Monday, March 3, 2014

Cane You Dig It - Dining Set Sneak Peek

I know I promised you my last post on the kitchen today, but I thought I would take a break from all the kitchen fanfare and give you a sneak peek at my latest painting project.

I am currently in the process of refinishing my husband's grandma's dining table, chairs and hutch. This set just fell into my lap after a cousin needed to downsize. I have been working on this for a couple of weeks now. I am no where near being done, but I did manage to finish one of the chairs this weekend.

painted furniture

This is my first time painting with cane, and it went a lot easier than I was expecting. Again, I turned to Christen Bensten at Blue Egg Brown Nest for another great tutorial.

I chose an Oyster colored burlap to cover the chairs and my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White with some light distressing for the frame. I was inspired by this chair I saw at Hobby Lobby that was priced at $97.99. My fabric only cost me around $8 to cover all four chairs. 

My inspiration for my chair makeover.

I am going for an all white dining room, but I also saw some beautiful two toned cane chairs on Downtown Abbey recently. I think this would look really classy in a dining room or living room. If it is good enough for Lady Mary, it is good enough for me.

Downton Abbey airs on PBS.

I hope to be able to show you the completed dining set soon. Visit me on Thursday for the final kitchen post with all the details on the products and vendors used in our remodel.


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