June 20, 2012

One thing led to another thing

Blame it on the chalk paint
I have had this sidebar for about 10 years.  Bought it off a friend of mine, and have wanted to paint it since I started blogging.   This is 1 coat of DuckEgg. 
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I eventually put on another coat of paint and waxed this, but I never could settle on knobs

Then I decided I would refinish the top of the dining room table.  
Another something else I have wanted to do as long as I've had this table.  

 I think I may have sanded for 3 or 4 nights after work.
I used 2 coats of minwax special walnut stain and 2 coats satin finish minwax polycrylic 

I wanted it dark.  
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then I decided I would take on the chairs.  They were on a long list of things I wanted to do

turns out the chairs needed more than a simple facelift 
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I've recovered these chairs a couple of times over the years, but never added padding.
I am so glad that I did this time.  They look and feel much better. 
And the ticking stripe is a nice neutral for me too.  
The color is brownstone  - I have more if anyone wants to purchase a few yards, please email me.

 one morning before I left for work I decided this thing would look better painted Old White

I  found 8 knobs that I like at Hobby Lobby and couldn't wait to see how they looked
I still need to add another coat of Old White, and wax it

here it is all together... for now
what do you think I should do?  paint the sidebar blue again or leave it white? or go green?
I have enough of Versalles or even the Chateau grey, which is actually green, to cover it.

linking up to Kim's WOW party here


  1. Very pretty sidebar! Love the dining room, I have similar chairs, love the upholstery! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style for WOW.

  2. Wow! That was a lot of work, but well worth it. How beautiful!

  3. I need to do this with my vanity. My actual vanity that my grandmother left to me...not how vain I am. ;)

  4. The sidebar looks great! Love the knobs! And I think the Old White does coordinate with the beautiful chair cushions better! ...Love the pops of blue on the sidebar! :)

  5. Love it!!! The knobs are perfect....great find! Your dining room is just gorgeous :o)

  6. I'm all about the old white with the dark top!!!!! All so pretty!!!!!

  7. Love love love everything! You sure make a girl want to move back south! All the colors look so great on the sidebar. I thought, "oh, I love the blue! Oh, I love the white! Oh grey would be so cool too!" I don't know how you would ever decide. I think the white is lovely though.

  8. With your walls being white I think a color would be better for that piece. I love the chateau gray. It would look great with the painting and the rest of the room. The dark table looks great and can't go wrong with ticking.

  9. Wow, you've been BUSY! Love the table and chairs! I also think that with the white walls the sideboard would look better a different color.


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