Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Get On That Dining Room Already! Part II

Man it's been awhile!  I've definitely been slacking on my DIY to do's, trying to soak up what little bit of summer I have left.  Recently my husband got that familiar itch and wanted to tackle Part II of our farmhouse table project...you can read all about Part I here and how it won second place in the Project Pinterest Challenge




All we needed to do was pick out a color - I was leaning more toward a blueish gray, while my husband was going for a Robin's Egg Blue, then sand and seal with a polyurethane finish...easy enough right!?  WRONG!  I decided to go with what my husband wanted, trying to compromise because I always get my way and I want him to be apart of decorating too.  We went with the Robin's Egg Blue [we actually made this color ourselves with some leftover paints], and he also wanted the chairs to be two-toned.  I didn't hate the color so I went with it and the two-tone...I was just afraid of things becoming real country and I do not like country!






 
I was loving the paint after I started painting the table, but once we got to the chairs I knew I should have went with my gut!  You see...I actually want upholstered chairs like these...
 
 
 

 
I prefer a more substantial piece like these below, but my dining space in this house isn't quite large enough for all of that...so I will be going with a similar option.
 


I'm even thinking about pairing some upholstered chairs with something like this....


 I'm in love with this chair!
 
 
Anywho...I going on and on about the dining room I want, instead of what my husband was creating for me.  The color was too bright and too country for me.  So, he distressed the table and chairs a bit which helped some. 


 
 
After all of that painting, we sanded the table and applied two coats of  Rustoleum Polyurethane...to help prevent against stains from our two year old.  Before we added the protection I just mixed some bleach and water and sprayed any spots and it magically disappeared.
 

 
 
Here is our finished product.....
 



 
Here is the before and the after....I'm loving the brightness of the after, but I would have rather stayed with the before look! 



 
 What's your thoughts????
 
 

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16 comments:

  1. I definately like those colours and what an amazing transformation. Lovely job.

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  2. I LOVE it!!! visiting from the blog hop, and you guys did a fantastic job! :) I'm your newest follower, and I'm really loving this table and set. ~Bre

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    1. Thanks Bre! I am now your newest follower...loving your master bedroom transformation!

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  3. I'm not a blogger, but I loooove the new color! I've been wanting to do my dining room chairs for about a year, but I'm scared! :)
    And I have everything purchased already. Great job!

    Pam C

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    1. Thanks Pam! Don't be scared it's only paint...you can re-do it if you don't like how it turns out. Everything is trial and error!

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  4. That is one sweet table! I like it better white for sure!

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  5. I just love this - love it both ways actually but the white is definitely fresher!!!
    Great job!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  6. I love your redo! Here from Two Yellow Birds and now following :)

    Hugs, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Tanya...I'm actually of follower of your blog too!

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  7. GORGEOUS!!!! Oh, I love your table! And the color is nice, distressed- not too much, but just right! thanks for sharing!

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  8. what did you use to trim around the edges of the table?

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    1. My husband used the pallets for that as well. He just cut a piece to size.

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