We had such a long nasty winter this year. We are finally seeing some pretty amazing weather. With that being said I was so ready to bring some color into a furniture makeover.
I purchased this dining room set a while back from an online auction.
Those chairs...whew they were disgusting! I more than once gagged. Once I pulled those cushions off the grossness took over!
The table had some water damage. I think it had sat in a garage without anything covering it.
But, I thought it'd be the perfect project for some fresh color!
I started on gathering my inspiration long before the warmer weather came along. I was hoping the beautiful colors I was going to be using on the dining room table & chairs would give me a little sprinkle of fresh!
I started by chatting with my friend & owner of Newburgh Vintage Emporium, Troy Ford!! He loves color makeovers as much as I do! I truly believe that bringing in pops of color through furniture and accents can change the mood of a room. And, for me I always say "it's only paint". I know not everyone can paint or wants to paint.
SO... anyway back on track here.. I knew I wanted to try the RePurpose Chroma-Color by Cari Cucksey. I have a gigantic stash of paint, but I just needed some fun color. And, Troy carries the line at the store.
We looked over the colors & he let me take a couple of samples so that I could find some fabric that would go with the colors I wanted to use.
Once I found my fabric I was ready to start.
I started on the table by sanding the top. Actually it was during spring break, and my girls were home with me.
We (because you know little sister had to get in on this action) would work for a few hours each day & then go do something in the afternoons. My oldest decided that she wanted to help me work.
She ended up sanding about 3/4 of the top herself. I was pretty impressed because when she was finished with the fine grit, the table top was so nice & smooth! I hired them for an ice cream cone :) It was their fee that they came up with all on their own!
The cane back on the chairs were in really bad shape. They were dry and had cracked, some had significant tears. I ripped out the cane, which was super easy since they were so dry.
Once I had the 4 chairs striped of the cane I was ready to start painting. Notice up there in the picture I had multiple colors. I knew I'd be slightly distressing & so I wanted additional colors to show through.
I started with cocoa....
and finally celadon....
I did 2 light coats of the cocoa and turquoise and 3 light coats of the celadon. I did the same process with the chairs...
The top of the table was stained with General Finishes Antique Walnut gel stain. This is after the first coat, drying and waiting for it's final coat.
While waiting on the table top to dry I started the upholstery process. I have a strong love/hate relationship with this part...UPHOLSTERY! I sometimes think it purposely doesn't cooperate to just throw in a jab....
Before doing the upholstery, my chairs had been sanded, distressed & sealed with wax.
This is the 1st chair prior to do adding the trim work.
I added trim to the chairs, finished the table top with one more stain coat, and then sealing it with a top coat.
Sanded & distressed the base and sealed it with wax.
She's all done and ready for her new home.
I love the color. It is fresh and just brings a smile to my face! I wasn't paid or given anything to write about using Chroma-Color. But, I will use it again. I loved it for many reasons. It was easy to use, super smooth and it self levels.
The end result is just stunning!