Tuesday, February 24, 2015

THIS trend!!!

   I have to say that this trend in furniture is one of my favorites.  I have done a couple of pieces like this.  What isn't to love about it???  You have paint, you have stain, the perfect combination.  It shows the beauty of wood without overwhelming the room.  Recently I went on a "brown" rant on my Facebook page, lol.  Quick re-cap I live in a log home, with wooden floors....EVERYTHING is brown! So when I scored this dining room set last fall for $100 (table, leaves and eight chairs, what a deal!), I pretty quickly decided that I wanted to paint it at some point.
  After a light sanding(ALWAYS, no matter what type of paint I use), I painted the body of the table and the chairs with my favorite, Behr paint with Plaster of Paris added, for my own chalk paint mixture.  On the top of the table, I used Minwax Gel Stain in Mahogany.  For the record, I love anything Mahogany, furniture, stain, whatever!  I just love the richness of the color.  On top of everything I use Minwax water based poly.  I really like using this product and I have never had anything yellow when using it.  I have a bit more to do to the set, but I couldn't wait to share it.  Oh, and next time.......I will wait until summer and use my fantastic Ryobi paint sprayer.....I am sure it would be a lot easier on my shoulder!

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  1. I love the wood over paint look too. Great job on the table top.

  2. Hi, I'm visiting from the Vintage Inspiration Party. Your table and chairs look wonderful. Very nicely done.

  3. Hi Betty, thank you so much for taking the time to visit, and thank you for your kind words!

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