The Clampetts (photo from here)
See the canvas-draped thing the table from this post is sitting on?
Miss Mustard Seed's table and chairs were acutally my inspiration for finding a dining set to refinish. Here's what her set looked like before, and it's pretty spot on as far as what my set looks like - so go ahead and imagine my before shots looking like this :)
(MMS's dining room table 'before' photo from here)
I DO have progress photos I'll share with you now. First, let's bring you up to speed on what's been done already.
I painted the legs and apron my favorite heirloom white and distressed and glazed them. When I bought the set, the table's (and all of the chairs') gorgeous legs were masked in a muddy looking brown paint.
But I saw the potential in this set becuase of the great bones and beautiful lines it has. And I knew white paint and a warm glaze would make the details pop.
Then, since the veneer was peeling at some edges, that's when I broke out the wood glue and clamps:
This is the state the dining table is currently in. The glue dried, the clamps have been removed, and I've begun sanding the top:
Here's a good veiw of a sanded portion of the table top next to an unsanded side (the inlay is on a diagonal meeting at the center of the table):
If the weather's nice this evening when I get home from work I'll keep on sanding. It's supposed to snow here in PA tomorrow morning! Wha? grrrrrrrrr :(
Check back in tomorrow for some updates and a post on how I turned
this... into this...
using only this... and this! :)
Happy Tuesday to you!