!  
I sold my old dining room table this morning for the same price as my new table!  My former sister-in-law bought it!  I'm so happy!

47 comments:

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh that is going to one nice set when you finish putting your touches on it. Can't wait to see it done.

I still need to get my rear in gear and strip and paint my headboard/footboard. Maybe tomorrow??????

Joanne

Shelia said...

Cindy, here you go being wonderful again! You just find the best deals and to sell your table for the same price! The chairs are very nice and they are meant to be white. Can't wait to see then finished. Shelia ;)pp

SincerelyYours said...

Hi Cindy! This is going to be gorgeous in white! The blue and white toile is going to just take it over the top to outstanding! Can't wait to see the finished pictures! I have been sitting in my family room hating the decor and since visiting your blog for the first time yesterday am thinking it is time for me to go to my true style - romantic country cottage! My husband gave me that "oh no not again" look when I said the wallpaper has been up for 4 years(a record for me) and that it was driving me nuts! He likes it. I'll just wait till he is at work and he won't even miss it?lol Don't work too hard. I could never have fit anything like this in either of the 2 camaros I owned!lol

The Feathered Nest said...

Yaaaaay Cindy!!! When there's a will, there's a way! And if a woman wants it bad enough she will MAKE IT FIT! I love the lines on these chairs and can see that they are so very "you" ~ can't wait to see you do your magic to them!! Happy weekend, xxoo, Dawn

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

LOVE the chair so I am sure the others will be great too. They will look great in your home once you work your magic.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I can't wait to see it either. I just saw something close to that on craigslist for $650.00, It was already painted white. You got a GREAT DEAL!!
Take care,
ginger

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Cindy, doesn't it make you feel wonderful when you can find just what you are looking, at a special price at that. It is going to look great when you get through.
Can't wait to see the finished project.
Have a Blessed Day,
Bonnie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I'm so glad you got that set it is sooo Frenchie and so you. You will love the cane back chairs...It will be prefect for your Romantic Home....
Hugs
Linda

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

Hi Cindy,
The table and chairs are going to look Fabulous!!! Can not wait to see them done. I love to re do things. Almost done with my fireplace. That has been a job. Just another weekend (I hope).
Hugs,
Mo :-)

Anonymous said...

I am so happy for you that you got the table and chairs that you wanted. You are soon going to run out of things to refinish! I also just love the cozy look of your kitchen.

I have some old Eastlake chairs that I want to redo, but their padding is shot. They were sitting in an attic for years, and mice got into them. The frames and spring are fine. I am thinking of putting in a solid bottom and covering them with handmade cushions. I am with you in the blue and white bit. I found a look I want to copy for the chairs--white with blue detailing along just part of the carving, and blue cushions. Some people find white and blue to be too cold, but I think of that combo as a crisp and clean look.

I really look forward to the transformation of your new set. I hope that you will post the details for us so that we learn more about how to turn yard sale finds into heirlooms. You have taught me a lot about this art, and your blog is now my favourite website.

Thank you.

Carousel222 said...

That is wonderful. I'm glad you got your other table sold so quickly. I can't wait to see your new table and chairs when they are done. I saw an ad on HGTV today for the new show "Rate My Space". The premier is
June 15th. Be sure to let us know when you're going to be on....

Creme de la Creme said...

What pretty chairs! I am so glad the set was still there when you went back. Those caneback chairs can be so expensive.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those really will look pretty painted white and with different cushions! That's very cool that you were able to sell your old table for the same cost you bought this set! Almost like getting a free table and chair set! Well, except for all the work, but it will be beautiful.

Connie said...

What a deal!! And yep, the gold seats have got to go. ;-) Weekend project???? It would take me months to do that.....
Smoochies,
Connie

Jan~Feather Your Nest Antiques said...

No wonder you wanted this set so badly Cindy! Those chairs are fabulous. It's so hard for me to find chairs in this style and when I do, they're gone in a flash.You're one lucky lady!

Rhondi said...

Hi Cindy
I love the shape of the chairs. It's going to look beautiful in your dining room.
Rhondi

Tara said...

Good for you, so many neat projects going on!

lifeisgood said...

Hi Cindy!
Congratulations on aquiring the table and chairs! I really admire your motivation and enthusiasm! I'm very happy for you and also that you were able to sell your other set so quickly! You're such an inspiration!

P.S. Leave your kitchen just the way it is ~ it's a gorgeous color ~ you did a great job!

Blue and white toile is going to look awesome on the cushions!!

Karin

Deserae said...

