Sunday, February 16, 2014

Painted Drop Leaf Table & Chairs

I'm super excited to share this makeover with you all today!
1. Because Country Chic Paint (a chalk and mineral based paint company) recently sent me over a box of goodies to work with and I love trying out new paint.
2.  I actually really, really love these pieces and both are staying in our home.


So, some little fun facts about the furniture...the chairs are Ethan Allen and have been sitting in our garage for months after my husband found them for free at a tag sale. How I love free! And the table was super inexpensive at the thrift store. This was one of the very, very few pieces I've found so far this year while out thrifting. Another fun fact; my husband was with me the day I bought the table and he hated it. Seriously, hated it. And didn't want me to buy it. Now he loves it and was instrumental in us keeping it. That, my friends, is totally the power of paint.
Anyway, I thought I would go with a classic black (Liquorice) for these pieces since they were so traditional. Here we have the set being modeled by the fantastic Figaro...

I did absolutely nothing prep wise to the table and chairs other than cleaning and then began to paint. The seats of the chairs and the top of the table got a distressed look, so I just painted them one simple coat.  The legs of both, and the top portion of the chairs got several coats/touchups as I wanted the color to be completely solid.

To finish, I used the Natural Wax. One thing that I really appreciated with this product was the lack of odor, making it a perfect choice for winter painting (i.e., right here in my house versus the garage).  The wax finish is not as glossy as others I've used, but the protection seems fantastic. (Note:  Since I received the wax a product called Tough Coat has been released. This might be a better option to protect tables and chairs.)

I staged this trio as a set, but we will be using them a bit differently in our home.  The table will be used with the leaves down in our upstairs hall (reveal at the end of this month) and the chairs are now in our dining room (which got a bit of an unexpected makeover) I will share that one very soon.

*I was compensated for this post, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.