Monday, August 12, 2013

4 Chairs and a Table

The pieces in this post have been sitting in the wings for some time now.

This table was another "knock-knock" that appeared on my deck a few years ago.  I used it as is on my sun porch until now.

The chairs I bought at a moving sale.  I paid $10 for the lot.

The arms were banged up a bit so a light sanding was in order for all four chairs.

Two down, two to go.
The table has it's flaws as well, but it just made painting it more acceptable.
I primed everything except the caning.  That I painted with two coats of OC-23 Classic Gray.
The chairs and table base were painted Gateway Gray SW 7644.
The seats also needed to be recovered.
This is the fabric I selected and bought at JoAnn's with the 40% off coupon.
The seats had a foam pad and I thought the thinness of them was in keeping with the lines of the chair so I did not add extra padding.
I did the table top in Venetian Plaster.  I bought a gallon tinted gray to do the dining room table.  Now I wanted something to coordinate with my chairs.  So I took it to my favorite place, Paint Supply.  I showed Jason the fabric and the two cups of venetian plaster I had scooped into an empty quart can.  He took it from there and came up with this color.  I applied one layer of green, then a layer of straight gray, and then another layer of the green.  The coats are very thin and applied with a broad knife so they dry quickly.  A little sanding to clean up any high spots, some burnishing with the side of the broad knife and done!

The color match is actually better than this photo.    I couldn't seem to get the light right.

And bingo, a whole new look for the sun porch.

My attempts at staging start with what I think of first.  In this case I should have held off on the ice cubes until the end.

Ok, guess you get the idea that I'm lovin' my upcycled  porch furniture.

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                             The 36th Avenue
                             Miss Mustard Seed
                            Savvy Southern Style
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  1. I love the way the colors brighten the room so much. It has so much more energy with the color instead of all the wood tones.

  2. This is amazing!! Love the colors of the chairs and table! Your porch is so inviting-woohoo!! You go girl! A fall visit is definitely in my future!!