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Friday, August 24, 2012

Farmhouse Style Vintage Green Dining Table & Chairs!!!


 

I'm super excited to be revealing my finished dining table and chairs!!!  

Here's what I started with ...


This was my first dining table and chairs project, and as soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to go with a farmhouse theme by painting it green and distressing it all over. 


I painted the chairs first.  I went with a vintage mint green colour that I mixed up myself.  I often get asked what the name of my paints are.  Perhaps I should name them. :)


I decided to keep the original brown leather seats as they were in excellent condition.  I just used some leather polish to freshen them up.


The original upholstery tacks really give that vintage farmhouse feel.


While I painted the chairs and table legs mint green,

for the tabletop I decided to go with an aqua green to give it a subtle contrast.


Then I lightly sanded and distressed all the chairs and table to highlight and bring out all the beautiful details.  Finally, I applied 2 coats of furniture wax to seal and protect.


I wasn't sure whether I would keep the original glass top, but it really compliments the table and I love the way it reflects light. Plus it will protect the paintwork and be super easy to clean. There are a few small scratches on the glass due to its age, but they are hardly noticeable.  Plus it all adds to the farmhouse style. :)


Overall, I'm really happy with the result. 


This gorgeous dining table and chairs is being posted on eBay tonight if you are in Australia and interested in purchasing it. 

I'm now thinking of painting our dining room table green..... Just gotta talk hubby into it,  OR get it done before he can stop me. ;)


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16 comments:

  1. What a difference, I love the colour and the glass top, it looks so wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration and have a wonderful week

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  2. looks great! Love the color, so soothing!

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  3. Ohhh I love it! HUGE difference... and that color is breathtaking!

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  4. gorgeous! what a lovely shade of sea glass green!

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  5. Love this project as well! Great color choice. Megan

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  6. Love the color, Julie! I would have kept the glass, too. Definitely easier to keep clean with the glass top.

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  7. I love this! You did such a great job, that color is beautiful. Curious to know if you thought about leaving the glass off the table?

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    1. Thanks! Yes, originally I wasn't going to put the glass on, but when I did it made a huge difference, for the better. The glass really picks up and reflects the light. The glass was a must. :)

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  8. Lovely colour, lovely setting!

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  9. Again another beautiful job! You're seriously talented :)
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  10. You've been a busy bee! I like the glass top--- you could even put some vintage post cards under there.

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    1. Hi Andrea, I love the idea of putting vintage post cards under the glass! Thanks for sharing! x J

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  11. Oh My, you are SO good. You did an amazing job with your table and chairs and I'm literally in love with the color.
    rita

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  12. Great job, I love the color! (your floors are just beautiful) Hugs, Penny

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  13. Love that you kept the original leather seats Julie. They really compliment the painted chairs. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  14. Very very nice refinishing job. Love that you used a glass top - so practical!
    xo,
    Shannon

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