Woohoo you really scored!! The chair is fabulous so I can't wait to see the table :o) I can see why you simply had to have it now!! I'm so happy you sold your old set so quickly too!!!!
~Des

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Cindy,
That's awesome that you sold your old set. So basically it was free. At least that's how I look at it. Can't wait to see it when it is all finished.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Ah Cindy, I KNEW you would figure out how to get that dining set home.See, I didn't have to bring the truck after all. :0) :0)

Jen r. said...

Oh Cindy!Good for you! It seem slike ti worked out perfectly and I love the chairs already. I can't wait to see what you do with them!What great deals! I read your earlier post about goodwill.Isn't it crazy how they price things sometimes? Jen R

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

It's going to be awesome!


M ^..^

Joy at Cupids Charm said...

Whooooo Hooooo! I was so happy when I clicked on your blog link and saw a new chair pop up first! I knew what you had done girlfriend! I had to laugh about how you got the table home. I've done that myself, and in much smaller cars than yours...I drive a Miata! When I zero in on something I want, my motto becomes "I will NOT be stopped"!!! Good going Miss Cindy! Can't wait to see the after photos. I am sure it will be stunning. Have fun with your project. xoxo ~ Joy

Mandii said...

hi Cindy!!
Thanks for rating my space!! Lovely to meet you, your home is utterly devine!!! Love it!!!Love it!!
mandii
p.s Im just adding you to my lovely places to visit, hope that's ok!!

Pondok Al Imran said...

Hi, I like white colour, you've a wonderful house

Ann said...

Looking forward to seeing the set when it's finished, you are an inspiration - your home is gorgeous.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

So now I have to ask. What time did you get to bed on Saturday ? Or did you get to sleep ?

I am still up because my puppies got into chocolate while I was gone. And off to the emergency vet's I went.
If you can do the table and chairs in the entire weekend I need to know your secret. I took me one week to do one chair.

I am so happy you were able to get your dream full filled with the set. And then to sell what you had.

Ciao
Glenda

Beverly said...

You go girl!!! This is going to be one fabulous looking dining room set.

My arm chairs are on either side of my server for the exact same reason.

Sarah said...

I can't wait to see the transformation! I think the blue and white toile will really make this...great idea! Have a great weekend!
Sarah

Debbie Kay said...

Cindy:

Everything you touch turns to gold, oh except for the seat covers on those chairs which will look fabulous in blue/white toile. I am always amazed at the good fortune you find in your life....you so deserve it!!!

Lots of love,

Debbie Kay

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy! YAY!!! I am so glad you got them! I cant wait to see what you do with them! They are beautiful now and I am sure they will be gorgeous when you are done with them!

Hugs,
Amy

linda t said...

Yeh! So excited that you sold your set!
Once again, you inspire the heck out of me Cindy!
Now if I could only get me some projects started and finished, I'd be even more excited!

Artsy Etc. said...

That will certainly be a pretty set when you finish..I have no doubt. You work magic on everything you touch! i was thinking the other day, you should use your blog as a portfolio for a job with Martha Stewart!

Doggone..I wish I lived near you and could have bought your old set!

xo

Sharon said...

I'm so glad that you were able to get the table and chairs. I know the set will be beautiful when you finish with it.
Good job!!
Sharon

Lissette said...

Cindy,
I am a fan of your ability to transform the items you buy!!! I just got married a few months ago, and we are on a very very tight budget so I really appreciate your wonderful how to's and your very good taste in order to help decorate our apt. Thanks!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the chairs! This is going to be great when you add your magic Cindy...
hugs,
Penny

Michele said...

Can't wait to see you new set with the "Cindy Magic" on it. I'm sure it's going to be beautiful!! Glad you were able to sell you old table for the same price!! YAY!!

Michele
luvkittysmeowmail@gmail.com

Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love those chairs!

Have a blessed weekend!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Joy said...

Congrats on your new dining room table!

Debbie from NJ said...

Cindy,

so glad you were able to get that lovely set. I had seen cane chairs painted white, and they are so pretty. My hubby has a teal colored camaro, and it does indeed have lots of room in the back. I feel like I am on a skateboard though when I drive it! LOL!

deb

Robyn said...

I have missed popping in here! What a lovely post! Come by and visit when you can! Lot's of hugs!
Robyn

MimiG said...

Oh Cindy - don't you love it when a plan comes together! I can't wait to see the finished table/chairs.
So glad you got the set!
MimiG

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I know the table and chairs will be so lovely once you get your paint brush to them! Can't wait to see the finished product. I so admire your beautiful and romantic postings!
Brenda

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Cindy,
It will be beautiful when your finished with it! I need to do the same thing with my chairs. I got mine not to long ago and love them.
Hugs, Kelly

pedalpower said...

Those are going to be fabulous...what a great shape and caning!

Julie said...

I cannot wait to see how these get transformed!