When we moved into our new home we were in desperate need of some furniture. Dining room. Sitting room. Family room. So many empty spots that needed a little company. Enter CraigsList. So, I did what I do best... BARGAINED! My first project was our dining room. I found an amazing solid oak table that I loved. It screamed "They sell pieces like me at Pottery Barn" without the Pottery Barn price tag. But, it didn't come with any chairs. I looked for days, sent countless emails and finally came across some beauties that needed a little TLC and a coat (or three) of paint and some new upholstery. I spent the past weekend whipping them into shape. I went down the checklist. Remove seats. Sand. Clean. Prime. Paint. Dry. Paint again. Dry. Paint again. Reupholster seats. Scotchguard. Dry. Reassemble. Admire. I love the finished product. I was a little skeptical that the fabric I chose wouldn't look so polished with black furniture, but I was in utter shock when we put them together and the heavens parted. Now, onto the buffet table- which I am also stripping and refinishing. Just working my way through our house, one piece of furniture at a time.
The chair before.
After a good sanding, priming and three coats of paint.