The table and chairs looked horrible and blended right into the floor. (I can't use rugs--ask my dogs why.)
So what do you do when you want to paint your first piece of furniture? You go to blog land of course! There are so many creative bloggers providing inspiration for painting newbies like me. Cindy at My Romantic Home and Miss Mustard Seed have great painting tutorials.
Look at my table and chairs now.
I haven't distressed the chairs yet. I am liking them as they are for now. I bought the lace tablecloth at a yardsale for $1.00.
I recovered the chair cushions in a linen fabric that I bought at Habitat Re-store for $2.00. I found the pillow (that is sideways) at the thrift store for $5.00. It was new and had Bed Bath and Beyond tags.
I love the way the dining area came out. It is light and fresh. This space is in one large room that includes the living area, the dining area and my office. I have re-done each of the areas and I'll post about the living and office areas soon. What do you think?
I'm linking my dining area re-do with these fun parties.