I really do love my little house, but some days I just want bigger. Since I know that is not to be, it is high time I put my energy into the home we are so truly blessed to have.
My current project is our dining room.
I shared with you some inspiration photos recently. Sadly, the chairs at the auction were not meant to be. They auctioned the table and chairs as a set. Had I been in the market for a table of that style I would have jumped on it. The entire set went for only $250.00! Deal, I know. But since I have nowhere to store a table I don’t want until I could sell it I really couldn’t justify spending money on something I didn’t want or need. I will continue the hunt for the perfect chair.
For now I turn my attention to the table I have. It is time this baby got a new look!
This is the table as it is now. It was a desk long forgotten in my Aunt’s basement. It actually seats 6 very nicely.
The chairs are from an Ikea set that we had bought for my daughter when she went away to college.
I plan to paint it a shade of white using a chalk paint recipe found here. I will give it a sanding here and there to get a more weathered look before sealing it with wax.
The covered chairs look nice, but i know they wouldn’t work in my house. My cats would think them perfect for scratching. I prefer the look of varnished wood to painted wood although i think the table you have would transform to look a lot like the one in the picture you posted. When our DR table was getting quite worn, i covered it with a tablecloth. The cats didn’t bother with the tablecloth and liked that it hid them from view if they jumped up on the chairs.