Yes I'm talking about Goldilocks and the 3 bears, because that is exactly what happened with my Dining Tables. A year and 3 tables later, I think I finally have it just right. See the first one was too big.
Now that I go back, in the scheme of things is would've been fine closed using no leafs, but then we found out my husband would be working from home and our formal dining room had to double as a home office. So then we found option #2, complete with two drawers. I thought it would be perfect to double as a desk and dining table.
Well the concept was good, until I realized that it would be my husband using it as both. I don't know what possessed me to think that by dinner time the table would be clear of work stuff and that we could actually use it as such.
Well one day while making my usual thrift store runs I found it, and it so happens that the same day I found 2 chairs to match 2 others that had already headed for the for sale pile.
That's when I made a quick decision....I decided to get rid of an antique dresser that I had been using as a credenza in the room and use that space to tuck a desk in for my husband in the corner of our dining room, and finally get us a proper table.
And here it is:
I used Annie Sloan Pure White Chalk Paint for the base of the table and covered it with Minwax Dark Paste Wax.
I got this great Better Homes and Gardens fabric with a coupon at JoAnns fabric for 50% off. Fabric for all four chairs cost me around $20bucks.
The chairs are painted in a custom color mixed by yours truly with leftover paints from other projects.
I decided to leave the top wood, but stained it in a much darker walnut color.
I'm super happy with the whole project, and the better news is this whole thing cost me around $80 bucks, thanks to the table having a crack in it (adds to the character) that I picked up for only $20, the chairs being $10 bucks each, and the fabric for $20.
Does anyone else out there go through several pieces of furniture a year?