I originally started with a set from the 1940s--that era of mass-produced furniture that I love to makeover--with a rectangle table on two pedestals and four darling carved chairs. I jumped on re-doing the chairs right away.
These were just the typical tapestry seats that come on these chairs.
I used homemade white chalk paint---two coats, then the usual distressing, concentrating on the carving. I waxed them with CeCe Caldwell's dark wax and re-covered the seat with some great fabric (gray, to match the walls) that I found for $4 a yard. It looks like ultrasuede, but it's really the velour that's used in automotive upholstery. I love the fact that it's durable and that stains wipe off.
The table, on the other hand, was not going so well.
My sweet husband took it apart for me, and I cleaned it off, but it wasn't the size or shape I wanted. I wanted a table that I could stain the top of, while painting the legs and apron...and a pedestal table just wasn't going to work.
Then, at the last minute, this table came in:
...and I thought "Eureka!"
I love it, too.
I'm linking here...
...and at Cassie's! (You know I love me some Cassie.)
and of course there's Meet Me Monday!