Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Thanksgiving Table

I promised my son, Zach, we would get to park in the garage this winter so we won't freeze on the way to school again this year, so this table set that's been hogging up the garage had to be dealt with! :)

Everything got a coat of Paris Gray Chalk Paint.
The chairs and table base only needed one coat, but I gave the table top several coats. 

To distress, I mostly used a sandpaper grit of 400, along with 220.  It just doesn't take much effort with the CP!

There were so many carved details on this table set, I knew glaze would add the perfect touch.   It was pretty dang brutal glazing the six chairs, with all the legs, spindles and details!
As I wiped off the glaze, more of the paint came off.  I loved it, though, because it gave the set an extra chippy look!

I used Wipe-On Poly for the finish.  Everything got at least 2 coats.  The seats and backs of the chairs got 3 coats, and the table top got four coats for extra super duper durability.

Here is the table and two of the chairs before~

All ready for Thanksgiving dinner!







Add a leaf, and there's room for more!!!



Here's some shots of the chairs...did I mention there were 6 of these to do???   :)









HAPPY {early} THANKSGIVING!!!

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29 comments:

Kimberly Glesenkamp said...

Oh wow. You can really see the detail now in the chairs! Awesome!

Girlie Blogger said...

The coating is beautiful. You certainly turned trash into treasure.

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Lesley said...

Those chairs were expensive originally. I can remember shopping in a high end furniture store with my mom and seeing those. Beautiful!

Ali Richardson said...

GORGEOUS Kim!!! WOW, that looks like a lot of work!!!

Megan said...

I love the extra chippy look, so darling!!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Super makeover! The grey was a great choice. Now you'll have something extra to be thankfull for this year ;)

Kelli said...

Another STUNNER Kim! Do you keep all of the pieces that you do? I still haven't tried the ASCP, can't bring myself to pay the price yet. Happy to hear that you all won't freeze this winter.

Kelli:)

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous. I need to do a similar project before turkey day. How long did it take you?

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you know me and gray- we go together like pb & j! LOVE it!!!

Jen@AgainstTheGrain said...

Ohhh, pretty! I didn't know if I would like it when I first read "gray," but I actually LOVE the way this turned out:)

Perfect Imperfections by Jeanne said...

Really pretty Kim! I love the chippy parts. I can't wait to be done with my travels for work and get back home to paint something! I still haven't tried ASCP yet. Maybe one day.

Stephanie said...

I LOVE this - I think you sanded the perfect amount!

shellyandrade said...

Kim, your table turned out cool! I've had the base of a table finished for months now, just gotta finish the top... hmm maybe I'll squeeze it in tomorrow;)

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I have the same chairs and a different table that I am going to be doing. Yours looks great and has inspired me to move forward.
Jackie

Anne said...

Thanks for taking the time to comment on my rejuvenated chest...it led me to taking a look at your beautiful work! ;)

All the best!

The Painted Parlor said...

What a beautiful set!! I LOVE how it turned out!! And am so happy you get to park in the garage :)

Suzanne said...

Kimberly, Another fabulous project!! I also loved the way you staged the table and chairs. Your work always amazes me....

Melissa said...

I LOVE IT! Please feel free to share on my Linky Party! You did a great job!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

I couldn't wait to scroll down and see what you did with it. Oh, so pretty, Kim. I can only imagine the time it took to glaze those chairs but the result so worth it!! Not buying that you'll be parking in the garage...something you MUST have will come your way for sure...poor kiddos are gonna have to freeze, haha!!

Chrissie said...

This set is amazing. I love the grey and of course the chippy distressing. I always use wipe on poly for table tops, it always comes out so nice.

Katie said...

Beautiful makeover! Love how the glaze made the details pop.

Samantha Walker said...

I'm going to have to try some of your techniques! You do beautiful refinish work!

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Susanna said...

I love how you break it down in to steps for us who are new to painting furniture. Your work is lovely!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Your table looks great! Love the color!
debbie

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

BEAUTIFUL JOB ON THE TABLE AND CHAIRS , I LOVE THE COLOR AND THE DISTRESSING.

Heaven's Walk said...

Kim - what an awesome job!!!! I adore the way you distressed it is just perrrrrfect!!!! Beautiful transformation, girl!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Zane Wooder said...

I love what you did to the chairs.

zane

Rose Broadway said...

I just found your site for the first time today. Wow! You are a great artist! I plan to cover your entire blog and get some much needed information for an old table I want to redo. Thank you!!!!

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