decorating

Wait till you see my new dining room table. I love it!

If you read last week’s post, you know the week was filled with storms, trees falling down, trees having to be removed before they fell down, and the like.

BUT, the week prior was entirely different.

Isn’t that how it goes sometimes?

Anyway, it took me years to decided to paint my orangey oak dining room table and hutch black. I mean years!

I mean, “What if I don’t like it?” (Oh, well.)

“What if I do a terrible job and it looks awful”? (I’ve painted furniture for years and haven’t messed it up yet.)

“What if everyone else hates it?” (Hmm…. Why would that matter anyway?)

Finally, after I painted it (it seemed like such a daunting task), I thought to myself, “Rebecca, what took you so long?” (See above.)

So-o-o-o- I started thinking about maybe paint either of the two pieces white. I kept thinking and thinking and putting it off. I think I had just about talked myself out of it when I came across this picture on Pinterest.

I mean, isn’t this stunning? Now I don’t have that wonderful ceiling nor is my hutch anything near that big. But I so loved the white table and the black hutch.

Before I show you the finished project, here’s my process.

The table before. I liked it black but was ready for a change. Can you see some of the similarities?







The chair.

I painted two coats of primer and three coats of paint after using a liquid deglosser.

I like it!!!

The chairs were lightly sanded then I wiped them time with liquid deglosser. I applied two coats of flat black that I considered a primer. I then spray painted them Canyon Black by Rustoleum 3X. I applied two coats.

I sanded the gold plates on the feet. I tried painting them black but it was stupid looking.

Of course, I am missing those awesome plaid chairs. Remember?

Guess what?

I have them back ordered at Joss & Main but I have been looking for buffalo checked fabric to try and cover the chairs I have. So far I’ve found nothing. I ordered some fabric from Amazon but it just wasn’t right.

If I can’t find the fabric I will probably get the chairs. I mean that will just make it perfect.

I had thought about getting a whole new dining set. But when I started painting the table, I remembered all the family meals at this table. I think my children were about five and thirteen when I bought the set.

I thought about my mom and dad and all the meals they ate with us at this table.

I thought about the big gatherings at Thanksgiving and Easter. I realize now those memories mean more to me than a new dining set. I’m not saying I won’t change my mind in the future but for now I like the memories.

God bless and have a super day.