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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Another find at the estate sale

So, after being at the estate sale house twice already, the girl kept trying to get me to buy the dining room set.  At first I had no interest in it.  By the third visit, I started to think, "ya, maybe I could use it."  So I gave her $300.00 and brought the entire dining room set home.

It's been piled up in my garage for the last month.  I haven't taken a picture of it yet but, this picture I found is practically the exact same table and chairs:

So here is what I plan to do with it:

Something along this idea.  I think I will keep the table top stained and not painted, just like they did above.

Now here is a real pic of the hutch I got with the set:

And I want it to look like this:

Again, keeping the top stained instead of painting.

Here is a pic of the chairs that came with the set:

I'm going to reupholster the seat and paint the chairs either black or white.  Not sure yet which way to go.

They might end up looking like this:

But I'm going to cover mine in a material more like these below:

I started to disassemble the chairs.  I removed the seats and stripped the first layer of material off and found the seat covered in this material originally:
Close Up:

It's actually nicer than what they covered it with.  It looked more like a yellowish, beige, terry cloth.  Is terry cloth even around anymore?  Here is the original one more time:

Once I finished all six chairs, I left them sitting like this:

All piled up collecting dust, lol.  I'm scarred to death to start sanding them but, I'm going to have to start before we're ready to move.  

I'll posts the pics as I finish a chair.

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of leaving the top stained. Can't wait to see how it turns out!