Hi Before Meets After readers! I am so excited to do my first ever guest post and share my latest DIY project with you all. Let's start from the beginning....
My first dining room table was a massive number from Pottery Barn. Even though I got it at the outlet, it still cost enough money to feed a family of 4 for about a month. Total rip-off! (This was obviously in my less thrifty days!) The table was a huge square and just didn't look right in my rectangular dining room. I immediately regretted the purchase but couldn't return it because of the outlet's return policy. So, it just sat there and haunted me for about a year. We never even used it because I couldn't find perfect chairs for the table-- the PB ones were WAY too expensive and chairs from other manufacturers just looked so puny next to the gigantic table. I finally sold the beast on Craigslist for the same amount I bought it for and breathed a HUGE sigh of relief that it was out of my life forever!
Over the next couple weeks, I had the mind-numbingly repetitive task of sanding and painting eight chairs. The first one was fun, but the remaining 7 were a total snoozefest.
Luckily, Lisa and her Ryobi came over to help me do some serious sanding. Once that was done, I painted the chairs with three coats of Behr's Cottage White (same as the table legs), distressed them, and sealed the deal with Polycryclic. I also reupholstered the chairs with a cornflower blue and white buffalo check. Side story real quick: My mother-in-law's reaction to my fabric choice? "I want my casket lined in that!" Morbid, yes. Genious idea? Also yes.
So here, ladies and gentlemen (but probably only ladies), is the finished product. I hope you like it as much as I do!
The beautiful blue dresser in the backgroud is from Kathleen at Between Blue and Yellow! Love her!
Gallery Wall frames from Ikea and spray painted! A girl after my own heart!
What do you think? Isn't Christine amazing?? And she got her table for FAH-REEEEE!! I know she would love to hear your thoughts!