Obviously for $50 the table wasn't quite my style but with a little ASCP and some left over fabric from some of the Fiber & Fire projects I couldn't wait to transform the space into my own little rustic yet feminine eating space. How does rustic even become feminine? Oh, yea, add lace and pretty flowers!
|The table before in all of its 1980s glory!|
|And they say florals are always in style, HA!|
I had some left over dark walnut stain (minwax) from an earlier chair project and it ended up being just enough to stain the top of the table and the top of the french buffet to match. After multiple coats of staining, protecting and waiting a couple days I got to the actual painting. The above picture shows one coat of the ASCP and a dry brush. I seriously debated leaving it as so but ultimately came back with a second coat.
The 1980s floral upholstery was updated with some french script. I really wanted to upholster the seats in old grain feed sacks but I already had plenty of the script fabric lying around and it has such a soft hand finish I figured guests would prefer sitting on the chairs finished in this fabric. So, after all that I just added a few finishing details and viola!
|The dining room today!|
|Burlap, lace and flowers.|